British Columbia Forest Practices Board Replaces Legacy Backup Solution and Optimizes Cloud Data Management with Veeam

British Columbia Forest Practices Board Replaces Legacy Backup Solution and Optimizes Cloud Data Management with Veeam

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BAAR, Switzerland–()–Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced that British Columbia’s Forest Practices Board, an independent, public watchdog for sound forest and range practices, has chosen Veeam Availability SuiteTM to replace its current legacy backup system. The Forest Practices Board opted to upgrade its unreliable and outdated system and implement Veeam with NetApp ONTAP along with tape-based backups in Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier to transform its business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.

Overseeing Canada’s western and most biologically diverse province where forests account for 24.3 million hectares, the Forest Practices Board was established by the government in 1995 to conduct periodic audits of forest practices, investigate complaints and report results to the public and government. It completes up to 10 audits per year, capturing data on tablets and sending it back via secure network connections to the headquarters in Victoria where it could be compared with legacy information. The organization experienced issues when data was lost during the transfer process, resulting in incomplete or inaccurate analyses.
“We can’t risk losing field data,” said Tim Slater, Manager of Corporate Services and Information Systems at Forest Practices Board. “Lost data means staff and contractors making a second trip to the field, requiring them to rent a helicopter again. The cost could double to tens of thousands of dollars. Our organization is government-funded, so we are very aware of every cost.”
In addition, the Forest Practices Board faced issues recovering legacy data as its system was unreliable, leaving only a 50% chance it could be used due to corruption or it couldn’t be restored in its full form. “We found that our legacy backup wasn’t designed for virtualization and didn’t integrate with NetApp ONTAP. Configuring the legacy backup solution with NetApp SnapVault and NetApp SnapMirror was cumbersome and the replication never worked. As a consequence, our business continuity and disaster recovery readiness were on the line,” said Slater.
The Forest Practices Board selected Veeam Availability Suite in part due to its direct integration with NetApp ONTAP which eliminated many of the issues with the legacy system. Now, it backs up 69 virtual machines with 9TB of data from NetApp FA2650 Storage Snapshots every hour and replicates them to an off-premise DR site every four hours. Recovery time objectives decreased dramatically to mere minutes and the group can finally set recovery point objectives.
Also, the Forest Practices Board archives secondary tape-based backups in Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier with Veeam’s Virtual Tape Library (VTL) integration. This practice, along with the NetApp and Veeam integration, saves the Board 12 to 15 hours a week. “Veeam has been backing up our data to tape for years, so now Veeam is backing up our virtual tape library to Amazon S3 and Glacier for long-term storage,” Slater said. “It’s an infinitely scalable, cost-effective solution that will help us ensure our data is available forever.”
According to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report, application downtime costs organizations a total of $20.1 million globally in lost revenue and productivity each year. “Data availability brings significant business benefits in terms of brand reputation and customer confidence,” said Paul Strelzick, Senior Vice President of Americas at Veeam. “With proper cloud data management, the Forest Practices Board is assured that its reports are fully available on its website to encourage education, communication and dialogue about forest practices and conservation. It’s our pleasure to assist the organization in its mission and eliminate data challenges that might impede its work.”
“The best way to conserve forests is to apply sustainable forest management practices,” Slater said. “The best way to apply sustainable forest management practices is to have access to current and historical data. Veeam, NetApp ONTAP, Amazon S3 and Glacier help us to optimize data management across our hybrid cloud environment.”
For more information and the full success story, visit https://www.veeam.com/success-stories/veeam-customer-story-bc-forest-practice-board.html.
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 355,000+ 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 66,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 23,500+ 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.

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We are available via the VMware Cloud Marketplace!

We are available via the VMware Cloud Marketplace!

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton


I’m consistently amazed how Veeam’s intense focus on R&D drives technology innovation for our customers. Yet you cannot build solid solutions without understanding the goals of your customers. It was clear to me during VMworld 2019 US through customer conversations that the backup market is changing. Backup is still critical, but as customers are now building hybrid clouds, they need more than just backup. This becomes even more difficult with a multi-cloud strategy and challenges such as data criticality, growth, and sprawl coupled with the various tools and capabilities from disparate cloud providers can quickly complicate Cloud Data Management and protection.
In 2016, VMware and AWS announced a strategic alliance to build VMware Cloud on AWS. When the service launched, I was excited when Veeam was invited to participate as a design partner for VMware Cloud on AWS.
Veeam’s partner-centric strategy and ability to adapt to the market has been the cornerstone of success for more than a decade and is the foundation for Act II. It was clear that to succeed in this changing environment and take advantage of the new technologies offered by Veeam alliance partners like VMware, that we had to adapt.
In January, Veeam launched Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, delivering new major capabilities that provide easy cloud migration and cloud mobility, cloud-native backup, cost-effective data retention, and portable cloud-ready licensing, increased security and data governance, and solutions to make it easier than ever for service providers to deliver Veeam-powered services to market. Yet customers did not have a way to discover and deploy third-party solutions that had been validated for VMware-based SDDCs, such as VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud Provider Partners.
At VMworld US 2018, VMware announced the tech preview of the VMware Cloud Marketplace. At VMworld Europe 2018, VMware announced the beta version was available, and Veeam was eager to participate. During VMworld 2019, VMware announced the VMware Cloud Marketplace is initially available and customers can search for, quickly find, and rapidly deploy Veeam.

