Recorded webinars: Veeam and Azure Mission Availability series

Recorded webinars: Veeam and Azure Mission Availability series
Watch the recordings of Veeam’s product experts and learn more
about
NEW Veeam Cloud Tier and Veeam Cloud Mobility, so you can:
Manage data growth and ensure workload portability to the
cloud
Free up local storage and get infinite capacity in Azure
Blob storage
Take any on-premises, physical and cloud-based workloads and
move them directly to Azure
And more!

Veeam customers! Veeam User Group meetings are coming to a city near you

Veeam customers! Veeam User Group meetings are coming to a
city near you.
Upcoming June Veeam User Group meetings, June 12,
Toronto VUG, June 19, Detroit VUG and June 27, Ottawa
VUG!
Veeam User Group (VUG) meetings are technical gatherings of
Veeam users, led by our local SEs. This ongoing engagement program is
designed to provide our technical user community with education, networking
and direct access to Veeam technical resources. To see an entire list of the
upcoming Veeam User Group meetings and to register, please visit https://go.veeam.com/user-groups

NEW Veeam Powered Network v2

NEW Veeam Powered Network v2
NEW Veeam PN (Powered Network) v2 delivers 5x to 20x faster VPN
throughput! In this latest version of Veeam PN,
a FREE tool that simplifies creation and management of site-to-site and
point-to-site VPN networks, improvements have been made to performance and
security with the adoption of WireGuard. Read this blog
to learn more about version two enhancements and visit the help center
for technical details.

NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 is now available!

NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 is
now available!
NEW Veeam® Availability Orchestrator v2 – an
industry-first – delivers a comprehensive solution that provides DR
orchestration from replicas and backups. DR is now democratized; attainable
and affordable for all organizations, applications and data, not just the mission-critical
workloads. Check out this blog to
discover what else is new in version two, or start building your first DR
plan today with a FREE 30-day download.

Top takeaways from VeeamON 2019

Top takeaways from VeeamON 2019
VeeamON 2019, our annual conference, turned Miami Beach
green last month! 2,000 attendees learned how Veeam® is committed
to supplying backup and recovery solutions that consistently deliver Cloud
Data Management™ for users across the globe. Couldn’t make it to the event?
Check out the keynote and breakout sessions, daily recap
videos
, the CUBE interviews, blog posts
and latest
announcements
.

NEW Veeam ProPartner Webinar Series

NEW Veeam
ProPartner Webinar Series
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At Veeam, we are committed
to helping our partners successfully position and sell Veeam’s
industry‑leading solutions. That’s why we are excited to announce
the launch of our
NEW Veeam ProPartner Webinar Series,
which is intended to provide you with sales and technical
training to help you grow your business and earn more
with Veeam.
The series
will continue throughout the year, with different topics
being covered each month.
Here is what we have
coming up:

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Office 365: 74%
of your customers are unprotected!
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Audience: Sales Engineer
Speakers:
Blake von Brockdorff,
Technical Partner Manager
Chris Sprague, Technical Partner Manager
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See a webinar you
can’t attend? Don’t worry. If you register, we’ll send you
the replay link by email to watch at your
convenience.
Thank
you,
Veeam Team
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June 2019 – Editor Note

$1 billion in pure software sales!  Announcement with our partnership with Nutanix and the Nutanix Mine platform!  Much, much more in this issue below!

Veeam Instance Licensing learning path

Veeam Instance Licensing learning path
Veeam Instance Licensing (VIL) allows your customers to use
a single type of licensing across all workloads, regardless
of their software or location. As a partner, it is important
that you understand how to sell this new instance licensing model. So we
created a VIL learning path, accessible through Veeam IQ.
Here’s what you need to do:
Review the Learning Resources
Complete the VIL Launch Feedback Survey
Take the Knowledge Check!

NEW ExaGrid Backup with Veeam offering

NEW ExaGrid Backup with Veeam offering
Veeam integrates with ExaGrid systems, enabling customers
to leverage data deduplication appliances to preserve data
throughout its lifecycle. ExaGrid Backup with Veeam expands
this partnership, enabling small to mid-size customers to purchase both
solutions via a single SKU, simplifying the purchase experience.

Announcements made at VeeamON 2019

Announcements made at VeeamON 2019
At this year’s VeeamON event, a lot of exciting
product, solution and company news was announced, including Veeam’s®
achievement of $1 billion in annual bookings. Learn more about these
announcements and how they reinforce Veeam’s commitment of providing backup
and recovery solutions that consistently deliver Cloud Data Management for
users across the globe.

NEW Veeam Cloud Connect datasheets now available
This guide outlines the pathways for VCSP partners to capture
their Veeam rental usage for each Veeam product, in which scenarios partners
are exempt from payment and how to effectively manage license keys to
maintain service delivery.

NEW 451 Research report: Take Control of Your Office 365 Data

NEW 451 Research report: Take Control of Your Office 365 Data
This new research report highlights the importance and risks
associated with Microsoft Office 365 data protection. Use this report in
marketing campaigns and with your customers to drive adoption of Microsoft
Office 365 backup as a service powered by Veeam.

Blog series: Update 4 for service providers

Blog series: Update 4 for
service providers
With the release of Update 4 for
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.5,
Anthony Spiteri, Product Technologist, created a special blog series to help
our VCSP partners navigate the ins and outs of Veeam’s new and enhanced
features.

Webinar: vCloud Director and Veeam use cases – June 6

Webinar: vCloud Director and Veeam use cases
If you’re a Veeam® Cloud & Service Provider
(VCSP) partner and a VMware cloud provider partner, you’re familiar with the
excellence of vCloud Director and Veeam. Veeam has been a leader in the
industry, with features supporting vCloud Director since v7.
Join a webinar, where we will discuss the three main use
cases observed in the field combining Veeam with vCloud Director. We will
also have a live demonstration for each use case. Topics covered include:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) backups of vCloud
Director VMs and vApps with Veeam Backup & Replication™
vCloud Director tenant self-service backups of their VMs and
vApps via Veeam enterprise manager
VM replication via Veeam Cloud Connect Replication into
vCloud Director
And more!

VeeamON 2019: The 5 Biggest Statements From Ratmir Timashev

VeeamON 2019: The 5 Biggest Statements From Ratmir Timashev

CRN  /  Kyle Alspach

While data protection and management software company Veeam has been on a tear, co-founder Ratmir Timashev says the company is continuing to evolve–and is fully embracing where the market is going next.
In 2019, that means hybrid cloud, Timashev said during the company’s VeeamON conference in Miami on Tuesday.
[Related: Veeam’s Ratmir Timashev On Public Cloud Backlash, Office 365 Growth And ‘Aggressive’ Acquisition Strategy]
While announcing that Veeam has passed $1 billion in bookings over the past 12 months, Timashev, who is also the company’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, said Veeam is now entering “Act 2,” which is all about protecting and managing data in hybrid cloud environments.
“The opportunities are tremendous for Veeam and for our partners,” Timashev told more than 2,000 attendees at VeeamON. “This is the next stage of our evolution.”
What follows are Timashev’s five biggest statements at VeeamON 2019.
Growth
“I’m very happy to announce that as of May 15, Veeam achieved a major milestone. We have become a $1 billion company. [We have joined] a very elite group of companies. There are only 34 companies in the world [that are] pure software companies whose revenues are more than $1 billion. It’s a great achievement …
In 2013, we said that within five years we would [reach] $1 billion. I’m very excited. We have grown fast–exponential growth, profitable growth. And with the journey we’ve also added many, many new customers. We achieved another milestone–350,000 customers, with approximately 4,000 net new customers every month. Approximately 50,000 [were added] last year.”
Hybrid Cloud
“What is Act 2? Act 2 is all about hybrid cloud. The opportunities are tremendous for Veeam and for our partners. This is the next stage of our evolution. When I speak to our customers, about how we can help them to modernize their data management with backup infrastructure, the conversation always shifts to how Veeam can help [them] move to hybrid cloud–how Veeam can help [them] to leverage public cloud’s elasticity and scalability to accelerate their business. This conversation always moves to a hybrid cloud conversation.
According to our survey of our customers, 73 percent have a hybrid cloud strategy. Less than 10 percent are planning to stay 100-percent on-prem. And less than 15 percent are planning to completely move to public cloud. The majority, 73 percent, are building hybrid cloud infrastructure. The market is tremendous for us and for our partners.”
Cloud Data Management
“Our vision [is] to be the most trusted provider of backup solutions that deliver cloud data management … What’s made Veeam successful, when we talk to our customers, they say three things: simple, reliable and flexible. Of course, powerful features, scalability, great support, [a] great ecosystem are also reasons. But the top three are simplicity, reliability and flexibility–that’s what’s made us successful. And I promise you, we will stay with this for Act 2.
Veeam is extremely well-positioned to dominate in Act 2, because we’ve moved beyond just being the No. 1 for VMware. Now our platform is a comprehensive platform that offers backup solutions for all workloads–all the workloads that exist in the modern data center, in the hybrid cloud–virtual, physical, SaaS, cloud.”
Nutanix Partnership
“Two weeks ago, Nutanix and Veeam announced a new solution called Nutanix Mine with Veeam. It’s a very exciting new product that will be coming later this year. Two innovators in their respective industries–Veeam in data management and Nutanix in cloud management of hyperconverged–join our R&D resources to build this joint solution.
The goal for that solution is very simple–to bring customer experience to the next level, to provide an absolutely seamless, out-of-the-box customer experience. Easy to deploy, easy to configure, easy to manage, from a single interface. It’s two companies with a single solution. And it all can be available with one SKU from our joint channel partners.”
Microsoft Azure, AWS Consumption
“I’m excited about our partnership with Microsoft. Veeam’s ability to now tier data to Azure Blob was a game changer. In the last four or five months, since we released our [Availability Suite 9.5] Update 4 in January of this year, our consumption of Azure as well as AWS from our customers has skyrocketed. Because it’s so easy now, from the simple interface, when you are scheduling your backup jobs and data protection jobs to also tier the data into the object storage. It’s an awesome capability.”

