Pre VMworld 2010 – NetEx and Veeam Software partner to provide free WAN optimization software for new Veeam Backup & Replication customers

Today NetEx and Veeam are set to announce a new Partnership. This is a important move for existing customer’s. I am embedding a video of both products.

Here is Veeam ‘s backup and replication product.

Here is NetEx ‘s Hyper IP’s product, or some basic info on it.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and COLUMBUS, Ohio – August 24, 2010 – NetEx, the leader in
WAN optimization software, and Veeam Software, innovative provider of data protection,
disaster recovery and systems management solutions for VMware virtual datacenter
environments, announced today they will partner to supply free HyperIP® software to customers
who license Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware.
This exclusive agreement entitles Veeam users to a free one-year subscription to the 2Mb/s
HyperIP (VM edition), a virtual appliance that improves the performance of moving large
amounts of data across a WAN. Solution provider partners will be given the opportunity to
deploy HyperIP with Veeam Backup & Replication beginning immediately. New customers who
license Veeam Backup & Replication after July 1, 2010 are eligible for two complimentary
2Mb/s one-year subscriptions of HyperIP. The program will be available through July 2011.
The partnership addresses the challenges of varying network configurations and conditions that
can be common in virtualization and cloud computing environments, including packet loss, latency, and jitter.”

Veeam Backup & Replication is the first enterprise-ready solution that combines backup and
replication in a single product for fast recovery in VMware ESX and ESXi environments,
delivering near continuous data protection (CDP) at a cost that is 80 percent lower than
traditional CDP. Veeam Backup & Replication combines the power of virtualization and the
innovation of Veeam to provide Virtualized-Powered Data Protection, or vPower. Veeam’s
patent-pending technology enables instant VM recovery, universal application-item recovery and
automated recovery verification.
NetEx’s award-winning HyperIP is a software-only, virtualization-ready WAN optimization
solution, ideal for moving large data sets across WANs securely, swiftly and seamlessly. Patent-
pending technology accelerates and optimizes industry-leading data replication and file transfer
applications by aggregating multiple data replication applications over a shared connection while
mitigating the inherent network latency and network disruption for long-distance remote TCP
data transmissions. The full version of HyperIP supports long-distance data transfers at up to 800
Mb/s, the highest performance of any WAN optimization solution on the market, and 25 to more
than 100 percent faster than competitive products. Transfer speed is optimized for the full range
of data management applications, including backup & remote replication and business
continuance/disaster recovery (BC/DR). NetEx offers HyperIP for cloud infrastructures as a
software-only configuration, enabling customers to quickly deploy the acceleration software into
their existing VMware infrastructures.”

Case Study

The Business Challenge
Members of the IT team at Veeam Software experience many of the same challenges
as their counterparts in other virtualization and cloud computing environments.
One of these challenges is backing up and replicating data over a wide-area network
(WAN) that spans a great distance. In this case, the WAN covers roughly 5,000 miles,
linking Veeam offices in the United States with offices in Europe.

Since the network latency between the offices is roughly 150 to 250 milliseconds,
resulting in unnecessarily long full backups, the IT team conducted an experiment.
Veeam team members had less than 50 hours (from late Friday evening to early
Monday morning so they wouldn’t interfere with employees’ work) to back up a
20-gigabyte virtual machine from one office to the other. Obviously, they used
Veeam Backup & Replication.

After 47 hours, only 16 gigabytes had transferred (at an average speed of 100
kilobytes per second). Since that was not an acceptable timeframe, Veeam team
members decided to optimize the WAN using NetEx’s HyperIP for VMware WAN
optimization software.

The NetEx/Veeam Solution
Veeam’s IT team experienced significant success. A full backup of that same virtual
machine took 30 hours (at an average speed of 193 kilobytes per second). That’s
almost two times faster, thanks to HyperIP. An incremental backup conducted the
next day lasted only 54 minutes.

HyperIP software is a virtualization-ready WAN solution, ideal for moving large
data sets securely, swiftly, and seamlessly. It accelerates and optimizes backup and
replication applications while mitigating network latency, packet loss, and network
disruptions for long-distance transmission control protocol (TCP) data transmissions.

HyperIP supports long-distance data transfers at up to 800 megabytes per second,
which is 25 to more than 100 percent faster than competing products. Transfer
speed is optimized for the full range of data management applications, including
backup & remote replication and business continuance/disaster recovery.

The Results
Doubles speed of full backup – When data or virtual systems must be transferred
over a WAN, Veeam finds that HyperIP delivers a significant performance boost.
The company’s IT team discovered that a full backup of a 20-gigabyte virtual
machine was two times faster when HyperIP was in place.

Boosts Performance Significantly – HyperIP aggregates multiple data replication
applications over a shared WAN connection, shielding against packet loss, jitter,
congestion, and other network disruptions. It also reduces the impact of high-latency
networks for remote TCP/IP data transmissions.”

I would like to thank Veeam for providing me with the information, I quoted.

Who of you is using either product?

Roger L.

Written by Roger Lund

VMware and Storage crazy man, vExpert, MN VMUG leader