 
VMware provides a good overview of the additional benefits achieved with this launch, including:

 
By creating an account and signing on to the VMware Cloud Marketplace, you can easily search for and locate Veeam.

From day one, we have focused on partnerships to deliver customer value and our collaboration with VMware is no exception. We are delivering choice, flexibility and value to customers of all sizes. The collaboration with VMware regarding the VMware Cloud Marketplace epitomizes this approach and will help customers search for, quickly find, and rapidly deploy Veeam, a VMware Ready certified solution. I encourage you to visit the VMware Cloud Marketplace and download the .iso, and deploy it. Though you may not have been able to celebrate this achievement during the Veeam party on Tuesday, August 27th, I assure you our journey for Act II is only beginning.
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Veeam Named to the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100 for Fourth Consecutive Year

Veeam Named to the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100 for Fourth Consecutive Year

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SAN FRANCISCO–()–Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, has, for the fourth consecutive year, been named on the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

“We are honored to be named to the Forbes Cloud 100 for the fourth consecutive year,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales & Marketing. “This recognition further solidifies Veeam’s ongoing commitment to help enterprises transition to the cloud and embrace Digital Transformation. As enterprises look to embrace Cloud Data Management and move to hybrid cloud, they are looking for vendors who can deliver optimal solutions for these environments and Veeam, yet again, proves that it is leading this space.”
According to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report, 72% of organizations are now looking to embrace Cloud Data Management to better meet protection needs and leverage the power of their data. Now a $1 billion private software company and with more than 350,000 customers and 23,500 partners in the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program, Veeam’s momentum in both company growth and cloud commitment continue to accelerate its marketshare.
As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100, Bessemer Venture Partners received submissions from hundreds of cloud startups. The Cloud 100 Judging Panel, made up of public cloud company CEOs, reviewed the data to select, score, and rank the top 100 private cloud companies from all over the world. The evaluation process involved ranking companies across four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), and people & culture (15%).
“For four years now, we have ranked the best and brightest emerging companies in the cloud sector,” said Alex Konrad, Forbes editor of The Cloud 100. “With so many businesses growing fast in the cloud, from cybersecurity and marketing to data analytics and storage, it’s harder than ever to make the Cloud 100 list – but with more elite company if you do. Congratulations to each of the 2019 Cloud 100 honorees and the 20 Rising Stars honorees poised to join their ranks!”
The Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100 and will appear in the September 2019 issue of Forbes magazine.
Each year the CEOs of The Cloud 100 and the 20 Rising Stars companies are honored at the exclusive Cloud 100 Celebration hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Forbes. A special thank you to our sponsors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Cooley, FuelxMcKinsey, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Nasdaq, Qatalyst Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank who make this event possible.
About Veeam Software
Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform™ is the most complete backup solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Cloud Data Management. Veeam has 350,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the Global 2,000, with customer satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 66,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 23,500+ 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.
About Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners is the world’s most experienced early-stage venture capital firm. With a portfolio of more than 200 companies, Bessemer helps visionary entrepreneurs lay strong foundations to create companies that matter, and supports them through every stage of their growth. The firm has backed more than 120 IPOs, including Pinterest, Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, PagerDuty, DocuSign, Wix, and MindBody. Bessemer’s 15 partners operate from offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Israel, and India. For more information, please visit www.bvp.com.
About Forbes
The defining voice of entrepreneurial capitalism, Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most-influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE events, custom marketing programs and 40 licensed local editions in 70 countries. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include real estate, education and financial services license agreements. For more information, visit: https://www.forbes.com/forbes-media/.
About Salesforce Ventures
Salesforce is the fastest growing top five enterprise software company and the #1 CRM provider globally. Salesforce Ventures—the company’s corporate investment group—invests in the next generation of enterprise technology that extends the power of the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, helping companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world’s largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce’s innovators and executives. With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage Salesforce’s expertise in corporate philanthropy by joining Pledge 1% to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce Ventures has invested in more than 300 enterprise cloud startups in 20 different countries since 2009. For more information, please visit www.salesforce.com/ventures.

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Veeam Cares: Spotlight on Scouting

Veeam Cares: Spotlight on Scouting

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


Veeam Cares is the #Veeamazing corporate program that encourages Veeamers to volunteer in order to impact our world (in addition to fixing the world’s data protection and data management challenges). One of the perks of being a Veeamer is that Veeam gives our employees 24 hours (three business days) of volunteer time, above and beyond PTO and regional holidays. I’m a volunteer leader in Scouting (which is also a worldwide movement); so, this year, I spent my Veeam Cares days and some vacation time serving at the World Scout Jamboree, where 45,000 youth from 150 countries came together for 12 days.
Check out this video for more about Veeam Cares, Scouting, and the World Scout Jamboree.

