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Veritas Backup Exec 21 delivers day-one support for vSphere 7.0 & vSAN 7.0

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Last week, VMware announced the general availability (GA) of vSphere 7.0 and vSAN 7.0. Congratulations to everyone at VMware for these massive releases. These major new releases from VMware brings a massive improvement in the work experience of vSphere administrators. The latest version has been rearchitected into an open platform using Kubernetes APIs to accelerate app modernization efforts and provide infrastructure agility.

Day-one Support for vSphere 7.0 & vSAN 7.0

There is more good news to IT professionals! Earlier this week, we announced the availability of the new version of our award-winning Backup Exec, bringing new innovations to tackling some of the toughest security challenges, cloud capabilities and advanced Ransomware Protection. AND, our Veritas Backup Exec team is SUPER excited to announce “Day-one” support for both vSphere 7.0 as well as vSAN 7.0, so you can take immediate advantage of both these new releases!

So, when users of VMware upgrade to these new releases, IT administrators using the new Backup Exec 21 can be confident that their data protection strategy will be uninterrupted and their end users can leverage the latest features.

With best of breed technology, Backup Exec eliminates the complexity of protecting vSphere 7.0 through VADP and VSS integration. It provides the ability to restore entire VMs, files, folders, applications and granular objects in minutes from a single pass backup. Other features include:

  • Agentless image based backups
  • Accelerated backups
  • Instant Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to Azure
  • Ransomware Resiliency
  • Global Deduplication
  • Broadest range of certified integrated cloud connectors for backing up your virtual machines to AWS S3, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud  Platform Storage
  • Centralized management
  • Unified protection across Cloud, virtual, physical, and SaaS environments

I have been part of the Backup Exec team for the last 13 years and have been involved with multiple releases to date, but I have to say that out of all of them, I am most proud of Backup Exec 21. Besides expanding current capabilities and delivering new innovations, Backup Exec is also one of the first data protection solutions in the industry to announce support for the latest release from VMware, giving customers full coverage from day-one of its general availability. 

Veritas + VMware = BEtter Together

The announcement of our Day-One support for vSphere 7.0 and vSAN 7.0 is a giant leap forward with our virtualization partner. Our collaboration with VMware underscores our commitment to managing and protecting the world’s information living on virtual systems and giving data protection confidence to customers who want to immediately leverage the impressive new features in the new VMware platform.

By combining Backup Exec and VMWare vSphere 7.0, customers can take advantage of frictionless data protection with complete visibility and greater control of their data. We have a long term strategy to broadly support any upcoming new workload in the future and the partnership between Veritas and VMware will enable customers to tailor their data protection seamlessly.

Try it for Yourself

We are excited about this new release of Backup Exec with day-one support for vSphere 7.0 and vSAN 7.0. Get it here, and test out these features today.

BE Safe and healthy!

~ Varun on behalf of Team Backup Exec

1 Comment
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I am checking whether BackupExec support backing-up Kubernetes (k8s) resources (application, persistent volume, namespace, etc.), and that's why google search brought me to this article. Funny that you mention VMware's latest feature is utilizing k8s API, but there is no mention of how Backup Exec latest version integrate/support a k8s platform.

I checked the datasheet and whitepapers and other documents about Backup Exec 21,

But I could not find any mention of k8s support either.

On the other hand, I found NetBackup's documents mentioned k8s support. Just not found in Backup Exec's documents.


So, I would like to know, does Backup Exec support backing-up k8s resources? Or I should choose NetBackup?