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Veritas Backup Exec Day-1 platform support

Veritas Backup Exec is a trusted data-protection solution by millions of customers over three decades. Backup Exec recently announced the day-1 support for Windows operating system 2022 with Backup Exec 21.3 release. Partnering and working closely with various vendors such as Microsoft, Amazon, and VMware enables seamless integration and Day-1 support to the latest releases for many years.

Based on the customers' needs and speed of adaption, Veritas devices the platforms and applications into three tiers. Tier 1 includes key supported operating systems and virtualization platforms; tier 2 includes the applications or hotfixes such as Exchange or new CUs categories and so on.

Veritas plans the Backup Exec roadmap and release cadence with vendors’ roadmap and releases in mind. As part of the partner program, the Backup Exec engineering team is constantly engaged with vendors, including integration and qualification of pre-released builds, sharing the critical observations at every release stage. This ensures Backup Exec’s readiness to support the vendor’s GA release, helping customers continue upgrading and protecting their latest workloads.

To name a few, here are recent platform releases that Backup Exec claimed Day1 support.

  • Windows Operating System
    • Windows 2022
    • Windows 2019
  • VMware
    • vSphere 6.7.1
    • vSphere 7.0
    • vSphere 7.1
    • vSphere 7.2
  • Hyper-V
    • Azure Stack HCI -V1
    • Azure Stack HCI -V2

As can be seen from the trend below, there are sustained efforts in successfully delivering the support for the new platform and applications.


Backup Exec helps meet business expectations for data protection by constantly delivering Day1 support for key platforms and applications, enabling customers to adapt and upgrade to the latest platforms and applications.

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