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

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

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

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The closing speed of transformation

The closing speed of transformation

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Dave Russell

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

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

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

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Veeam honored with 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award

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

Veeam and N2WS: Accelerating Growth and Innovation

Veeam and N2WS: Accelerating Growth and Innovation

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Yesica Schaaf

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

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

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

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

Slashing storage costs

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

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Veeam and NetApp double-team hybrid data run wild – SiliconANGLE

Veeam and NetApp double-team hybrid data run wild – SiliconANGLE

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Mission-critical apps on-premises, machine-learning apps on Google Cloud Platform, serverless apps on Amazon Web Services cloud — phew, it’s getting hectic in modern enterprise information technology. The number of clouds isn’t going to shrink anytime soon, so it would help if things like data backup and data management would fuse to keep the number of additional things to mess with manageable.
NetApp Inc. and Veeam Software Inc. have partnered to integrate their technologies so fans of both will have fewer things to fiddle with. NetApp for storage — and more recently, data management — and Veeam for backup go together like chocolate and mint creme. They cover a number of crucial steps along the path of that most valuable asset in digital business, data.
“But what makes it simple is when it is comprehensive and integrated,” said Bharat Badrinath (pictured, right), vice president of products and solutions marketing at Veeam. “When the two companies’ engineering teams work together to drive that integration, that results in simplicity.”
Badrinath and Ken Ringdahl (pictured, left), vice president of global alliance architecture at Veeam, spoke with Lisa Martin (@LuccaZara) and Stu Miniman (@stu), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during this week’s NetApp Insight event in Las Vegas. They discussed how the companies’ partnership is reshaping their sales strategies. (* Disclosure below.)

In the back door and through the C-suite

Veeam and NetApp have integrated deeply so users can have the two technologies jointly follow their data around wherever it goes on the long, strange trip through hybrid cloud. Veeam has a reputation as a younger man’s technology that comes in the door through advocates in the IT department. It’s now making a push into larger enterprises, where NetApp has a large, deeply ingrained footprint.
“That’s a big impetus for the partnership, because NetApp has a lot of strength, especially with the ONTAP system in enterprise,” Ringdahl said.
The companies complement each other and fill in their blank spaces. “Veeam is bringing NetApp into more of our commercial deals; Netapp is bringing us into more enterprise deals,” Ringdahl explained. “We can come bottom-up; NetApp can come top-down.”
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the NetApp Insight event. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for NetApp Insight. Neither NetApp Inc., the event sponsor, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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Native snapshot integration for NetApp HCI and SolidFire

Native snapshot integration for NetApp HCI and SolidFire

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Adam Bergh


Four years ago, Veeam delivered to the market ground-breaking native snapshot integration into NetApp’s flagship ONTAP storage operating system. In addition to operational simplicity, improved efficiencies, reduced risk and increased ROI, the Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform and ONTAP continues to help customers of all sizes accelerate their Digital Transformation initiatives and compete more effectively in the digital economy.
Today I’m pleased to announce a native storage integration with Element Software, the storage operating system that powers NetApp HCI and SolidFire, is coming to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 with the upcoming Update 4.

Key milestones in the Veeam + NetApp Alliance
Veeam continues to deliver deeper integration across the NetApp Data Fabric portfolio to provide our joint customers with the ability to attain the highest levels of application performance, efficiency, agility and Hyper-Availability across hybrid cloud environments. Together with NetApp, we enable organizations to attain the best RPOs and RTOs for all applications and data through native snapshot based integrations.

How Veeam integration takes NetApp HCI to Hyper-Available

With Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3, we released a brand-new framework called the “Universal Storage API.” This set of API’s allows Veeam to accelerate the adoption of storage-based integrations to help decrease impact on the production environment, significantly improve RPOs and deliver significant operational benefits that would not be attainable without Veeam.
Let’s talk about how the new Veeam integration with NetApp HCI and SolidFire deliver these benefits.

Backup from Element Storage Snapshots

The Veeam Backup from Storage Snapshot technology is designed to dramatically reduce the performance impact typically associated with traditional API driven VMware backup on primary hypervisor infrastructure.
This process dramatically improves backup performance, with the added benefit of reducing performance impact on production VMware infrastructure.

Granular application item recovery from Element Storage Snapshots

If you’re a veteran of enterprise storage systems and VMware, you undoubtably know the pain of trying to recover individual Windows or Linux files, or application items from a Storage Snapshot. The good news is that Veeam makes this process fast, easy and painless. With our new integration into Element snapshots, you can quickly recover application items directly from the Storage Snapshot like:

  • Individual Windows or Linux guest files
  • Exchange items
  • MS SQL databases
  • Oracle databases
  • Microsoft Active Directory items
  • Microsoft SharePoint items

What’s great about this functionality is that it works with a Storage Snapshot created by Veeam and NetApp, and the only requirement is that VMs need to be in the VMDK format.

Hyper-Available VMs with Instant VM Recovery from Element Snapshots

Everyone knows that time is money and that every second that a critical workload is offline your business is losing money, prestige and possibly even customers. What if I told you that you could recover an entire virtual machine, no matter the size in a very short timeframe? Sound farfetched? Instant VM Recovery technology from Veeam which leverages Element Snapshots for NetApp HCI and SolidFire makes this a reality.
Not only is this process extremely fast, there is no performance loss during this process, because once recovered, the VM is running from your primary production storage system!

Veeam Instant VM Recovery on NetApp HCI

Element Snapshot orchestration for better RPO

It’s common to see a nightly or twice daily backup schedule in most organizations. The problem with this strategy is that it leaves your organization with a large data loss potential of 12-24 hours. We call the amount of acceptable data loss your “RPO” or recovery point objective. Getting your RPO as low as possible just makes good business sense. With Veeam and Element Snapshot management, we can supplement the off-array backup schedule with more frequent storage array-based snapshots. One common example would be taking hourly storage-based snapshots in between nightly off-array Veeam backups. When a restore event happens, you now have hourly snapshots, or a Veeam backup to choose from when executing the recovery operation.

