Veeam adds support for VMware vSphere 6

Vendor makes good on promise to provide stable release within two months of vSphere launch

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Veeam adds support for VMware vSphere 6 Hazelman: Veeam has historically supported updates to VMware vSphere
By  Tom Paye Published  April 29, 2015

The latest update to Veeam Availability Suite v8 means that solution now fully supports VMware vSphere 6, the company announced this week.

When announcing the update, Veeam said that it aimed to provide stable support for each new release of vSphere within two months of its general availability. vSphere6 was launched in February this year.

"Veeam has historically supported updates to VMware vSphere, making sure that our customers are always among the very first to be able to take full advantage of all of VMware's advancements and innovations," said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam.

"This update is yet another example of how we are enabling the enterprise to take advantage of the very latest technology advancements to deliver modern data centre availability."

With the update, Veeam said that it could now provide support for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Virtual SAN 2.0, as well as allow for storage policy-based management policy backups and restores. Veeam added that the update provided support for the backup and replication of fault-tolerant virtual machines, and allowed for vSphere6 tags integration.

Other updates include quick migration to VVol datastores, cross-vCeter vMotion awareness, and hot add transport for SATA virtual disks, Veeam said.

Indeed, the vendor claimed that this latest update to Availability Suite v8 was the largest non-version-increasing update it had ever performed, with more than 1,000 change sets applied.

Veeam added that the new update provided integration with Veeam Endpoint Backup Free, a new product for backing up Windows-based desktops, laptops and a small number of physical servers.

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