It’s worth pointing out that the Scout Motto is “Be Prepared” — which probably resonates with a lot of the Backup Administrators and BC/DR Planners that utilize Veeam technologies, as well.
As always, thanks for watching.
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Healthcare backup vs record retention

Healthcare backup vs record retention

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Jonathan Butz

Healthcare overspends on long term backup retention

There is a dramatic range of perspective on how long hospitals should keep their backups: some keep theirs for 30 days while others keep their backups forever. Many assume the long retention is due to regulatory requirements, but that is not actually the case. Retention times longer than needed have significant cost implications and lead to capital spending 50-70% higher than necessary. At a time when hospitals are concerned with optimization and cost reduction across the board, this is a topic that merits further exploration and inspection.

What is the role of data protection?

The primary role of data protection is recovery in response to failure, malice, or accident. Wherever we have applications and data, we need assurance that those applications can be restored quickly (RTO) with tolerable near-term information loss (RPO). That is an IT deliverable common to all hospitals.

What are the relevant regulations?

HIPAA mandates that Covered Entities and Business Associates have backup and recovery procedures for Patient Health Information (PHI) to avoid loss of data. Nothing regarding duration is specified (CFR 164.306, CFR 164.308). State regulations govern how long PHI must be retained, usually ranging from six to 25 years, sometimes longer.

The retention regulations refer to the PHI records themselves, not the backups thereof. This is an important distinction and a source of confusion and debate. In the absence of deeper understanding, hospitals often opt for long term backup retention, which has significant cost implications without commensurate value.

How do we translate applicable regulations into policy?

There are actually two policies at play: PHI retention and Backup retention. PHI retention should be the responsibility of data governance and/or application data owners. Backup retention is IT policy that governs the recoverability of systems and data.

I have yet to encounter a hospital that actively purges PHI when permitted by regulations. There’s good reason not to: older records still have value as part of analytics datasets but only if they are present in live systems. If PHI is never purged, records in backups from one year ago will also be present in backups from last night. So, what value exists in the backups from one year ago, or even six months ago?

Keeping backups long term increases the capital requirements, complexity of data protection systems, and limits hospitals’ abilities to transition to new data protection architectures that offer a lower TCO, all without mitigating additional risk or adding additional value.

What is the right backup retention period for hospital systems?

Most agree that the right answer is 60-90 days. Thirty days may expose some risk from undesirable system changes that require going further back at the system (if not the data) level; examples given include changes that later caused a boot error. Beyond 90 days, it’s very difficult to identify scenarios where the data or systems would be valuable.

What about legacy applications?

Most hospitals have a list of legacy applications that contain older PHI that was not imported into the current primary EMR system or other replacement application. The applications exist purely for reference purposes, and they often have other challenges such as legacy operating systems and lack of support, which increases risk.

For PHI that only exists in legacy systems, we have only two choices: keep those aging apps in service or migrate those records to a more modern platform that replicates the interfaces and data structures. Hospitals that have pursued this path have been very successful reducing risk by decommissioning legacy applications, using solutions from Harmony, Mediquant, CITI, and Legacy Data Access.

What about email?

Hospitals have a great deal of freedom to define their email policies. Most agree that PHI should not be in email and actively prevent it by policy and process. Without PHI in email, each hospital can define whatever email retention policy they wish.

Most hospitals do not restrict how long emails can be retained, though many do restrict the ultimate size of user mailboxes. There is a trend, however, often led by legal to reduce the history of email. It is often phased in gradually: one year they will cut off the email history at ten years, then to eight or six and so on.

It takes a great deal of collaboration and unity among senior leaders to effect such changes, but the objectives align the interests of legal, finance, and IT. Legal reduces discoverable information; finance reduces cost and risk; and IT reduces the complexity and weight of infrastructure.

The shortest email history I have encountered is two years at a Detroit health system: once an item in a user mailbox reaches two years old, it is actively removed from the system by policy. They also only keep their backups for 30 days. They are the leanest healthcare data protection architecture I have yet encountered.

Closing thoughts

It is fascinating that hospitals serving the same customer needs bound by vastly similar regulatory requirements come to such different conclusions about backup retention. That should be a signal that there is real optimization potential both with PHI and email:

  • There is no additional value in backups older than 90 days.
  • Significant savings can be achieved through reduced backup retention of 60-90 days.
  • Longer backup retention times impose unnecessary capital costs by as much as 70% and hinder migration to more cost-effective architectures.
  • Email retention can be greatly shortened to reduce liability and cost through set policy.

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 earns a gold star review rating from TechGenix

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 earns
a gold star review rating from TechGenix
TechGenix recently conducted a product review
of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.
Their review covers the installation process, the backup
and restore process and their overall positive verdict
on the product. Read a review from an expert
and see for yourself why Veeam Backup for Microsoft
Office 365
earned a gold star rating.

