Veeam has announced the availability of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3. The new software allows enterprises to replace legacy backup offerings and manage availability for all workloads — virtual, physical, and cloud from a single Veeam “pane of glass". The new release also includes the company's Universal Storage API, a new storage interface that will allow Veeam to rapidly support new storage integrations going forward.
As part of the inclusion of the Universal Storage API, Veeam has added integration with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, extending Veeam’s storage snapshot integration capabilities to IBM Storwize and any SAN Volume Controller based storage arrays, as well as to the Lenovo Storage V Series. This is in addition to current partnerships with HPE, Cisco, and NetApp.
There's also new support for VMware Cloud on AWS so enterprises can deploy Veeam’s Availability solutions across VMware-based public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
This release follows Veeam’s recently announced support for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris, enabling protection of physical workloads in Unix environments. This new offering will not only support Veeam’s push into enterprise environments, but also the replacement of legacy systems with a solution works with virtual, physical, and cloud workloads.
Veeam ONE, the company's monitoring system, has also been updated with new agent monitoring and reporting as well as Data Sovereignty Compliance Reporting. With businesses increasingly conscious of where their data is, improvements in data sovereignty reporting are critical.
As companies move more data and workloads to IaaS and other cloud services, it becomes more difficult to centralise backup and recovery. And the expectation that systems are always on means recovery times need to be further contracted. By adopting a single solution that allows companies to manage all their data, whether it's in new cloud systems or on legacy internal applications, businesses can move from asking "How long till I can recover my data" mindset to one where they are operating with an expectation that their systems are resilient and can stay on all the time.