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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Veeam's Next Big Things Summary

Last week (23 August 2016), Veeam's has released their vision & new product updates to global for hybrid cloud.

"Veeam's Next Big Things"

Let recap summary of the session :

1. Vision & Veeam
2. IDC report
3. [speed to 36 minutes] ...Start with introduction about scenario

Current Veeam version focus on private cloud & virtualization workload with Veeam Availability Suite.

Then for service provider/reseller that would like to setup BaaS or DraaS, can leverage on Veeam Cloud Connect.

To protect virtual machine on Public Cloud & on-premise physical server, you can deploy Veeam Agent.

Moving forward for DR automation, you can use Veeam Availability Orchestrator to build recovery plan, test your recovery & finally document it.

To service provider or Enterprise who would like to manage as service, they can use Veeam Managed Backup Portal & Veeam Cloud Connect.

Now are you ready for the Next Big Things?

Introducing "Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud"

It is not a single product but a combination of multiple product for Hybrid Cloud

  • RTPO less than 15 minutes for all application & data with Disaster Recovery Orchestration
  • Workload mobility across any cloud or location
  • Proactive monitoring, reporting & automated testing & documentation for compliance

Next is new products and features announcement:

1. Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 
  • Integration with Nimble Storage
  • Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure
  • Vmware vCloud Director Support
  • Full Integration with Windows Server 2016 & Microsoft 2016 products
  • New:- Enterprise Scalability Enhancement

  • New : Advanced ReFS Integration

With integration, you can

  • reduce production impact with faster backup via fast cloning technology
  • reduce backup storage consumption with spaceless full backup
  • avoid data loss & corruption with data integrity stream

  • New:- Veeam One 9.5 Chargeback features for enterprise & service providers, ability to charge for consumed resources & will available to Vmware vSphere, Vmware vCloud & Microsoft Hyper-V

 Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 will available to public by Oct 2016. To know more, click

2. Veeam Agents

Introducing availability for workload for physical server & public cloud virtual machine with Veeam Agents. Features:-

  • application aware processing
  • scheduling
  • retention options
  • backup directly to sevice provider or primary datacenter with Veeam Cloud Connect

Veeam agents will
  • license per agents
  • annual subscription with 24.7.365
  • available for free, workstation & server version
Release date

  • Veeam agents for Windows will available by December 2016
  • Veeam agents for Linux will available by November 2016

Free version of Veeam agent for Windows will included features such as:

  • support for Windows Server 2016
  • source side encryption
  • Optional active fulls
  • core processing engine improvements
  • application item recovery options (integration with Veeam Backup & replication 9.5)
  • Iinstant recovery to Hyper-V VM (integration with Veeam Backup & replication 9.5)
  • Restore directly to Azure (integration with Veeam Backup & replication 9.5)

3. Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Provide orchestration disaster recovery whether execute,  test , document disaster recovery plan.

It will be priced per VM, annual subscription & customer must buy Veeam Availability Suite. It will available by Q1 2017. Beta targeted by September 2016. To know more, go to

4. Veeam Cloud Connect

Veeam Cloud Connect is a key features to move workload to different location either public cloud, own datacenter or service provider datacenter

With Veeam Cloud Connect , you able to

  • transfer backup offsite
  • replicate VM to offsite

5. Veeam Availability Console

It enable workload between different location either public or private cloud.

In term of licensing, it will be available for service provider & enterprise. This product will act as framework to manage Veeam Availability Platform ( VBR / Veeam Agent). Target to release by Q1 2017.

6. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

This product will integrate with Veeam Backup & Replication @ on-premise to backup office365.

Target release date is Q4 2016.

Promotion to existing customer:-

7. Sneak Peak for Veeam Backup & Replication 10

Integration with IBM Spectrum Storage !

Missed the session? no worry. To view recording, please click here.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Scalability

It was unexpected but Microsoft has just released news talking about Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Scalability.

Here is the comparison between Windows Server 2012 vs 2016

Physical Host Memory Support (per physical)

  • Windows 2012 R2 - 4 TB
  • Windows 2016 - 24 TB

Physical Host Logical Processor Support

  • Windows 2012 R2 - 320 LP
  • Windows 2016 - 512 LP

Virtual Machine Memory Support (per VM)

  • Windows 2012 R2 - 1 TB
  • Windows 2016 - 16TB

Virtual Machine Virtual Processor Support (per VM)

  • Windows 2012 R2 - 64 VP 
  • Windows 2016 - 240 VP 

For more detail, please refer to official announcement- Click here