Veeam and AWS for Public Sector Customers

Veeam and AWS for Public Sector Customers

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton

As diamond sponsors of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit, and 39 other AWS Summits globally, Veeam is serious about our commitment to working with AWS and delivering Cloud Data Management solutions for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments to government, education, and nonprofit customers. In fact, Veeam was recently accepted into the AWS Public Sector Partner Program — another advancement on our AWS partnership journey.

What is it and what’s the big deal?

The AWS Public Sector Partner Program provides opportunities to Veeam as a select, qualified partner to offer solutions on AWS delivering specific value to public sector organizations. This means Veeam will be working even more closely with the AWS team to enhance our data management solutions to help government, education, and nonprofits to innovate on their Digital Transformation journey. As part of the AWS public sector ecosystem, Veeam is better positioned to serve our customers, and we look forward to the additional market exposure, opportunities, and industry-leading tools that AWS provides. Earlier this year, we delivered the Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 with several major capabilities, but it was the addition of Veeam Cloud Tier with support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) that received the most attention from our customers and partners. Cloud Tier provides unlimited capacity for long-term data retention by using native, cost-effective object storage integrations with Amazon S3. The need for proven data protection, including cost-effective long-term storage, continues to grow in the public sector as organizations of all types generate massive amounts of data as they transform how they provide services.

Customer Story: British Columbia Forest Practices Board

A recent example of how Veeam is working to address data management challenges for the government industry is with the British Columbia Forest Practices Board. The Forest Practices Board is a government customer who was looking for a reliable backup and recovery solution to enable replication, reduce recovery time objectives (RTO), and achieve recovery point objectives (RPO). Veeam fit the bill with a solution to optimize their data management across a hybrid-cloud environment using Veeam Availability Suite, NetApp ONTAP, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon S3 Glacier. This is another excellent example of how Veeam and AWS come together to deliver a scalable and cost-effective solution with tape backup archival in Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier. With the success of helping companies like the Forest Practices Board and the validation of our solutions into the AWS Public Sector Partner program, I look forward to seeing what more we can do together with AWS to deliver high-value solutions to public sector customers. If you were at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC, or at one of the other AWS Summits, we hope you stopped by and visited our Veeam booth or attended one of our sessions. If not, we hope you’ll stop by at one of the remaining AWS Summits and share your Digital Transformation journey. Let’s talk about how Veeam and AWS can help you solve your challenge along the way.   Learn more about Veeam solutions on AWSShow more articles from this author

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Free Veeam Software for technology alliance partners

Free Veeam Software for technology alliance partners

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Ken Ringdahl

Here at Veeam, we view our alliance partners as family. Veeam is a 100% software-defined data protection company, and we depend on our alliance partners to make it easy for our customers to purchase and integrate Veeam Software for their existing IT environment. We build solutions together so that our customers can obtain greater value and confidence from combined and integrated solutions.  As another way of showing our appreciation to our valued family members, we would like to give you a gift. Today, we are launching a new program that enables our key partners to obtain a fully functional version of Veeam Software for free. Yes, FREE! Use this software in your home or office lab to run demos, check out new functionality and of course provide backup and recovery for ALL workloads — virtual, physical and cloud.
Providing not for retail (NFR) licenses to our alliance partners isn’t new. Veeam has been doing this for a long time now, but now we’ve made it simple to get free software by just by using the web. We’ve set up dedicated web pages per partner that only require your name and company email address. With that basic information, we’ll send you an email with a license key, product download link and supporting material to guide you through the install. It’s all that simple. This is a free offer that is available to ALL employees for our top Technology Alliance Partners.
When you register via this new program, you are not getting a trial 30-day limited functionality product.  You are getting the fully licensed version of Veeam Software. Again, it is NFR use for up to 20 instances via our revolutionary Veeam Instance-based Licensing and valid for 12 months. If you need more than 20 instances, we can still help you the old-fashioned way, just reach out to your alliance account team at Veeam.
If you’ve ever been to VeeamON, our annual user conference, or one of the many partner events that we sponsor, you know that we like to advertise, and we do it well. We not only paint the venue in Veeam green, but we often paint the host city and airport in Veeam green as well. We’d like to do the same with our alliance partner ecosystem. We have strong alliance partnerships, and this will only further strengthen those partnerships and raise the bar in terms of Veeam knowledge and expertise.  It’s a true win-win for Veeam and for our partners.
So how do you take advantage of the free Veeam Software offer? It’s simple: here are the links to the dedicated free Veeam Software Partner web pages in alphabetical order: CiscoDell EMCExaGridHPEIBMLenovoMicrosoftNetAppNutanixPure StorageQuantum and VMware. Select your company hyperlink, add your name and company email address and get your free Veeam Software!
We’re excited to be making this offer to our technology alliance partners and are looking forward to continued success together. If you’re a Veeam alliance partner not yet included in this program, don’t fret.  We can still provide NFR licenses via your alliance account team and we’ll be expanding this program in the future based on demand.

