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Veeam adds EMC to snapshot support list

Veeam will add snapshot integration with EMC VNX and VNXe storage arrays when it rolls out its Availability Suite 9.

Virtual backup specialist Veeam began integrating with storage arrays for more efficient backup and recovery of snapshots in 2013 with support for Hewlett-Packard 3PAR and StoreVirtual arrays. It added support for NetApp arrays in version 8 of its backup and recovery suite last year.

The integration allows Veeam Backup from Storage Snapshots to create snapshots faster by offloading the process to the supported arrays.

“One of our strategies is to integrate with primary vendors and their snapshot capabilities,” said Doug Hazelman, Veeam VP of product strategy. “This provides two capabilities. First, you get faster, more efficient snapshots because we can leverage the power of a primary storage array. The second is on the recovery side, we can see existing snapshots on the array and we can provide recovery operations from the array.

Veeam Availability Suite’s Enterprise Plus Edition is required for Backup from Storage Snapshots.

Availability Suite 9 is months away from release, but, as usual, Veeam will pre-announce features in advance.

“We’ll have rolling thunder through the next couple of months talking about new features,” Hazelman said.

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