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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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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Why IT doesn’t modernize data protection

Why IT doesn’t modernize data protection

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
 
For far too many organizations, the main reason they don’t modernize IT architectures as fast they probably should is a failure to communicate. Even for something as simple as backup, it stands like this:

  • Technology professionals think in terms of IT capabilities, such as the protection or restoration of data, and discuss those capabilities through terms like Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
  • Business or operations stakeholders focus on their teams’ productivity and view themselves as IT’s customer (or victim). So, the lens that they assess IT through is how downtime and data loss affect their operations, which can be measured in Business Impact Analyses (BIA) and Risk Analyses (RA). Moreover, the effort of finding common ground on expectations with IT is through Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Financial folks see things not as much through “how” IT does it (technology) or “why” businesses need it, but simply as a mathematical exchange of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO for investments in people or materials versus the business outcomes or impacts: Return on Investment (ROI).

Those are a lot of three letter acronyms (TLAs) and jargon. More importantly, each of these lenses is accurate yet incomplete, because so many folks only speak one of the three languages (four, if you include application jargon). Unfortunately, a failure to understand each other’s goals and pains often results in indecision and a begrudging acceptance of the status quo, even when everyone individually believes that they ought to be able to do better.

What to do about it

In 30+ years in IT data protection, I have seen this problem far too many times. To help with that, Veeam asked me to write a small book Data Protection by the Numbers for Dummies that unpacks and translates the three languages, gives ideas how to calculate the real costs of downtime (operational and economic), and a top ten list of ideas to consider (nothing about Veeam or any other solutions within the text, just the cover).
In addition, check out this video on the topic:

As always, if I or Veeam can be of assistance, please let me know.
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Trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape

Trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT
landscape
Veeam executives and former industry analysts, Jason
Buffington and Dave Russell, discuss the latest trends shaping the data
protection industry and IT landscape in a series of videos. Watch this series
to learn more about the benefits of a cloud-approach protection strategy,
what to consider when choosing an appliance, and why regulatory compliance
can be your friend.

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Simplified operations and reduced risk for modernizing the
data center
Faster virtual machine (VM) recoveries and less data loss
Improved recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time
objectives (RTOs) across virtual, physical and cloud platforms

The future of data protection is data management

The future of data protection is data management

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


In this last installment of the series, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:
Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ
Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG
This week, we’re talking about how the future of data protection is data management:

  • “Y” should your data protection strategy evolve
  • What should data management really look like

Dave and Jason are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.
We hope you enjoyed these series as much as we did creating them! Let us know what you liked or disliked in the comments down below.
 

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead
  3. Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy
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  6. Is backup enough for a peace of mind?
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Is backup enough for a peace of mind?

Is backup enough for a peace of mind?

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dave Russell


Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:
Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG
Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ
This week, we’re talking about why and how to do more with your backed-up data:

  • You should do more with your backed up data than restore it after bad things happen
  • An analysts’ view on Veeam DataLabs
  • How do you “unlock” more business value out of your data

Jason and Dave are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.
We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.
 

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead
  3. Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy
  4. An appliance by any other name
  5. The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant
  6. Is backup enough for a peace of mind?
  7. The future of data protection is data management

Show more articles from this author

Makes disaster recovery, compliance, and continuity automatic

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Veeam roadmap includes NAS, CDP, acquisitions

Veeam roadmap includes NAS, CDP, acquisitions

SearchDataBackup


Veeam Software co-founder Ratmir Timashev said the vendor has delivered 80% of its long-ago promised version 10 of its flagship Availability Suite. NAS support and continuous data protection are still on the drawing board of the Veeam roadmap, and Timashev vows to launch those in 2019.
Timashev, Veeam’s former CEO and current leader of sales and marketing, said Veeam made a “slight mistake” in promising version 10 two years ago, but added that much of the promised feature set has been delivered through updates to version 9.5.
In a recent interview with SearchDataBackup, Timashev discussed the Veeam roadmap including and beyond version 10, as well as acquisition plans for 2019. The data backup, recovery and management vendor is fresh off a $500 million investment from Insight Venture Partners in January, bringing its total cash on hand to more than $1 billion. Also in January, Veeam launched Update 4 of Availability Suite 9.5, which included cloud tiering and migration capabilities.

Headshot of Veeam's Ratmir TimashevRatmir Timashev

In addition, Timashev described a current “war” to win the hybrid cloud and multi-cloud market, one that could set the tone in the data protection field for years to come.
All this follows a year in which Veeam shifted its platform and its management team. The vendor outlined an approach for what it calls “intelligent data management,” and is continuing in the direction of providing more than just backup and recovery. In late 2018, co-CEO Peter McKay left the company, leaving Timashev’s co-founder Andrei Baronov as the CEO. Timashev became executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.
In the Q&A that follows, find out more about the Veeam roadmap: the possible technology acquisition areas, why winning the hybrid cloud battle is important, and what’s to come from Version 10.
What’s on the Veeam roadmap for Availability Suite? Will there be a version 10 soon? And what will it entail?
Ratmir Timashev: Yes, this year [we’ll launch] version 10.
Normally our company has a strategy — under-promise, over-deliver. We made a slight mistake almost two years ago when we announced version 10 and we still haven’t delivered it. We will deliver it this year. We delivered already 80% of the features we promised and we delivered much more in the last two years.
Why over-promising two years ago [was a mistake], is because we’re a private company. We’re not quarterly driven and we’re not this corporate bureaucratic company that has a two-year product roadmap. We have a roadmap but our roadmap is so fluid and flexible that we change it, depending, every three months [or] every month.
The fact that we’re a private company, that’s our key competitive differentiator. We can change our strategy.
Big companies have a two-year roadmap that’s approved by the board of directors and they cannot change much. We don’t have that. So yes, we made the mistake — we over-promised two years ago. But we delivered 80% with Update 1, Update 2, Update 3 and now with Update 4. We intentionally don’t change the version number until we deliver everything that we promised two years ago. Update 4 deserves to be version 10 by the sheer number of features and powerful capabilities.
There are two things we still haven’t delivered [that Version 10 will include], but we delivered much, much, much more already with Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4.
What are those two things?
Timashev: NAS support — that’s 90% of what we’re still missing. And it will be delivered this year.
The second one is CDP — continuous data protection — based on the new VMware APIs. We have near-CDP, but we don’t have this complete CDP that Zerto has. So it will be delivered this year.
Right now we have replication, which provides five-minute CDP. It’s near-CDP. Not continuous, not seconds. We provided near-CDP since our version 1 when we released it in 2008.
In the physical world, even Gartner still has backup and replication as two separate markets. Veeam was the first company that combined backup and replication in one product because it’s one technology. In the virtualization world, it’s one technology. In physical, those are two.
That’s why our product since Version 1 is called Veeam Backup & Replication. We intentionally emphasize that it’s not just backup.
What are customers looking for now?
Timashev: Every 10 years, there is a major industry shift. From mainframe to Unix, from Unix to Windows, from Windows to cloud, from Windows to VMware. Veeam 12 years ago won this [virtual] market. When the new market or the new platform comes, there are only two or three years of a window of opportunity. When VMware came, Veeam won this market within two or three years and has dominated it for the last 10 years.

Now there is a new shift. It’s called hybrid cloud or multi-cloud. And the war is right now. Whoever wins it is going to dominate it for the next seven to 10 years. Ratmir Timashevco-founder and executive vice president, Veeam

Now there is a new shift. It’s called hybrid cloud or multi-cloud. And the war is right now. Whoever wins it is going to dominate it for the next seven to 10 years. Normally, the winner takes 40% of the market. So right now we’re in the middle of that. Veeam is extremely well-positioned with our channel partners, with our product.
We still have challenges. Only the paranoid survive. The war is right now. We have to win the hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud is about data management. Not only backup, but backup is the most important in the hybrid cloud. But also data governance, data security, data mobility, avoiding cloud lock-in. Because AWS wants to lock you in and wants to consume you more and more, and doesn’t make it easy to take the data out. Veeam provides all of this freedom.
Veeam has a lot of cash on hand. What can you do to ensure your customers and partners that you’re spending it wisely?
Timashev: Big companies have big cash reserves, like Microsoft, Apple. First, it makes our customers very comfortable doing business, especially large customers, making large investments, unlike some of our competitors who are burning money. We have money, so it just provides extra confidence to some of our larger customers that Veeam is a long-term sustainable partner.
Second, it provides a lot of flexibility in terms of our strategic decision-making, in terms of products.
Third, it gives us a lot of flexibility in terms of mergers and acquisitions. Now we’re going to accelerate and that’s one of the reasons to partner closely with Insight Venture Partners. Insight is a very unique firm. They transformed from being venture capitalists to being more private equity in the last 10 years. They’re not as big as maybe Vista [Equity Partners] or Thoma Bravo or Silver Lake, but they’re a very good midsize private equity firm.
They’re technically still a minority investor in Veeam, correct?
Timashev: Yes, totally minority: [Veeam] is owned by the founders and the executive management team. So they cannot force us to sell the company or go IPO. So we still have the total freedom, unlike [some of] our competitors, where the founders probably still own 10% to 20% and [venture capital firms] own the rest.
Are you close to making an acquisition at this point? Is there a timetable in the Veeam roadmap for buying any companies?
Timashev: We just signed the term sheet with one company [a few weeks ago]. And we’re talking to other companies. It doesn’t mean anything — we might not do anything. But it’s all in the areas where we know or we think are going to be big partners in the next five to seven years or in the next two or three years. Like open source, OpenStack, KVM, Kubernetes, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud optimization, cloud management, data governance, data security — [areas that are] complementary that extend our addressable market and provide the additional value proposition to our platform.
We are working internally on all these areas. But the research and development bandwidth is limited, so we have to select priorities for buying in some other areas.
N2WS [which Veeam acquired in late 2017] is a good example of how we would like to make an investment. It was a small company, but they are the leaders in AWS backup. Still a small company, they are around $10 million in revenue, but they are doubling every year. So $10 million annual recurring revenue, that’s a huge business.
Some [technologies] we’re trying to develop inside, like [Backup for] Office 365. Office 365 is the fastest growing product for us.

Original Article: https://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/news/252459347/Veeam-roadmap-includes-NAS-CDP-acquisitions

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Wasabi Teams With Veeam For Data Protection, Recovery In Hybrid Or Multi-Cloud Environments

Wasabi Teams With Veeam For Data Protection, Recovery In Hybrid Or Multi-Cloud Environments

CRN  /  Joseph F. Kovar

Wasabi, the cloud storage provider that says it provides cloud storage capacity that is one-fifth the cost and six times the performance of that of Amazon S3, Tuesday unveiled a partnership with Veeam under which Wasabi is providing a low-cost storage target for Veeam customers.
Under the new relationship, Wasabi has become a Veeam Technology Alliance partner and integrated its cloud storage offering into the Veeam Availability offerings, said David Friend, CEO of Boston-based Wasabi.
The Wasabi storage cloud, which is Amazon S3-compatible, now works with Veeam Cloud Tier, a feature of the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, that offers a native S3 interface for object storage, Friend said.
[Related: The 10 Biggest Enterprise Data Storage Industry Predictions For 2019]
The new relationship offers affordable cloud storage for any tier, he said.
Veeam already has a strong 100 percent channel focus, Friend told CRN.
“‘[They] already have a big channel in place,” he said. “They already have to do something with the storage. We need to explain to them, rather than sell an EMC box or a NetApp box to store your backups with, store it in the cloud. Veeam just recently announced an S3 API on the back end. It’s just as easy to store your data on S3 or Wasabi as it is to store your data on a server.”
Veeam is a good partner for Wasabi because of its 61,000-strong partner community, said Michael Welts, Wasabi’s chief marketing officer.
And it’s a relationship Wasabi hopes to duplicate with other storage vendors, Welts said. He pointed to the recent move by Waltham, Mass.-based Actifio, which unveiled Wasabi cloud storage as a target for the Actifio Go multi-cloud copy data management SaaS platform.
“That maps to the same strategy that we’re about to do with Veeam here,” he said. “Our goal is by the end of the year to have a half-dozen of these best-known brands in their categories now pointing to us as one of their cloud storage reserves.”
Solution providers that work with Veeam will have customers with on-premises hardware that need to have their data protected but have someone else manage it, Friend said.
Wasabi is neutral storage, Friend said. “Amazon, Google and Microsoft would like to have 100 percent of your data center on their cloud,” he said. “And so, the MSP competes with those guys.”
Wasabi forms a really good cloud target for protecting longer-term backups that are stored as object storage, said Matt Chesterton, CEO of OffsiteDataSync, a Rochester, N.Y.-based cloud service provider working with both Veeam and Wasabi.
A lot of solution providers like the Veeam technology but sometimes find it difficult to roll out offerings like Veeam Cloud Connect, Chesterton told CRN.
The combination of Veeam and Wasabi makes a big difference, he said.
“Wasabi often has a presence in the same data centers we use,” he said. “We present Wasabi as a local storage target. It’s a big help. Wasabi performs well and helps offload bandwidth. If Wasabi doesn’t have a presence in the data center, we have back-end links that make it still act like it’s on-premises for us.”

