Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:57 pm

boliff wrote:We are looking to move to KVM over the next 2 years. Would like to keep VEEAM if possible.

2018 time frame is much more of a possibility if KVM continues its current trend. It is the short-term where adding KVM support makes no business sense for us based on its absolute market share in the companies who would actually be willing to pay for a backup solution.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:36 pm

There's also the upcoming Agents for Windows & Linux which can be used in the interim to backup VMs in KVM and other open source hypervisors.

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[MERGED] Roadmap - AIX? KVM? Xenserver?

Veeam Logoby Cullan » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:20 pm

Hi All,

Just wondering if there are any plans to support systems such as AIX or adding any new hypervisor support - KVM, xenserver?

Thanks,
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:26 pm

Hi Cullan, there are no plans to support these systems in the short term future.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby Ejdesgaard » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:08 pm

Any news?

Have you recently done any customer surveys to keep track of your customer-base's interest in alternative hypervisors?
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby infused » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:23 am

I'd say KVM would still be niche. Nutanix is very expensive compared to san/host/vmware or hyperv comobo.

Hyperv + storage spaces direct are going to give Nutanix a run for their money over the next few years.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:20 am

Any news?

Nothing has changed for this matter since October 28. Thanks.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby JaySt » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:10 am

Gostev wrote:It is the short-term where adding KVM support makes no business sense for us based on its absolute market share in the companies who would actually be willing to pay for a backup solution.


I can agree on the first part (for now, but things are moving fast), but not (fully) on the second part. Please be carefull when you link KVM usage to willingness to invest in backup solutions. I'm not seeing that link as a storage/server/virt./Veeam reseller & integrator.
I think, based on customer feedback, VMware is on the wrong path regarding license costs. Talk to the "old" vSphere Enterprise edition customers for example...
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:52 pm

Guys,

If you have Windows or Linux VMs running on a KVM hypervisor you can always use Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Endpoint Backup to cover these workloads. Since agents work on a guest level, such scenario is supported :wink:
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby Ejdesgaard » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:13 am

Gostev wrote:2018 time frame is much more of a possibility if KVM continues its current trend. It is the short-term where adding KVM support makes no business sense for us based on its absolute market share in the companies who would actually be willing to pay for a backup solution.

I have to disagree on your last point.
Most if not all of our small customers are running a kvm based hypervisor solution(single host) and _all_ of them are paying for offsite backup today and in all cases it's an inferior product, compared to B&R+cloud connect.

I am confident that if B&R supported KVM / libvirt hosts, then most of those customers would move to a cloud connect based solution.

The only argument against using something like Proxmox, compared to similarly costing version of hyper-v, for a small customer needing a single host, running <10 VM's, is the lack of Veeam B&R support and the pro's for Proxmox in such a case outruns the cons by an order of magnitude.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby J1mbo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:55 am

Maybe Veeam could add a nice GUI for KVM as well with functionality comparable to the old vSphere client.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby toffitomek » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:49 am 1 person likes this post

I think Nutanix has now some Backup CBT API available:
https://www.nutanix.com/2016/09/21/comp ... -software/

and from here:
http://myvirtualcloud.net/nutanix-5-0-f ... ing-part-2
Acropolis Change Block Tracking (CBT) for Backup Vendors
With AOS 5.0 backup vendors can take full advantage of Nutanix based CBT (hypervisor agnostic) to take both incremental and differential backups of disks and VMs more efficiently. If your cluster only running VMware vSphere you already have CBT via the hypervisor; however with Nutanix CBT similar capabilities are available to the base platform enabling multi-hypervisor CBT support. Administrator will now be able use the same backup tools and methods across all supported hypervisors.
Nutanix CBT utilizes the new REST 3.0 API that can be used to query for the changed meta-data regions given any two snapshots of a virtual disk or virtual machine. The approach is valuable for taking incremental and differential backups; and even useful while taking full backups because the API identifies regions that are spare (zeroed), therefore saving on read operations.
Nutanix will soon announce backup partners integrating natively with the platform.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby romanp » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:13 am

How does Veeam Endpoint assist in this scenario? And will endpoint support backup and replication?
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:24 pm

You can use backup agent (VAW/VEB) to protect VMs running on the KVM, like any other agent-based solution. Replication is not coming in VAW 2.0.
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Re: Is Veeam doing anything in KVM space?

Veeam Logoby fdizone » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:43 pm

Currently migrating from VMWare to Scale Computing. Would love for Veeam to consider KVM. As of now I have to switch backup software vendors and lose the ability to do host-level VM backups.
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