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.”

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

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Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Revenues

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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


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

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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.

Thanks for watching

Navigate the series:

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

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

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

Business Wire – News by Company: Veeam Software

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

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

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

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

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When to use SMB WriteThrough in Windows Server 2019

When to use SMB WriteThrough in Windows Server 2019

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Xavier Genestós


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

SMB cache

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

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

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

SMB operation without the WriteThrough/UseWriteThrough parameters

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

What is the WriteThrough parameter for?

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

When to use it?

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

How to enable the SMB WriteThrough connection

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

WriteThrough with CMD

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

WriteThrough with PowerShell

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

Conclusion

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

The race to zero downtime and zero data loss

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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Modern production calls for modern protection

Modern production calls for modern protection

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

Said another way, if data centers were still running standalone SQL and Exchange on top of Windows Server 2003 R2 or 2008, no one would spend any money on backup, other than adding capacity. But as workloads change, legacy backup mechanisms and strategies become woefully inadequate. So, when you modernize production, you must modernize protection.
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Why IT doesn’t modernize data protection

Why IT doesn’t modernize data protection

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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

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

What to do about it

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

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

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

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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.
 

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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

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Makes disaster recovery, compliance, and continuity automatic

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Veeam roadmap includes NAS, CDP, acquisitions

Veeam roadmap includes NAS, CDP, acquisitions

SearchDataBackup


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

Headshot of Veeam's Ratmir TimashevRatmir Timashev

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRN  /  Joseph F. Kovar

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

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

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The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant

The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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

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

Navigate through the series:

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

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An appliance by any other name

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

Trends that are shaping the data protection industry & IT landscape

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

Veeam named leader in Ovum Analyst report

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

An appliance by any other name

An appliance by any other name

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dave Russell


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

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

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

Navigate through the series:

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

Makes disaster recovery, compliance, and continuity automatic

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

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

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

CRN  /  Mark Haranas


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

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

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

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

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington


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

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

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

Navigate through the series:

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

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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.

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

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

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

New executive team, new dreams ahead

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

Headshot of Veeam's Ratmir Timashev

Ratmir Timashev

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

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

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

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

Streamlined data protection for the healthcare data center

Streamlined data protection for the healthcare data center

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Jonathan Butz


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

Profile of Veeam’s healthcare customers


Fig. 1: Veeam Top Thirty Customers’ EHR Platforms

Veeam healthcare highlights:

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

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

HIMSS19: Foundations need modernization too

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

Closing thoughts

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

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

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

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton

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

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

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

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

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

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

“veeam” – Google News

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

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

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

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Take your business beyond Availability with DataLabs

Take your business beyond Availability with DataLabs

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Vic Cleary


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

Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore

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

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

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

Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore

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

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

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

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

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

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

The data protection landscape – Exec and former analysts’ insights

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Jason Buffington

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Veeam, the Dominant Market Leader, Announces Record 2018 Results

Veeam, the Dominant Market Leader, Announces Record 2018 Results

Business Wire – News by Company: Veeam Software

BAAR, Switzerland–()–Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management™, today announced results from fiscal year 2018, fresh off of a $500 million investment from Insight Venture Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in early January – one of the largest investments in the history of storage software. Veeam delivered $963 million in total bookings – 16 percent growth year-over-year (YoY) and its 12th consecutive year of organic double-digit bookings growth, as it added 48,000 new customers in 2018, an average of 4,000 new customers each month. This strong customer momentum and bookings growth builds on 2017 results outpacing the industry, and validates the growing demand for Veeam Intelligent Data Management solutions in businesses of all sizes across the globe.

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

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

2018 Customer, Product and Partner Highlights

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

Veeam Operational Investments and Executive Appointments

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

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

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

Registration is now open for VeeamON 2019, the world’s premier event for Intelligent Data Management, which will take place May 20 – 22, 2019, in Miami, FL. Nearly 10,000 customers, partners and influencers attended VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL and the regional VeeamON Forum events held all around the world.

About Veeam Software

Veeam is the leader in backup solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete back-up solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Intelligent Data Management. Veeam has 330,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000, with customer-satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 61,000+ channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 21,000+ cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

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