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Veeam introduced a new free version of its award-winning Veeam Backup & Replication™ software. The free version, Veeam Backup™ Free Edition, provides a subset of the functionality in the full (paid) editions of Veeam Backup & Replication.
One of the coolest utilities in Veeam Backup™ Free Edition is VeeamZIP™. With VeeamZIP, you can backup a VM on-the-fly. Ad-hoc backups with VeeamZIP are:
Use VeeamZIP whenever you need to:
Other features include:
Best Feature of all – Upgrading to Standard Edition: The free and full editions use the same download and install, with functionality controlled by the presence of absence of a license key.
The following link details the differences between Veeam Backup Free Edition and Veeam Backup & Replication Standard Edition free vs. full comparison.
For more information check out: http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html?ad=short-free-backup.
Good overview! BTW, the version of Veeam Backup & Replication (v7) with tape support, Virtual Labs for Hyper-V and other new features and capabilities will be available in August or September - http://go.veeam.com/v7