Put your Storage Snapshots to work with Veeam DataLabs

Wouldn’t it be great if there were more ways to leverage your investments in Storage Snapshots for additional business value? Enter Veeam DataLabs — the easy way to create copies of your production VMs in a virtual lab protected from the production network by a Veeam network proxy.
The big idea behind this technology is to provide your business with near real-time copies of your production VMs for operations like dev/test, data analytics, proactive DR testing for compliance, troubleshooting, sandbox testing, employee training, penetration testing and much more! Veeam makes the process of test lab rollouts and refreshes easy and automated.

NetApp + Veeam = Better Together

NetApp Storage Technology and Veeam Availability Suite are perfectly matched to create a Hyper-Available data center. Element storage integrations provide fast, efficient backup capabilities, while significantly lowering RPOs and RTOs for your organization.
Find out more on how you can simplify IT, reduce risk, enhance operational efficiencies and increase ROI through NetApp HCI and Veeam.
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Considerations in a multi-cloud world

Considerations in a multi-cloud world

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  David Hill


With the infrastructure world in constant flux, more and more businesses are adopting a multi-cloud deployment model. The challenges from this are becoming more complex and, in some cases, cumbersome. Consider the impact on the data alone. 10 years ago, all anyone worried about was if the SAN would stay up, and if it didn’t, would their data be protected. Fast forward to today, even a small business can have data scattered across the globe. Maybe they have a few vSphere hosts in an HQ, with branch offices using workloads running in the cloud or Software as a Service-based applications. Maybe backups are stored in an object storage repository (somewhere — but only one guy knows where). This is happening in the smallest of businesses, so as a business grows and scales, the challenges become even more complex.

Potential pitfalls

Now this blog is not about how Veeam manages data in a multi-cloud world, it’s more about how to understand the challenges and the potential pitfalls. Take a look at the diagram below:

Veeam supports a number of public clouds and different platforms. This is a typical scenario in a modern business. Picture the scene: workloads are running on top of a hypervisor like VMware vSphere or Nutanix, with some services running in AWS. The company is leveraging Microsoft Office 365 for its email services (people rarely build Exchange environments anymore) with Active Directory extended into Azure. Throw in some SAP or Oracle workloads, and your data management solution has just gone from “I back up my SAN every night to tape” to “where is my data now, and how do I restore it in the event of a failure?” If worrying about business continuity didn’t keep you awake 10 years ago, it surely does now. This is the impact of modern life. The more agility we provide on the front end for an IT consumer, the more complexity there has to be on the back end.
With the ever-growing complexity, global reach and scale of public clouds, as well as a more hands-off approach from IT admins, this is a real challenge to protect a business, not only from an outage, but from a full-scale business failure.

Managing a multi-cloud environment

When looking to manage a multi-cloud environment, it is important to understand these complexities, and how to avoid costly mistakes. The simplistic approach to any environment, whether it is running on premises or in the cloud, is to consider all the options. Sounds obvious, but that has not always been the case. Where or how you deploy a workload is becoming irrelevant, but how you protect that workload still is. Think about the public cloud: if you deploy a virtual machine, and set the firewall ports to any:any, (that would never happen would it?), you can be pretty sure someone will gain access to that virtual machine at some point. Making sure that workload is protected and recoverable is critical in this instance. The same considerations and requirements always apply whether running on premises or off premises.  How do you protect the data and how do you recover the data in the event of a failure or security breach?

Why use a cloud platform?

This is something often overlooked, but it has become clear in recent years that organizations do not choose a cloud platform for single, specific reasons like cost savings, higher performance and quicker service times, but rather because the cloud is the right platform for a specific application. Sure, individual reason benefits may come into play, but you should always question the “why” on any platform selection.
When you’re looking at data management platforms, consider not only what your environment looks like today, but also what will it look like tomorrow. Does the platform you’re purchasing today have a roadmap for the future? If you can see that the company has a clear vision and understanding of what is happening in the industry, then you can feel safe trusting that platform to manage your data anywhere in the world, on any platform. If a roadmap is not forthcoming, or they just don’t get the vision you are sharing about your own environment, perhaps it’s time to look at other vendors. It’s definitely something to think about next time you’re choosing a data management solution or platform.
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Veeam Announces Integration with NetApp HCI – StorageReview.com

Veeam Announces Integration with NetApp HCI – StorageReview.com

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by Michael Rink

Veeam announced that Update 4 of Veeam Backup & Replication, expected later this year, will add native storage integration with Element Software,the storage operating system that powers NetApp HCI and SolidFire. Veeam first joined NetApp’s Alliance program four years ago, in 2014. Since then they’ve been steadily increasing support and integration. Earlier this month the two companies worked together to allow NetApp to resale Veaam Availability Solutions.

Veeam’s integration into Element snapshots, once complete, will allow IT engineers to quickly recover application items directly from the Storage Snapshot at a very granular level. Not just entire databases, but also individual Windows or Linux guest files and Exchange items (emails). Veem even expects to be able to recover Microsoft SharePoint items & Microsoft Active Directory items directly from the Storage Snapshot; which will be a pretty neat trick. The only requirement is that VMs need to be in the VMDK format.
With their next update, Veeam is expecting to be able to recover an entire virtual machine, no matter the size in a very short timeframe by leveraging Element Snapshots for NetApp HCI and SolidFire. Once recovered, the VM will be running from the primary production storage system. Additionally, Veeam is offering support for companies that want to leverage their backup snapshots to support testing and development. By quickly cloning the most recent backup of your company’s production environment; Veeam lets you reduce the risk of unexpected integration problems. It’s also useful for troubleshooting (especially those production only problems), sandbox testing, employee training, and penetration testing.
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Industry demand for Intelligent Data Management continues at pace

