Veeam Software recently announced support for the Microsoft SharePoint through the Veeam Explorer capability, which will soon be available for public beta.
Veeam, which specialises in backup, replication and virtualisation solutions, said it is supporting SharePoint because of its popularity in business IT. Despite this popularity, Veeam said data recovery for SharePoint has not been traditionally easy until Veeam Explorer.
Veeam said the Veeam Explorer can easily pinpoint exactly the problem without help desk having to restore the whole SharePoint database, a practice that was time consuming until Veeam Explorer.
Veeam Explorer can look into SharePoint backups without using agents. It can also browse image-level backups of SharePoint virtual machines without having to restore the entire database. Veeam said the Veeam Explorer is also capable of rich media search.
An analyst said the technical support feature offered by Veeam Explorer helps improve productivity.
"Companies of all sizes have come to depend on Microsoft SharePoint to power employee collaboration on critical files and other business content. If the help desk cannot find and recover individual SharePoint items quickly from backup files, it hurts productivity. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint offers an elegant solution to the problem," said Robert Amatruda, research director, Data-Protection and Recovery, IDC.
Veeam said Veeam Explorer will even change the common business model for SharePoint support by including Veeam Explorer to the next release of Veeam Backup Free Edition and in Veeam Backup & Replication v7 sometime in the second half of the year.
"With Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, finding and restoring individual SharePoint items takes just a couple of minutes. It's yet another example of Veeam disrupting the market. Just as we did with Veeam Explorer for Exchange, Veeam will include these new capabilities in Veeam Backup Free and Veeam Backup & Replication at no additional charge, enabling IT to replace expensive SharePoint discovery tools that charge per user," said Don Williams, regional director, APAC, Veeam Software.
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