Veeam Backup & Replication to support Microsoft Hyper-V

Veeam just announced that its Backup and Replication product will support Microsoft Hyper-V later this year. With Hyper-V support, customers will be able to manage backup, replication and restores for both VMware and Hyper-V from a single console. The solution will include changed block tracking and built-in deduplication and compression.

For Hyper-V Veeam is going to provide the following features:

  • 2-in-1 backup and replication for Hyper-V, providing near-continuous data protection (near-CDP)
  • Changed block tracking for Hyper-V, to enable fast, frequent and efficient backup and replication of all VMs, including those running on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
  • Built-in deduplication and compression to minimize consumption of network bandwidth and backup storage.

With this announced support Veeam is providing a solution for multi-hypervisor environments. Microsoft itself has a product called System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), currently in version DPM 2010, providing backup for Hyper-V environments only.