Original Article: https://www.crn.com/news/virtualization/veeamon-2019-the-5-biggest-statements-from-ratmir-timashev

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Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

Bekker’s Blog

Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

Veeam is unusual among private software companies in that it regularly and publicly shares financial performance data via press release.
It’s not the kind of comprehensive disclosure you’d see from a public company with net income, revenues and business unit results, but it’s still a remarkable degree of transparency.
This week, Veeam provided an update at its annual VeeamON conference in Miami and revealed a significant revenue milestone.
“We achieved $1 billion in revenue bookings,” said Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive vice president for sales and marketing. Timashev said the figure was based on revenues for the trailing 12 months.
The revenue marker trails slightly, but only slightly, behind Timashev’s prediction in 2013 that the company would reach $1 billion in five years.
“We can blame [that] a little bit on subscription rights,” Timashev said, referring to the shift in revenue models and the marketwide way in which businesses are buying software on a monthly basis rather than paying for licenses upfront.
Veeam also said this week it had 350,000 customers and was adding 4,000 net new customers per month and 50,000 per year.
Veeam sells backup and availability software for cloud data management.

Posted by Scott Bekker on May 22, 2019 at 9:56 AM


Original Article: https://rcpmag.com/blogs/scott-bekker/2019/05/veeam-reaches-1billion-in-revenue.aspx

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Veeam Unveils New “with Veeam” Program to Accelerate Customer Time-to-Value and Enable Secondary Storage Solutions

Veeam Unveils New “with Veeam” Program to Accelerate Customer Time-to-Value and Enable Secondary Storage Solutions

Business Wire – News by Company: Veeam Software

MIAMI–()–VeeamON Veeam® Software, the leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, unveiled a new initiative today to deliver unified solutions providing expanded options for customers: the “with Veeam” program. Veeam is partnering with premier enterprise storage vendors to provide customers with comprehensive secondary storage solutions that combine Veeam software with industry-leading storage and HCI infrastructure hardware and management stacks. Solutions have already been announced with ExaGrid and Nutanix.

Veeam has worked closely with its strategic technology alliance partners to provide flexible deployment options for customers that have continually led to tighter levels of integration. Veeam APIs enable our broad partner ecosystem to build complete solutions that are powered by the Veeam Availability Platform™, with some partners integrating both primary and secondary storage with Veeam’s market-leading, data-management stack. The with Veeam” program builds on this strategy by providing broader and deeper integration points for partners to easily and rapidly deliver a secondary storage solution as a unified full-stack that is easy-to-procure, -size, -deploy and -manage, providing customers with options for their data-protection needs.
“Our strategy has always been to be open and agnostic by working with a broad ecosystem of partners to better serve our mutual customers’ needs,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and EVP Sales & Marketing at Veeam. “With the announcement of our ‘with Veeam’ program, we are taking that strategy to new heights to help organizations achieve the levels of data protection, data retention, data availability and data management that their businesses demand. Nutanix announced Nutanix Mine with Veeam a couple of weeks ago, and ExaGrid announced ExaGrid Backup with Veeam in April. This is an easy way for partners to build a unified offering with Veeam and we expect to see additional solutions announced in the future.”
Depending on partners’ integration efforts and targeted customer segments, “with Veeam” unified solutions will provide a variety of formats and features that are aligned with the varying requirements of different market segments, including:

  • Options for scale-up and scale-out, to address a broad variety of environment sizes, while providing a consistent set of recovery capabilities through Veeam Availability Platform
  • Right-sized compute and storage that aligns with the retention, recovery and Availability goals, and that aligns with business units’ SLA expectations
  • A single SKU that includes installed software and right-sized hardware; simple acquisition from infrastructure vendors’ price lists that many buyers and resellers already use; and single support points of contact for support

To deliver the flexibility of these choices, as well as the ever-present options of consuming Veeam software via traditional licenses or subscription, or through the company’s worldwide network of VCSP (Veeam Cloud Service provider) partners, some “with Veeam” solutions will be sold and serviced directly from an infrastructure partner. Others will be sourced by various distribution and/or global system integrators, depending on geography or partner network.
For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com.
About Veeam Software
Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete backup solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Cloud Data Management. Veeam has 350,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the Global 2,000, with customer satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 64,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 22,500+ cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Original Article: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190521005846/en/Veeam-Unveils-New-“with-Veeam”-Program-Accelerate/?feedref=JjAwJuNHiystnCoBq_hl-c9EfAjTsk-flsGmdO9JqnwMCNrJ5zSzFYT7RwBKCzchnkvYMqDDYxFrLs-oQ2BHQypCsFFvugK3n-fFs_G7QqSAaM4HAi1dfjF46AFX3NGZlQo71FJ67f_ORYRya2TtNQ==

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Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2.0 is now GA

Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2.0 is now GA

Notes from MWhite  /  Michael White


Hello all, I am very happy to say that what I have been working for a long time – with many other people – has now reached General Availability. It is a big release and we are going to look at things in this article.
Release Notes – https://www.veeam.com/veeam_orchestrator_2_0_release_notes_en_rn.pdf
Bits – https://www.veeam.com/availability-orchestrator-download.html
It is important to note there is no upgrade to 2.0.  You will need to install it separate and recreate your plans. There will be an KB article to help.  But most important is remember to uninstall your VAO agents from your VBR servers so that new agents can be installed. The plan definition reports will provide the info for each plan you need to recreate.
Us two product managers did not make the decision for no upgrade lately.  It was important though as it will allow some architecture decisions to be made that will be good for customers in the future.  Once such decision is to remove the need for Production VAO servers.  They are not required or useful any longer.
What are some of the new features – the key ones?
Scopes
Scopes will let you have resources and reporting – plus people that are separate and unseen by other users.  Sort of like multi-tenancy but more to allow offices or groups to have separate plans.

Above you can see both a default and HR scope.  Here you can say who belongs to what.

Above you can see the reporting options that can be defined by each scope.

Above is VM groups and you can use the button indicated above to assign them to different scopes. This is true for other resources such as DataLabs.
Backups
In v1 you could use replicas to create your plans, but in v2 you can use replicas OR backups to create your plans.  It is almost identical no matter which you choose but there are some small differences.

In our Orchestration Plans they will look identical except for as we can see above.  Failover for replica’s and Restore for backups.

As well when you look at the individual steps you will notice one that is Restore VM rather than process replica – as you can see above.
BTW, recoveries using backups can go to the original or new locations. Re-IP is possible as well.
If you design your VBR servers well, the recovery of a backup is surprising fast!
VM Console
This feature will allow you, from within VAO to access a VM’s console.  It uses the VMware VMRC HTML5 functionality to do it.
The plan needs to stay on for a some time, and if so you will see an option like below.

You highlight a VM, and select that button and you end up in the VMware HTML5 VMRC and will need to log in.  Very handy for things like checking to see if a complex app has started and is usable.
General
There is a lot of little things like polish in the UI.  Sort of discrete but also nice. One that is not so discrete is that we have added RTO and RPO to the plans and reports.  This means a readiness check will have a warning if the RTO / RPO defined is not possible.

Another thing is that production VAO servers are no longer required or useful.  There is only DR VAO servers.
Summary
A big release, and with an interesting range of new stuff.  You can watch my blog using this tag – https://notesfrommwhite.net/tag/vao_tech for new articles.
Michael
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Original Article: https://notesfrommwhite.net/2019/05/21/veeam-availability-orchestrator-v2-0-is-now-ga/

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Veeam Ready to support Cloud Tier!

Veeam Ready to support Cloud Tier!