Original Article: https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/wasabi-teams-with-veeam-for-data-protection-recovery-in-hybrid-or-multi-cloud-environments

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The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant

The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:
Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ
Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG
This week, we’re talking about the good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant:

  • Why regulations are a good thing
  • How are regulations (really) changing data protection strategy
  • The real value of audits

Dave and Jason are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.
We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.
 

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead
  3. Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy
  4. An appliance by any other name
  5. The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant
  6. Is backup enough for a peace of mind?
  7. The future of data protection is data management

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An appliance by any other name

An appliance by any other name
by Dave Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
Learn about the right approach to picking an
appliance and why is it important to think ahead when planning your
environment.

Trends that are shaping the data protection industry & IT landscape

Trends that are shaping the data protection industry
& IT landscape
Check out Veeam’s new series of executive vlog videos
where we discuss the most burning questions in the backup and
recovery market. You and your customers can join the discussion
of data protection, legacy vendors, the role of multi-cloud,
and what the future of data protection looks like.

Veeam named leader in Ovum Analyst report

Veeam named leader in Ovum Analyst report
Veeam recorded above average scores in 16 of the 19
categories, becoming a LEADER in the new Ovum Decision Matrix:
Selecting a Software-based Data Availability and Protection Solution for
the Cloud Era, 2019–20
, for the 2nd successive
assessment.

An appliance by any other name

An appliance by any other name

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dave Russell


Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:
Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG
Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ
This week, we’re talking about an appliance by any other name:

  • Are we really back in 2005?
  • What is driving the renewed interest in “appliances”
  • Contrasting “Day One” appliance outcomes vs. the “Power of Choice”

Jason and Dave are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.
We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.
 

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead
  3. Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy
  4. An appliance by any other name

Makes disaster recovery, compliance, and continuity automatic

NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator helps you reduce the time, cost and effort of planning for and recovering from a disaster by automatically creating plans that meet compliance.

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Original Article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/veeam-executive-blog/~3/1_LuM9YosU4/how-futureproof-your-appliance.html

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Veeam’s Ratmir Timashev On Public Cloud Backlash, Office 365 Growth And ‘Aggressive’ Acquisition Strategy

Veeam’s Ratmir Timashev On Public Cloud Backlash, Office 365 Growth And ‘Aggressive’ Acquisition Strategy

CRN  /  Mark Haranas


Veeam Co-Founder Ratmir Timashev Ready For Hybrid Cloud Battle
Backed by a whopping $500 million in new funding, Veeam has an eye-popping growth plan in 2019 that includes multiple acquisitions, driving Office 365 channel sales, and major partner investments.
“I think we’ll acquire two, three, four or five companies [in the next year],” said Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive vice president of sales and marketing for Veaam, in an interview with CRN. “It won’t be big companies. We’re not going to buy Commvault. It’s all about innovative technologies.”
Veeam is coming off a record-breaking 2018, with bookings totaling $963 million, up 16 percent year over year. The data protection and management software star added 48,000 new customers last year with similar growth plans in 2019.
In an interview with CRN, Timashev talks about Veeam’s fastest growth area in the company’s history, M&A strategy, the “war” for hybrid cloud dominance, and the serious issue with customers buying public cloud solutions without any backup.

Original Article: https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/virtualization/veeam-s-ratmir-timashev-on-public-cloud-backlash-office-365-growth-and-aggressive-acquisition-strategy

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Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy

Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:
Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ
Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG
This week, we’re talking about using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy:

  • There is no such thing as THE cloud
  • How cloud services should expand your data protection strategy
  • Consider agility and mobility within multi- and hybrid-cloud scenarios
  • What to think about in a “cloud-first” strategy

Dave and Jason are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy. If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.
We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.
 

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead
  3. Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy

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Makes disaster recovery, compliance, and continuity automatic

NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator helps you reduce the time, cost and effort of planning for and recovering from a disaster by automatically creating plans that meet compliance.

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Original Article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/veeam-executive-blog/~3/Ks9uCFPyXww/cloud-data-protection-strategy.html

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The data protection landscape

The data protection landscape
We have launched a series of executive vlog videos
where we discuss the most burning questions in the backup and
recovery market. Join the discussion of data protection,
legacy vendors, the role of multi-cloud and what the future
of data protection looks like.

Veeam named leader in Ovum Analyst report

Veeam named leader in Ovum Analyst report
For the second successive assessment, Veeam is
a leader in the latest Ovum Analyst report for Data
Availability and Protection. Veeam recorded above average scores in 16
of the 19 categories.

Tape is (not) dead

Tape is (not) dead

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dave Russell


Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:
Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG
Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ
This week, we’re talking about how tape is NOT dead:

  • A fresh look at the old media
  • Regulatory considerations for long-term retention
  • What about the cloud (instead)?

Jason and Dave are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.
We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.
 

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead

Makes disaster recovery, compliance, and continuity automatic

NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator helps you reduce the time, cost and effort of planning for and recovering from a disaster by automatically creating plans that meet compliance.

DOWNLOAD NOW

New
Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Original Article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/veeam-executive-blog/~3/zPLQjsptVqQ/tape-is-not-dead.html

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Veeam revenue edges up in 2018; acquisitions possible in 2019 – TechTarget

Veeam revenue edges up in 2018; acquisitions possible in 2019 – TechTarget

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Veeam Software narrowly missed its goal to become a $1 billion revenue company in 2018, falling $37 million shy and probably six months short.
Veeam founder and executive vice president Ratmir Timashev said Veeam finished 2018 with $963 million in bookings revenue after 16% growth over 2017. Timashev said he expects to break $1 billion for the trailing 12 months by the end of the second quarter of 2019.
Timashev said it was a “slight disappointment” to miss the billion-dollar Veeam revenue goal for the year. He said Veeam revenue came up a bit short because it “under invested” in its traditional SMB and commercial markets to concentrate on moving into the enterprise. But he predicted the enterprise strategy — including reseller deals with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, NetApp and Lenovo — will lead to greater growth in the long run.
The Veeam revenue growth also slowed last year, after 36% growth during 2017. Fresh off a $500 million investment from Insight Venture Partners in January, Timashev said privately held Veeam will pursue acquisitions and chase more multi-cloud customers to grow in 2019.
“For us, 2019 is the most important year in the history of the company,” Timashev said. That’s because of a shift in the industry to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud use, and the battle to win that market. Timashev said the latest update to Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 plays into that strategy. Update 4 focused on facilitating tiering and migrating data into public clouds.

New executive team, new dreams ahead

Veeam has a slightly new look to its executive team in early 2019 than it had at the start of 2018, although the new bosses are really the same as the old bosses. The departure of co-CEO Peter McKay in October left Timashev’s founder partner Andrei Baronov as the lone CEO. Baronov runs product strategy, research and development. Timashev handles sales and marketing in place of McKay, and executive vice president of operations William Largent remains in charge of legal and finance.
Largent joined Veeam in 2008 – two years after Timashev and Baronov started the company – and the trio worked together at Aelita Software before that. All three have held the Veeam CEO job during the company’s lifetime.
Veeam has been profitable since 2009, Timashev said. He said the vendor had $800 million in cash and investments before the recent half-billion dollar investment from Insight Venture Partners. But it has not invested much in acquisitions over the years. In late 2017, Veeam bought AWS data protection company N2WS in its first acquisition in 10 years and it has not bought another company since then.

Headshot of Veeam's Ratmir Timashev

Ratmir Timashev

That is expected to change in 2019. Timashev would not disclose potential acquisition targets but said Veeam has some gaps in cloud data management. Other potential technologies Veeam could acquire include analytics, machine learning/artificial intelligence, data compliance and data governance.
Container protection is another area Veeam is exploring in 2019, following inquiries from customers.
Veeam is also expanding internally. The vendor plans to add 500 software developers to its research and development office in Prague. Veeam has about 3,500 employees worldwide with plans to add an additional 1,000 this year.
Timashev said Veeam’s Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is its “fastest growing product of all time.” About 55,000 organizations have downloaded the Office 365 backup, representing more than 7 million user mailboxes, according to Veeam.
Timashev said he expects $175 million in Veeam revenue from its enterprise hardware customers in 2019. He said Veeam will continue to partner with hardware vendors rather than follow rivals Commvault, Veritas and Dell EMC into selling branded appliances.

Original Article: https://searchstorage.techtarget.com/blog/Storage-Soup/Veeam-revenue-edges-up-in-2018-acquisitions-possible-in-2019

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Congrats to our Kevin Rooney! Vice President of Americas Partner Sales recognized as one of CRN’s Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs

Vice President of Americas Partner Sales recognized
as one of CRN’s Top 50 Most Influential Channel
Chiefs
Congrats to Kevin Rooney, Vice President of Americas
Partner Sales at Veeam®, for being named to CRN’s
Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list. This elite
group is drawn from the larger pool of channel chief
honorees in the IT channel, who excel at driving growth and
revenue in their organization through channel partners.

Streamlined data protection for the healthcare data center

Streamlined data protection for the healthcare data center

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Jonathan Butz


When I was a part-time CTO for hospitals prior to joining Veeam, I was focused on outcomes: understanding how technology choices ultimately affect the clinical and patient experience with a goal of improved patient outcomes and higher satisfaction. I said as much to a West Coast health system CIO when presenting a strategy, and he said to look even further: the true outcome of technology choice in healthcare is the health and well-being of the community at large.
That has been with me ever since and helped shape Veeam’s mission in healthcare — improving the health of our communities by assuring Availability of your healthcare information with simple, reliable, flexible backup and recovery software. Wherever your applications and data go, whatever platform whether on-premises or in the cloud, we protect it easily so your team can focus on the clinical experience and the health of your communities.

Profile of Veeam’s healthcare customers


Fig. 1: Veeam Top Thirty Customers’ EHR Platforms

Veeam healthcare highlights:

  • 12,000+ healthcare customers worldwide
  • 4,300+ healthcare customers in North America
  • 150,000+ clinical applications protected
  • 30-40% TCO reduction reported by customers
  • Net Promoter Score nearly 3x the industry average over 10 years

Our top thirty customers run every major EHR platform and report substantial savings for the systems we protect. They love our software because it is powerful, easy, and we deliver piece of mind for a critical function: the last line of defense against failure of all kinds. Our customers have used the savings realized by investment in Veeam software to purchase new MRI machines that directly affect the health of the communities they serve. Here are a few other examples: Greenville Health, Roswell Park Cancer Inst, Rochelle Community Hospital, Butler Health.

HIMSS19: Foundations need modernization too

More than 45,000 healthcare professionals will assemble in Orlando for HIMSS19 2/11-2/15 to discuss every challenge of healthcare transformation from care and payment optimization to clinical application strategy and healthcare information security.
Amid the trending topics of artificial intelligence, genomics, interoperability, and the omnipresent challenges of mergers and acquisitions, we must also give time to technology platform basics: agile infrastructure consumption models, rapid scale, data and application portability to cloud, data and information stewardship, business continuity, and assured recovery. Those all sound like table stakes: critical functions that we should have well in hand.
Much of it is not well in hand, however, surveys continue to report gaps in business continuity plans, phishing and ransomware continue to cause service interruptions, and organic disruptive events will continue to affect the Availability of applications and the delivery of care regardless of the technology investments we make. Add to this the further adoption of off-premises platform options from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, Software as a Service applications such as Microsoft Exchange Online, and we require new solutions and practices to ensure protection of healthcare information and the Availability of related clinical applications.

