Veeam Backup & Replication is a data protection and disaster recovery solution developed by the company Veeam Software. It was primarily designed for virtual infrastructure environments, but also provides support for physical environments.
Veeam Backup & Replication offers a range of functionalities, including:
- Backup: The ability to create backups of virtual machines (VMs), applications, and data in a variety of storage formats.
- Replication: The ability to create exact copies of VMs and data, which can be used for quick recovery after a failure.
- Instant VM Recovery: This feature allows a backed-up virtual machine to be run directly from a backup in case of failure of the original system.
- Backup Verification: Veeam can automatically verify the viability of backups to ensure that data can be recovered.
- Advanced Storage Integration: Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with a variety of data storage systems, including EMC, NetApp, and HPE, to provide efficient management and quick backup of data.
- Critical Application Protection: It provides specialized protection for critical business applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Active Directory, and Oracle, among others.
Veeam Backup & Replication is popular in business environments due to its flexibility, its wide range of features, and its ability to reduce downtime during a system recovery.