June 7th, 2014 by Adam Armstrong
EMC Data Domain Boost Coming to Veeam Availability Suite v8
Veeam has announced that their Veeam Availability Suite v8 supports EMC Data Domain Boost. With EMC Data Domain Boost, Veeam Availability Suite v8 will have faster backups with an easy configuration. EMC Data Domain Boost can leverage advanced source side deduplication to avoid sending data already stored on Data Domain storage. Also it can create new full backup files without physically moving data into the file, but synthesize them from existing data, reducing the burden on the primary storage. EMC Data Domain Boost receives scores of backups but takes up very little space to store additional full backups.
Veeam ran a synthetic full backup without EMC Data Domain Boost taking 2 hours and 54 minutes, with Boost it took 11 minutes and 27 seconds, almost 16 times faster.
Veeam has made EMC Data Domain Boost an easy configuration step. There is also an option to use direct Fibre Channel connectivity for writing backups. Supplemented with direct from SAN backup modes for both vSphere and Hyper-V, this will allow true LAN-free backup of VMs with no impact on production networks.
Veeam's current tech preview as well as upcoming betas has EMC Data Domain Boost support.