Closing thoughts

Foundations are easy to lose sight of, overshadowed by more visible elements above, but without attention and modernization, all that is built upon them is at risk.
Please visit us at HIMSS19 Booth #4191 to hear our story and see for yourself how we can make a difference in your data center and the community you serve.

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IBM Think – it’s all about the Veeam Intelligent Data Management

IBM Think – it’s all about the Veeam Intelligent Data Management

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton

Two weeks ago, IBM was a launch partner with Veeam for the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 with support for IBM Cloud Object Storage. This week, Veeam is showcasing our combined solution offerings for Intelligent Data Management with IBM at IBM’s worldwide THINK event in San Francisco.
So, what do we expect from this week at IBM Think? For one, it’s all about the data. But not just data and how to deal with the crushing growth of data that all companies struggle with. This event focuses on how you manage data strategically and what you can do with it to drive business.
A few years ago, many believed that the cloud’s most common use case for data was backup or disaster recovery. Today, it is the unlockable value of data, and the added agility of that data (enabled by it being in a cloud), and what you can learn from it with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
IBM’s extensive IBM Cloud platform, with Watson, is all about helping you build a cloud strategy for your data and applications that helps you migrate and modernize, do more with your data and manage your multi-cloud investment.
Don Boulia, IBM Cloud General Manager, told the worldwide Veeam audience on our Veeam Update 4 broadcast that his role was to help as many companies to the cloud as he can, and to make it as quick, easy and painless as possible. One of the IBM-Veeam synergies Don pointed out was Veeam’s role in helping customers move to the cloud, allowing IBM Cloud to deliver the same data protection and resiliency that companies have come to expect from managing on-premises data.
IBM and Veeam are Better Together and a logical choice for harnessing the power of the cloud for data Availability:

  • IBM’s broader Global Services organization has been accelerating the business value of IT (and its data) for years, so coupling IBM Cloud and Veeam’s Intelligent Data Management capabilities makes sense.
  • IBM’s Resiliency Services provide the expertise that is the real difference between simply ensuring the recoverability of data and the assurance of continuity of operations during crises.
  • And of course, the data you bring to the cloud becomes more valuable once it is there. IBM Cloud’s artificial intelligence unlocks the value hidden in data, not just mining insights, but actually putting them to work for you with machine learning.

The more valuable the data, the more it is worth protecting with Veeam solutions. IBM Think gives Veeam a chance to show what we can do with and for IBM customers in their data center, on IBM Cloud and across a multi-cloud environment.

  • Veeam Availability Suite, which is quickly and easily provisioned directly from the IBM Cloud portal, helps customers migrate to and keep data available in the hybrid cloud regardless of its location.
  • Veeam support for IBM Cloud Object Storage provided efficient tiered strategy efficiently long-term data retention with unlimited scale.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 on IBM Cloud eliminates the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data, allowing you to back up and retain highly-valuable online Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business data.
  • IBM Global Service offerings provide experts for fully-managed Veeam backup services.

So, if you are at IBM Think this week, think about how IBM and Veeam are Better Together for the data that drives your business. Come see us and let’s talk about how IBM and Veeam can protect your valuable data assets wherever it is today and where it will be tomorrow.
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American Standard Leverages ExaGrid’s Scale-Out Architecture as Data Growth Nearly Triples Storage Requirements – Business Wire

American Standard Leverages ExaGrid’s Scale-Out Architecture as Data Growth Nearly Triples Storage Requirements – Business Wire

“veeam” – Google News

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–()–ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup, today announced that since 2009, ExaGrid has continued to provide American Standard with fast and reliable data backups and restores throughout the evolution of the company’s IT environment and substantial data growth.

A subsidiary of LIXIL, American Standard has innovated and created residential and commercial products for kitchen and bath for over 140 years.
American Standard has backed up its data to ExaGrid systems for nearly a decade, and ExaGrid has kept backups efficient and reliable throughout the evolution of American Standards’ IT environment and its major data growth resulting from the company becoming acquired by LIXIL Water Technology Americas (LWTA), a Tokyo-based global leader in housing and building materials, products, and services. “Since the acquisition, our data has grown almost 20% each year. LIXIL has continued to acquire other companies and their data has been migrated into our environment, resulting in significant data growth,” said Ted Green, American Standard’s lead information technology engineer.
ExaGrid’s data deduplication has maximized disk space and reduced rack space in American Standard’s data centers. “ExaGrid is very effective at reducing our backup storage footprint, allowing us to maximize disk space,” said Steve Pudimott, manager of IT services for American Standard. “We’ve always had one dedicated rack for ExaGrid. Now it has shrunk to half a rack at our production data center. That’s pretty significant, and it’s saved us on costs since we pay for power in our data center because it’s a colocation. Without deduplication, we’d probably need well over two racks by now, but we’ve been able to decrease from one rack to just half of a rack. The newer models of ExaGrid appliances are much smaller and shorter, so that has also helped us save on rack space, too,” added Green.
Recently, American Standard decided to virtualize its environment, shifting much of it over to VMware and installing Veeam to manage its virtual backups. ExaGrid integrates seamlessly with all of the most frequently used backup applications, including Veeam, which American Standard uses to back up its virtual environment, and Veritas NetBackup, which is used for the remaining physical servers. “At the time that we virtualized, our ExaGrid support engineer helped us configure our system to work with Veeam, and that was an easy process. When we installed Veritas NetBackup 16 recently on one of our servers, it took all of ten minutes to get it working with ExaGrid, and the ExaGrid plugin to work with NetBackup’s OST has been a great feature that has significantly sped up our backups,” said Green.
Since the initial installation of the first ExaGrid systems, Green has taken advantage of ExaGrid’s trade-in program, which allows customers to swap out older-model appliances for new ones at a discounted rate. “The capacity at both our production site and our disaster recovery (DR) site have doubled, if not tripled, since we first installed ExaGrid, so we have added appliances over the years. Working with ExaGrid’s sales and customer support teams is a major reason why we have continued to use ExaGrid for so many years.”
Read the complete American Standard customer success story to learn more about the company’s experience using ExaGrid.
ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number over 360, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These stories demonstrate how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’
About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us at exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.
ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Original Article: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190206005141/en/American-Standard-Leverages-ExaGrid’s-Scale-Out-Architecture-Data

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Take your business beyond Availability with DataLabs

Take your business beyond Availability with DataLabs

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Vic Cleary


Beyond traditional backup use cases, one of the most important capabilities Veeam Backup & Replication provides you as a customer is the ability to proactively leverage data. It also allows you to be smarter about what you do with the gold mine of data you have wrapped up in backups that are sitting idle and to improve operational efficiencies, increase speed to market and even leverage existing data to improve compliance and security.
Veeam Backup & Replication Update 4, along with a huge payload of other features, focuses on the leveraging of data and transitioning from being reactive to becoming more proactive with this valuable resource. This proactivity comes in the form of our new Veeam DataLabs. A few of Veeam DataLabs’ capabilities have been customer favorites for years, including SureBackup and SureReplica to verify recoverability, as well as On-Demand Sandbox to speed up application deployment and address several DevOps and Dev Test concerns. Now, Update 4 introduces Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore and Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore to address compliance and security use cases as well. Find out more about Veeam DataLabs.

Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore

What business can afford a data breach? Today, a breach often includes a guaranteed barrage of negative publicity, loss of trust from loyal customers, as well as the possibility of a decrease in future business, not to mention, fines!
According to a recent study, the average total cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, which is a 6.4% increase over 2017 (Source: 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview, July 2018, conducted by Ponemon Institute LLC). This is why our first and most important new Veeam DataLabs use case focuses on GDPR and Article 17 (the right to erasure). This article applies to many of our customers who hold data from European citizens (regardless of their organization’s geographic location) and therefore must adhere to new data-compliance regulations or face a fine of up to 3% of their global turnover.
In the event that you lose critical data in production and are forced to restore the data, we are hopeful that backups exist, which have been tested with SureBackup to verify that the VM, application and OS are in good working order. SureBackup provides Veeam customers with peace of mind and reassurance that their backups have been successfully booted and tested for recoverability. However, while verifying backup recoverability is an effective first step to recovery, as of May of 2018, most businesses still need an effective way to also ensure compliance during this process. What if the backup being restored contains sensitive data protected by GDPR regulations? Leveraging the capabilities of Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore helps simplify this process.
Let’s look at this process before and after the introduction of GDPR and use a construction company as an example. Suppose this company is contractually required to keep data related to a new housing development for 25 or more years. This data may include supporting emails, contacts, reports, quotes, inquiries, etc. associated with the build. Eventually, the company may use this data to determine which showrooms were most popular, which customers preferred specific designs, etc. to improve their business and marketing tactics. In this case, the company would retain this data in their backups, which is permitted by GDPR regulations; however, any of the data that customers have requested to be removed and flagged for erasure under the “right to be forgotten” clause should never return to a production environment or workflow.
Therefore, before May 2018 and the introduction of GDPR, if the construction company needed to restore a backup including this data, the restore process would be managed in the following manner:

Fast forwarding to May 25, 2018, the next image shows how Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore helps the construction company perform a restore. It shows how they simultaneously remain compliant with GDPR’s Article 17 “Right to be Forgotten,” ensuring the data is successfully restored, but also that all sensitive data included in the backup is effectively removed and therefore never returns to the production environment.

Another prevalent use case often performed by our users is testing and updating patches. Most users prefer to test their patches and roll them out to a production environment with SureBackup. Before Update 4, users would oftentimes lose their tests and replicate within their production environment. Using Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore, this action can be done as part of the restore, with changes within the production environment, therefore removing a redundant step.

Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore

Like compliance, we know that malware is also a major concern. In 2017, there was a significant increase in press coverage around the security of private and sensitive data, most of which was due to the increased threat of ransomware. More data was lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 (1.9 billion records) than in ALL of 2016 (1.37 billion) and that was before the most significant breaches of the year (Source: Breach Level Index).
And the truth is, malicious attacks won’t stop any time soon. Ransomware attacks are predicted to continue in frequency and aggression as they become more sophisticated and harder to stop, and this issue has proven to be top-of-mind for Veeam customers. In fact, a recent ESG study indicated that 70% of our customers are concerned about their backups being contaminated (Source: ESG Master Survey Results, 2018 Data Protection Landscape Survey, October 2018).
Ransomware is a form of malicious malware that takes systems and data hostage, either by locking the user out completely or locking files so they can’t be accessed. The most common action by hackers is to encrypt files and force users to pay a ransom via cryptocurrency to get the decryption key.
Typically delivered through a link, ransomware is usually activated once a user clicks a link, which makes it possible for the virus to take over and spread to the rest of the corporate network.
The customer is then given instructions on how to send payment. Other, more aggressive forms of ransomware exploit security holes to infect systems. NotPetya and WannaCry were two such attacks this year.
It’s important to note that Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore does not prevent ransomware or other malicious attacks. However, this unique, patent-pending capability allows for a pre-staging scan from third-party, anti-virus integrations. This means that when a customer attempts to recover their files, they can verify that their backups are safe and virus-free before recovering, ultimately ensuring the threat has been removed from their network.
For ease of articulating this and the associated issues and problems, the diagram below depicts a typical timeline when a customer is hit with a zero-day attack. Currently, the biggest problem in the industry is that anti-virus vendors lack an adequate fix for a zero-day attack.

In this common timeline example, how do organizations know how much and which data has been compromised and unreadable?
With Update 4, as an added optional step for all non-granular restores inside the restore wizard, Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore will allow customers to scan backups before restoring them to production. The wizard will also include additional options if an infection is identified.
For additional assurance, this process allows for the mount server’s anti-virus software to be fully up to date with virus definitions, and multiple anti-virus vendors can perform a scan.