Industry demand for Intelligent Data Management continues at pace

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Peter McKay

As Co-CEO and President, I am always looking ahead. How can we improve? Are we delivering the best solutions to meet customer demands? What will be the next transformational opportunity that we can grasp? But I also like to reflect on the past and having just closed our fiscal Q3’18 I am delighted with the state of the business.
We have just closed another record period, our 41st consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. Bookings grew by more than 20% year-over-year (YoY), which is traditionally a slower quarter across the software business due to summertime. Our traction in the Enterprise customer segment continues to thrive, increasing by almost 25% compared to Q3’17, and we now count more than 80% of the Fortune 500 as Veeam customers.
While I am very pleased with these results, what excites me most is the momentum we are making in the Cloud, with our emerging products, and with our ecosystem partners. At VeeamON 2018, we unveiled our vision and strategy to be the most trusted provider of Intelligent Data Management solutions in today’s multi-cloud world. We have worked tirelessly to deliver on this vision and we are seeing the rewards; in Q3’18 our cloud business grew by 26% YoY.
A great example of customers embracing Veeam’s approach to data management across multi-cloud environments is Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365® Version 2, which we launched in July. We enabled customers and Veeam Cloud and Service Providers (VCSPs) to seamlessly protect their entire Microsoft Office 365 environments and ensure data availability, and we have seen this business soar – bookings are up more than 700% YoY! In addition, our AWS cloud backup product, N2WS continues to be #1 in AWS backup and recovery with growth over 186% in Q3 YoY.
But that’s not all. Perhaps our biggest achievement over the past quarter has been the momentum we’ve built with our ecosystem partners. As you know, Veeam has always been – and always will be – a company that is focused on partnerships. Our 59,000 ProPartners know this.
Over the past 18 months we have strengthened our focus with Alliance partners, with Q3’18 growth accelerating exponentially.  During the quarter,  we announced Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV. We also expanded collaboration with Cisco to deliver Veeam High Availability on Cisco HyperFlex™ and added our fourth resale partner, Lenovo, to the reseller relationships we have with HPE, Cisco and NetApp.
The result? We grew our Alliances business by 128% YoY. This is a tremendous achievement and I want to personally thank each of our partners for their continued support and engagement. Partners are flocking to Veeam as their preferred data management partner as they know that we can deliver a proposition that meets customers’ demands today and into the future.
It’s been another strong quarter for Veeam and its ecosystem. I want to congratulate all involved. However, as much as I applaud the past, I am always looking forward. Everyone at Veeam, its partners and the 320,000 customers that rely on us to protect their environments, are looking to closing the year strong. The opportunity in front of us is huge, and I know that 2018 will go on record as Veeam’s best ever.
To all, thanks for your continued support.
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Why our software-driven, hardware agnostic approach makes sense for backups

Why our software-driven, hardware agnostic approach makes sense for backups

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Anthony Spiteri

Having been hands-on in service provider land for the entirety of my career prior to joining Veeam, I understand the pain points that come with offering backup and recovery services. I’ve spent countless hours working on getting the best combination of hardware and software for those services. I also know firsthand the challenges that storage platforms pose for architecture, engineering and operations teams who design, implement and manage these platforms.

Storage scalability

An immutable truth that exists in our world is that backup and storage go hand in hand and you can’t have one without the other. In recent times, there has been an extreme growth in the amount of data being backed up and the sprawl of that data has also become increasingly challenging to manage. While data is growing quicker than it ever has, in relative terms the issues created by that haven’t changed in the last ten or so years — though they have been magnified.
Focusing on storage, those that have deployed any storage platform understand that there will come a point where hardware and software constraints start to come into play. I’ve not yet experienced or heard of a storage system that doesn’t apply some limitation on scale or performance at some point. Whether you are constrained by physical disk or controller based limits or software overheads, the reality is no system is infinitely scalable and free of challenge.
The immediate solution to resolve these challenges in my experience (and anecdotally) has always been to throw more hardware at the platforms by purchasing more. Whether it be performance or disk constraints, the end result is always to expand capacity or upgrade the core hardware components to get the system back to a point where it’s performing as expected.
That said, there are a number of systems that do work well, and if architected and managed in the correct way will offer longer term service sustainability. When it comes to designing storage for backup data, the principals that are used to design for other workloads such as virtual machines cannot be applied. Backup data is a long game and portability of that data should be paramount when choosing what storage to use.

How Veeam helps

Veeam offers tights integration with a number of top storage vendors via our storage integrations. Not only do these integrations offer flexibility to our customers and partners, but they also offer absolute choice and mobility when it comes to the short and long-term retention of backup data.
Extending that portability message — the way in which backup data is stored should mean that when storage systems reach the end of their lifetime, data isn’t held a prisoner to the hardware. Another inevitability of storage is that there will come a time when it needs replacing. This is where Veeam’s hardware agnostic, software-defined approach to backup comes into play.
Recently, there have been a number of products that have come into the market that offer an all-in-one solution for data protection in the form of software tied to hardware appliances. The premise of these offerings is ease of use and single platform to manage. While it’s true that all-in-one solutions are attractive, there is a sting in the tail of any platform that offers software that is tied to hardware.

Conclusion

Fundamentally, the issues that apply to storage platforms apply to these all-in-one appliances. They will reach a point where performance starts to struggle, upgrades are required and, ultimately, systems need to be replaced. This is where the ability to have freedom of choice and a decoupled approach to software and hardware ultimately results in total control of where your backup data is stored, how it performs and when that data is required to be moved or migrated.
You only achieve this through backup software that’s separated from the hardware. While it might seem like a panacea to have an all-in-one solution, there needs to be consideration as to what this means three, five or ten years into the future. Again, portability and choice is king when it comes to choosing a backup vendor. Lock in should be avoided at all costs.
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Veeam showcases NEW cloud data management at Ignite 2018

Veeam showcases NEW cloud data management at Ignite 2018

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Carey Stanton

Veeam, a company born on virtualization, has rapidly adapted to customer needs to become the leader in Intelligent Data Management. In keeping with its speed and momentum to market, Veeam’s highly anticipated NEW Veeam Availability Suite Update 4 will be released in Q4 2018. This promises to redefine cloud data management with cloud mobility for Microsoft Azure Stack, as well as native Azure Blob storage for Veeam-powered archives.

