Same question here, only with NetApp SAN. Excitedly watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nATTQ5FYHk
Sent off an email to colleagues showcasing Veeam's availability suite and competitive pricing, only to realize that we can't efficiently backup any of the CIFS shares on our NetApp FAS series SAN. Only the VM's on our FlexPod's would benefit from a robust DR plan and have some neat features.
From what I've read since yesterday, without NDMP support we cannot consider file copies or mounting the shares with a proxy VM as they won't be fast enough or reliable. No indications of v9.5 supporting NDMP either (I'll gladly be wrong!)
Skimming this article is what led to believe Veeam could do what we needed - https://www.veeam.com/blog/veeam-to-off ... etapp.html
Some other options that COULD allow you to use Veeam would be to virtualize your shares so you can scale across (multiple Windows or Linux fileserver VM's) instead of scale up (more expensive filers and controllers etc.). Haven't really thought it through as to how it would affect tiering, or how to even manage such a change while in production. Might have to look into VTL and other options while considering Veeam solely for the VM's.