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Ken Ringdahl

The release of Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U4 earlier this year introduced Veeam Cloud Tier, a new feature allowing our customers to leverage object storage for long-term retention of their backups. The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. In true Veeam fashion “it just works.” Veeam Cloud Tier depends on Scale-out Backup Repository, or SOBR as we like to call it. Veeam Cloud Tier makes SOBR infinitely scalable because, in the end, that’s one of the promises of cloud infrastructure.
With Veeam Cloud Tier, SOBR is now comprised of two components – a performance tier and a capacity tier. The performance tier is for your most recent backups providing immediate availability for fast restore or other uses such as leveraging Data Labs. The capacity tier is where customers take advantage of object storage, whether via an on-premises object storage platform or a public cloud object storage service to drive down overall costs and simplify management of long-term backup retention. Veeam Backup & Replication automatically moves data from the performance tier to the capacity tier based on a user-defined policy.
The Veeam Ready program has existed for several years, offering Veeam Alliance Partner Program members the opportunity to test their own file, block and tape storage infrastructure platforms with Veeam Backup & Replication. While not a certification program, Veeam Ready provides a higher level of confidence to our joint customers that our products will interoperate and perform well together in a production environment.
The Veeam Integrated program is related to Veeam Ready, but is reserved for storage solutions that have specific product integrations with Veeam Backup & Replication. These solutions have been tested rigorously by Veeam R&D. This additional rigorous testing entitles these platforms to state they have achieved Veeam Ready status. Capabilities such as the Veeam Universal Storage API require storage alliance partners to not only test their solutions initially, but also require ongoing testing to ensure compatibility with new features or functionality, hence the Veeam Integrated distinction was created.
Today we are officially extending Veeam Ready via a new category: Veeam Ready Object. As its name would imply, this category is specifically reserved for native object storage platforms. Veeam Ready Object allows our alliance partners with an object storage product or service to test against Veeam Backup & Replication and validate both feature and performance compatibility. This applies to both on-premises deployed object storage platforms as well as cloud object storage services.
This was all made possible once object storage support was included in Veeam Backup & Replication in January 2019. We shared with our alliance partners an S3-compatible API specification that enabled them to do their own integration with our beta releases and later, the generally available version of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. Additionally, we developed tight integration with several public cloud object storage services – namely Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob, and IBM Cloud Object Storage. These three services are considered Veeam Integrated, but we know there are many object storage platforms to choose from and wanted to be sure to offer our customers a choice, similar to how Veeam has worked with on-premises storage partners.
We’re excited that, with the official launch of this new category, there are 12 inaugural partner solutions which have successfully verified their object storage offerings meet the provided requirements. I encourage you to explore the partners and platforms which have met these requirements and are considered Veeam Ready today. We have several other partners who are in the process of testing and I encourage you to check the Veeam Ready solutions site for the most recent information.
We know to expand our leadership in Cloud Data Management, that we must continue to deliver new major capabilities, deliver cost effective data retention, easy cloud migration and data mobility, and cloud-native backup and protection. But while capabilities for the major public clouds are exciting, a recent Gartner survey of public cloud users found that 81% of respondents are working with two or more providers.[1] The reasons are various, but the evidence is clear: it’s a multi-cloud world. We encourage you to confidently leverage the new Cloud Tier feature in Veeam Backup & Replication with our ever-growing list of verified partners.
 
[1] Goasduff, Laurence. Why Organizations Choose a Multicloud Strategy. Gartner, May 2019

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Why we chose WireGuard for Veeam PN v2

Why we chose WireGuard for Veeam PN v2

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Anthony Spiteri

The challenge with OpenVPN

In 2017, Veeam PN was released as part of Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure. The Veeam PN use case went beyond the extending of Azure networks for workload recoverability and was quickly adopted by IT enthusiasts for use of remote connectivity to home labs and the connectivity of remote networks that could be spread out across cloud and on-premises platforms.
Our development roadmap for Veeam PN had been locked in, however, we found that customers wanted more. They wanted to use it for data protection, with Veeam Backup & Replication to move data between sites. When moving backup data utilizing the underlying physical connections to its maximum is critical. With OpenVPN, our R&D found that it couldn’t scale and perform to expectation no matter what combination of CPU and other resources we threw at it.

Veeam Powered Network v2 featuring WireGuard

We strongly believe that WireGuard is the future of VPNs with significant advantages over more established protocols like OpenVPN and IPsec. WireGuard is more scalable and has proven to outperform OpenVPN in terms of throughput. This is why we chose to make a tough call to rip out OpenVPN and replace it with WireGuard for site-to-site VPNs. For Veeam PN developers, this meant the rip and replacement of existing source code and meant that existing users of Veeam PN would not be able to perform an in-place upgrade.

Further to our own belief in WireGuard, we also looked at it as the protocol of choice due to the rise of it in the Open Source world as a new standard in VPN technologies. WireGuard offers a higher degree of security through enhanced cryptography that operates more efficiently, leading to increased performance and security. It achieves this by working in kernel and by using fewer lines of code (4,000 compared to 600,000 in OpenVPN) and offers greater reliability when connecting hundreds of sites…again thinking about performance and scalability for more specific backup and replication use cases.
Recent support for WireGuard becoming a defacto standard in VPNs was ratified by Linus Torvalds:

“Can I just once again state my love for [WireGuard] and hope it gets merged soon? Maybe the code isn’t perfect, but I’ve skimmed it, and compared to the horrors that are OpenVPN and IPSec, it’s a work of art.”
Linus Torvalds, on the Linux Kernel Mailing List

Increased security and performance

WireGuard’s security was also a factor in moving on from OpenVPN. Security is always a concern with any VPN, and WireGuard takes a more simplistic approach to security by relying on crypto versioning to deal with cryptographic attacks… in a nutshell it’s easier to move through versions of primitives to authenticate rather than client server negotiation of cipher type and key lengths.
Because of this streamlined approach to encryption in addition to the efficiency of the code WireGuard can outperform OpenVPN, meaning that Veeam PN can sustain significantly higher throughputs (testing has shown performance increases of 5x to 20x depending on CPU configuration) which opens up the use cases to be for more than just basic remote office or homelab use. Veeam PN can now be considered as a way to connect multiple sites together and have the ability to transfer and sustain hundreds of Mb/s which is perfect for data protection and disaster recovery scenarios.

Solving the UDP problem, easy configuration and point-to-site connectivity

One of the perceived limitations of WireGuard is the fact that it does all it’s work over UDP, which can cause challenges when deploying into locked down networks that by default trust TCP connections more than UDP. To solve this potential road block for adoption, our developers worked out a way to encapsulate (with minimal overhead) the WireGuard UDP over TCP to give customers choice depending on their network security setup.
By incorporating WireGuard into an all in one appliance (or installable via a simple script on an already installed Ubuntu Server), we have made the installation and configuration of complex VPNs simple and reliable. We have kept OpenVPN as the protocol for connecting point-to-site for the moment due to the wider distribution of OpenVPN Clients across platforms. Client access through to the Veeam PN Hub is done via OpenVPN with site-to-site access handled by WireGuard.

Other enhancements

Core what we wanted to achieve with Veeam PN is simplifying complexity and we wanted to ensure this remained in place regardless of what was doing the heavy lifting underneath. The addition of WireGuard is easily the biggest enhancement from Veeam PN v1, however, there are several other enhancements listed below

  • DNS forwarding and configuring to resolve FQDNs in connected sites.
  • New deployment process report.
  • Microsoft Azure integration enhancements.
  • Easy manual product deployment.

Conclusion

Once again, the premise of Veeam PN is to offer Veeam customers a free tool that simplifies the traditionally complex process around the configuration, creation and management of site-to-site and point-to-site VPN networks. The addition of WireGuard as the site-to-site VPN platform will allow Veeam PN to go beyond the initial basic use cases and become an option for more business-critical applications due to the enhancements that WireGuard offers. Once again, we chose WireGuard because we believe it is the future of VPN protocols and we are excited to bring it to our customers with Veeam PN v2.
Download it now!

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The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


This week, we’re looking at “The Hype of Copy Data Management” (CDM), which some vendors call Active CDM, Enterprise CDM, pick-your-fancy-adjective CDM, or similar permutations of secondary storage, data virtualization, or “Use your data smarter” (Veeam does it too). If you put aside the jargon and IT marketing-speak, it is really a classic case of “Lifestyle vs Budget.”
Simply put, do more with your data than leave it in a box (disk, tape, cloud) while you wait for bad things to happen. As this is the last installment in this series, we did end it with a feature advertisement (note: DataLabs is a feature built-in, not some extra functionality that is exorbitantly sold later).

I hope that this series was helpful.
If any of these topics are interesting to you, please track me down at VeeamON in Miami next week to talk more. Until then, thanks for watching.

Navigate the series:

  1. When you modernize production, you must modernize protection
  2. The race to zero downtime and data loss
  3. Ya gotta know what ya got
  4. The head and the heart have to agree
  5. The industry is adding, not “just” changing
  6. The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

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Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV – Automated Deployment with Terraform

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV – Automated Deployment with Terraform

vZilla  /  michaelcade

Based on some work myself and Anthony have been doing over the last 12-18 months around terraform, chef and automation of Veeam components I wanted to extend this out further within the Veeam Availability Platform and see what could be done with our Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV.
I have covered lots of deep dive on the capabilities that the product brings even in a v1 state, but I wanted to highlight the ability to automate the deployment of the Veeam Availability for Nutanix Proxy appliance. The idea was also validated when I spoke to a large customer that had heavily invested in Nutanix AHV across 200 of their sites in the US.
Having been a Veeam customer they were very interested in exploring the new product and its capabilities matched up with their requirements. But they then had a challenge in deploying the proxy appliance to all 200 clusters they have across the US. There were some angles around PowerShell and from a configuration this may be added later to what I have done here. I took the deployment process and I created a terraform script that would deploy the image disk and new virtual machine for the proxy with the correct system requirements.
This was the first challenge that validated what and why we needed to make a better option for an automated deployment. The second was that the deployment process of the v1 is a little off putting I think is a fair thing to say, so by being able to automate this it would really help that initial deployment process.
Here is the terraform script, if you are not used to or aware of terraform then I suggest you look this up, the possibilities with terraform really change the way you think about infrastructure and software deployment.