Take a deeper look at the current and new innovations Veeam will showcase at Microsoft Ignite 2018:

  • Enabling cloud backup to Azure — automatically sending backups to the cloud (for both service providers and enterprise customers)
  • Protecting Office 365 email data in Azure — automatically externalizing backup of Office 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business to Azure
  • Protecting Microsoft Azure VMs — ensuring Availability of cloud-based workloads
  • NEW – 10x the savings on archiving in Azure Blob with Veeam Cloud Archive
  • NEW – 2 steps to restore ANY backup to Azure and Azure Stack, including both physical and virtual machine backups.

2 steps to restore ANY backup to Azure and Azure Stack

As you probably know, Microsoft Azure Stack is an exciting innovation that extends the power of the Azure public cloud to on-premises. Building on Veeam’s announcement at Microsoft Ignite 2017, Veeam is publicly presenting Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure Stack. With similar functionality to existing Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, this new mobility feature for Azure Stack allows you to restore and migrate workloads from on-premises to Azure Stack, or even from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack, all with a 2-step process!

This means that in the event of a failure, or if you want to migrate a current VM to Azure Stack, you can quickly achieve this through the built-in Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure Stack functionality that will be available in the upcoming update.

10x the savings with native cloud archive capabilities for Azure Blob

Another big highlight at Ignite is Veeam’s highly anticipated, native Azure Blob support known as Veeam Cloud Archive. This will give customers an automated data-management solution designed to simplify data transfer to Azure Blob storage, with up to 10x the savings on long-term archives.

With this upcoming feature, it has never been easier to free up primary storage space and save on costs by archiving your Veeam backups offsite with infinite scalability into Azure Blob. By leveraging Veeam’s proven Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR) technologies, customers can access the cloud directly for storage of long-term data archives. Also, unlike other solutions, Veeam does not charge storage tax fees for storing data in the cloud — making this one of the most cost-effective cloud archive solutions in the industry!

Summary

There’s a lot of buzz at Microsoft Ignite around Veeam’s new cloud management capabilities for Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack coming in NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. As the Leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, Veeam continues to deliver innovative solutions — with cloud mobility for Microsoft Azure Stack and native cloud archives for Azure Blob.

You can explore all Veeam’s Microsoft integrations by visiting Veeam for the Microsoft Cloud.

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Intelligent data management: Interview with Rick Vanover of Veeam

Intelligent data management: Interview with Rick Vanover of Veeam – TechGenix (blog)

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I recently had a chance to talk with Rick Vanover of Veeam Software about what businesses need to do these days to ensure their availability strategy fully addresses their needs. Rick is the director of product strategy at Veeam, where he leads a team of technologists and analysts that brings Veeam solutions to market and works with customers, partners, and R&D teams around the world. You can follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover.

MITCH: Rick, thanks very much for agreeing to let me interview you on the topic of how data protection and availability are changing in our cloud-based area and what organizations are doing right and wrong these days when it comes to preparing for disaster recovery.

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RICK: My pleasure. This is an area that I’ve built my career around and organizations today need to ensure that their availability strategy meets the expectations of the business.

MITCH: The last few years have seen a lot of changes in how organizations of all sizes implement and manage their IT infrastructures. Cloud computing models like software as a service (SaaS) now enables users to connect to and use cloud-based apps directly over the Internet with Microsoft’s Office 365 being one popular solution of this type. Then there’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that lets organizations build agile computing infrastructures that can scale up and down on demand. What does and doesn’t change in regards to ensuring data protection and availability for your business with these new models?

RICK: This is a great question, Mitch, and I’m glad you asked it. The one important thing I’ve learned over the years is that while the platform may change, the rules on the data and availability expectations do not change. Microsoft Office 365 is a good example that you have illustrated. The promise of this Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is great: a great relief of on-premises tier 1 storage, the opportunity to reduce the need for mailbox quotas and with OneDrive for Business a way to combat “shadow IT” file sharing outside of corporate mechanisms. These are real business problems solved by Microsoft Office 365 and these changes are welcome to both users and IT administrators alike.

But what doesn’t change when the application does change? The responsibility of the data. Organizations need to realize that this is their data and Veeam has invested in a new product, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

MITCH: What sort of changes do organizations need to make in their supporting processes to ensure data protection/availability in the event of a disaster when they’ve embraced the cloud wholeheartedly or at least adopted some sort of hybrid IT model?

RICK: As the mix of platforms change for organizations, the disaster recovery aspect absolutely needs to be reassessed. This is a very difficult task and, honestly, the old way of doing this isn’t acceptable anymore today. I know plenty of IT administrators who addressed disaster recovery as a once-a-year test where there was free pizza over the weekend, things were tested, about half of it failed, and the goal was to do better next year. Today’s IT services and expectations can’t deal with that.

I know plenty of IT administrators who addressed disaster recovery as a once-a-year test where there was free pizza over the weekend, things were tested, about half of it failed, and the goal was to do better next year. Today’s IT services and expectations can’t deal with that.

This is one reason Veeam have developed a new product that went available earlier this year, Veeam Availability Orchestrator. This product brings a very critical capability for disaster recovery in the era of hybrid IT. Veeam Availability Orchestrator supports orchestrating disaster recovery for on-premises workloads; but also supports orchestrated disaster recovery to VMware Cloud on AWS. This is a new cloud offering in Amazon for VMware workloads. This is an example where an organization can have their on-premises resources benefit from DR in the cloud — literally!

MITCH: I’ve heard it said by some who provide IT support for businesses that rely mostly on SaaS applications that “backup” is basically a bad word now, that performing daily backups is a dead practice because there are now more sophisticated ways to ensure availability for your business data. But this sounds a lot like an oversimplification to me. Does the availability burden of performing regular backups really go away with cloud computing?

RICK: Backup is the first stage. Veeam takes a critical view on this step. In fact, backup is the most important stage. We see the market as a five-stage journey to intelligent data management:Five stages of intelligent data management

Backup and recovery, as well as replication and failover, are the important critical functions there. This effectively is a gateway to more advanced capabilities.

