Veeam builds innovative software that helps a business to realize the promises of virtualization. Veeam’s products support virtual machines (vm’s) running in multiple hypervisor environments including VMware and Hyper-V. The changes and improvements to Windows Server 2012, particularly as they relate to Hyper-V, and to storage, are incredibly exciting! Let me give you a great example!

Veeam Backup & Replication Deduplication 

In the virtual environment, just like the physical environment, backup is essential! Veeam Backup & Replication provides simple, fast, reliable backups of your running virtual machines. It uses API sets and the Microsoft VSS process to ensure application quiescence, and total reliability.  The ever growing demands on storage seem to be a constant concern to the business. There is no doubt that backups of virtual machines could impose a significant load to a storage environment. Veeam has implemented both compression and deduplication features to help recover what would otherwise be a significant amount of data storage space used to store backups of vm’s. Veeam Backup & Replication uses what is known as a “per job” deduplication, meaning that the replication is implemented on a job by job basis. This deduplication alone can yield very significant data recovery percentages depending on the contents of the virtual machines.

Windows Server 2012 Deduplication

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