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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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No serious providers I know of use Xen...
Rackspace ? Ok, everyone can judge by himself for the "serious" part of the statement :D
It's kind of like using SuperMicro for your servers
like most of the biggest cloud providers ? :D

Xen is kinda "dead" for me...
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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Amazon uses XEN. You cannot get more serious than that as a service provider ;)

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Rackspace actually uses KVM, and they are among the biggest contributors in Openstack.
What few know is that their enterprise services are all running on vSphere :)
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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Luca, I'm not aware of that, or they made the shift in less than a year (http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/ ... video.html)

Having recently spoken with former Rackspace employee about it's comming to the OpenStack Summit in Paris in November, he confirmed me that they were still running Xen and not KVM.

@Veeam team, will some of you be present at the summit. If so, just tell me so we can meet each other.
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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Oh, thanks for the link Eric, I was wrong so. Never knew they were using Xen behind Openstack.
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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Interesting. I knew that their first gen platform was Xen, but I had been told many years ago, before it had been rolled out, that the second gen platform would use KVM, so I had always assumed that it was. Good to know!

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Well,four years later, is Veeam going to change its mind?
Citrix is still supporting and Upgrading the product, even reintroducing support for features that were depracated and althought it is mainly used in XenDesktop enviroment, there are severall customer requesting a proper backup solution.

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Hello Ciccio, no changes in terms of plans for introducing support for XenServer. Thanks!

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Seriously - NO plans to support XenServer!

The majority of CloudStack Clouds, of which there are significantly more deployments than OpenStack, use Citrix XenServer over any other Hypervisor. In fact the pecking order is XenServer, KVM and then VMware which has a tiny foot print compared to XenServer.

Now XenServer has been open sourced, the 'market share' for XenServer is growing and a viable Hypervisor based back-up solution is desperately needed.

I urge you re-consider this stance, and open up a massive new market for Veeam.

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Confirming: no plans to support XenServer in foreseeable future. Thanks!

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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cloudstackguru wrote:Seriously - NO plans to support XenServer!

The majority of CloudStack Clouds, of which there are significantly more deployments than OpenStack, use Citrix XenServer over any other Hypervisor. In fact the pecking order is XenServer, KVM and then VMware which has a tiny foot print compared to XenServer.

Now XenServer has been open sourced, the 'market share' for XenServer is growing and a viable Hypervisor based back-up solution is desperately needed.

I urge you re-consider this stance, and open up a massive new market for Veeam.
The question is though how many of these cloud providers actually open up the Hypervisor to the customers? If you don't have access at the hypervisor then Veeam is of no use to you anyway.

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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infused wrote:No serious providers I know of use Xen...

It's kind of like using SuperMicro for your servers...

/me hides

Hyper-V should be a serious consideration if you are looking to move away from VMWare.
I know this is old but AWS is one of those serious providers with Xen...
addon: I should read whole thread first :)

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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are you satisfied with the market share of Xenserver now, xenserver is in third position after VMware and hyper-v.

I believe it is a must to support xenserver, the only thing which resist lot of people migrating from VMware to xenserver is lack of backup tools.
many vendors will move immediately if you support xenserver.

I believe it worth effort for your business to gain more customer base.

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Re: Any plans for expanding Veeam Backup to XenServer?

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Well, it may be 3rd overall due to public clouds using it, but its presence in private data centers is negligible - even comparing to KVM.

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