Today Veeam Software announced that its upcoming Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 would fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V technologies. The collaboration between Veeam and Microsoft claims to offer greater security and easy integration between Microsoft’s releases of Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V 2016, and enterprise applications later this year.
Windows Server and Hyper-V are one of the world’s leading operating system, hypervisor, and most widely used enterprise applications. When Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 it will have direct integration with the upcoming Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V, making it one of the first availability solutions to fully support the new technology. But Veeam goes on to state that its new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 will have roughly 100 new features and enhancements. Veeam goes big with its upgrades as it has in the past.
Complete integration with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V technologies in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 includes:
- Windows Server 2016 support for installing Veeam Backup & Replication components as well as support as a guest OS of protected VMs, including network-free communication with a guest via PowerShell Direct.
- Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V support, including integration with Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) for backups and restores, and Hyper-V hosts installed on Nano Server and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
- Support for the most current versions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server for application-aware processing and application item-level recoveries through Veeam Explorers for fast RTOs of less than 15 minutes.
Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 is expected to be available later this year, close to general availability of Windows Server 2016.