In the diagram above, you can see that the initial step is to select the restore point required on the Veeam management server. When the backup file is located, disks for the infected machine(s) are mounted to the Veeam mount server. The next stage then allows the anti-virus software to perform a scan against the attached disk.
As part of the recovery wizard, you then have three response options:

  1. If no infections are found, you can continue with the restore
  2. If an infection is found, but you need to proceed, Veeam will disable the network adapters for further investigation
  3. If an infection is found, you can abort the recovery

This feature provides organizations the ability to recover back to a safe, uncompromised backup restore point. The ability to pinpoint the time of infection or the time it was infected and working back from that point allows for a safe and secure process for recovering data after a malicious attack. The diagram below depicts the new process of secure data recovery when utilizing Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore.

With new, stringent compliance standards to follow and aggressive malware concerns weighing heavily on the minds of your key decision makers, Veeam DataLabs can help provide peace of mind that you are following every precaution to remain compliant and avoid the potential of cross-contaminating your production environment with viruses in your backups. Read more on Veeam DataLabs now or download a FREE trial of NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 to try Veeam DataLabs today.
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The data protection landscape – Exec and former analysts’ insights

The data protection landscape – Exec and former analysts’ insights

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington

For the next few weeks, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:

Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ

Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG

This week, we’re talking about the landscape of data protection vendors, without the “quadrants”:

  • Discussing legacy vendors and noisy startups
  • What multi-cloud really should mean from a data protection strategy
  • What does the future of data protection look like (buyers and sellers)

 

Dave and Jason are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.

We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.

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Veeam, the Dominant Market Leader, Announces Record 2018 Results

Veeam, the Dominant Market Leader, Announces Record 2018 Results

Business Wire – News by Company: Veeam Software

BAAR, Switzerland–()–Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management™, today announced results from fiscal year 2018, fresh off of 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. Veeam delivered $963 million in total bookings – 16 percent growth year-over-year (YoY) and its 12th consecutive year of organic double-digit bookings growth, as it added 48,000 new customers in 2018, an average of 4,000 new customers each month. This strong customer momentum and bookings growth builds on 2017 results outpacing the industry, and validates the growing demand for Veeam Intelligent Data Management solutions in businesses of all sizes across the globe.

“Opportunities of data management, compliance and risk, data theft and cybercrime, are expected to continue to present businesses with challenges throughout 2019, and into the next decade. What we have seen in 2018 is that no data is entirely secure. Customers are looking for an approach to manage data that unlocks its use and potential to drive business transformation but doesn’t lock their data into one vendor or increase their risk exposure,” said Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales & Marketing at Veeam.

Timashev added: “By strengthening our offering via our most powerful partnerships with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, Cisco, and now Lenovo, Veeam has done just that. We are leading the industry by empowering businesses to do more with their data backups, providing new ways for organizations to generate value from their data, while solving other business opportunities. Veeam has yet again achieved consistent company growth and profitability in this transformative market of data management in Hybrid-Cloud – and Veeam will continue to dominate. Together, with our partners, customers and alliances, and with our recent announcement of general availability for new cloud data management capabilities as part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, our most important product launch in company history, we have solidified our position as the dominant leader in Intelligent Data Management and one of the largest private software companies in the world.”

2018 Customer, Product and Partner Highlights

  • Veeam announced RTM for new cloud data management capabilities as part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, followed by recent general availability. This was one of the most important and anticipated releases to date for Veeam, providing simple, flexible and reliable solutions to help customers migrate to and keep data available in the hybrid cloud regardless of its location. These new capabilities – Cloud Tier, Cloud Mobility, and new data governance capabilities – allow Veeam to deliver virtual, physical, and cloud data management, for any application, and any data, across any cloud.
  • Veeam for Windows and Linux physical servers and workstations (Veeam Agents) and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 were the fastest growing products in Veeam’s history with 129 percent and 549 percent YoY respectively. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has now been downloaded by more than 55,000 organizations, representing over 7 million user mailboxes.
  • Now with 330,000 customers worldwide, new Veeam customers include Welch’s, Anheuser Busch Employee Credit Union, Fravega, Dorel Juvenile, Mizuno, Rabobank, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, James Cook University and DKSH Corporate Shared Services Centre.
  • The Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) segment grew 23 percent YoY, now with 21,700 Cloud Service Providers, 3,800 licensed to provide Cloud Backup & DRaaS using Veeam Cloud Connect.
  • Cloud has been the fastest growing segment of Veeam’s business for the past 8 quarters. Veeam reported 46 percent YoY growth in its overall cloud business for 2018.
  • N2WS, a Veeam company and a leading provider of cloud-native backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS), grew annual recurring revenue (ARR) by 83 percent YoY.
  • Recognized twice as Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year, Veeam is now generating 1.9 million hours of Microsoft Azure consumption every month.
  • As the most impactful and profitable Veeam alliance in 2018, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) achieved the highest magnitude of revenue growth YoY for joint closed deals in 2018, supported with a move to a Global Supply Chain agreement increasing, the resell capabilities for resellers and customers. Mutual investments by both HPE and Veeam are expected to fuel continued commitment and accelerated pipeline growth in 2019.
  • Through participation in Cisco Solutions Plus program, Veeam and Cisco deals grew 967 percent YoY, an example of how easy it is for partners to quote and configure Veeam and Cisco data center solutions through a single ordering system. Veeam expanded its collaboration with Cisco to deliver Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex™ – a new, highly resilient data management platform that provides seamless scalability, ease of management, and support for multi-cloud environments through Cisco support services.
  • Veeam expanded the success of the NetApp alliance from product integration to a full resell agreement that includes NetApp Data Fabric solutions. Veeam launched its Global Resell agreement with NetApp in Q1 2018 and followed that by enabling NetApp customers to purchase joint NetApp ONTAP and Veeam Availability solutions from joint resell partners around the globe.
  • Veeam expanded and strengthened its partnership with Nutanix by launching Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV in July 2018. After just 2 quarters of this product being available, downloads have increased 500 percent.
  • Veeam announced a new global partnership with Lenovo to offer customers integrated solutions combining high-performance storage with trusted data protection which is sold directly from Lenovo and its resellers in a single transaction.

Veeam Operational Investments and Executive Appointments

Veeam heavily invested in its team throughout 2018, most notably announcing a plan to invest $150 million to expand its main Research and Development (R&D) Center in Prague as it continues its history of trailblazing innovation. The investment allows Veeam to attract an additional 500 software developers, adding to its current workforce of more than 3,500 employees worldwide with plans to add an additional 1,000 employees this year.

Two Veeam executive roles were recently appointed to accelerate the company’s geographical expansion: Paul Strelzick, GM & SVP of Sales, Americas and Daniel Fried, GM & SVP, EMEA. Strelzick most recently served as an advisor and consultant to Insight Venture Partners. Prior to this, he was the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at SolarWinds for 10 years. Having specialized in building efficient and seamless marketing and sales pipeline operations, Strelzick is ideally placed to drive Veeam’s Americas business in line with priorities. Previously retired from Veeam in 2017 as the SVP of Sales & Marketing, EMEA, Fried has returned to Veeam and will now oversee EMEA’s strategic direction and expansion across all segments, working to enhance partner opportunities and increase share in emerging markets.

“The data protection and replication software market remains a dynamic, competitive industry with global revenue exceeding $7 billion and forecast to grow 4.3 percent annually,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “Veeam has continued to expand the depth and breadth of its data availability solutions as evidenced by today’s Cloud Data Management announcement. Additionally, Veeam intends to use the recent Insight Venture Partners investment to help fuel continued double-digit growth.”

Registration is now open for VeeamON 2019, the world’s premier event for Intelligent 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.

About Veeam Software

Veeam is the leader in backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete back-up solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Intelligent Data Management. Veeam has 330,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 66% 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 61,000+ channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 21,000+ 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.

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Data availability in a digital world – IT-Online

Data availability in a digital world – IT-Online

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With several multinational data centres set to arrive in South Africa over the coming 18 months, businesses and consumers alike are starting to view the cloud and the availability of data differently.
By Kate Mollett, regional manager for Africa South at Veeam
The country is set to enter an exciting new digital landscape that is geared towards unlocking the true potential behind the vast amounts of data companies have stored. However, this requires a different approach to business continuity, disaster recovery, and intelligent data management.
Already, more traditional businesses are investigating the benefits that the cloud have to offer them. Once regarded as something limited to ICT firms, the cloud has now become an acceptable strategy for other sectors of the market, none more so than small to medium enterprises. This is an especially effective way for smaller companies who do not have a clearly defined IT strategy to compete more effectively with their larger counterparts.
Fundamentally, decision-makers, irrespective of organisation size and sector, need to embrace the cloud if they are to become truly digital and available. The mind shift has already started to happen where organisations are seeing the cloud and the availability of data as more of a utility instead of a luxury. As an enabler to move away from legacy IT obstacles, the cloud brings with it many advantages especially around data management and analysis.
All sizes
Additionally, some organisations cannot afford enterprise-grade security. But by going the cloud route, they get access to a secure environment from the service provider. It is the same with data backup and availability. All these elements are inherent to a cloud environment.
For management, this means focusing less on the day-to-day operations and more on the strategic value they can deliver for stakeholders thanks to better data analysis and management tools available through the cloud. Furthermore, business continuity becomes a more seamless prospect as it is embedded in cloud operations.
People expect to have services and information available to them at a time that suits them. The idea of normal business hours is a thing of the past. Fortunately, a cloud-driven environment sees the resources always accessible and available to deliver value for end users.
No business can afford downtime in the digital world. It has a significant negative impact on organisational success and can quickly become a crisis if the data is not available when it is needed most. Not only does this result in significant financial damage, but reputational as well which many companies could find difficult recovering from, if at all.
Data-driven insights
Additionally, the business also needs access to data to extract meaningful insight for operations and more refined solutions. Those companies that embrace the cloud, especially when it comes to the potential for data analysis, are the ones that will get a much-needed competitive advantage.
SMEs who use these cloud-based solutions will have a vital edge over larger businesses who do not. They can quickly adapt to changes in the market, get better insights into customer requirements, and build their data for even more meaningful insights.
IT is not relegated to the server room any longer. It permeates every facet of business today. Every division in an organisation and every employee requires access to data if they are to deliver strategic value. The silo approach of old is not relevant any more.
And when it comes to data and its availability, having the ability to collaborate between teams, business units, and geographic locations, result in a more effective environment where the business bottom-line can be greatly enhanced.
Thanks to the imminent arrival of several multinational data centres in the country, local businesses will start operating on par with global best practice when it comes to the cloud. The country is certainly ready for change and set for an exciting 2019 and beyond.

Original Article: https://it-online.co.za/2019/01/31/data-availability-in-a-digital-world/

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Cloud provider fully integrates console with Veeam Suite – SecurityBrief Australia

Cloud provider fully integrates console with Veeam Suite – SecurityBrief Australia

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iland, a provider of secure cloud services and Veeam Impact Partner of the Year, has made a significant upgrade to its platform, Secure Cloud Console.
This release makes it the first cloud service provider to integrate the full suite of Veeam data protection solutions into a “single management console”, providing a single interface for customers to manage, monitor, and report on their disaster recovery services, cloud-based backups, and long-term archive strategies.
The update also includes improvements to historical usage, billing, and performance visibility in addition to self-service management capabilities for customers, including requesting additional resources, configuring disaster recovery automation, and testing DR strategy failover – supporting enterprise ambitions for control and agility.
“Business leaders are pursuing digital transformation and modernisation strategies to improve business agility, reduce costs, and spend less time maintaining infrastructure and more time focused on innovation and growing market share,” says Veeam product strategy vice president Danny Allan.
“By creating a comprehensive data availability integration platform that combines backup, disaster recovery, and archive into a single solution, we can deliver on these critical customer needs. Veeam and iland combine the best of enterprise-class software and services, advanced data protection solutions, and the agility, availability and business acceleration of a global cloud platform designed for immediate business recovery.”
iland has been recognised as Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year for North America in 2015 and 2017 and named Veeam Innovation Award Winner in 2018 and 2019.
“Maintaining availability of applications is becoming increasingly difficult given the rapid growth of data and the security risks that today’s modern organisations face,” says iland business development senior vice president Dante Orsini.
“This latest collaboration with Veeam, provides a hyper-available platform improving how our customers and partners access, manage and act on their data wherever it lives—on-premises or in the cloud.
“As a global leader in disaster recovery, iland now enables our customers, resellers and managed service providers to lower storage costs through support for archiving and further simplifies disaster recovery failover through direct integration with our award-winning Secure Cloud Platform.”