One caveat you will need to consider is as part of this deployment I placed the image file that I downloaded from veeam.com on my web server this allows for that central location and part of the script to deploy that image from this shared published resource. Again the thought process to this was that 200 site customer and providing a central location to pull the image disk from, without downloading it 200 times in each location.
Once the script has run you will see the created machine in the Nutanix AHV management console.

There is a requirement for DHCP in the environment so that the appliance gets an IP and you can connect to it.

Now you have your Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV proxy appliance deployed and you can run through the configuration steps. Next up I will be looking at how we can also automate that configuration step. However for now the configuration steps can be found here.
Thanks to Jon Kohler he is the main contributor to the Nutanix Terraform Provider and also has some great demo YouTube videos worth watch, You will see that the base line for the script I have created is based on examples that Jon uses in his demonstrations.

Original Article: https://vzilla.co.uk/vzilla-blog/veeam-availability-for-nutanix-ahv-automated-deployment-with-terraform

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Nutanix Mine with Veeam

Nutanix Mine with Veeam

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton


When Veeam collaborates with other industry leaders, great things happen for our customers. Today, Veeam joined Nutanix on stage at the Nutanix .NEXT conference to unveil the latest addition to the Nutanix portfolio, Nutanix Mine with Veeam.
Nutanix chose Veeam as their strategic, data protection design partner to help them develop from the ground up a new, full-stack secondary storage solution that includes (yes, in the product itself) highly-integrated Veeam Backup & Replication as a turnkey solution.
Nutanix Mine with Veeam is a great example of how our joint customers win every time Veeam’s partners build solutions with the Veeam Availability Platform, because the Nutanix and Veeam technologies bring out the best in each other for a truly “1+1=3” outcome for customers. Nutanix Mine with Veeam combines the best of Nutanix expertise and recognized leadership in hyperconverged infrastructure, market-leading backup and replication from Veeam, jointly-developed integration and instrumentation, and single SKU ordering simplicity for a great overall customer experience.

Nutanix Mine with Veeam brings everything together in a single product that eliminates the need to align hardware, software, operating system and licensing for:

  • Faster time to value with a better customer experience from proof of concept, to purchase, to productivity and unified support from Nutanix and Veeam for the entire solution built around Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • Unified IT operations by integrating deployment and day-to-day management. Mine reduces complexity and simplifies administration.
  • Drop in, scale up, and scale out that streamlines deployment and delivers cloud-like scaling for storage and data protection, without the proprietary-cloud storage add-on costs and rigid capacity limits of others in the market.

Organizations looking for the simplicity of an appliance will no longer have to settle for either antiquated software mechanisms or new but incomplete capabilities. Instead, Nutanix Mine with Veeam will be a wealth of value for Veeam customers and partners looking to simplify the journey beyond backup and towards true Cloud Data Management.
This new Nutanix product will be available later this year from Nutanix resellers, and was born directly from our joint customers’ input and demand. Nutanix Mine with Veeam builds on our successful Nutanix collaboration for Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV. Immediately following that announcement, customers began asking for an integrated storage management and data protection product that brings all the parts together. We listened.
Soon after, the idea of a Nutanix offering that delivers Veeam on a unified hardware and software stack took root. We knew we wanted to deliver something new, something different that our joint Nutanix-Veeam ecosystem can offer to set themselves apart. Nutanix Mine with Veeam eliminates product scoping cycles, preliminary testing and configuration so our partners can more quickly react to their customers’ needs — and go from “plan to protected” faster.
In some ways, Nutanix and Veeam have been on parallel journeys. Each of us entered markets that were presumed to be dominated by legacy approaches; and each of us reimagined how to achieve customer outcomes in ways that hadn’t been done before. And because of those efforts, both companies and our respective products are now recognized as disruptive leaders in our categories. As such, it made sense that when Nutanix wanted to build a turnkey data management platform, they would choose a kindred spirit like Veeam.
As exciting as Nutanix announcing Mine is, it’s equally important to note that like the release of the Veeam protection capabilities for Nutanix AHV, this is simply another milestone in the Veeam-Nutanix partnership. With innovation being the hallmark of both companies, we are continually working on iterations and enhancements, so stay tuned.
Learn more about Nutanix Mine with Veeam today.
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The industry is adding, not “just” changing

The industry is adding, not “just” changing

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


This week, we’re looking at a very important shift in how IT is choosing its production platforms.
Historically, we saw each production platform (mainframe, midrange, NetWare, Windows, virtual) usurp the one before it – but that isn’t true this time.
For most organizations that are investigating cloud services (plural), there isn’t as clear a sentiment that they are “turning off” their existing datacenters, as much as extending them within a multi-cloud strategy. Consequently, it is critical that as workloads evolve from on-premise platforms (e.g. Exchange) to cloud services (e.g. Office 365), you should not devolve from “well-protected” to “non-protected.”
Said another way, moving from servers to services doesn’t absolve you of the long-term retention and multi-version operational recovery mandates that IT has always been governed by, but it can complicate your strategy if you aren’t mindful of the different mechanisms and processes necessary to protect these newer platforms. To ignore that reality is to put your data, and your organization, in peril.

Navigate the series:

  1. When you modernize production, you must modernize protection
  2. The race to zero downtime and data loss
  3. Ya gotta know what ya got
  4. The head and the heart have to agree
  5. The industry is adding, not “just” changing
  6. The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

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Veeam Direct Restore from AWS EC2 Backup & Replication Server and Repository

Veeam Direct Restore from AWS EC2 Backup & Replication Server and Repository

vZilla  /  michaelcade


A couple of weeks back at Cloud Field Day one of the questions asked by the delegates was would the conversion process for the Direct Restore to AWS be faster if we stored the data within AWS as part of the backup process, for example if we were to have our on-premises operational restore window local to the production data but have a backup copy job sending a retention period to a completely separate Veeam Backup & Replication server and repository that is located within AWS.

I wanted to check and compare the speed and performance of this but also if we did see a dramatic increase in speed then at what cost does this come at.
As you can see from the diagram above, we have our production environment on the left and this is the control layer for the operational backups for our production workloads. We are then for the purposes of the test going to backup copy those backups to a secondary backup repository to a machine running in AWS. We then have a complete stand-alone system running within AWS that has Veeam Community Edition installed.
This Veeam Backup & Replication server within AWS is a Windows 2016 machine with the following specifications.

Availability Zone = us-east-2
T2.Large
8GB Memory
2 CPUs

On this machine we then installed Veeam backup & Replication – Community Edition, the functionality of cloud mobility is completely available within the free community edition.

The installation doesn’t take too long.

As you can see in the below image, we have a full backup file. this is located within the repository in AWS. Next up we need to import this to our AWS Veeam Backup & Replication server.

It’s really simple to import any Veeam backup first up open up the Veeam Backup & Replication console and connect to the Veeam Backup & Replication server, if using the console on the server then you can choose “localhost”

On the top ribbon, select import backup.

Depending on where that backup file is located you will need to select this from the drop down, if this is not on an already managed Veeam server (i.e separate to the the Veeam backup & replication server, you will need to add this)


We can choose different Veeam files I changed the file type to VBK so I could see the full backup file in the directory.

If the backup file also contains guest file system index, then you can check the box to import this also.

Next you will see the progress, this should not take long.

We are now in a position where we can see the contents of the backup, and from here we can begin our tests.

For us to test the direct restore to AWS functionality then we first need to add our AWS Cloud Credentials.

We can choose to add our Amazon AWS Access Key from the selection.


From your Amazon account you will need to provide your Access Key and Secret Key these are super super important not to share externally. These need to be super secure.

Notice how I am not going to show you my secret key.

You will then see your newly added cloud credentials.

Ok so at this stage we can right click on the machine we wish to directly restore to AWS.


The approach we take here is a very easy to use wizard, we choose our AWS Cloud Credentials from the drop down. Choose the Region and data center region you wish to restore the machine into.

Next up we need to choose the name we wish to use for the restored machine, but also we can add specific AWS tags.


I am going to rename mine to differentiate later on.


We then need to define the AWS Instance type we wish to use, you will need to make sure that the system you are sending there is supported by AWS for the OS.

Next, we choose the Amazon VPC and Security Group we wish to use.

We can choose if we would like to use a Helper Proxy Appliance.

Finally, we are able to give a reason for the restore.

Summary of the process and outcome.

This is the simple and easy to use steps you would take to get any direct restore to AWS.
Let’s get back to the test now, we want to know if by having this machine backup located within AWS would this make the conversion faster than having this on premises. This was the question asked during Cloud Field Day.
First of all, let’s take a look at the time it takes for the same machine from on-premises, the test is from our Columbus DC which also happens to be an AWS DC as well, I will reflect and take this into account later on.
This is the screen grab for the process that took place from on premises to AWS us-east-2 upload of data looks to have taken the exact same amount of time so the proof will be in the importing of the VM and if that is faster.
The on-premises system took 14:29 to import and 15:34 for the whole process to complete.

The connectivity for my “on-premises” location is as follows.


