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Veritas Backup Exec 22 Delivers Day-one Support for vSphere 8.0

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Veritas Backup Exec 22 Delivers Day-one Support for vSphere 8.0

On the 8th of November 2022 VMware announced the general availability (GA) of vSphere 8.0. Congratulations to everyone at VMware for these massive releases. This major new release 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 8.0

There is more good news for IT professionals! We announced the availability of the new version of our award-winning Backup Exec (BE), bringing new innovations to tackling some of the toughest security challenges, cloud capabilities, and advanced Ransomware Protection. Our Veritas Backup Exec team is SUPER excited to announce support for vSphere 8.0, so you can take immediate advantage of both these new releases! This is functionality not currently included in other backup and data protection solutions in the market.

So, when users of VMware upgrade to these new releases, IT administrators using the latest versions of Backup Exec 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 8.0 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:

  • Support of VMware hardware version 20
  • 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, and many more
  • Centralized management
  • Unified protection across Cloud, virtual, physical, and SaaS environments
  • Microsoft 365 protection

Backup Exec + VMware = BEtter Together

The announcement of our support for vSphere 8.0 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 8.0, 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 8.0. Get it here and test out these features today.