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Forbes: 2019 Tech Forecast

Forbes: 2019 Tech Forecast
In this new Forbes Tech Forecast, 11 experts predict
the next wave of breakout technologies. Read and find out what will
be the 2019 tech “big thing.”

Cloud Data Management Just Got a WHOLE Lot Easier!

Cloud Data Management Just Got a WHOLE Lot Easier!

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Danny Allan

In every customer meeting I attend, “cloud” is mentioned within a matter of minutes. It’s the technology virtually every company is looking to embrace in some fashion, especially as businesses look to increase agility. However, there is always a doubt in customers’ minds over the management and protection of their data within these environments, and I spend a lot of time helping the organizations I meet alleviate their worries.
 
According to recent research[i], IT leaders are particularly concerned about portability, management and Availability of cloud workloads across their multi-cloud environments. What is the point in having data saved if you can’t access or move it when you want and need it? In fact, based on recent research it would seem:

  • 47% are concerned that cloud workloads aren’t as portable as intended
  • 58% indicate that migration of data and workloads to the cloud is challenging
  • 61% are concerned about cloud workload backup and recovery
  • 82% are concerned about application uptime

Valid concerns have arisen because quite frankly, traditional data management is not fit for purpose.
 
Today, Veeam addresses these issues by announcing a major step forward to meet the demands of businesses and further extend its leadership in cloud data management.
 
As a company, Veeam was born on virtualization and has rapidly adapted to customer needs to become the leader in Intelligent Data Management for hybrid cloud environments, thanks to the Veeam Availability Platform. In keeping with Veeam’s speed and momentum in the market, Veeam today announced new capabilities to expand its leadership in cloud data management with robust cloud-native data protection, easy cloud data portability, increased security and data governance, and solutions to make it easier than ever for service providers to deliver Veeam-powered services to market. This gives businesses the ability to get industry-leading cloud data management delivered as a managed service too.
 
Specifically, today we have unveiled enhanced cloud capabilities as part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, and the upcoming Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console v3. You don’t just have to read about these new announcements; why not watch me talk about them during the session I delivered at our Sales Kick-Off event today and learn more about why we are so excited about these new offerings.
 
With these latest announcements, Veeam bolsters its position as the clear market leader in cloud data management with strong partnerships with AWS, Microsoft Cloud, IBM Cloud and over 21,000 service providers.  This is great news for customers, as they can now simply address many of the challenges with the migration, management and Availability of cloud workloads across their multi-cloud environments, through the easy-to-use Veeam platform they know and love.
 
Once again, Veeam has delivered a raft of innovations that answer specific customer needs that just work and help mitigate the top concerns of IT teams and business leaders. All of this and we are not even one month into the year. 2019 is clearly going to be a great year for Veeam customers!
 
[i]  Multi-cloud Complexity Calls for a Simple Cross-cloud Data Protection Solution, Frost & Sullivan
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iland Announces Major Upgrade to Cutting-Edge Secure Cloud Console – PR Web

iland Announces Major Upgrade to Cutting-Edge Secure Cloud Console – PR Web

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“Veeam and iland combine the best of enterprise-class software and services, advanced data protection solutions, and the agility, availability and business acceleration of a global cloud platform designed for immediate business recovery.”

iland, an industry-leading provider of secure cloud services and Veeam Impact Partner of the Year, today announced a significant upgrade to iland Secure Cloud Console. This new release includes integration with the full suite of Veeam data protection solutions. iland is the only cloud service provider to offer this ground-breaking level of Veeam data protection integration in a single management console.
The release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 means iland now provides a single interface for customers to manage, monitor, and report on their disaster recovery services, cloud-based backups, and long-term archive strategies.
iland’s update also includes improvements to historical usage, billing, and performance visibility. This is in addition to full self-service management capabilities that enable customers to request additional resources, configure their disaster recovery automation, test their DR strategy, failover, and more. This delivers a level of transparency and flexibility that fully supports enterprise ambitions for control and agility. The update enables iland customers and partners to operate advanced strategies for business continuity and resilience while reducing the management burden on pressured IT departments.
As a result of these updates, users can now leverage a single, cost-effective solution to meet all their cloud data protection management needs, and significantly improve operational efficiency, productivity, and resource forecasting requirements. iland’s Secure Cloud Console, offering a single interface for customers who are using the entire Veeam protection framework, will be an attractive proposition.
“Business leaders are pursuing digital transformation and modernization strategies to improve business agility, reduce costs, and spend less time maintaining infrastructure and more time focused on innovation and growing market share,” said Danny Allan, Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “By creating a comprehensive data availability integration platform that combines backup, disaster recovery, and archive into a single solution, we can deliver on these critical customer needs. Veeam and iland combine the best of enterprise-class software and services, advanced data protection solutions, and the agility, availability and business acceleration of a global cloud platform designed for immediate business recovery.”
iland has been recognized as Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year for North America in 2015 and 2017 and named Veeam Innovation Award Winner in 2018 and 2019. The partnership not only further validates iland’s industry-leading, cloud-based backup and disaster recovery services but also solidifies the joint offering towards digital transformation empowerment for business leaders.
Dante Orsini, Senior Vice President, Business Development, added: “Maintaining availability of applications is becoming increasingly difficult given the rapid growth of data and the security risks that today’s modern organizations face. This latest collaboration with Veeam, provides a hyper-available platform improving how our customers and partners access, manage and act on their data wherever it lives—on-premises or in the cloud. As a global leader in disaster recovery, iland now enables our customers, resellers and managed service providers to lower storage costs through support for archiving and further simplifies disaster recovery failover through direct integration with our award-winning Secure Cloud Platform.”
Availability
iland’s comprehensive Disaster Recovery, Backup and Archive integration of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 is available today.
About iland
iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). They are recognized by industry analysts as a leader in disaster recovery. The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics, and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland’s cloud services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, London, UK, and Sydney, Australia, iland delivers cloud services throughout America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Learn more at http://www.iland.com.
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Healthcare IT: Solution coexistence creates value

Healthcare IT: Solution coexistence creates value

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jonathan Butz

We are in the midst of a period of transformation in Healthcare: the transition from fee for service to fee for outcome. The net effect of this is cost pressure across healthcare systems, spawning programs to optimize the delivery of care, reduce cost, and find efficiencies across the board, including IT.
 
“Do more with less” has been the mantra of Healthcare IT leaders for the better part of a decade. The healthcare systems and hospitals that achieve the greatest savings avail themselves of choice in the marketplace, almost always having more than one solution in a given category.
 
Pick any data center function be it networking, security, compute, storage, database, monitoring, management, data protection, and you will be hard pressed to find a single solution that meets every need. There is a sound argument to be made both economically and intuitively that there are benefits to having at least two solutions in each category:

  • No two are truly identical
  • One will deliver better outcomes for certain use cases or possess specific features that deliver greater value
  • Choice allows the most efficient investment in each and the ability to respond to changing needs over time

Healthcare systems, hospitals, clinics, and practices make significant investments in Veeam and leverage a second solution to protect data that Veeam cannot. Let’s take a look at our largest customers: of Veeam’s top thirty North American healthcare customers, 64% run Epic. This is despite the fact that Veeam does not currently protect all of Epic (notably Web BLOB at scale) due to our present lack of NAS support. We also have more than 120 MEDITECH customer wins, new ones every quarter, yet we cannot presently deliver the specialized requirements to safely protect MEDITECH’s data volumes.
 
Why would hospitals protect thousands of systems with Veeam and use a second solution for the remainder?
 
They did the math.
 
Veeam is a case study in the value of coexistence in the data center. Veeam originally offered a solution to protect only virtual machines. When virtualization was new, it was a small portion of the data center. The adoption of Veeam added a data protection solution to their portfolio, and that has enabled them to capitalize on the value of choice, by expanding the solution that offered the greater value. Now with virtualized x86 representing the vast majority of the healthcare data center, Veeam customers realize substantial value — even though they continue to have needs that Veeam cannot yet meet.
 
Veeam customers conclude that using Veeam for the 80% of data center systems and applications for which Veeam is optimally suited results in a 30-40% reduction in the total cost of data protection for those systems. That is the value of coexistence. That is the value of choice. And as our portfolio continues to expand and offer solutions to address more specific healthcare application requirements, they’ll do the math again, and that will be the primary input to their next decision.
 
We are committed to supporting doctors, nurses, and patients by assuring the Availability of healthcare applications. We are committed to expanding the applications we protect so our customers can realize further savings whether virtualized, cloud, physical, Office365, or even AIX.
 
The value of coexistence is quite clear: it allows the realization of substantial savings and the agile adoption of the best solution. Explore your options and see why so many hospitals continue to add Veeam to their portfolio of data center solutions.

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Veeam Gets Massive $500 Million Funding, Sets Sights On R&D, Acquisitions For Future Growth

Veeam Gets Massive $500 Million Funding, Sets Sights On R&D, Acquisitions For Future Growth

CRN  /  Joseph F. Kovar

Cloud-focused data protection software developer Veeam Wednesday unveiled a new $500 million round of funding the company said will ensure its expansion into new areas around cloud data management and give it the leverage needed for acquisitions.
The new round means that Veeam has no need, and no plans, to move toward an IPO, said Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive vice president of sales and marketing for Baar, Switzerland-based Veeam.
The large funding round tops the $261 million round unveiled Tuesday by Rubrik, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of data protection and cloud data management hardware and software.
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Veeam’s new round is significant on a number of levels, Timashev told CRN. Not only is it Veeam’s largest round of funding, it may be the storage industry’s largest funding round, Timashev said.
Prior to this round, total funding in Veeam amounted to about $32 million, including funding from the company founders and an early funding round from Insight Venture Partners of $15 million, he said.
Insight Venture Partners is the lead investor in this new round, with additional funding coming from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
Timashev said Veeam does not need the new round to grow. “Veeam is a profitable company and generates a lot of cash,” he said. “Before this investment, we had $800 million in cash.”
Instead, Timashev said, the new $500 million round provides the freedom to scale the company and make acquisitions.
Veeam is already the fourth-largest provider of data protection software worldwide, and has the largest market share of any vendor in Europe, he said, citing IDC’s Software Tracker for Data Replication and Protection for the first half of 2018.
The company generated close to $1 billion in bookings and about $250 million in cash last year, and is taking 3 percent to 4 percent market share from competitors every year. “And we’ve been profitable for the last 10 years,” he said.
Veeam has a small acquisition record so far. The company in 2008 used its original funding to acquire a small company called nworks, and still sells the nworks Management Pack, although it is not a strategic focus.
The company in late 2017 acquired technology for data protection on Unix environments, particularly in IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris environments.
Veeam in early 2018 also acquired N2WS, which Timashev said develops a leading technology for data protection in Amazon Web Services.
The new funding allows Veeam to follow through on some aggressive R&D plans with a combination of in-house R&D and acquisitions that accelerate the process, Timashev said.
“The next 10 years will see a focus on multi-cloud environments,” he said. “Whoever has data management technology for multi-cloud environments will be the winner. We know that customers will be looking to deploy cloud data management, archival, compliance, security, and container technology.”
Timashev acknowledged that the new investment from Insight Venture Partners in a company like Veeam, which is already profitable, does act to dilute current investors’ shares in the company. However, he said, the funding does more than give Veeam scale and flexibility.
While Insight Venture Partners remains a minority shareholder, it brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that Veeam can use as it grows, he said.
“Insight talks to 50,000 software companies globally each year,” he said. “It knows what customers are doing. It knows customers’ strategies.”
Unlike many of its competitors in the data protection market, Veeam has no hardware business, and can focus its development on its software business and work with other vendors as partners, Timashev said. These include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco Systems, NetApp and Lenovo, all of which resell the Veeam offering, and Nutanix and Pure Storage, which partner with Veeam without reselling it, he said.
“Our business model is never hardware,” he said. “We would rather partner with system vendors.”