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How to avoid vendor lock-in with Community Edition

How to avoid vendor lock-in with Community Edition

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Michael Cade

OK, hands up… first things first. Are you a current Veeam customer? If so, that’s awesome, thanks for your business. Do you think you’ll decide Veeam isn’t right for you in three, four, five or maybe even 10 years’ time? OK, if that’s the case, that hurts, but we get it.
At Veeam, every day we wake up thinking about data… your data! We’re constantly thinking about the unique ways we can protect that data better; how we can do it more efficiently; how we can make restore times even faster, and even where tomorrow’s data will reside.
We have the ability to look forward because of the way Veeam backup files are created and have been created from day one.

Portability of the Veeam backup file format

OK, let’s start this conversation by addressing the elephant in the room. Veeam will NOT lock your data in and keep you and your data hostage. After all, it’s your data, not Veeam’s. Nobody should ever deny you the flexibility to be able to have control of that data should you need to restore it, for whatever reason. We provide you this freedom at Veeam with the portability of the Veeam backup file format along with the ability to open that file format wherever and whenever you wish. We also don’t require a maintenance or support contract to open and restore your Veeam backup files.
Did someone just say, “No requirement for an on-going maintenance/support contract? Do you mean you provide all of this for FREE?” Well, for the record, “FREE” is so 2018. What we mean is “Community” and that means you’re able to download Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition with no license key requirement and install it somewhere in your environment — and who knows where you could install this in 10 years’ time. You can import those Veeam data format backup files and begin your recovery process.

Did I also mention that Veeam doesn’t require a charge or license for the recovery of YOUR data?

The ransomware scare

OK, so you’ve figured it out… we have you covered, and you can get your backups restored using our FREE Community Edition, for up to 10 instances. But what about ransomware and malicious malware threats that could possibly be sitting stagnant in your backup files? We don’t want to recover these into your environment. So have no fear, Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore is also included in our Community Edition, enabling you to scan your backups before they go back into your production environment. Additional details on Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore can be found here. This feature allows you to easily run an antivirus scan against your old backups with the latest antivirus definitions.
You might be asking… “Why don’t we run antivirus on our backups while they’re on the backup repository?” Well, the answer is Veeam has always had the ability to run an antivirus scan during its SureBackup job. But this could have been years before the threat was even discovered in the system and antivirus definitions may not have known about the threat then. It’s also important to note that the Veeam backup portable file formats holding your data are immutable, meaning that once the data is written, it cannot be changed within the file. We think this provides the best outcome when it comes to preventing and remediating from a ransomware attack.

Mobility

So, let’s recap — Community Edition has you covered by allowing you to open your Veeam backup file format and restore your data. We also have you covered when it comes to scanning your backup files during the restore process with the latest antivirus definitions. And taking it one step further, we even have your back if you’re looking to restore that data to a new location, such as the public cloud for example — maybe AWS or Microsoft Azure. Or maybe your backup files were created from physical hardware and now you would like to restore them to VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V disks and import them into a newly created virtual machine.
All of this is possible with Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition.

Veeam Cloud Tier

In addition to everything we mentioned above, with the paid Enterprise edition of Veeam Backup & Replication, you have the ability to tier your backups that fall outside of the operational restore window into object storage targets, such as AWS S3, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage or any S3 compatible storage. Find out more here.
Obviously, if you have been tiering your backups into object storage for a while but no longer pay for Veeam support or maintenance, how are you planning to access these objects?
With Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition, you have the ability, by using PowerShell, to add your scale-out backup repository and object storage which will then index the objects using the metadata stored in the object storage. This will then allow you to perform recovery processes against these workloads.

Conclusion

Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is a powerful and feature-rich way for you to protect a small environment comprised of a handful of virtual and/or physical workloads (available for up to 10 instances). Download it today and give it a try.
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Veeam Reaffirms Service Provider Commitment at Microsoft Inspire