The next step is an aggregation of those critical data sources, whether they are in the cloud, on-premises, or in the SaaS space. Having the data flow for all critical data is an important milestone, and each platform has their own characteristics that may change what the capabilities are for backup and recovery.

With the aggregation of this data, visibility becomes important. Answering key questions like what data is where, who is accessing what, will the environment run out of storage and such are very critical questions today.

Advanced capabilities become the next opportunity, and orchestration is a capability that Veeam brings today to the market that can respond to changes very easily. For example, orchestrated disaster recovery to another site can be done with confidence if there is a concern that weather is going to take out a data center, so organizations can proactively fail overconfidently.

With all of these capabilities, then automation becomes the goal. Automatic resolution of issues and policy violations, for example, will be a capability from Veeam later this year. This can be very important when it comes to ensuring that critical data is protected to the level the business demands today.

This is a quick overview of our vision, but it is important to reinforce that it all starts with a solid backup and recovery as well as replication and failover capability.

MITCH: Given all these changes that are happening, what are most organizations doing right and wrong these days with regard to disaster recovery?

RICK: My observation today is that many organizations are simply not providing the availability experience their business demands. The best example is a high-speed recovery technique. Ask this question: If someone accidentally deletes a virtual machine, how soon can it come back? If the answer is more than a few minutes, there is a gap between capabilities of what is in place and the expectation of users. That’s one example that Veeam has pioneered and led the market for over eight years and there are move. Same for an AWS EC2 instance in the cloud: If someone terminates and deletes it, how soon can it come back? If that too is more than minutes, there is a gap.

Organizations are doing things right when it comes to leveraging new platforms. This includes leveraging SaaS applications where it makes sense, leveraging the cloud and leveraging service providers for the right services as well.

The key advice I have to offer is to ensure that availability is thought of every step of the way.

MITCH: How do new platforms like hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), advanced storage systems, and robust networking change the game in regards to availability?

RICK: They provide new “plumbing” to work with. New APIs, new networking techniques, and better snapshot capabilities. These are all important for efficient data flow for backup and recovery as well as replication and failover.

Veeam has always invested in APIs and platform capabilities to address data movement at scale. The new technology platforms in the mix are built in the same mindset as well.

MITCH: Looking ahead then, what do you see in the future for business continuity and disaster recovery?

RICK: I see a continued push for completeness. Organizations will make changes to applications, data, and other critical systems to make them more “DR friendly.” A good example is a legacy application that sits on a physical server that is obsolete on an operating system out of support for three years. Can that application really have good DR? No.

The key advice I have to offer is to ensure that availability is thought of every step of the way.

Organizations are indeed seeing the value of proper DR and if the application needs modernized, changed, or sunset out of production use, that’s what it takes.

Proper DR comes with modern platforms and data; obsolete components can’t be made awesome!

MITCH: What practical advice would you give to an admin for implementing disaster recovery solutions in a hybrid cloud environment? Any tips or recommendations to help them get it right going forward?

RICK: If there is a gap in the availability strategy, my advice is to start small and make it right. Specifically, that would mean take one small application. Get the basics of backup and recovery right. Then set up replication and DR capabilities for that small application. Once you have that working right, that motion educates organizations about what solid backup looks like. How those types of tools work, etc.

Then move to the next application that is a bit more complex. And succeed. Get applications to the right model one at a time. Don’t start with the biggest, most critical application in the mix at first.

Once the small successes are proven, go back to the business (like operational people in an organization) and indicate that proper DR and better backup and restore times can be achieved if we virtualize this application or invest in a storage snapshot engine or such.

If the business is drawn to the benefits, the effort to change the platform may come much easier.

MITCH: Rick, thanks very much for giving us some of your valuable time!

RICK: Cheers, Mitch, my pleasure.

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Hyper-Availability in a Multi-Cloud Era

Hyper-Availability in a Multi-Cloud Era

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Yesica Schaaf

To meet the rising demands of IT infrastructures, businesses of all sizes, from SMB to the largest enterprises, are embracing the cloud. But a one-cloud-fits-all strategy is not the norm.
By evaluating workloads across an IT environment and assessing requirements like performance, infrastructure compatibility, security and compliance, and strategic fit, businesses are choosing a mix of cloud deployment models to maximize the benefits of cloud across private, public, and hybrid environments.
For many small to midsized businesses, they are turning to a cloud-first strategy, often abandoning completely the need for an on-premises data center. Enterprises are taking a multi-provider approach to the cloud to drive innovation. And all sizes of businesses are looking at a hybrid model that has data residing in a hybrid environment. The end result is a multi-cloud strategy. In fact, based on recent studies, 81% of enterprises are embracing a multi-cloud strategy with a mix of solutions across private, public, and hybrid cloud — across multiple providers.[1]
Now the challenge becomes: how to ensure data and apps are always available across this multi-cloud model so that you never skip a beat when it comes to innovating and providing services to your customers.
We know this can be a challenge as:

  • 66 % of enterprises admit that digital transformation initiatives are being held back by unplanned downtime [2]
  • $21.8M is an average financial cost of Availability and Protection Gaps for the enterprise [3]
  • 60% of U.S. businesses that experience a cyber-attack suffer the consequence of data loss [4]

Veeam understands the opportunities and implications of a multi-cloud environment and has built an entire cloud strategy around protecting customers’ data, whether it is on premises, in a hybrid model, or residing in the cloud.
Our relationship with multiple cloud providers ensures our customers can choose a cloud vendor and be assured Veeam will be there to protect the data.
A perfect example of this relationship is the strength of the partnership between Microsoft Cloud and Veeam. When Mark Russinovich, CTO for Microsoft Azure, spoke onstage at VeeamON 2017, he clearly laid out that Veeam is a trusted partner for Microsoft.
Alasdair Thomson, IT Director College Success Foundation, says:
“When you use Veeam, it’s less about where data sits and more about visibility, access and control. That’s why we love Veeam — we can ensure availability of data on-premises and in Microsoft’s cloud. Combining Microsoft and Veeam is a win-win all around.”
While the cloud has continued to expand into every business of every size, there are still challenges for IT departments.
To overcome these challenges, here are three key cloud Availability best practices to consider:

