Veeam Adds Hyper-V To Virtualization Management Arsenal

Veeam Software on Tuesday said it is gearing up for Microsoft's release of Windows 8 by adding Hyper-V support to Veeam One, its flagship virtualization management product.

Veeam One version 6, slated for launch in the second quarter, will offer real-time monitoring and reporting for both VMware and Hyper-V environments, which will bring it up to speed with Veeam's Backup and Replication product, which also supports both.

Adding Hyper-V support to Veeam One rounds out the portfolio and gives customers a single management pane for VMware and Microsoft infrastructure, Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam, said in an interview. Veeam One also combines three previously separate products -- Reporter, Monitor and Business View -- into a single SKU, he said.

Veeam, which partners with both VMware and Microsoft, doesn't see itself bumping into either company, Hazelman said, even though both are pushing hard into virtualization management.

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"We're trying to solve common problems," he said. "We're trying to target a different segment than VMware, and Microsoft understands that they're not going to be selling System Center 2012 to customers with 5 servers."

Veeam is also adjusting its terms for Veeam Essentials, a combination of Veeam One and Backup and Replication that's aimed at the smallest end of the market, i.e. customers with one or two hosts. Veeam Essentials previously required a minimum of six sockets, but Veeam plans to offer a two-socket bundle starting at $700 for Standard edition and $1,300 Enterprise Edition.

Veeam was founded in 2006 by the founders of Aelita Software, a company that focused on Windows Server management solutions before being acquired by Quest Software in 2004.

Veeam's Americas headquarters is in Columbus, Ohio, and the company also has offices in suburban London and Sydney, Australia.