Veeam Reaffirms Service Provider Commitment at Microsoft Inspire

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton

Microsoft Inspire is finally here, and I can’t think of a better way to kick-off this event than announcing Veeam’s support for Microsoft Azure Lighthouse . Azure Lighthouse delivers capabilities for cross customer management at scale for service providers to differentiate and benefit from greater efficiency and automation, and with this, helps Veeam accelerate our Cloud Data Management leadership!
Azure Lighthouse comes equipped with a set of enhanced APIs which enables Veeam to build cross-customer management capabilities into our Azure-based backup offerings. Key to this new offering is the ability to leverage the Azure delegated resource management functionality, which enables Service Providers to obtain precise and granular access to their customers’ Azure resources and eliminate manual and time-consuming efforts through automation.
Integration with Azure Lighthouse is a true game-changer for Veeam, and when generally available later this year, our new solution will enable Veeam Cloud & Service Providers (VCSPs) to use Azure Lighthouse single pane-of-glass view within our Azure-based backup solutions. For service providers, they will be able to manage hundreds of customers and potentially thousands of Azure subscriptions all from a single portal.
As more production workloads move to public clouds, it’s becoming increasingly more attractive for service providers to add revenue-generating Backup as a Service (BaaS) to their line cards, driving more value for their existing install base, and attracting new customers looking to offload some or all their data management needs to an expert. Service providers rely on an optimized workflow, so they can deliver services to their customers right when they need them — securely, simply and, most importantly, reliably.
Azure Lighthouse is the latest in Veeam’s integrations for Microsoft Azure this year, which include Veeam Cloud Tier, with native integration to Microsoft Azure Blob, combining scalable cloud storage capacity with the cost-effectiveness of “cool” storage in Azure. In addition, our release of Veeam Cloud Mobility which makes it as easy as two-steps to rehost Veeam-powered backups in Microsoft Azure. Thirdly, our integration with Microsoft Azure Data Box, enabling customers to quickly seed petabytes of Veeam backup data to Microsoft Azure data centers. And, we are just getting started!
Veeam is a 100% channel organization, with 23,500+ Veeam Cloud & Service Providers (VCSP) fueling our double-digit revenue growth. And, unlike other vendors in the data protection space, Veeam doesn’t compete with its partners – including service provider partners. Instead, we partner with providers and vendors to deliver the best value to our joint customers. At Veeam, we offer a wealth of benefits, including purpose-built solutions and a dedicated licensing model that align to the operational expenditure model from which service providers bill their own customers. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on making it simple for our customers and partners to do business with us. Azure Lighthouse offering from Microsoft does exactly that! Together, we make it easy for service providers to ensure data is always available, protected and actively working for our customers’ businesses, delivering the most robust Cloud Data Management solution on the market.
Stay tuned to hear when this integration will become available. And If you’ll be joining us at Microsoft Inspire, I encourage you to stop by Veeam booth #1224 and connect with a Veeam expert on how we can help you take your services business to the next level.
Learn more about Veeam’s integrations with Microsoft: https://www.veeam.com/microsoft-cloud-solutions.html.
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Veeam Tightens Leadership Grip in Cloud Data Management Market with 26% ARR Growth in Q2 2019

Veeam Tightens Leadership Grip in Cloud Data Management Market with 26% ARR Growth in Q2 2019

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 Q2 2019. Having recently exceeded $1 billion in annual bookings, joining an elite group of software leaders, Veeam’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) increased 26 percent year-over-year (YoY) in Q2 2019, a testament to the success of a unique subscription pricing model introduced earlier this year for all new Veeam products, including new Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 Update 4. Hailed as one of the most important releases in Veeam company history, Veeam Availability Suite U4 is approaching 350,000 downloads since its release in January.

“As we continue to heavily invest in our R&D, sales and marketing, and partner ecosystem, we’re seeing increased adoption of Veeam’s Subscription licensing among our customers across all regions worldwide,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales & Marketing. “Each geography reported growth, which shows that, and as we move into Act II of our evolution — the Hybrid Cloud — it’s an exciting time to be at Veeam. Seventy-two percent of organizations are looking to embrace Cloud Data Managementi and are transitioning to cloud strategies. We’re excited to support their journey and meet data expectations as the No. 1 player in Cloud Data Management.”

“Collaboration with strategic technology partners has never been stronger or in higher demand,” Timashev continued. “We expect to make additional partner announcements in 2H 2019 to further feed the demand of our partners to combine Veeam backup and data protection software with industry-leading hardware, storage and hyperconverged solutions. Our new “with Veeam” program, which is receiving overwhelming positive response, is just one strategy of how Veeam will innovate and collaborate with its technology partners to deliver a combined hardware plus software solution to enhance customer choice and flexibility.”

Customer, Product and Partner Highlights

  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, the fastest growing product in Veeam history, reported 270 percent ARR growth YoY. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has now been downloaded by more than 75,000 organizations, representing over 8 million user mailboxes. Veeam released version 3 of the product in early Q2, 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.
  • With more than 355,000 customers worldwide, new Veeam customers include Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mundo Cuervo, Porsche Informatik, Vancouver Canucks, ABM, Ferrari Agroindustria, Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG, Premier Bank and Ducks Unlimited Canada.
  • The Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program has more than 23,500 partners with 4,100 of those also qualified to provide Cloud Backup & DRaaS using Veeam Cloud Connect.
  • Veeam technology alliance resell agreements with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Cisco, NetApp and Lenovo reported 327 percent total transaction growth YoY and 123 percent YoY bookings growth, together completing the overall data management story for global alliance resell partners.
  • Veeam was awarded the HPE 2019 Global Technology Partner of the Year, recognized for excellent financial performance, innovative solutions, and driving meaningful business results for shared customers.
  • Veeam announced the new with Veeam” program in Q2, partnering with premier enterprise storage vendors to provide customers with comprehensive secondary storage solutions that combine Veeam software with industry-leading storage and HCI infrastructure hardware and management stacks. Solutions have already been announced with ExaGrid and Nutanix with availability planned for 2H 2019.

For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com.