Now we want to run the same test using the imported backup file that we showed previously. As you can see the combined total took 12:39 and the conversion took 11:33 minutes.
The machine we are restoring is 1.1GB you can see the upload speed was the same regardless of the location of the backup, it’s the conversion that is slightly improved.


We also ran a test from our lab to us east 1 (North Virginia) and as you can see this was different again in terms of the import process.

I then wanted to test outside of our lab and very helpfully Jorge was able to run a test from his home lab, as you can expect his connectivity is not the same as an enterprise lab or data centre.
Jorge took the same machine, imported it to his Veeam Backup & Replication server within his home lab with a much slower upload speed than we have used previously but you can see that the import process and here we are importing to London and its quicker still. But the import process here shows it to be faster still.


I will continue gathering data points around this but the one clear statistic at the moment is it really doesn’t make any difference really on a small workload by having the backup stored within AWS already, now you consider a larger dataset and that import process time saving could be considerable but you have to really consider the costs behind storing those backups in AWS. And is it worth it.

Original Article: https://vzilla.co.uk/vzilla-blog/veeam-direct-restore-from-aws-ec2-backup-replication-server-and-repository

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VeeamON 2019: Innovation happens here

VeeamON 2019: Innovation happens here

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


If you aren’t in Miami this week, you are missing a lot of fun — and that doesn’t include the famous Veeam Party planned for this evening. Building on what happened yesterday:
Veeam announced the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator version 2. I’ve preached for quite a while that there are two distinct differences between backup and DR. The technical difference is “the process,” meaning not just rapid recovery, but orchestrated workflow and testing and documentation/reporting. In addition, DR usually requires replication, but the innovative folks working on Veeam Availability Orchestrator gave us the best of both worlds with the ability to do DR from replicas or backups…with the orchestration, testing and documentation that “real DR” requires.
Veeam also celebrated more innovation around Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 3. SaaS backup in general, and Office 365 in particular, has been amazing to watch over the past few years, including as an analyst before joining Veeam. Just like virtualization a decade ago, new production platforms rarely have all of the plumbing in place in v1, so early Office 365 didn’t have backup mechanisms, just like VMware didn’t 13 years ago. Instead, it was up to disruptive and innovative vendors (like Veeam) to figure it out. Eventually, as all platforms do, foundational plumbing is added. At this point, there begins a race between the legacies to catch up and the early innovators to stay disruptively relevant by continuing to evolve ahead of the curve — or fade into obscurity (or be sold for the IP). Veeam already moved past “just” mailbox backups to include SharePoint and OneDrive for a more complete solution — and the innovation keeps happening with v3.
Veeam wasn’t the only one making announcements that will change the innovative delivery power within the Veeam ecosystem. Among them, IBM made a Statement of Direction around anticipated offerings that combine IBM Global Services (and Resiliency Services in particular) with Veeam’s backup and DR capabilities. IBM already has an IBM BaaS offering that is powered by Veeam, so it is very exciting to see what will come next. As mentioned earlier, there are two distinct differences between backup and DR. One is orchestration/testing/reporting (see Veeam Availability Orchestrator above) and the other is expertise; expertise that knows that real BC/DR actually has much more to do with business process than it does technical recoverability. To be clear, without your data, most of the business recoveries all fail — but just know that real DR relies on orchestrated recoverability so that the users and the business can resume. That is a very different mindset, which nobody knows better than IBM RS.
To start day two of VeeamON 2019, we are also celebrating customers who have been innovating with the continuation of Veeam Innovation Awards (VIAs). At our last two events, we honored Veeam partners who have been developing innovative solutions to bring to their customers (check out the VeeamON 2018 and Velocity 2019 award recipients). In the spirit of innovation, we changed it up a bit this year to celebrate customers that are using Veeam technologies in innovative and disruptive ways.
Today, we awarded ABM Industries with a VIA at VeeamON 2019. As they put it, ABM is “one of the largest and oldest companies that you’ve probably never heard of.” Check out their video to learn more about who ABM is and how they are using Veeam to innovate and transform how they protect and utilize their data.

Congratulations to ABM and a heartfelt Thank You to all of the Veeam customers and partners that are joining us in Miami or are using our technologies to achieve better backups, reliable recoveries, assured Availability and, ultimately, Cloud Data Management.
 
If you’re in Miami, we’ll see you at the party tonight.
If you aren’t in Miami, be on the lookout for a VeeamON Tour or VeeamON Forum coming soon to a regional location near you.
Either way, save the date for the next VeeamON in Las Vegas: May 4-6, 2020!
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VeeamON 2019: Day one recap

VeeamON 2019: Day one recap

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Rick Vanover


VeeamON Miami is under way! On Monday, we hosted the VeeamON 2019 Welcome Reception, which was a great start to the VeeamON 2019 event, where we are welcoming a full house of customers and partners.
The first full day was also packed with key announcements, new Veeam technologies and an awesome agenda of breakouts for attendees. Here is a rundown of Tuesday’s news:

The general session also featured key perspectives from Veeam co-founder Ratmir Timashev on Veeam’s momentum, customer testimonials and some key focus on Microsoft. Veeam Vice President, Global Business & Corporate Development Carey Stanton welcomed Tad Brockway, corporate vice president for Azure Storage, Media, and Edge platform team at Microsoft.


Image via @anbakal on Twitter

We also had a very special general session focused on technology, both already existing and coming soon. In this session, Veeam Product Strategy and R&D gave a number of key overviews of the new Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 general availability announcement, Veeam Availability Console and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. New capabilities were shown for Veeam Availability Suite, as well as new technologies for Microsoft Azure.


Image via @anbakal on Twitter

However, the key part of the event for attendees is the breakouts! This year, the breakout menu features technical topics making up 80% of the breakouts delivered by Veeam. Everything from best practices, worst practices, how-to tips and more has been covered. Today had presentations from Platinum Sponsors, Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft Azure, ExaGrid and IBM Cloud. Here are two slides from Veeam presentations that I found compelling:

 “From the Architect’s Desk: Sizing of Veeam Backup & Replication, Proxies and Repositories”

This session was presented by Tim Smith, a solutions architect based in the US (Tim also runs the Tim’s Tech Thoughts blog and is on Twitter at: Tsmith_co). Here is one slide where Tim outlines the sizing of the Veeam backup server for 2,000 VMs with eight jobs (just as an example). This is important as sizing goes all the way through the environment: backup server, proxies, repositories, etc.

 “Let’s Manage Agents”

This session was presented by Dmitry Popov, senior analyst, product management in charge of products, including Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Here is one slide where Dmitry shows a cool tip where unmanaged agents (where agents running without a license in free mode will show up) can be put into a protection group to have centralized management and a schedule:

For attendees of the event, you will be able to access the recording of these and all other sessions. More information will be sent as a follow-up email for the replay information.
Check out this recap video by our senior global technologists Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade:

We will have more content tomorrow as well! I’ll be posting another blog with a recap from today’s event. For those of you at the event, be sure to use the hashtag #VeeamON to share your experiences!
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Fujitsu ETERNUS storage plug-in now available

Fujitsu ETERNUS storage plug-in now available

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Rick Vanover


One of the things I love is how fast we can add storage integrations with the Veeam Universal Storage API. This framework was introduced with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 and has allowed Veeam and our alliance partners to rapidly add new supported storage systems. Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX and AF are the newest systems to be supported with a Veeam plug-in.
This plug-in actually exposes many outstanding capabilities, much more than just the Backup from Storage Snapshots that seems to get all of the attention. This particular plug-in offers the following capabilities:

Let’s review these benefits for this storage plug-in.

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots

This is my favorite capability and it has a powerful set of options in our free Community Edition – and even more in the Enterprise and higher editions. This allows existing storage snapshots to be used for Veeam restores, such as a file-level recovery, a whole VM restore to a new location Application Object Exports  (Enterprise and higher editions can restore Applications and Databases  to original location) or even an application item. This will read the storage snapshots on the Fujitsu ETERNUS and present them to Veeam for launching the restores, all seamlessly without impacting the operation of primary storage resources. The diagram below shows how you can launch the 7 restore scenarios from a snapshot on the Fujitsu ETERNUS array:

Veeam Backup from Storage Snapshots

This capability that comes from the plug-in will really unleash the power of the storage integration when it comes to performing the backup. The backup from storage snapshots engine will allow the data mover (a Veeam VMware Backup Proxy) to do the heavy-lifting of a backup job from the storage snapshot versus from a conventional VMware vSphere snapshot. I like to say that this integration will allow organizations to take backups or replicas at any time of the day. All of the goodness you would expect is maintained, such as VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) and application consistency. This is all transparent with this integration. The diagram below shows the time sequence in relation to the I/O associated with the backup job:

On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots

Veeam has pioneered the “DataLabs” use case, and when using an integrated storage system like Fujitsu ETERNUS, you are truly unlocking endless opportunities. The On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots will take a storage snapshot and expose the VMs on it to an isolated virtual lab. This can be used for testing changes to critical applications, testing scripts, testing upgrades, verification of a result from an application and more.
One practical way the On-demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots can help organizations is by helping avoid changes that don’t go as expected for one of many reasons. Firing up an application in an on-demand sandbox, powered by the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX/AF array, will give you a good sense of the changes. You can answer questions like “How long will it take?” and “What will happen?” But most importantly “Will it work?” This can save time by avoiding cancelled change requests due to not knowing exactly what to expect with some changes.

