To plan your Veeam Backup & Replication deployment, you should thoroughly understand solution architecture, know what your options are, and then decide which best meets you needs. This section will help you understand how the solution works and consider the factors that can influence performance, availability, storage space, security and scalability of the solution.
Veeam Backup & Replication leverages the capabilities of a virtualization hypervisor to provide comprehensive backup and replication of the virtual machines that are running within the virtualized environment. With VMware vSphere, the hypervisor is used to take consistent snapshots of the virtual disks attached to the VM, and Veeam Backup & Replication uses this snapshot to create either a replica of the VM, or a compressed, deduplicated backup copy of the VM.
This section briefly reminds you of Veeam Backup and Replication infrastructure and processes. For the detailed description, as well as for information on other processes (VeeamZIP, quick migration and so on), please refer to the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide and other product resources at http://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.
You can also view the Veeam Backup & Replication online training video at http://www.veeam.com/backup-replication-university.html.