vSphere Data Protection End of Availability [blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks]
In response to customer feedback, we are helping consolidate backup and recovery solution, a major pain point for many today. Moving forward after vSphere 6.5, our focus will be on Storage APIs – Data Protection to further strengthen the vSphere backup partner ecosystem providing you with a choice of solution providers. As a result of that customer feedback and new direction, we are announcing the End Of Availability (EOA) for vSphere Data Protection. vSphere 6.5 is the last release to include vSphere Data Protection and future vSphere releases will no longer include this product.