Primary Storage Snapshot Orchestration

The plug-in for Fujitsu ETERNUS DX/AF storage will also allow you make Veeam jobs that just create snapshots. These jobs will not produce a backup but will produce a storage snapshot that can be used for Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots.

The Power of the Storage Snapshot! Harness it!

The Fujitsu ETERNUS DX/AF storage systems are the latest integrated array with Veeam. You can download the plug-in here.

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Veeam @ AWS Summits

AWS Summits

Veeam is a Global Sponsor of all AWS Summits this
year. Below are the summits coming up in this quarter. Veeam/N2WS will have a booth and speaking sessions
at each one of these.

June
July
11-12 – Washington, DC
11 – Cape Town
12 – Taipei
11 – New York
12-14 – Tokyo
19 – Beijing
20 – Shanghai
26 – São Paulo
27 – Osaka

May 2019 – Editor Note

May is now here and VeeamON 2019 is only 19 days away!  This edition of the Veeam Wire is stacked with info around the latest release of  Veeam Backup for O365 solution.  See more below…

Ya gotta know what ya got

Ya gotta know what ya got

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


Today, we continue with our six-week vlog series.
While tactical IT initiatives may be obvious, strategic IT initiatives are often hindered by a lack of practical visibility and understanding of what is working and what isn’t.
Simply put, your IT modernization efforts can only go so far. If you can only “see or do” the tactical functions, without understanding how the pieces relate to each other, you won’t go very far. The same abstractions in cloud and virtual environments that accelerate production initiatives, create challenges for data protection/data management, BC/DR, and similar initiatives such as cybersecurity.

Thanks for watching

Navigate the series:

  1. When you modernize production, you must modernize protection
  2. The race to zero downtime and data loss
  3. Ya gotta know what ya got

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What’s new in v3 of Veeam’s Office 365 backup

What’s new in v3 of Veeam’s Office 365 backup

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Niels Engelen


It is no secret anymore, you need a backup for Microsoft Office 365! While Microsoft is responsible for the infrastructure and its availability, you are responsible for the data as it is your data. And to fully protect it, you need a backup. It is the individual company’s responsibility to be in control of their data and meet the needs of compliance and legal requirements. In addition to having an extra copy of your data in case of accidental deletion, here are five more reasons WHY you need a backup.

With that quick overview out of the way, let’s dive straight into the new features.

Increased backup speeds from minutes to seconds

With the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v2, Veeam added support for protecting SharePoint and OneDrive for Business data. Now with v3, we are improving the backup speed of SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business incremental backups by integrating with the native Change API for Microsoft Office 365. By doing so, this speeds up backup times up to 30 times which is a huge game changer! The feedback we have seen so far is amazing and we are convinced you will see the difference as well.

Improved security with multi-factor authentication support

Multi-factor authentication is an extra layer of security with multiple verification methods for an Office 365 user account. As multi-factor authentication is the baseline security policy for Azure Active Directory and Office 365, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3 adds support for it. This capability allows Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3 to connect to Office 365 securely by leveraging a custom application in Azure Active Directory along with MFA-enabled service account with its app password to create secure backups.

From a restore point of view, this will also allow you to perform secure restores to Office 365.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3 will still support basic authentication, however, using multi-factor authentication is advised.

Enhanced visibility

By adding Office 365 data protection reports, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 will allow you to identify unprotected Office 365 user mailboxes as well as manage license and storage usage. Three reports are available via the GUI (as well as PowerShell and RESTful API).
License Overview report gives insight in your license usage. It shows detailed information on licenses used for each protected user within the organization. As a Service Provider, you will be able to identify the top five tenants by license usage and bring the license consumption under control.
Storage Consumption report shows how much storage is consumed by the repositories of the selected organization. It will give insight on the top-consuming repositories and assist you with daily change rate and growth of your Office 365 backup data per repository.

Mailbox Protection report shows information on all protected and unprotected mailboxes helping you maintain visibility of all your business-critical Office 365 mailboxes. As a Service Provider, you will especially benefit from the flexibility of generating this report either for all tenant organizations in the scope or a selected tenant organization only.

Simplified management for larger environments

Microsoft’s Extensible Storage Engine has a file size limit of 64 TB per year. The workaround for this, for larger environments, was to create multiple repositories. Starting with v3, this limitation and the manual workaround is eliminated! Veeam’s storage repositories are intelligent enough to know when you are about to hit a file size limit, and automatically scale out the repository, eliminating this file size limit issue. The extra databases will be easy to identify by their numerical order, should you need it:

Flexible retention options

Before v3, the only available retention policy was based on items age, meaning Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 backed up and stored the Office 365 data (Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint items) which was created or modified within the defined retention period.
Item-level retention works similar to how classic document archive works:

  • First run: We collect ALL items that are younger (attribute used is the change date) than the chosen retention (importantly, this could mean that not ALL items are taken).
  • Following runs: We collect ALL items that have been created or modified (again, attribute used is the change date) since the previous run.
  • Retention processing: Happens at the chosen time interval and removes all items where the change date became older than the chosen retention.

This retention type is particularly useful when you want to make sure you don’t store content for longer than the required retention time, which can be important for legal reasons.
Starting with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3, you can also leverage a “snapshot-based” retention type option. Within the repository settings, v3 offers two options to choose from: Item-level retention (existing retention approach) and Snapshot-based retention (new).
Snapshot-based retention works similar to image-level backups that many Veeam customers are so used to:

  • First run: We collect ALL items no matter what the change date is. Thus, the first backup is an exact copy (snapshot) of an Exchange mailbox / OneDrive account / SharePoint site state as it looks at that point in time.
  • Following runs: We collect ALL new items that have been created or modified (attribute used here is the change date) since the previous run. Which means that the backup represents again an exact copy (snapshot) of the mailbox/site/folder state as it looks at that point in time.
  • Retention processing: During clean-up, we will remove all items belonging to snapshots of mailbox/site/folder that are older than the retention period.

Retention is a global setting per repository. Also note that once you set your retention option, you will not be able to change it.

Other enhancements

As Microsoft released new major versions for both Exchange and SharePoint, we have added support for Exchange and SharePoint 2019. We have made a change to the interface and now support internet proxies. This was already possible in previous versions by leveraging a change to the XML configuration, however, starting from Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3, it is now an option within the GUI. As an extra, you can even configure an internet proxy per any of your Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 remote proxies.  All of these new options are also available via PowerShell and the RESTful API for all the automation lovers out there.

On the point of license capabilities, we have added two new options as well:

  • Revoking an unneeded license is now available via PowerShell
  • Service Providers can gather license and repository information per tenant via PowerShell and the RESTful API and create custom reports

To keep a clean view on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 console, Service Providers can now give organizations a custom name.

Based upon feature requests, starting with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3, it is possible to exclude or include specific OneDrive for Business folders per job. This feature is available via PowerShell or RESTful API. Go to the What’s New page for a full list of all the new capabilities in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

Time to start testing?

There’s no better time than the present for you to get your hands-on Office 365 backup. Download Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3, or try Community Edition FREE forever for up to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data.
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Veeam Leads Cloud Data Management Market as it Kicks Off 2019 with Q1 Double-Digit Growth

Veeam Leads Cloud Data Management Market as it Kicks Off 2019 with Q1 Double-Digit Growth

Business Wire – News by Company: Veeam Software

BAAR, Switzerland–()–Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced results from Q1’2019, including obvious impact from the January launch of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, one of the largest and most anticipated product releases in the history of the company, which is now one of the largest private software companies in the world.

Veeam reported a 16 percent increase in total bookings year-over-year (YoY), celebrating more than 343,000 customers, staying consistent with an average of 4,000 new customers each month. Veeam’s Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) increased 30 percent YoY, a testament to the success of a new unique subscription pricing model for all new Veeam products, including new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. Released to the public at the beginning of Q1, it has more than 200,000 downloads to date.
“In my first full quarter back at Veeam leading sales and marketing, we focused on core priorities that brought us clear success, and that will continue to fuel our growth and validate our leadership position throughout the year,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales & Marketing. “We are now focused on an aggressive strategy to help businesses transition to cloud with best-in-class Backup and Cloud Data Management solutions. IDC has forecast that 90 percent of organizations will embrace a multi-cloud strategy within three years,1 which provides us a significant growth opportunity to leverage the shift our customers and partners are making, and ensuring we support them in every aspect – with the very best products and solutions. This strategy has also fueled our new Veeam Instance Licensing (VIL) model, which was created to provide flexibility to move workloads from on-prem to public cloud and back without an additional cost. Veeam is the first in the industry to offer this portable, game-changing license approach for managing multi-cloud environments.”
Q1’2019 Customer, Product and Partner Highlights

  • Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, providing simple, flexible and reliable solutions to help customers migrate to and keep data available in the hybrid cloud regardless of its location, has recorded more than 200,000 downloads in less than 3 months since being generally available in January 2019. New product capabilities allow Veeam to deliver virtual, physical, and cloud data management, for any application, and any data, across any cloud, including:
    • Cloud Tier – Unlimited capacity for long-term data retention by using native, cost effective object storage integration;
    • Cloud Mobility – Easy migration and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack;
    • New Data Governance Capabilities – Increased security and compliance including GDPR and malware prevention.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, currently the fastest growing product in Veeam history, reported 152 percent revenue bookings growth YoY. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has now been downloaded by more than 55,000 organizations, representing over 7 million user mailboxes. Veeam recently released version 3 of the product, further solidifying the company’s dominance in the Microsoft Office 365 backup market, providing businesses with 30x faster backup, improved security, and enhanced customer visibility and analytics.
  • Cloud continues its growth momentum, with Veeam reporting 31 percent YoY growth in its overall cloud business for Q1’2019.
  • With 343,000 customers worldwide, new Veeam customers include AKKA Technologies, Halton Borough Council, Sonoco Trident, 3Banken, Nova Scotia Liquor, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Clear Concepts, YMRILINK, TBEA Energy India.
  • The Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program has grown to 22,500 partners, with 4,000 of those also qualified to provide Cloud Backup & DRaaS using Veeam Cloud Connect.
  • Veeam alliance resell agreements with, HPE, Cisco, NetApp and Lenovo reported 56 percent total transaction growth YoY and 39 percent YoY revenue growth, together completing the overall data management story for global alliance reseller partners.
  • Veeam received a $500 million investment from Insight Venture Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in early January – one of the largest investments in the history of storage software. This is enabling Veeam to pursue an aggressive acquisition and investment strategy of innovative technologies and continue as the dominant leader in the market.

