Veeam Backup and Replication 5.0 now has TWO editions, Standard Edition 5.0, and Enterprise Edition 5.0
Note that ALL THE CURRENT FEATURES of Veeam Backup and Replication 4.1.1 are in Standard Edition, plus all the new 5.0 features. NO current features have been removed and moved to the Enterprise edition, which is very good for existing customers. All existing Veeam Backup and Replication Customers ( on maintenance) will get 5.0 Standard Edition at no charge. Veeam is creating an Enterprise Edition to target new high end features that not all customers may want to pay a premium for.
Currently, there are differences in three areas between Standard and Enterprise Edition:
U-AIR (universal application-item recovery): Enterprise Edition includes U-AIR™;
Standard Edition does not. U-AIR is the ability to restore individual application objects,
such as email messages, directory objects or database records, from a regular imagelevel
backup. To the extent this capability is available in the market today (some vendors
offer very restrictive and limited implementations), it is considered a “premium” capability
and carries an additional cost. Veeam is excited to be able to offer a much more flexible
and robust implementation that brings greater value to customers.
Recovery verification: Standard Edition provides basic recovery verification (starting
a VM from a backup file and manually testing it), while Enterprise Edition offers
automated and more advanced recovery verification (including a fully managed,
isolated test environment; support for application test scripts; and bulk VM testing).
On-demand sandbox: Enterprise Edition includes the ability to run one or more VMs
from backup in an isolated environment, providing a working copy of the production
environment for troubleshooting, testing, training, etc. Standard Edition does not
include this capability.
Windows guest file system indexing: Standard Edition maintains an index of Windows
guest files currently on disk; Enterprise Edition also includes files in archived backups.
Customers who are current on maintenance will receive Standard Edition v5.0 as a regular product update at no additional charge. Standard Edition will include all the functionality in the current v4.1 software plus the major new features described in this blog, and the usual fixes and improvements.
For customers that want the enhanced functionality of Enterprise Edition, the Enterprise upgrade fee will be waived on licenses purchased on or before June 18th, 2010. You must have maintenance on all sockets through the end of the year. ( We recommend customers always stay on maintenance, so this should be a non-issue).
Many customers want to know if they should upgrade to Enterprise, or stick with Standard? For customers that want the enterprise features mentioned, you should upgrade for no cost. The caveat is that all FUTURE purchases of Enterprise will be $300 per socket MORE expensive than Standard edition. MSRP is 599 on Standard, 899 on Enterprise. Also annual maintenace will increase from $119 a socket for standard to $179 a socket for Enterprise.
To upgrade your license to Enterprise, go to http://www.veeam.com/manage_licenses.html
If there are any questions on the new Veeam Backup and Replication 5.0, please contact HiperLogic and we will help you determine what is best for your particular situation