Original Article: https://www.crn.com/news/storage/veeam-gets-massive-500-million-funding-sets-sights-on-r-d-acquisitions-for-future-growth

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AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud: Storage and Compute Comparison

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud: Storage and Compute Comparison

N2WS  /  Cristian Puricica

Choosing a public cloud service provider (CSP) has become a complex decision. Today, it’s no longer a question of which option you should work with, but rather, how to achieve optimal performance and distribute risk across multiple vendors—while containing cloud compute and storage costs at the same time.
In a recent Virtustream/Forrester survey of more than 700 cloud decision makers, 86% of respondents said that their enterprises are deploying workloads across more than one CSP. We learn from the same survey that the prime motivation for adopting a multi-cloud strategy is to improve performance, followed by cost savings and faster delivery times. Today, the three leading CSPs are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), with respective market shares of 62%, 20%, and 12%.
In this post, the first in a two-part series, we will compare and contrast what AWS, Azure, and GCP offer in terms of storage, compute, and management tools. In the following post, we will discuss big data and analytics, serverless, machine learning, and more. Armed with this information, it should be easier for you to map out your multi-cloud strategy.

Service-to-Service Comparison

Enterprises typically look to CSPs for three levels of service: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS, i.e., outsourcing of self-service compute-storage capacity); Platform as a Service (PaaS, i.e., complete environments for developing, deploying, and managing web apps); and secure, performant hosting of Software as a Service (SaaS) apps.
Keeping these levels in mind, we have chosen to compare:

  1. Storage (IaaS)
  2. Compute (IaaS)
  3. Management Tools (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

Note:   We won’t be comparing pricing since it is quite difficult to achieve apples-to-apples comparisons without a very detailed use case. Once you have determined your organization’s CSP requirements, you can use the CSP price calculators to check if there are significant cost differences: AWS, Azure, GCP.

Storage

The CSPs offer a wide range of object, block, and file storage services for both primary and secondary storage use cases. You will find that object storage is well suited to handling massive quantities of unstructured data (images, videos, and so on), while block storage provides better performance for structured transactional data. Storage tiers offer varying levels of accessibility and latency to cost-effectively meet the needs of both active (hot) and inactive (cold) data.
In terms of differentiators, Azure takes the lead in managed DR and backup services. When it comes to managing hybrid architectures, AWS and Azure have built-in services, while GCP relies on partners.

Compute

The CSPs offer a range of predefined instance types that define, for each virtual server launched, the type of CPU (or GPU) processor, the number of vCPU or vGPU cores, RAM, and local temporary storage. The instance type determines compute and I/O speeds and other performance parameters, allowing you to optimize price/performance according to different workload requirements. It should be noted that GCP, in addition to its predefined VM types, also offers Custom Machine Types.
The CSPs offer pay-as-you-go PaaS options that automatically handle the deployment, scaling, and balancing of web applications and services developed in leading frameworks such as Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, and more.
AWS offers auto scaling at no additional charge, based on scaling plans that you define for all the relevant resources used by the application. Azure offers auto scaling per app, or as part of platforms that manage groups of apps or groups of virtual machines. GCP offers auto scaling only within the context of its Managed Instance Groups platform.
Both AWS and Azure offer services that let you create a virtual private server in a few clicks, but GCP does not yet offer this capability.

Management Tools

As you may have already experienced, managing and orchestrating cloud resources across multiple business units and complex infrastructures can be a daunting challenge. All three CSPs offer platforms and services to streamline and provide visibility into the organization, configuration, provisioning, deployment, and monitoring of cloud resources. These offerings range from predefined deployment templates and catalogs of approved services to centralized access control. However, AWS and Azure seem to have invested more heavily in this area than GCP, and AWS even offers outsourced managed services (AWS Managed Services).

And the Winner Is…

In today’s multi-cloud world, you shouldn’t be seeking to identify a single “winner,” but rather how to optimally distribute workloads across multiple CSPs. As you map out your multi-cloud strategy, bear in mind that in the key categories of storage, compute, and management tools, AWS and Azure offer a more complete and mature stack than GCP. In general, AWS’ services and products are the most comprehensive, but they can also be challenging to navigate and manage. Also consider that if your company is already using Microsoft’s development tools, Windows servers, and Office productivity applications, you will find it very easy to integrate with Azure.
In the second part of this blog series, we will compare how the CSPs support next-generation technologies such as containers, serverless, analytics, and machine learning. We will also look at higher level issues, such as user friendliness, security, and partnership ecosystems, and provide some final thoughts on how to choose the right CSP(s) for your organization’s needs.
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Original Article: https://n2ws.com/blog/aws-vs-azure-vs-google-cloud

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Meeting the intelligent data management needs of 2019 – Intelligent CIO Africa

Meeting the intelligent data management needs of 2019 – Intelligent CIO Africa

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Meeting the intelligent data management needs of 2019

Dave Russell, Vice President for Product Strategy at Veeam

Dave Russell, Vice President for Product Strategy at Veeam, outlines five intelligent data management needs CIOs need to know about in 2019.
The world of today has changed drastically due to data. Every process, whether an external client interaction or internal employee task, leaves a trail of data. Human and machine generated data is growing 10 times faster than traditional business data, and machine data is growing at 50 times that of traditional business data.
With the way we consume and interact with data changing daily, the number of innovations to enhance business agility and operational efficiency are also plentiful. In this environment, it is vital for enterprises to understand the demand for Intelligent Data Management in order to stay one step ahead and deliver enhanced services to their customers.
I’ve highlighted five hot trends in 2019 decision-makers need to know – keeping the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market in mind, here are my views:

  1. Multi-Cloud usage and exploitation will rise

With companies operating across borders and the reliance on technology growing more prominent than ever, an expansion in multi-cloud usage is almost inevitable. IDC estimates that customers will spend US$554 billion on cloud computing and related services in 2021, more than double the level of 2016.
On-premises data and applications will not become obsolete, but that the deployment models for your data will expand with an increasing mix of on-prem, SaaS, IaaS, managed clouds and private clouds.
Over time, we expect more of the workload to shift off-premises, but this transition will take place over years, and we believe that it is important to be ready to meet this new reality today.

  1. Flash memory supply shortages, and prices, will improve in 2019

According to a report by Gartner in October this year, flash memory supply is expected to revert to a modest shortage in mid-2019, with prices expected to stabilise largely due to the ramping of Chinese memory production.
Greater supply and improved pricing will result in greater use of flash deployment in the operational recovery tier, which typically hosts the most recent 14 days of backup and replica data. We see this greater flash capacity leading to broader usage of instant mounting of backed up machine images (or copy data management).
Systems that offer copy data management capability will be able to deliver value beyond availability, along with better business outcomes. Example use cases for leveraging backup and replica data include DevOps, DevSecOps and DevTest, patch testing, analytics and reporting.

  1. Predictive analytics will become mainstream and ubiquitous

The predictive analytics market is forecast to reach $12.41 billion by 2022, marking a 272% increase from 2017, at a CAGR of 22.1%.
Predictive analytics based on telemetry data, essentially Machine Learning (ML) driven guidance and recommendations is one of the categories that is most likely to become mainstream and ubiquitous.
Machine Learning predictions are not new, but we will begin to see them utilising signatures and fingerprints, containing best practice configurations and policies, to allow the business to get more value out of the infrastructure that you have deployed and are responsible for.
Predictive analytics, or diagnostics, will assist us in ensuring continuous operations, while reducing the administrative burden of keeping systems optimised. This capability becomes vitally important as IT organisations are required to manage an increasingly diverse environment, with more data, and with more stringent service level objectives.
As predictive analytics become more mainstream, SLAs and SLOs are rising and businesses’ SLEs, Service Level Expectations, are even higher. This means that we need more assistance, more intelligence in order to deliver on what the business expects from us.

  1. The ‘versatalist’ (or generalist) role will increasingly become the new operating model for the majority of IT organisations.

While the first two trends were technology-focused, the future of digital is still analogue: it’s people. Talent shortages combined with new, collapsing on-premises infrastructure and public cloud + SaaS, are leading to broader technicians with background in a wide variety of disciplines, and increasingly a greater business awareness as well.
Standardisation, orchestration and automation are contributing factors that will accelerate this, as more capable systems allow for administrators to take a more horizontal view rather than a deep specialisation.
Specialisation will of course remain important but as IT becomes more and more fundamental to business outcomes, it stands to reason that IT talent will likewise need to understand the wider business and add value across many IT domains.
Yet, while we see these trends challenging the status quo next year, some things will not change. There are always constants in the world, and we see two major factors that will remain top-of-mind for companies everywhere….

  1. Frustration with legacy backup approaches and solutions

The top three vendors in the market continue to lose market share in 2019. In fact, the largest provider in the market has been losing share for 10 years. Companies are moving away from legacy providers and embracing more agile, dynamic, disruptive vendors, such as Veeam, to offer the capabilities that are needed to thrive in the data-driven age.

  1. The pain points of the Three Cs: Cost, complexity and capability 

These Three Cs continue to be why people in data centres are unhappy with solutions from other vendors. Broadly speaking, these are excessive costs, unnecessary complexity and a lack of capability, which manifests as speed of backup, speed of restoration or instant mounting to a virtual machine image. These three major criteria will continue to dominate the reasons why organisations augment or fully replace their backup solution.

  1. The arrival of the first 5G networks will create new opportunities for resellers and CSPs to help collect, manage, store and process the higher volumes of data

In early 2019 we will witness the first 5G-enabled handsets hitting the market at CES in the US and MWC in Barcelona. I believe 5G will likely be most quickly adopted by businesses for Machine-to-Machine communication and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Consumer mobile network speeds have reached a point where they are probably as fast as most of us need with 4G.
2019 will be more about the technology becoming fully standardised and tested, and future-proofing devices to ensure they can work with the technology when it becomes more widely available, and EMEA becomes a truly Gigabit Society.
For resellers and cloud service providers, excitement will centre on the arrival of new revenue opportunities leveraging 5G or infrastructure to support it. Processing these higher volumes of data in real-time, at a faster speed, new hardware and device requirements, and new applications for managing data will all present opportunities and will help facilitate conversations around edge computing.

Original Article: http://www.intelligentcio.com/africa/2018/12/06/meeting-the-intelligent-data-management-needs-of-2019/

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Why it’s so easy to get started with Veeam

Why it’s so easy to get started with Veeam

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Melissa Palmer


When I first started working with Veeam Software before becoming a Veeam Vanguard and joining the Veeam Product Strategy Team, one of the things that was so appealing was that it was so easy to get started with and use.
Before I knew it, I was backing up and restoring virtual machines with ease. Now, I want to take a closer look at what makes Veeam products so easy to use and get started with.

Veeam just works

Like many people who love technology out there, I tend to leap before I look. Many times, beyond installation requirements I will not actually ready any how-to-get-started guides if I am working in a lab. Has this come back and bitten me at times? Sure it has, but with Veeam, it has not.
This goes beyond Veeam’s flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication and extends to things like Veeam ONE, Veeam Availability Orchestrator, and extends to advanced features like storage integration. I haven’t met a Veeam product I found difficult to install.

Top-notch product documentation

After installing Veeam Backup & Replication and backing up and restoring a couple of virtual machines, I wondered what else I was missing. As it turns out, I was missing quite a lot! The good news is that Veeam product documentation is top notch.
When I was getting started with Veeam, I primarily worked with Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere. There were two documents I read from back to front:

Here is why these two documents are so useful.
The Veeam Backup & Replication Evaluator’s Guide for VMware vSphere (there is also one for Hyper-V if you prefer that hypervisor) covers key getting-started information like system requirements, among other things. It also walks you through the complete setup of Veeam Backup & Replication, and more importantly, it walks you through the process of performing your first backups and restores.
Beyond simply restoring a full VM, which as we know is not always required, the Evaluator’s Guide shows you how to restore:

  • Microsoft SQL databases
  • Guest OS files
  • VM virtual disks
  • VM files (VMDKs, VMXs, etc.)