Registration is now open for VeeamON 2019, the world’s premier event for Cloud Data Management, which will take place May 20 – 22, 2019, in Miami, FL. Nearly 10,000 customers, partners and influencers attended VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL and the regional VeeamON Forum events held all around the world.
Supporting Quotes
“Veeam’s commitment to the cloud data protection market parallels what we see as a continued strong, growing and dynamic space. The overall cloud-based data protection as a service market is growing at a 16.2 percent CAGR, much faster than the 3.4 percent CAGR for traditional data protection and recovery software. Veeam continues its strong market growth in both segments by continuing to offer new products and services matched to the rapidly evolving cloud and on-premise requirements.” – Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC
“Our enterprise continues to grow, and we needed agility and innovation in our IT infrastructure to keep pace. Upon realizing we needed more than just backup, it became apparent that using the Veeam platform with Azure was the way to get our mission critical applications available, while also establishing a reliable DR environment in the cloud. We now have the confidence that our data and applications are protected through Cloud Data Management. And should any event ever occur, we have the direct restore capabilities to ensure our operations don’t miss a beat.” – Tom Morley, Sr. Director of Global Infrastructure and Operations at ABM Industries, a leading provider of facility solutions and Fortune 500 company
About Veeam Software
Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete backup solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Cloud Data Management. Veeam has 343,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the Global 2,000, with customer satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 64,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 22,500+ cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.
1 Oct 2017 – IDC FutureScape – Doc # US43171317. IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2018 Predictions. By: Frank Gens, Crawford Del Prete, Philip Carter, Bill Fearnley, Al Gillen, Scott Lundstrom, Tom Mainelli, Tomoaki Nakamura, Eric Newmark, Sandra Ng, Robert Parker, David Schubmehl, Vernon Turner, Dan Vesset, Deepak Mohan, Richard L. Villars, Hayley Sutherland

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When to use SMB WriteThrough in Windows Server 2019

When to use SMB WriteThrough in Windows Server 2019

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Xavier Genestós


Today, we are going to discuss the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol which is incorporated into all Windows versions, both client and server. It is enabled by default and used to share files and printers. There are rather few versions of this protocol, but it was SMB 2.0, released with Windows Vista in 2006, that considerably improved its performance. Today, the latest version is SMB 3.1.1, that was released with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
The focus of this version was on security by adding support for more encryption algorithms, leaving the performance practically unchanged. And although we don’t get the new protocol version with Windows Server 2019, there is one novelty added to the SMB protocol that affects the client side.

SMB cache

With the release of Windows Server 2019 (also available in Windows 10 version 1809), SMB connections on the client side now can be used without the SMB cache. In certain scenarios, this will accelerate the transfer of files sent using this protocol.
Here’s how you find this new parameter:

  • For the Command Prompt, it’s the WRITETHROUGH parameter for the command Net Use
  • For PowerShell, it’s the UseWriteThrough parameter for New-SmbMapping cmdlet.

Let’s see how it works and when it’s a good idea to use it.

SMB operation without the WriteThrough/UseWriteThrough parameters

By default, when Windows SMB client makes a connection to an SMB server, the client uses the SMB cache. We have to understand that this SMB client can be a Windows Server.
SMB client is a computer that makes the connection to a shared resource and SMB server is a computer that has that shared resource. The SMB cache is very useful in most cases. For example, imagine a user accessing their files on a file server. When he opens a file for the first time the SMB client downloads it completely but saves it in cache. When the user makes a modification to the file and saves the file, the file is not downloaded again, the load is faster since the file is in the cache. That is the default behaviour of the SMB cache for the SMB client and works in every Windows SMB version.

What is the WriteThrough parameter for?

This parameter allows to map a network unit with forced access (“direct write”) and thus omit all the operating system caches, forcing the read/write to disk.
Previously, “direct writing” was only possible in the shared resources of the cluster with the option marked “Continuous Availability.” In addition, version 3 of the SMB protocol and at least Windows Server 2012 were required. But with Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 v.1809 you can now force the “direct write” from the client side.
Tip: To quickly check the version of your Windows Server (or Windows 10), run the winver command in either cmd or PowerShell.

When to use it?

This option can be used when we know for sure that the file that we’re going to write doesn’t exist at the destination yet and is of a considerable size. For example, it’ll be much faster for a backup software to write a backup file via SMB connection with “WriteThrough” parameter, avoiding the operating system’s cache.

How to enable the SMB WriteThrough connection

As previously noted, SMB connections are made from the SMB client, so to enable this, we would need to do the following.

WriteThrough with CMD

Execute the Net Use command to see the new WRITETHROUGH parameter:
Net Use \\Server\share /WriteThrough
If you want to assign a drive letter, execute:
Net Use (Drive letter): \\Server\share /WriteThrough
Connection example:
– Destination SMB Server: SYSADMIT-PC1
– Destination SMB Shared folder: SYSADMIT-Share
– Network unit: None
Example command would look like:
Net Use \\SYSADMIT-PC1\SYSADMIT-Share /WRITETHROUGH

WriteThrough with PowerShell

The equivalent to the Net Use command in PowerShell is the New-SmbMapping cmdlet. It also allows us to make SMB connections without caching using the UseWriteThrough parameter.
Example:
– Destination SMB Server: SYSADMIT-PC1
– Destination SMB Shared folder: SYSADMIT-Share
– Network unit: S:
Example command would look like:
New-SmbMapping -LocalPath ‘S:’ -RemotePath ‘\\SYSADMIT-PC1\SYSADMIT-Share’ -UseWriteThrough $True

Conclusion

As you see, it’s pretty easy to utilize the WriteThrough ability with a few short commands. What’s important is to understand when it’s a good idea to use it since in most cases using the cache is fine. But in certain scenarios like creating new large files at the destination, we would benefit going around the SMB’s cache.
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The race to zero downtime and zero data loss

The race to zero downtime and zero data loss

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


Today, we continue with our six-week series of vlogs.
It wasn’t that many years ago that recovery time was measured in days (or partial days), whereas data loss was rigidly aligned to nightly backup or up to a day of loss. That isn’t true anymore.
Simply put, backup is the foundation of any data protection, recovery, retention, and availability strategy — but backup alone isn’t enough. Instead, organizations need to combine backups, snapshots, and replication within a holistic strategy (and within consistent policies), regardless of where data lives across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures to achieve both zero downtime and zero data loss.

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How to enable MFA for Office 365

How to enable MFA for Office 365

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Polina Vasileva


Starting from the recently released version 3, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 allows for retrieving your cloud data in a more secure way by leveraging modern authentication. For backup and restores, you can now use service accounts enabled for multi-factor authentication (MFA). In this article, you will learn how it works and how to set up things quickly.

How does it work?

For modern authentication in Office 365, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 leverages two different accounts: an Azure Active Directory custom application and a service account enabled for MFA. An application, which you must register in your Azure Active Directory portal in advance, will allow Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to access Microsoft Graph API and retrieve your Microsoft Office 365 organizations’ data. A service account will be used to connect to EWS and PowerShell services.
Correspondingly, when adding an organization to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 scope, you will need to provide two sets of credentials: your Azure Active Directory application ID with either an application secret or application certificate and your services account name with its app password:

Can I disable all basic authentication protocols in my Office 365 organization?

While Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3 fully supports modern authentication, it has to fill in the existing gaps in Office 365 API support by utilizing a few basic authentication protocols.
First, for Exchange Online PowerShell, the AllowBasicAuthPowershell protocol must be enabled for your Veeam service account in order to get the correct information on licensed users, users’ mailboxes, and so on. Note that it can be applied on a per-user basis and you don’t need to enable it for your entire organization but for Veeam accounts only, thus minimizing the footprint for a possible security breach.
Another Exchange Online PowerShell authentication protocol you need to pay attention to is the AllowBasicAuthWebServices. You can disable it within your Office 365 organization for all users — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 can make do without it. Note though, that in this case, you will need to use application certificate instead of application secret when adding your organization to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.
And last but not the least, to be able to protect text, images, files, video, dynamic content and more added to your SharePoint Online modern site pages, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 requires LegacyAuthProtocolsEnabled to be set to $True. This basic authentication protocol takes effect for all your SharePoint Online organization, but it is required to work with certain specific services, such as ASMX.

