Veeam Availability Suite v9 Boasts Enhanced Storage Capability
The Unlimited Scale-Out Backup Repository is aimed primarily at large enterprises that need relief from managing large, complex backup storage systems.Veeam Software announced its Availability Suite v9 would include a storage capability called Unlimited Scale-out Backup Repository that is designed to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of backup storage. Enterprises can now increase capacity infinitely by adding almost any backup device, and there is no need to manage each device individually, though IT can optimize the pool to send data that needs to be accessed more rapidly to higher-end storage, and less critical data to less expensive devices. "Backup is not sufficient anymore," Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam, told eWEEK. "Today’s organizations need to provide data center availability, because their customers, employees and partners expect their company to be always-on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week." He said the Unlimited Scale-Out Backup Repository is aimed primarily at large enterprises that desperately need relief from managing their large, complex backup storage systems.
"This capability enables IT to radically simplify backup management, because adding capacity is as easy as adding just about any storage device to the pool," Hazelman explained. "It also substantially reduces the total cost of ownership whereas Veeam increases capacity by 30 percent just by freeing up resources that go unused in legacy systems."