Veeam Software's Backup and Replication, one of the leaders in vSphere backup for some time now, also offers Hyper-V backup in their new release, version 6. What makes Veeam unique is the company's experience in virtualization backup, speed, efficiency and value. Veeam says its agentless backups are now 20 times faster with change-block tracking (in Hyper-V) and an entire VM can be restored in two minutes with the InstantVM restore feature. They offer "forever incremental" backups, deduplication, compression, and unique ways to minimize network traffic so as to not affect production. Veeam Backup for Hyper-V includes replication that can achieve recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) that equate to near continuous data protection. They now offer a free edition of Veeam Backup. The Standard Edition starts at $699 per socket, and the Enterprise Edition costs $1,099.