  1. Leverage the cloud for backup and disaster recovery of your on-premises data: With any Availability strategy, it’s important to take a 3-2-1 approach, meaning that there are at least 3 copies of your data, 2 of which are local but on different mediums, and at least 1 offsite copy. With a multi-cloud strategy, you are in an ideal position to take advantage of the cloud to help execute a 3-2-1 approach and optimize any legacy backup systems with the cloud. As an example, with Veeam, you can leverage any public cloud provider, including Microsoft Azure, AWS, and IBM Cloud or a managed service provider to protect your data offsite. You can also leverage the cloud for disaster recovery by replicating your data to the cloud to meet your RTO and RPO requirements.
  2. Protect your data that’s already in the cloud, whether it’s in an IaaS or SaaS solution: It’s your data, you own it, you control it… and you need to protect it. Take email data retention as an example. Organizations across industries face regulations that require email to be retained for up to 7 years. For highly regulated industries, like the financial services sector, retention periods can go up to a lifetime.[5] If you’re using an email SaaS solution, like Microsoft Office 365, it is critical that you protect the data in the event of an accidental deletion, outage, or malicious attack. You can do this by using an Availability solution like Veeam that copies your data to another location – whether on-premises or to a different cloud data center.
  3. Replicate and migrate applications and data within your cloud: In a multi-cloud strategy, you’re likely to have “born in the cloud” applications in your environment. In this case, replicating these applications for data protection and recovery will be critical to ensure these apps stay up and running in the event of un-expected downtime. To give you an example, you may currently run your cloud-based app in an IBM Cloud data center located in Houston, Texas. With Veeam, you can easily replicate and migrate this app to any of the 50+ IBM Cloud data centers around the world, whether that’s Dallas, São Paulo, Milan, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, or to any data center within your cloud to meet your data protection and migration needs.[6]

With these proven approaches to providing Availability across your multi-cloud environment, you can confidently accelerate innovation without worrying about disruption to your business. To get started with an Availability strategy for your multi-cloud environment, visit veeam.com to check out our solutions.

Sources:

[1] ESG, 2017 Public Cloud Computing Trends, April 2017
[2] Veeam 2017 Availability Report
[3] Veeam 2017 Availability Report
[4] Half of U.S. Businesses Report Being Hacked
[5] Comprehensive Guide to Email Retention
[6] Veeam on IBM Cloud: Bridging the Availability Gap

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Cisco and Veeam – A Validated Solution – CIO

Cisco and Veeam – A Validated Solution – CIO

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Does California’s own GDPR create more problems than it answers?

Does California’s own GDPR create more problems than it answers?

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Danny Allan

The recent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has done a lot to tackle issues surrounding business’ exploitation of personal data and has led to calls by some tech leaders for a similar legislative approach in the U.S. at a Federal Government level. Just last month, “The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018” was created, promising similar rights for the State’s 40 million citizens as Europeans received with GDPR.
The hastily approved Act, which is due to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, affords citizens the right to see what information of theirs is being collected by businesses and to request that data be deleted. They will also be able to find out whether their information is being sold to third parties, including advertisers, and to request they stop doing so. It is by some stretch the most comprehensive privacy law in the country, but it’s not without fault.
California is known across the world for Silicon Valley and the endless amounts of world-changing technology businesses it has given birth to. The irony is the businesses that call the state home are precisely those causing the need for such regulatory overhaul by pushing the boundaries on technology, and as a result, privacy.
California has a long history of taking privacy seriously and has led the United States in terms of the creation of privacy laws. In 1972, Golden State voters amended the California Constitution to include the right of privacy among the “inalienable” rights of all people, and in doing so gave every Californian a legal and enforceable right of privacy. Since then, more laws have been passed to safeguard state citizens, including the Online Privacy Protection Act, the Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World Act, and Shine the Light.
While GDPR was accused of being ambiguous for its lack of specificity, it looks comprehensive in comparison to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Its very creation was to curb the abusive practices of online businesses trading consumer data for financial income. Unfortunately, through some loose categorization of businesses, the Act has the potential to include websites that collect IP addresses of sites with over 137 unique visitors per day. That is just one example, but there are plenty more. And it matters.
In 2017, over 1.7 billion files were leaked through breaches. After the California Consumer Privacy Act comes into force, organizations mishandling data could be penalized up to $7,500 for each violation, which could add up significantly based on the 2017 data. If you look specifically at data breach penalties across the different states, they vary significantly; Texas imposes civil fines of up to $50,000 per violation while Georgia imposes no penalty at all. For me, this is where the problem lies.
If each state takes a local approach to data privacy, the United States will become a patchwork of regulation, and unless state laws can come to a common agreement, it might soon become a challenging and less friendly place to do business. That’s not a good thing for anyone.
A discussion draft of a new proposed federal law, “Data Acquisition and Technology Accountability and Security Act,” would pre-empt state breach notification laws, but has received widespread criticism. It isn’t perfect. It’s too focused on notification itself rather than providing consumers with the rights needed for modern, everyday lives. But if it could be adjusted and expanded, it would be a better way of handling state-wide data privacy concerns and data management practices.
What would be preferable is if the law could mirror the GDPR, a very thorough and active piece of regulation. The hard work for legislators is largely done, and it would reduce the compliance costs for American businesses and encourage a fast start. Given we’re now on the backfoot and in desperate need of such a law, common sense says use something global businesses are already working with, rather than the laws 50 states independently create.
California has made the first move, but is it the right one? I’d be keen to hear your views on this.
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Veeam makes its hyper-availability solutions available with Lenovo SDI and SAN offerings – Daily Host News (press release) (blog)

Veeam makes its hyper-availability solutions available with Lenovo SDI and SAN offerings – Daily Host News (press release) (blog)