Once you are comfortable with the basics of Veeam Backup & Replication, the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide has the full details of all the great things Veeam can do.
Some of my favorite things beyond the basics of Veeam Backup & Replication are:

The Veeam community

One of the greatest part of Veeam products is the community surrounding it. The Veeam community is huge, and there are a couple of ways to start interacting. First of all is the Veeam Community Forums, which is your one-stop shop on the web for interreacting with other Veeam users, as well as some great technology experts that work at Veeam. You can sign up for free for the Veeam Community Forums right here.
Next, we have the Veeam Vanguards. They are a great group of Veeam enthusiasts and IT pros who share their knowledge not only on the Veeam Community Forums, but on Twitter and on their blogs. Simply search for the #VeeamVanguard hashtag on Twitter to get started interacting with these great folks.
It could not be easier to get started using Veeam products. Veeam offers a free 30-day trial of many of their products, including the flagship Veeam Availability Suite, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. You can download the free trial here.
If you are an IT pro, you can also get a completely free NFR license for Veeam Availability Suite. Be sure to fill out the request form here, and get started with Veeam in your lab.
The post Why it’s so easy to get started with Veeam appeared first on Veeam Software Official Blog.

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Hospitality group turns to Veeam for round-the-clock availability – Intelligent CIO Africa

Hospitality group turns to Veeam for round-the-clock availability – Intelligent CIO Africa

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Hospitality group turns to Veeam for round-the-clock availability

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts operates 12 properties across South Africa, Botswana and Malawi

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is an award-winning hospitality and entertainment company which operates 12 properties located across South Africa, Botswana, and Malawi. Renowned for its excellence in design, development, management, ownership, and operation of multifaceted hospitality and gaming facilities, guests partake in fine dining, relaxing hotel stays, exciting casino action, live entertainment, soothing spa treatments, efficient conferencing or sporting activities — offered in unique safe and secure, themed settings.
Hyper-availability of data and systems are fundamental to the success of the business, which led to Peermont turning to Veeam to implement its Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam ONE and Veeam Cloud Connect solutions.
“We do not have the luxury of a downtime window or shutting down over the weekend for system maintenance,” said Ernst Karner, Group IT Manager and CIO of Peermont Group.
“For us, customer service is fundamental and there are no allowances for not delivering a round-the-clock value proposition.
“Being a hospitality and entertainment company, we do not have the luxury of a downtime window or shutting operations over the weekend for system maintenance; we are always on the go with our business.”
Even though many other organisations have only recently started embracing the need to have hyper-available data, Peermont has been operating in this always-on environment since it opened its doors more than two decades ago.
“Historically, backing up and restoring data was not an easy proposition. We had multiple vendors claiming various features that sounded nice on paper, but the reality worked quite different. Unfortunately, no organisation can claim to not have any downtime or availability issues. The same can be said for us where drive failures were quite common in the past.”
Karner says restoring data is always used as a last resort because of the impact it could have on live systems.
“Before Veeam, we had a few incidents where recovery from our backups was not possible. We did not have the level of comfort that all our backups (stretching to more than 500 virtual machines, 275 terabytes of data, and 13 data centres) were done reliably. At the time, it was impossible to guarantee the entire company being recoverable in the event of a disaster.”
Karner says he understands customer expectations and feels that it is unforgivable in this day and age for systems to go down, irrespective of the industry a business operates in. For visitors, things like internet access (which is provided free to all customers at all Peermont properties) have become a commodity. If Peermont is unable to deliver this, people start becoming very unforgiving.
“Customers expect to have access to services at any time of day or night. As such, we had to review our capacity across all spheres of the business (network, disk storage, and compute availability). For us, there is no such thing as a Plan B. Uptime is critical and we identified Veeam as our partner of choice to address our hyper-availability requirements.”
However, unlike other businesses, Peermont requires its disaster recovery facilities to remain onsite due to its unique availability requirements. If systems go down there is an immediate financial impact on the business. However, it does supplement its on-premise business continuity strategy with a hosted component as additional fail-safe. For example, if central reservations are offline, no bookings can be made through any means. Guests will simply choose another hotel to stay at.
Similarly, if slot machines go down there is a real-time impact on revenues. Peermont can potentially lose considerable gross operating profit if downtime occurs. Not being available for two to three hours could therefore be disastrous to the business bottomline. Beyond the financial, the reputational damage could also be significant.
“Customers might forgive you once if systems are not available. But if this starts becoming an ongoing concern, they will migrate away from you to a competitor who can deliver on their expectations.”
Veeam therefore had to provide a strategic solution that could allay these concerns and provide Peermont with the peace of mind needed to deliver continuous services to customers.
The Veeam solution
As a precursor to implementing Veeam Availability Suite, Peermont embarked on a virtualisation journey in 2005. Gradually it expanded to 70 hosts across the group moving away from physical business applications.
By improving efficiencies, Peermont can also keep costs down and run analysis on data to better understand customer needs.
“We have a centralised data warehouse that collects information from all our casinos,” added Karner.
“From supplier data and procurement systems to the requests we receive from tour operators require several Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes to manage effectively.”
From an intelligent data management perspective, Peermont is focused on delivering a completely integrated ecosystem designed to give customers the best value possible. It is about using the technology, data, and intelligence from the point of arrival to the point of departure.
“We identify guests from the moment they arrive at a property and tailor their experience according to the historical data and insights we have built on them,” said Karner.
“It is about using their preferences when it comes to where they dine, what they enjoy eating, what are their favourite tables to play at, and even what shows they prefer to watch, and creating a unique environment tailored to their needs.”
Customer satisfaction is therefore an essential deliverable, but this needs to be done without adding to the cost or making it a more complex environment. Beyond this balance, Peermont also needs to meet the regulatory requirements of the South African National and Provincial Gambling Boards.
Karner says this requires Peermont to deliver quarterly reports that show how data is backed up at casinos and illustrate its recoverability. This sees Peermont using a team of people requesting a tape from its storage facility, restoring it to a regulated part of the server, boot it up, and verify with the Gambling Board that the recovery was successful.
As part of these compliance fundamentals, Peermont must also make daily offsite backups of the regulated part of the server. Previously, this required tape cartridges to be delivered by courier to an external facility. And when the time came to restore the data, it was a time-consuming process of recalling the tapes. With Veeam Cloud Connect, this has changed as Peermont now has an agreement in place with an external cloud service for the secure storage of its regulated data. Veeam Cloud Connect completely automates the recovery and offsite storage of this data.
“Thanks to Veeam, we have been able to take a process that would take a day at each property, requiring numerous employees, and fully automate it to take 15 minutes,” said Karner.
“I sleep a lot better at night knowing I have a system that is reliable and can recover within minutes.”
The Results

  • Automation of backup environment results in time and money savings
    Using Veeam, backups that previously took Peermont a day to complete at each of its properties can now be done in under 15 minutes. And with the configuration and maintenance of its hyper-available environment centralised using Veeam from the head office, Peermont can rest assured that lack of data access that could result in significant loss of revenue, is now a thing of the past.
  • Reliability and recoverability of backups
    Using Veeam, Peermont ensures the integrity of its backups and guarantees being able to restore critical data in the event of a disaster. With Veeam, its backups work without fail giving them confidence knowing that risk management is taken care of.
  • Scalability to cater for individual property requirements
    Veeam scales according to the unique needs of each property in the Peermont Group. Whether it is a smaller casino with a limited number of virtual machines or head offices with continuously expanding data that runs into the terabytes, Veeam delivers on both ends of the spectrum

Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa South at Veeam, said the company provided a strategic solution that could address all customer requirements and provide Peermont with the peace of mind needed to deliver continuous services to customers.
“They might operate casinos and hotels, but they needed to bet on a sure-thing, rather than take a roll of the dice,” she said.
“As an organisation, Peermont embraced hyper-availability from the day it opened its doors and required a partner to deliver on its own exacting expectations, to help it meet those of its high-class clientele. Veeam has dealt Peermont with the strongest hand possible to realise its data management goals and ensure the integrity of its backups.
“Veeam provides Peermont with the ability to restore critical data in the event of just about any disaster, rapidly. When it comes to data management, you don’t want to gamble with your reputation or your service delivery.”

Original Article: http://www.intelligentcio.com/africa/2018/12/12/hospitality-group-turns-to-veeam-for-round-the-clock-availability/

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Veeam updates Availability Suite 9.5, N2WS platform – Storage Soup – TechTarget

Veeam updates Availability Suite 9.5, N2WS platform – Storage Soup – TechTarget

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Veeam updates to its flagship product and AWS data protection include the ability to migrate old data to cheaper cloud or object storage.
Update 4 of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 is scheduled to be released this month to partners. General availability will follow at a date to be determined. Veeam’s flagship Availability Suite consists of Veeam Backup & Replication and the Veeam ONE monitoring and reporting tool.
The new Cloud Tier feature of Scale-out Backup Repository within Backup & Replication facilitates moving older backup files to cheaper storage, such as cloud or on-premises object storage, according to a presentation at the VeeamON Virtual conference this week. Targets include Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and S3-compatible object storage. Files remain on premises, but as only a shell.
The Veeam updates also feature Direct Restore to AWS. The process, which takes backup files and restores them into the public cloud, works in the same way as Veeam’s Direct Restore to Azure, said Michael Cade, technologist of product strategy.
A Staged Restore in the Veeam DataLabs copy data management tool helps with General Data Protection Regulation compliance, specifically the user’s “right to be forgotten,” Cade said. The DataLab can run a script removing personal data from a virtual machine backup, then migrate the VM to a production environment.
The Veeam updates also include ransomware protection. Also within Veeam DataLabs, the Secure Restore feature enables an optional antivirus scan to ensure the given restore point is uninfected before restoring. Veeam is not going to prevent attacks, but it can help with remediations, Cade said.
In addition, intelligent diagnostics in Veeam ONE analyze Backup & Replication debug logs, looking for known problems, and proactively report or remediate common configuration issues before impact to operations.

N2WS data protection tiers up

The Veeam updates include N2WS, a company it acquired at the end of last year. N2WS, which provides data protection for AWS workloads, released Backup & Recovery 2.4 last week, enabling users to choose from different storage tiers and reduce the cost of data requiring long-term retention.
The vendor launched Amazon Elastic Block Store snapshot decoupling and the N2WS-enabled Amazon S3 repository. Customers can move snapshots to the repository.
That repository saves up to 40% on costs, said Ezra Charm, vice president of marketing at N2WS.
“Data storage in AWS can get expensive,” especially if an organization is looking at long-term retention, for example at least two years, Charm said during the virtual conference.
Possible uses include archiving data for compliance in S3, a cheaper storage tier. Managed service providers can also use it to lower storage costs for clients.
In addition, the N2WS update features VPC Capture and Clone. That capability captures VPC settings and clones them to other regions, which eliminates the need for manual configuration during disaster recovery, according to N2WS. An enhanced RESTful API automates backup and recovery for business-critical data.
“Any of the data you store [in AWS] is clearly your responsibility,” Charm said.
AWS data protection is an emerging market. In June 2018, Druva acquired CloudRanger, another company that provides backup and recovery of AWS data.
While human error is the most likely scenario why AWS data protection is needed, Charm said, there are many other possible issues.
“Ransomware in AWS has been documented,” he said.
N2WS Backup & Recovery 2.4 is available now in the AWS Marketplace.