Supporting Quotes

“Veeam continues to show strong bookings growth in a highly competitive market. Transitioning from a license model to a subscription model has been a challenge for many vendors, but Veeam seems to be doing so successfully. IDC research shows that more than 90 percent of organizations expect to use hybrid and/or multi-cloud data protection solutions within the next 12 months, and this is the sweet spot that Veeam is aiming for.” — Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC

“Veeam’s Cloud Data Management platform now enables us to back up and restore IT resources in record time. This provides us with a reliable basis for Digital Transformation. With Veeam, we gain more agility, which benefits our customers worldwide. We are accelerating the time-to-market of new software releases and bringing digital innovation to the road faster.” — Christoph Buchstätter, Head of Computing & Platform Services at Porsche Informatik

“Veeam keeps our hospitality services fully operational across all business units so we can optimize experiences for fans and customers. From ticket scanners to Wi-Fi to the point-of sale system, Veeam keeps them available. It also guarantees we can check customers into our hotels, accept payment for their stays, book reservations in our restaurants and take payment for their meals. Veeam delivers the scalability, reliability and Cloud Data Management we didn’t have in the past.” — Bryce Hollweg, Director of IT at Vancouver Canucks

“Veeam is so fast and easy to use, giving us time to be innovative and provide direct, immediate value to the organization. If we hadn’t deployed Veeam, we’d have had to hire a full-time person to manage backup. When you combine that salary with money saved on third-party technical support services — because nothing was simple and easy with legacy backup — the total is nearly $200,000 each year. We monetized the IT team, and for the first time in Ducks Unlimited Canada’s history, IT is raising money directly for the mission.” — Raj Perumal, Chief Information Officer at Ducks Unlimited Canada

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 355,000+ 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 66,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 23,500+ 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.

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Benefits of Cloud Object Storage

 

Benefits of Cloud Object Storage

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dan Thompson

This is a guest blog post by Dan Thompson, a Research Director at 451 Research.

 

Enterprises today are struggling to get on top of a seemingly insurmountable mountain of data. Unfortunately for IT leadership, this mountain is made up of some files that are expendable, some files that are critical, some files that have compliance obligations, some files that need to be retained long-term… the list goes on and on. This ends up creating several pain points within the organization. First, the growth of the data itself is a problem as IT works to predict what the future storage capacity requirements will be for planning and budgetary purposes. Adding to this is the stress from the high price of the storage systems required to contain it all. And let’s not forget about the backups! As the operational dataset grows, so too do the backups of that data.

If this sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. Thankfully we as an IT community have new tools that we can leverage to help us solve at least some of these problems.

Traditionally, storage vendors have created products, such as storage-attached network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) systems, that work primarily with file systems that track data based on its location. A number of years ago, however, a new type of storage architecture was released that identified a set of data as an individual entity (or object), rather than just tracking its location. While this new way of data classification and storage brings with it a lot of benefits, vendors have struggled to articulate the value proposition of object storage over more traditional options.

This all changed when Amazon Web Services (AWS) came along with its S3 storage option, altering the way people think about online, or cloud-based, storage. While Amazon’s AWS platform may have been the first to grab attention, many other vendors have followed suit. Offerings such as Microsoft Azure Blob, IBM Cloud Object Storage and Google Cloud Storage, in addition to hundreds of other options from managed service providers and cloud service providers around the world, now host tens of trillions of files using object storage. This is not only because object storage is directly accessible via HTTP or other storage interfaces, but also because it is the only platform capable of providing the advanced data protection, automated tiering and scalability required for any massive storage task.

So how does this help with storage problems? For cloud providers, object-based storage systems are utilized in part because of the platform’s ability to dynamically scale across massive, multi-node storage systems, but also because the metadata capabilities of object storage don’t place any theoretical limitations on the number or size of objects in storage. For on-prem solutions, enterprises can leverage the same benefits. In the cloud, however, enterprises can leverage those benefits without a huge, up-front capital outlay. Enterprises pay as they grow. Either on-prem or in the cloud, the metadata capabilities also allow object storage users to easily migrate objects between multiple tiers of storage, giving them flexibility to optimize a cloud storage environment based on whatever combination of cost, performance, availability and data protection best suits their data governance requirements.

When considering data protection, it’s worth pointing out that a good solution requires more than just object storage. At the end of the day, object storage is just another place to house data. To fully utilize object storage as part of a backup and disaster recovery program, enterprises need software to handle part of the process. Perhaps a good solution could automatically put backup files in the cloud; moving the data offsite is at least a start. However, a great solution would establish tiers of storage, and then move the backups between those tiers as they reach various lifecycle stages. For example, the most recent backups will likely be kept next to the workload for the fastest backup and restore performance. After some period of time, those backups should then be moved offsite for longer-term storage. Depending on the retention requirements, perhaps after another period of time those backups would be moved to yet another tier of storage. This should all be happening automatically, without the need for human intervention. By using the cloud for these latter two tiers, enterprises can reduce the amount of storage required on-site, while simultaneously meeting offsite backup storage requirements. This also opens up the possibility of a ‘restore to the cloud’ option.

