Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 – Top New Features
Together with Update 4 we have also released:
- Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 4
- Veeam Agent for Windows 3.0
- Veeam Agent for Linux 3.0
As mentioned Update 4 is a significant update and contains a number of enhancements and fixes with a lot of those enhancements aimed at improving the scalability of our flagship Backup & Replication platform. However it’s the new features of the platform that steal the show.
The biggest and most anticipated feature is Cloud Tier…which is an extension of the Scale Out Backup Repository that takes advantage of Object Storage which ultimately looks to increase the scalability of backup repositories while reducing a lot of the headaches that come with managing the ever increasing growth of data. Note that this isn’t an archive solution…we have extended SOBR to be a tiered storage platform that intelligently moves blocks of data from local to offsite storage and back
Next, we have extended our Direct Restore technology to now enable recovery of workloads into Amazon EC2 and Azure Stack. The Amazon EC2 restore functionally has been eagerly anticipated and it works towards achieving our goal of enabling our customers with Cloud Mobility. Together with N2WS, we now can complete the loop (albeit through seperate platforms for the moment) for the backup and recovery of EC2 workloads. Cloud Mobility also allows for the migration of workloads between platforms
Further to those headline features we have added offical support for vSphere 6.7 Update1 and vCloud Director 9.5 as well as Windows Server 2019.
Below are the other major features and enhancements included in Update 4.
- vCloud Director Support for Cloud Connect Replication
- Gateway Pools for Cloud Connect
- Veeam Datalabs Enhancements
- vSphere RBAC Self Service Portal
- External Repository for N2WS
- Tape Enhancements
- Oracle RMAN Plugin
- SAP Hana Plugin
- Veeam Explorer Updates
When is comes to the agents you can now do backup mapping for seeding and restore from backup copies. For VMware there is a significant fix for a condition which reset CBT data for all disks belonging to a VM rather than just the resized disk and there is support again for non encrypted NDB transport.
With regards to the new features and enhancements for VCSPs…as listed above, there are some huge additions in Update 4 which is worthy of a What’s In it For Service Provider Post. i’ll put that together over the next few days and I will be deep diving into a number of features over the upcoming weeks. I did touch on a few of them in the Update 4 RTM post here.