Original Article: https://searchstorage.techtarget.com/blog/Storage-Soup/Veeam-updates-Availability-Suite-95-N2WS-platform

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Veeam Co-Founder Ratmir Timashev On Strategic Growth, And Co-CEO Peter McKay’s Departure – CRN

Veeam Co-Founder Ratmir Timashev On Strategic Growth, And Co-CEO Peter McKay’s Departure – CRN

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Changing Of The Guard
Veeam co-founder Ratmir Timashev (pictured) expects the data availability software company to outpace the market for years to come. A 100 percent channel sales strategy, several powerful alliances with top hardware vendors including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco Systems and NetApp, and a market hungry for cloud solutions are all working in the company’s favor, he said.
The Baar, Switzerland, company’s co-CEO, Peter McKay, said Tuesday that he was leaving the company, kicking off a broader executive restructuring. Timashev said McKay made the decision to leave the company after accelerating its enterprise channel sales strategy, as well as its strategic alliance strategy.
In the wake of McKay’s departure, Veeam made Timashev, who has in the past served as CEO, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Co-founder Andrei Baronov, formerly co-CEO, is now the company’s sole chief executive.
Timashev said Veeam has grown its data protection and replication business in the mid-20 percent range in recent years, and he expects to maintain that pace over the next couple of years. Cloud service providers are the company’s fastest-growing partner segment, he said, and an increasing number of traditional resellers lured by customer demand and huge margins are getting in on that action.
What follows is an edited excerpt of CRN’s conversation with Timashev.

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The closing speed of transformation

The closing speed of transformation

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dave Russell

We all know that software and infrastructure don’t typically go away in the data center. You very rarely decommission something and bring in all new gear or stop the application to completely transition over to something else. Everyone’s in some sort of hybrid state. Some think that they’re transitioning, and many hopefully even have a plan for this.
 
Some of these changes are bigger, take longer, and you almost need to try them and experience them to have success in order to proceed. I’ve heard people say, “Well, we’re going to get around to doing X, Y, and Z.” But they are often lacking a sense of urgency to experiment early.
 
A major contributor to this type of procrastination is that changes that appear to be far off, arrive suddenly. The closing speed of transformation is the issue. Seldom do you have the luxury of time; but early on you are seldom compelled to decide. You don’t sense the urgency.
 
It is not in your best interest to say, “We’re just going to try to manage what we’ve got, because we’re really busy. We’ll get to that when we can.” Because then, boom, you’re unprepared for when you really need to actually get going on something.
 
A perfect example is the impact of the cloud on every business and every IT department. The big challenge is that organizations know they should be doing something today but are still struggling with exactly what to do. In terms of a full cloud strategy, it’s oftentimes very disaggregated. And while we’re going on roughly a decade in the cloud-era, as an industry overall, we’re still really in the infancy of having a complete cloud strategy.
 
In December of last year, when I asked people, “What’s your cloud strategy? Do you have one? Are you formulating one?” The answer was unfortunately the same response that they’ve been giving for the last eight years… “Next year.” The problem is that this is next year, and they are still in the same state.
 
When it comes to identifying a cloud strategy, a big challenge for IT departments and CIOs is that it used to be easy to peer into the future because the past was fairly predictable — whether it was the technology in data centers, the transformation that was happening, the upgrade cycle, or the movement from one platform to another. The way you had fundamentally been doing something in the past wasn’t changing with the future. Nor did it require radically different thinking. And it likely did not require a series of conversations across all of IT, and the business as well.
 
But when it comes to the cloud, we’re dealing with a fundamental transformation in the ways that businesses operate when it comes to IT: compute, storage, backup, all of these are impacted.
 
Which means organizations working on a cloud strategy have little, to no historical game plan to refer to. Nothing they can fall back on for a reference. The approach of, “Well this is what we did in the past, so let’s apply that to the future,” no longer applies. Knowing what you have, knowing what your resources are, and knowing what to expect are not typically well understood with regards to a complete cloud transformation. In part, this is because the business is often transforming, or seeking to become more digital, at the same time.
 
With the cloud, you often have limited, or isolated experiences. You have people who are trying to make business decisions that have never been faced with these issues, in this way, before.
 
Moving to absolute virtualization and a hybrid, multi-cloud deployment means that when it comes time to set a strategy you have a series of questions that need to be answered:
 

  • Do you understand what infrastructure resources are going to be required? No.
  • Do you understand what skills are going to be needed from your people? No.
  • Do you know how much budget to allocate with clarity, today, and over time? No.
  • Do you know what technologies are going to impact your business immediately, and in the near-term future? No.

 
Okay, go ahead and make a strategy now based on the information you just gave me, four No answers in a row. That’s pretty scary.
 
On top of this, data center people tend to be very risk averse by design. There’s a paralysis that creeps in. “Well, we’re not sure how we should get started.” And people just stay in pause mode. That’s part of why we see Shadow IT or Rogue IT. Someone says, “Well, I’m going to go out and I’m just going to get my own SaaS-based license for some capability that I’m looking for, because the IT department says they’re investigating it.”
 
Typically, what happens is the IT department is trying to figure that out, trying to get a strategy, investigate the request. But in the meantime, they say, “No.” Now the IT becomes the department of “no” and is not being perceived as being helpful.
 
To address this issue head on, you need to apply an engineering mindset. Meaning, that you learn more about a problem by trying to solve it. In absence of having a great reference base, with something that can easily be compared to, we should at least get going on what is visible to us, and that looks to be achievable in the short term.
 
An excellent example in the software as a service (SaaS) world is Microsoft Office 365. Getting the on-premises IT people participating in this can still be a challenge. As the SaaS solutions start to become more and more implemented, they’re sometimes happening outside of the purview of what goes on in the data center. This can lead to security, pricing and performance and Availability issues.
 
Percolate that up, what’s the effect of that? What does that actually mean? It means that the worst-case scenario is you’ve got an outcome of where the infrastructure operations people are increasingly viewed as less and less strategic going forward, because if you take this out to the extreme, you’ll end up being custodians of legacy implementations and older solutions. All while numerous other projects are being championed, piloted, put in to production and ultimately owned, by somebody else; perhaps a line of business that is outside of IT.
 
That’s where you see CIOs self-report that they think more than 29% of their IT spending is happening outside of their purview. If you think about that, that’s concerning. You’re the Chief Information Officer (CIO). You should know pretty close to 100% of what’s going on as it relates to IT. If your belief is that approaching a third of IT spending happens elsewhere, outside of your control, and that this outside spending is not really an issue, then what are you centralizing? What are you the Chief of, if this trend continues?”
 
The previous way of developing a strategic IT plan worked well in the past when you had an abundance of time. But that is no longer the case. Transformation is happening all around us and inside of each organization. You can’t continue to defer decisions. IT is now a critical part of the business; every organization has become digital and the cloud is touching everything. It is time to step up, work with vendors you trust, and move boldly to the cloud.
 
Please join me on December 5th for VeeamOn Virtual where I discuss these challenges as well as 2019 predictions, Digital Transformation, Hyper-Availability and much more. Go ahead and register for VeeamOn Virtual.
 

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Veeam honored with 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award

Veeam honored with 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award
CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, recognized Veeam®
with a 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award. Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 took
top honors in the Data Management category!
These annual awards honor standout hardware, software and
services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling
the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products
across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including
technological advancements, uniqueness of features, and potential
to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.

Veeam and N2WS: Accelerating Growth and Innovation

Veeam and N2WS: Accelerating Growth and Innovation

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Yesica Schaaf

Who can forget that wonderful line from Forrest Gump in which Hanks talks about the beginning of his friendship with Jenny and how since that day, they were like “Peas and Carrots?” That’s how we like to think of Veeam and N2WS.
 
Veeam, a company born on virtualization, is the clear leader in Intelligent Data Management with significant investments and growth in the public cloud space. As part of our strategy to deliver the most robust data management and protection across any environment, any cloud, we’re always looking at ways to innovate and expand our offerings.  And last year, we acquired N2WS, a leading provider of cloud-native backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS); since the acquisition, Veeam and N2WS have accelerated N2WS’ revenue growth by 186% year over year, including 179% growth of installed trials of N2WS’ product, N2WS Backup & Recovery.
 
Today, N2WS announces version 2.4 of N2WS Backup & Recovery, which enables businesses to reduce the overall cost of protecting cloud data by extending Amazon EC2 snapshots to Amazon S3 for long-term data retention — reducing backup storage costs by up to 40%.
 
This latest release builds on the previous announcement where N2WS and Veeam launched new innovations to help businesses automate backup and recovery operations for Amazon DynamoDB, a cloud database service used by more than 100,000 AWS customers for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications that need low-latency data access. By extending N2WS Backup & Recovery to Amazon DynamoDB, businesses are now able to ensure continuous Availability and protect against accidental or malicious deletion of critical data in Amazon DynamoDB.
 
While the cloud delivers significant business benefits, based on the AWS shared responsibility model, businesses must still take direct action to guard data and enable business continuity in the event of an outage or disaster. We are now seeing unprecedented numbers of new customers turn to N2WS and Veeam to ensure their AWS cloud data is secure, including the University of Notre Dame, Cardinal Health and more.
 
As Veeam and N2WS continue to invest in the public cloud space, new innovations specifically designed for AWS environments will be available in early 2019, innovations that will deliver major advancements to customers across the globe. I’d love to share this with you now, but you’ll have to wait for Q1 2019 for the details.
 
But if you are at AWS re:Invent this week, please join our session “A Deeper Dive on How Veeam is Evolving Availability on AWS” on Wednesday, November 28 or visit us at booth #1011 throughout the week to hear more about our innovative approach to the public cloud, including where we are headed with archiving, mobility and more.
 
With Veeam’s momentum and growth across AWS data protection solutions, the company is well positioned as the market leader in Intelligent Data Management with an innovative focus on the public cloud. Ultimately, from being the peas and carrots and better together, we want to be the meat and potatoes for all our new joint customers where we are an integral part of their business and IT operations.

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On-prem or in-cloud? This platform provides holistic security in-cloud, on-prem and everywhere in between – SiliconANGLE News

On-prem or in-cloud? This platform provides holistic security in-cloud, on-prem and everywhere in between – SiliconANGLE News

veeam – Google News

Three years ago the big question was: “On-prem or in-cloud?” Today’s answer is both, as the majority of companies adopt hybrid solutions. However, the question turns to the complexity of securing data that is dispersed over multiple platforms. Taking steps to solve this issue is N2W Software Inc.’s Backup & Recovery version 2.4, announced during AWS re:Invent 2018 this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“You have a single platform that can manage data protection both on- and off-premises so that you can leverage where is the best place for this workload and protect it across no matter where it chooses to live,” said Danny Allan (pictured, left), vice president of product strategy at Veeam Software Inc., was acquired N2W this past January.
Allan and Andy Langsam (pictured, right), chief operating officer at N2W Software, spoke with John Walls (@JohnWalls21), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, and guest host Justin Warren (@jpwarren), chief analyst at PivotNine Pty Ltd, during AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. They discussed the release of N2WS version 2.4 and the changing face of the back-up industry as it expands from security into predictive analysis. (* Disclosure below.)

Slashing storage costs

N2WS version 2.4 introduces snapshot decoupling into the AWS S3 repository, allowing customers to move backup EC2 snapshots into the much cheaper S3 storage, according to Langsam. Real customer savings are estimated to be 40 to 50 percent a month, he added.
“Anytime you can talk about cost reduction from five cents a gig on EC2 storage to two cents on S3, it’s a tremendous savings for our customer base,” Langsam said.
A recent survey conducted by N2WS showed that more than half of the company’s customers spend $10,000 a month or more on AWS storage costs. “If they can save 40 percent on that, that’s real, real savings,” Langsam stated. “[It’s] more than the cost of the software alone.”
N2WS has reported 189-percent growth in revenue since its January 2018 acquisition by Veeam, according to Allan. “We’ve got customers recently like Notre Dame and Cardinal Health, and then we have people getting into the cloud for the very first time,” he said.
Allan attributes this growth to the financial stability provided by having a parent company. “Being acquired has allowed us to focus on the customer and innovation versus going out and raising money from investors,” he stated.
Security concerns have catapulted back-up services into the spotlight, but their capabilities are starting to expand outside of just protection and recovery. “We’re moving away from just being reactive to business need to being proactive in driving the business forward,” Allan said.
Applying new technologies available through advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence allows data protection companies to offer suggestions to their clients that will increase productivity or reduce costs. “We [can] leverage a lot of the algorithms that are existing in clouds like AWS to help analyze the data and make decisions that [our clients] don’t even know that they need to make,” Allan said. “That decision could be, you need to run this analysis at 2:00 a.m. in the morning because the instances are cheaper.”
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of AWS reInvent. (* Disclosure: Veeam Software Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Veeam nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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