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Veeam is expanding its partnership with Lenovo to make its hyper-availability solutions available right from Lenovo and its resellers.
As a part of the partnership, Veeam intelligent data management solutions will be available with Lenovo Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings.
The customers will be able to purchase the Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform directly from Lenovo and its resellers in a single transaction.
The aim of this partnership is to provide seamless and efficient sales and deployment process to partners and customers. Integration of Lenovo SDI and SAN solutions with Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform will help enterprises simplify IT, mitigate risks, and accelerate their business with intelligent data management solutions.
“Lenovo’s decision to resell Veeam Intelligent Data Management and Availability solutions with their offerings reflects Veeam’s market momentum and leadership,” said Peter McKay, President and Co-CEO of Veeam.
“It’s a prime example of two technology leaders collaborating to provide the most seamless and efficient sales and deployment process for its partners and customers. Lenovo’s global reach and extensive partner ecosystem, combined with the strong growth of its Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) and Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) business units, provides Veeam customers with the best purchasing experience.”
The combined solution will reduce the costs and complexity of traditional infrastructure, virtualization, and data protection management. The companies said that they together aim to provide enterprises an increased ROI, accelerate application development and deployment, support data analytics, and simplify disaster recovery.
Veeam solutions come integrated with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix Acropolis. It will help enterprises automate backup and recovery operations for high availability of data and applications.
“Veeam’s strong track record of innovation combined with their focus on creating a great user experience aligns with our customer-first approach. This alliance further enables us to provide an effortless customer experience and relevant solutions to our customers,” said John Majeski, who leads the Software and Solutions business at Lenovo Data Center Group.
“Businesses want solutions that provide IT simplicity while delivering Intelligent Transformation across environments. Veeam Availability Solutions deliver the IT simplicity and Intelligent Data Management needed for Lenovo Spectrum Virtualize SAN solutions, as well as for Lenovo’s SDI portfolio of ThinkAgile offerings with VMware, Microsoft and Nutanix to accelerate digital transformation while mitigating business risk.”
Additionally, organizations will also be able to create Veeam DataLabs environments for accelerated app development and testing, efficient DR testing for corporate data governance and compliance, and data analytics for improved business intelligence.
Also read: How Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform on Cisco HyperFlex helps enterprises modernize their data centers?
“The multi-cloud capabilities of Veeam combined with Lenovo’s extensive portfolio of hybrid cloud solutions, provides organizations with the unprecedented choice, flexibility and agility needed to stay competitive in the digital economy,” said Carey Stanton, Vice President of Global Alliances at Veeam.
“This partnership is yet another example of how Veeam is helping customers ensure availability across all clouds without compromising availability, performance, efficiency or manageability.”

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How to be Successful with VAO

How to be Successful with VAO

Notes from MWhite  /  Michael White

I guess I should have called this how to be successful with BCDR but I really wanted to tie this to VAO.  I have heard of people saying VAO just works.  It doesn’t quite mind you.  It is a BCDR tool so it is only – at best – 15% of a BCDR project.  The rest is the investigation and learning you need to do to make it possible to have a successful BCDR project.  So you investigate, search, discuss, talk, decide and then you have the info you need to start making VAO useful.  We are going to look at what you need to think about and look into to be successful at the at the investigation and research.
The Business Impact Assessment (BIA) is the quick way to making VAO work successfully due to the fact it contains so much useful information.  But not everyone will have a BIA or time or money to do one. But if you have one, make sure it is current, and it will have all of the info to make VAO work real good!
So you do it manual – which I call an application catalog.
You need to fill in the form below.

short form, Name of app, business contact, technical contact, data, comments, components of the app, misc info, RTO, importance

Example
Exchange, v2016. www.microsoft.com, AppOwner – John Smith, Lead Support – Jane Doe, 24 VMs, requires – AD / DNS / DHCP, 1 desktop, minimum of 8 of the VMs, and DC with global catalog role, Barracuda Anti-Spam appliance, physical requirements – Barracuda Anti-Spam appliance. Miscellaneous notes – spare Barracuda appliance on DR site, and virtual is possible. RTO – 2 hours. Importance – 1.
Sometimes you can work with the Help Desk – if you have one, as it often has a basic form of this kind of doc, and you can improve it.  The components is the hard part, often it is Active Directory for credentials, DNS for directory services, but it can be things like database servers, or anti spam appliances for example.
Now you have an application catalog, you need to talk to your management to understand the priority of each app.  Hopefully you will select email to be the first recovered.
The important apps should be packaged on their own – Email, SharePoint, Accts Payable, Accts Rec, SQL for example.  The less important apps can be bundled together and protected together.  But often in DR the outage is only partial so you may only fail over email for example and so packaging with that granularity is important.
Now that you have an application catalog you can start using the info in it to do your VAO build-out of plans and start doing your test failover.
If you got all your info right in the catalog, you should have successful test failover.  But if you don’t check out the info in the execution report and it will likely have what you need to modify and try again.
In the case of VAO, it has functionality other DR tools sometimes doesn’t have and that is the ability to add scripts to do really good automated tests.  So that is worth doing – so for you own apps do some scripting and use the info in this article and this one to get them into and working with VAO.
I like to document my recovery plan using info from the application catalog so I am ready to work in VAO, but have handy what is necessary.  Here is an example.
I hope this information gives you some help and guidance so when you sit down with VAO you are going to be more quickly successful with it.
BTW, using VAO is not hard.  But it is hard knowing all the info you need to know to be successful with it.  So that is what I am trying to help with in this article.
Let me know if you have questions or comments.
Michael
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Exclusive: Veeam’s best practices for availability in a cloud era – ChannelLife NZ

Exclusive: Veeam’s best practices for availability in a cloud era – ChannelLife NZ

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Article by Veeam product strategy VP Danny Allan
The new digital economy has brought about many changes, forcing businesses and their IT infrastructure to react in new ways to meet new demands.
When it comes to the cloud, the changes are just as dynamic.
Research has found that 81% of enterprises are embracing a multi-cloud strategy with a mix of solutions across private, public, and hybrid clouds – across multiple providers.
With this big move to multi-cloud, the next question is How can businesses ensure their apps and data are available across the new multi-cloud models they are adopting?
Before that question is addressed, here are some stats highlighting the downside of low availability:

  • 66 % of enterprises admit that digital transformation initiatives are being held back by unplanned downtime
  • $21.8M is an average financial cost of availability and protection gaps for the enterprise
  • 60% of U.S. businesses that experience a cyber-attack suffer the consequence of data loss
  • Fortunately, there are some measures businesses can take to ensure optimal availability.

