Yesterday on day 2 of VMworld, I attended a deep dive session on Veeam Backup and Replication 7. With this announcement Veeam has included 2 major innovations, 7 new features, and 75 general enhancements. Veeam was already a top choice in my opinion for backing up your virtual environments. They are completely agentless, entirely virtualization focused, and they provide 26 restore options from a single backup.
Yesterday I sat through what I think was the best session I have attended at EMC World so far. The session was focused on ViPR. You may have heard previous mention of this technology by its code name “Project Bourne”. I had heard a lot of buzz about it so I was certainly curious to find out what it was all about. Here is my short summary, but believe me there is a lot more to it so I suggeest checking out EMC’s website for more information.
RecoverPoint was already one of EMC’s most advanced replication technologies and now it is available as a virtual appliance. Before we get into the details of the virtual edition lets first review the basic capabilities of this impressive technology. RecoverPoint already provided companies with several advanced features that traditional replication technologies do not. For example, in a single solution it offers both local and remote replication, and remote replication can be either synchronous or a-synchronous. Remote replication can also dynamically switch between synchronous and a-synchronous modes based on the change rate and available bandwidth.
In addition to those impressive features, RecoverPoint provides more granular restore functionality than traditional array based replication through the use of its journal. The best comparison for this would be your DVR. DVR allows you to rewind to literally any point of the show you recorded. This is what RecoverPoint brings to your Data Center. As opposed to traditional replication methods which would be like only being able to chose chapters on a DVD for example.