Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Offers More Than Virtualized Backups

By: Kevin Vogl

If SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) are part of your ongoing challenges, having the right backup and recovery solution is a key component of those service level agreements. As more and more workloads are virtualized or going to the public cloud, Veeam has the right solution to help you meet and exceed your business unit’s expectations. Veeam’s newest release of Availability Suite 9.5 is the perfect tool for your Hybrid environment. With new features that integrate seamlessly with Microsoft’s newest Server Operating System, Windows Server 2016, or with your new storage array like Nimble, Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 has what you are looking for. New features like Chargeback and Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure will make things easier to manage and give the business the availability they are looking for.

Here is some more information about the new features of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5…

Also, check out a recent post on the 5 Hidden Gems of Veeam.

Sneak Peek: NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Availability for the Always-On Enterprise

Veeam Availability Suite delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise by helping organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and any related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 is part of the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. It delivers enterprise scalability, building on the capabilities and features introduced in v9 by further leveraging IT investments in modern storage and the cloud and by providing additional enterprise-ready enhancements with the following features:

NEW Enterprise scalability enhancementsThe exponential growth of data and provisioned IT services is forcing businesses of all sizes to rethink their Availability strategy. Through a host of new enterprise enhancements, Veeam is now capable of helping enterprises scale more efficiently and effectively, regardless of environment size and number of VMs including:

  •  Backup acceleration technologies
  •  Full VM restore acceleration technologies
  •  Processing engine enhancements

     NEW FULL integration with Microsoft 2016 data center technologies

Businesses can modernize their private cloud platform and enterprise applications through FULL integration with Microsoft 2016 data center technologies including:

  • Windows Server 2016 support for installing Veeam components on and in protected VMs
  •  Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 support, including Resilient Change Tracking (RCT), Nano Server hosts, and Storage Spaces Direct
  •  Support for 2016 releases of Microsoft enterprise applications

     NEW Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to optimize resource allocation and minimize cost. This new solution enables businesses to take on-premises Windows- and Linux-based VMs, physical servers and endpoints, and restore or migrate them to Azure.
NEW Integration with Nimble Storage snapshots

Veeam delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise through integrations with enterprise storage offerings from HPE, NetApp and EMC, and now extends this integration to Nimble Storage in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5. Reduce the impact on production environments and achieve lower recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) with:

  • Backup from Storage Snapshots
  • Veeam Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots
  • On-Demand Sandbox™ for Storage Snapshots

     ENHANCED VMware vCloud Director support for service providers

Maintaining IT efficiencies and agility requires a new approach to keeping Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) models Always-On™. With enhanced support for VMware vCloud Director, Veeam simplifies management and increases efficiency by empowering tenants with self-service backup and restore capabilities through:

  • Self-service capabilities
  • Provider-defined policies
  • Increased confidentiality

     NEW Chargeback and billing for virtual and backup infrastructures

Included in NEW Veeam ONE 9.5 (part of Veeam Availability Suite), enterprises and service providers can leverage powerful chargeback and billing reports for virtual and backup infrastructures to help calculate the cost of compute and storage resources within their organizations or service offerings, and charge individual departments or customers based on usage. Reports include:

  • VM Configuration Chargeback
  • VM Performance Chargeback
  • Host Configuration Chargeback
  • Host Resource Usage Chargeback

     NEW Advanced ReFS Integration


Advanced ReFS integration offers greater performance and capacity efficiencies for large-scale datasets while ensuring backup data resiliency and the protection of business criticalapplications through:

  • Fast cloning Veeam backups
  • Spaceless full backups
  • Ensuring backup integrity

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Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.


Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.


Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!


As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.


He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.


Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.


Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.


In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.


Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.