Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacentre environments, today released Veeam Business View™ 2.0, one of the key components of the award-winning Veeam ONE™.
Veeam Business View lets companies manage their virtual environments based on business criteria and priorities, such as service-level agreements (SLAs), business units and geographic locations. By expanding the traditional infrastructure-oriented view of the virtual environment to include flexible business-oriented perspectives, companies can more effectively address the virtualisation challenges of capacity planning, chargeback and virtual machine (VM) sprawl. Veeam Business View 2.0 extends this business context even further with configuration management database (CMDB) integration, expanded categorisation capabilities and dynamic groups.
“CMDB integration is a feature frequently requested by our enterprise customers who want to extend the best practice of a CMDB to their virtual infrastructure,” said Anton Gostev, Director of Product Management for Veeam Software. “They can now synchronize object categorisation from CMDBs and other third-party applications such as Microsoft Active Directory, thus simplifying the process of bringing an established business perspective to the monitoring and management of their virtual environments. Our customers are pleased with the real value this brings in terms of efficiency, consistency and accuracy.”
Other key enhancements in Veeam Business View 2.0 include:
• Expanded categorisation: Business View has always been able to categorise VMs, and v2.0 extends this capability to clusters, hosts and datastores. Veeam Business View 2.0 also has new rule capabilities. In addition to object names and infrastructure locations, rules can now be based on object properties, such as host CPU clock rate and memory size, datastore file system type, and VM vCPU usage.
• Dynamic groups: Veeam Business View 2.0 automatically creates and maintains groups and group membership to reduce administrative overhead. For example, it can dynamically create, name and populate datastore groups based on free space utilisation.
According to the editors at SearchServerVirtualization.com, “In today's climate, IT must constantly prove that its activities bring business value. Solutions such as Veeam Business View provide that data in a language that business leaders can understand.”
Veeam Business View 2.0 is part of Veeam ONE, which offers a single solution to optimise the performance, configuration and utilization of virtual infrastructures. Veeam ONE provides monitoring, capacity planning, change management, reporting and chargeback, and more. It is available in three versions to accommodate each customer’s particular monitoring environment:
Microsoft System Centre - Veeam nworks, Management Pack Plus - Veeam nworks Management Pack, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Business View
HP Operations Manager - Veeam nworks, Smart Plug-in Plus - Veeam nworks Smart Plug-in, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Business View
Other - Veeam Monitor Plus - Veeam Monitor, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Business View
Pricing and Availability
Veeam Business View 2.0 is free and available immediately for download at veeam.com/vmware-business-view.html.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software (veeam.com), an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere®. Veeam vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection™ and is the underlying technology in Veeam Backup & Replication™. Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution to optimize the performance, configuration and utilization of VMware environments and includes: Veeam Reporter™ - VMware capacity planning, change management, and reporting and chargeback; Veeam Business View™ - VMware business service management and categorization; and a choice of VMware monitoring options including the nworks Management Pack™ - VMware management in Microsoft System Center, the nworks Smart Plug-in™ - VMware management in HP Operations Manager, and Veeam Monitor™ - framework-independent VMware monitoring.