For many years I have used Veeam in conjunction with NetApp storage to deliver an extraordinary backup experience for my customers running VMware. It allows me to do snap based backups and kick off replication. Then I can take the traditional streaming backup from the secondary storage to another device.
The rub is that Hyper-V is NOT seeing the same amount of integration now or ever… With so many folks looking at Azure; it seems like this would be a no brainer. This would allow for customers to experience a seamless hybrid cloud experience orchestrated at the backup layer without VM stun… Maybe v11 has fixed this… Please someone chime in!!!