Finally, when looking at taking advantage of a cloud-based object storage solution for backup storage, there are a couple of obvious pitfalls to watch out for. Data transfer fees from the major cloud providers have become a bit notorious, so it’s good for enterprises to fully understand what actions they’ll be charged for, and what actions they won’t. To that extent, it’s worth understanding how the various software packages charge for this as well.

 

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Reducing complexity with Cisco and Veeam

Reducing complexity with Cisco and Veeam

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton

Hello from beautiful San Diego! I’m here at Cisco Live 2019 this week and I’m noticing that in many conversations with customers and partners, the theme of reducing complexity has come up time and time again.
In fact, according to the IT Spending Intentions Survey conducted by analyst group ESG, 68% of respondents say their IT environment is more complex than it was two years ago.  That’s why forward-thinking organizations need to make IT as agile and as simple as possible. It’s all about making technology work for you, not the other way around. One of the things that commonly stands in the way of achieving that goal is data protection. Simply put, new workloads cannot be deployed unless those workloads can be adequately protected.
Veeam and Cisco have kept that in mind and are closely partnering together to help customers reduce their data protection cost and complexity, while also better protecting their data. Customers are able to run Veeam Availability solutions on Cisco UCS storage servers or Cisco HyperFlex hyperconvergence platform to reduce their complexity while providing the data management today’s organizations require. From enhanced visibility, to multi-cloud support and better price for performance, there are a multitude of benefits from the joint solutions that help reduce complexity.

Peace of mind

Veeam Availability Solution for Cisco UCS leverages Cisco UCS M240 or S3260 storage servers and Veeam Availability Suite to deliver robust data management and confidence that data is always available and protected.
As for Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex, Veeam’s running on the HyperFlex platform means that the Veeam software is able to take advantage of HyperFlex advanced capabilities such as failover, clustering and self-healing. This makes for a highly resilient data protection platform that’s immune to disk and node failures.

Ease of use

Enterprise-grade data protection solutions have become notorious for being difficult to implement and manage. There is often a steep learning curve associated with such products. In contrast, the Veeam/Cisco solution is designed to provide turnkey data protection for the enterprise.
The entire solution can be purchased through a single Cisco SKU, and like other hyperconverged solutions, it’s designed for easy deployment. Additionally, the platform supports the use of backup policies that behave in a consistent manner, regardless of whether the protected resources reside on physical or virtual hardware, or in the cloud.

Any app, any data, any cloud

Managing multiple clouds can often be a pain point for even the most skilled IT teams. Veeam can overcome that obstacle — the Veeam Availability solution is able to protect physical, virtual, and cloud-based workloads. Veeam can protect all of an organization’s applications and data, regardless of where it resides. Furthermore, backups can be replicated to the cloud, and multi-cloud environments are fully supported.

Unmatched price and performance

Veeam and Cisco are committed to helping enterprise customers make the most of their data protection budgets by delivering exceptional performance for a fraction of what competing solutions cost. According to another study by the Enterprise Strategy Group, “the price / performance of Veeam / Cisco solution is 49% lower than the examined alternative.” That means that organizations are receiving 2x better value than alternative solutions. This same study also concluded that the performance delivered by the Veeam and Cisco solution was 28.9% higher than the alternative solutions assessed.

Partnering together to help customers

The Veeam/Cisco data protection platform is designed to be easy to deploy and manage, while also delivering high performance and high availability at a very competitive cost. The partnership, as shown by the previous savings statistics from ESG, proves that some things are just better together.
If you are at Cisco Live this week, come visit Veeam at booth #2305. We’d love to talk to you about how Veeam and Cisco can help you take the complexity out of data protection.
If you aren’t, then you can still access information on Cisco and Veeam joint solutions on our customer resource site.
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VeeamON 2019: The 5 Biggest Statements From Ratmir Timashev

VeeamON 2019: The 5 Biggest Statements From Ratmir Timashev

CRN  /  Kyle Alspach

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

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Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

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Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

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

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


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Veeam Ready to support Cloud Tier!

Veeam Ready to support Cloud Tier!

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Ken Ringdahl

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

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The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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

Navigate the series:

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

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Nutanix Mine with Veeam

Nutanix Mine with Veeam

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton


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

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

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

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

The industry is adding, not “just” changing

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

Navigate the series:

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

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VeeamON 2019: Innovation happens here

VeeamON 2019: Innovation happens here

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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

Ya gotta know what ya got

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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

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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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  1. When you modernize production, you must modernize protection
  2. The race to zero downtime and 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.

IDC white paper: Creating value for VMware with Veeam

IDC white paper: Creating value for VMware with Veeam
An IDC survey of Veeam® customers uncovered several
primary benefits of deploying Veeam with VMware Software-Defined Data Center
(SDDC) solutions including:
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
  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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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/x06PCT3m0BU/future-is-data-management.html

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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

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/c_MdwxW3TAc/backup-recovery-test-datalabs.html

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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

Show more articles from this author

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
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Original Article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/veeam-executive-blog/~3/NKhxyXMSq0A/data-protection-regulation-compliance.html

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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.

DOWNLOAD NOW

New
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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

Show more articles from this author

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/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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