How can I get my application ID, application secret and application certificate?

Application credentials, such as an application ID, application secret and application certificate, become available on the Office 365 Azure Active Directory portal upon registering a new application in the Azure Active Directory.
To register a new application, sign into the Microsoft 365 Admin Center with your Global Administrator, Application Administrator or Cloud Application Administrator account and go to the Azure Active Directory admin center. Select New application registration under the App registrations section:

Add the app name, select Web app/API application type, add a sign-on URL (this can be any custom URL) and click Create:

Your application ID is now available in the app settings, but there’re a few more steps to take to complete your app configuration. Next, you need to grant your new application the required permissions. Select Settings on the application’s main registration page, go to the Required permissions and click Add:

In the Select an API section, select Microsoft Graph:

Then click Select permissions and select Read all groups and Read directory data:

Note that if you want to use application certificate instead of application secret, you must additionally select the following API and corresponding permissions when registering a new application:

  • Microsoft Exchange Online API access with Use Exchange Web Services with full access to all mailboxes‘ permissions
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online API access with Have full control of all site collections permissions

To complete granting permissions, you need to grant administrator consent. Select your new app from the list in the App registrations (Preview) section, go to API Permissions and click Grant admin consent for <tenant name>. Click Yes to confirm granting permissions:

Now your app is all set and you can generate an application secret and/or application certificate. Both are managed on the same page. Select your app from the list in the App registrations (Preview) section, click Certificates & secrets and select New client secret to create a new application secret or select Upload certificate to add a new application certificate:

For application secret, you will need to add secret description and its expiration period. Once it’s created, copy its value, for example, to Notepad, as it won’t be displayed again:

How can I get my app password?

If you already have a user account enabled for MFA for Office 365 and granted with all the roles and permissions required by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, you can create a new app password the following way:

  • Sign into the Office 365 with this account and pass additional security verification. Go to user’s settings and click Your app settings:
  • You will be redirected to https://portal.office.com/account, where you need to navigate to Security & privacy and select Create and manage app passwords:
  • Create a new app password and copy it, for example, to Notepad. Note that the same app password can be used for multiple apps or a new unique app password can be created for each app.

What’s next?

Now you have all the credentials to start protecting your Office 365 data. When adding an Office 365 organization to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 scope, make sure you select the correct deployment type (which is ‘Microsoft Office 365’) and the correct authentication method (which in our case is Modern authentication). Keep in mind that with v3, you can choose to use the same or different credentials for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online (together with OneDrive for Business). If you want to use separate custom applications for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, don’t forget to register both in advance in a similar way as described in this article.
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How to limit egress costs within AWS and Azure

How to limit egress costs within AWS and Azure

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Nicholas Serrecchia


With Update 4’s exciting new cloud features, there are settings within AWS and Azure that you should familiarize yourself with to help negate some of the egress traffic costs, as well as help with security.
Right now, let’s talk about the scenarios where:

  • You are backing up Azure/AWS instances, utilizing Veeam Backup & Replication with a Veeam Agent, while utilizing Capacity Tier all inside of AWS/Azure
  • You have a SOBR instance in AWS/Azure and utilize Capacity Tier
  • When N2WS backup and recovery/Veeam Availability for AWS performs a copy to Amazon S3
  • If Veeam is deployed within AWS/Azure and you perform a DR2EC2 without a proxy or DR2MA

In AWS, by default, all traffic written into S3 from a resource within a VPC, like an EC2 instance, face egress costs for all these scenarios listed above. By default, when we archive data into S3 or do a disaster recovery to EC2, where Veeam uploads the virtual disk into S3, so AWS can convert to Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes (AWS VMimport), we face an egress charge per GB. There is the option to utilize a NAT gateway/instance, but again there is a price associated with that as well.
Thankfully, there is an option that you could enable, which is basically the “don’t charge me egress!” button. That feature is called VPC Endpoints for AWS and VNet Service Endpoints for Azure.

Limit AWS egress costs

As stated by AWS:
“A VPC Endpoint enables you to privately connect your VPC to supported AWS services and VPC Endpoint services powered by PrivateLink without requiring an internet gateway, NAT device, VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect connection. Instances in your VPC do not require public IP addresses to communicate with resources in the service. Traffic between your VPC and the other service does not leave the Amazon network”.
You simply enable VPC Endpoints for your S3 service within that VPC and you will no longer face egress cost when an EC2 instance is traversing data into S3. This is because the EC2 instance doesn’t need a public IP, internet gateway or NAT device to send data to S3.

Now that you enabled the VPC Endpoint, I highly recommend that you create a bucket policy to specify which VPCs or external IP addresses can access the S3 bucket.

Limit Azure egress costs

Azure handles the egress costs from their instances into Blob in the same manner AWS does, but with Azure the nomenclature is different, they use VNets instead of VPCs and they too have a feature that can be enabled at the VNet level: VNet Service Endpoints.
As stated by Microsoft Azure:
“Virtual Network (VNet) service endpoints extend your virtual network private address space and the identity of your VNet to the Azure services, over a direct connection. Endpoints allow you to secure your critical Azure service resources to only your virtual networks. Traffic from your VNet to the Azure service always remains on the Microsoft Azure backbone network.”

With Azure, you can then setup a firewall within the storage account to limit internet access to that resource.
Again, this is for instances hosted within a VNet or VPC talking to their respected object storage within the same region, not on-premises to an S3/Azure storage account.

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Veeam & NetApp – Backup for the NetApp Data Fabric

Veeam & NetApp – Backup for the NetApp Data Fabric

vZilla  /  michaelcade

ONTAP 9.5 went GA a few weeks back, waking up this morning to see the weekly digest from Anton Gostev mentioning the support for ONTAP 9.5 with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a. This will not support the new feature released with ONTAP 9.5 synchronous SnapMirror.
I have been preaching the powers of NetApp & Veeam for a few years now, but if you have not seen the power of the integration between the two vendors then I am going to summarise everything in this post here today.

Explorer

Let’s start with the free stuff you can do with Veeam in a NetApp ONTAP environment. Veeam Community Edition (Free version of Veeam) has the ability to add an ONTAP controller to your Veeam environment and regardless of if Veeam has created those native ONTAP snapshots or not, Veeam has the ability to go inside those ONTAP snapshots and perform recoveries against any VMware virtual machine you have within that snapshot. This could be full virtual machine recovery, also Instant VM recovery see here. It could also be file level recovery or if you want to get down to the application items, maybe a mail item or share point object then you can also do this from the FREE version!

Orchestrate

Now natively you can create a NetApp Snapshot pretty stress free, however this is going to be crash consistent and where some application servers would withstand that crash consistency on recovery there are some most likely business critical applications that require application consistency. Why not use Veeam to orchestrate your application aware and application consistent snapshots. This provides a much tighter Recovery Point Objective. This also makes leveraging ONTAP snapshots for these reasons more appealing given that in ONTAP 9.4 the limit of snapshots per volume was increased from 255 to 100. With it being a snapshot your Recovery Time Objective is going to be seconds!
Veeam can also orchestrate the SnapMirror or SnapVault snapshot data transfer.

Backup

Ok sounds good so far. Now the icing on the cake or maybe the buttercream in the middle of the cake. Snapshots are great and I am not getting into the snapshot vs backup its 2019 and if you don’t get it or agree then you probably voted BREXIT and I am fine with that, but this is my time to shine not yours.
The integration with Veeam and NetApp gives us the ability to leverage those snapshots and gain all the benefits mentioned in the above section but also the ability to get those blocks of data into another media type.

OnDemand

We have you covered for granular recovery, fast RTO, tighter RPO and a copy of your data on a separate media type that could protect you from internal malicious threats or corruption. Now the cherry on top.
We can take those ONTAP Snapshots and those backups and we can spin them up in an isolated environment. Veeam DataLabs gives us the ability to leverage the FlexClone technology on the ONTAP system and automate the creation, provisioning and removal of small isolated sandbox environments. This YouTube video clip of a session I did is a little old now, but the capability is a huge feature within Veeam Backup & Replication.

Oh, I should also mention that we have the same integration with Element Software and NetApp HCI I wrote about that here.
I think that’s all for now in the world of NetApp & Veeam. If you have any questions, then you can find me on the twitters @MichaelCade1

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Modern production calls for modern protection

Modern production calls for modern protection

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


We are starting a new six-week vlog series based on interpreting some industry research that I helped deliver prior to me joining Veeam last year. With thirty years in the data protection industry and the last seven as an industry analyst, I’m going to examine some concepts and research data, and hopefully make it actionable for you.
This week, we’re looking at why “Improving backup” is on most organization’s top ten IT spends within their data center strategies every year.

Said another way, if data centers were still running standalone SQL and Exchange on top of Windows Server 2003 R2 or 2008, no one would spend any money on backup, other than adding capacity. But as workloads change, legacy backup mechanisms and strategies become woefully inadequate. So, when you modernize production, you must modernize protection.
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