Here are three key multi-cloud availability best practices to consider:

1. Leverage the cloud for backup and disaster recovery of on-premises data

A good start for any availability strategy is to make sure to follow the 3-2-1 Rule, which is to have at least three copies of data, two of which are local but on different mediums, and at least one off-site copy. Businesses with a multi-cloud strategy are in an ideal position to take advantage of the cloud to help execute a 3-2-1 approach and optimise any legacy backup systems with the cloud.

2. Protect data that’s already in the cloud

It’s important to have control and protection over data already deployed in the cloud. Email data, for instance, is something many organisations must retain for extended periods of time for compliance and regulatory needs. Whether an organisation is using a SaaS solution, such as Microsoft Office 365, or hosting their email application on IaaS, it is critical to have protection against accidental deletions, outages, or a malicious attack.

3. Replicate and migrate applications and data within the cloud

In a multi-cloud strategy, a company will most likely have “born in the cloud” applications in their environment. Being able to replicate these applications for data protection and recovery will be critical to making sure these apps stay up and running in the event of unexpected downtime.
For instance, a company may currently run their cloud-based app in the IBM Cloud data centre located in Houston, Texas.
It can replicate and migrate this app to any of the more than 50 IBM Cloud data centres around the world, or to any data centre within its cloud to meet its data protection and migration needs.
With the momentum to multi-cloud adoption in full swing, having an availability strategy and plan is more important than ever.

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CRN – Cisco, Veeam Create ‘Game-Changer’ Hyper-Converged … – CRN

CRN – Cisco, Veeam Create ‘Game-Changer’ Hyper-Converged … – CRN

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Cisco and Veeam have created what they are calling a “game-changer” in the hyper-converged infrastructure market by infusing Veeam’s data management platform into Cisco’s flagship HyperFlex platform.

“It’s going to be a game-changer for the industry,” said Peter McKay, co-CEO and president of Veeam, in an interview with CRN at VMworld 2018. “We’re the first and the only intelligent data management solution for Cisco HyperFlex. It’s a tightly integrated the solution [and we’re] going to market together as a joint, one single SKU, that all the Cisco sales organizations, Cisco channel, Veeam channel can take advantage of.”

Veeam will integrate its new, highly resilient data management platform, Veeam High Availability, into Cisco HyperFlex. The vendor’s High Availability solution provides seamless scalability, ease of management and support for multi-cloud environments through Cisco support services, supporting all virtual, physical and cloud workloads.

[Related: VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger’s Keynote: 5 Boldest Statements At VMworld]

McKay said Veeam will soon be rolling out channel enablement on the new solution as well as new partner incentive programs to drive sales.

“We’re going to introduce some interesting and exciting new programs to incentivize the channel to really grab it and run with this new offering,” he said.

The new Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex will be offered through Cisco and is backed by Cisco Solution Support, which provides support for the entire solution stack, enabling customers to deploy with confidence and peace of mind. Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex is expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2018.

“The focus for us was really around, ‘How do we make it easier for them to buy. Easier for them to deploy. Easier for them to manage a combined solution. That’s what we really focused on, easier for the customers to manage and run a data management solution,” said McKay. “We think this is a win for our customers. A win for our partners and a win for Cisco and Veeam.”

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Cisco chooses Veeam as its first and only Intelligent Data Management partner

Cisco chooses Veeam as its first and only Intelligent Data Management partner

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Peter McKay

What got you here, won’t get you there” is a saying that’s especially true when it comes to the IT industry. Vendors today need to continually innovate their offerings to keep pace with customer demand. This is more important than ever in the data management industry, and when it comes to innovation, Veeam has always been at the forefront. Today, we are taking this idea one step further.

Cisco has chosen Veeam to deliver a new approach for the Modern Data Center, Veeam Availability Solution on Cisco HyperFlex. This announcement means customers can now run Veeam’s Intelligent Data Management platform on a completely hyperconverged solution, simplifying their deployments and reducing the resources needed to manage them. Cisco HyperFlex provides a platform that delivers seamless scalability, ease of management and multi-cloud support.

Available through Cisco and providing support for the entire solution stack, customers can deploy with confidence and peace of mind. I’m excited Cisco and Veeam both share the goal of helping our customers gain control of their data across all clouds, and that customers can now leverage their existing Cisco procurement relationships. This announcement also makes Veeam the first and only Intelligent Data Management solution to partner with Cisco on HyperFlex as a secondary storage target.

The scale and complexity of managing the hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of enterprise data today, especially across multi-cloud environments, requires a new type of solution. It requires a solution that moves from traditional, policy-based data management to a more behavior-based system, so data can manage itself more autonomously and deliver critical business and operational insights at record speeds. Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform is the most complete solution to help customers make the transition to Intelligent Data Management, and today’s announcement with Cisco will enable organizations to fully embrace this future.

Our relationship with Cisco has been long and fruitful. Veeam has partnered with Cisco to provide backup for HyperFlex workloads, including snapshot integration for lower RPOs. What sets this announcement apart is that Cisco has been enhanced with Large Form Factor drives, allowing the platform to both run Veeam services, as well as to act as the repository for Veeam backup jobs.

Unreliable technology is causing nearly two-thirds of organizations today to admit they are being held back by unplanned downtime. That’s why our partnership with Cisco continues to thrive. Our joint announcement for Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex is a response to the direct feedback from enterprise customers, partners and service providers.

Organizations have long built their IT architecture on Cisco hardware. Veeam recognizes that investing in a partnership that leverages this underlying platform allows for a level of trust and confidence as Veeam and Cisco work together delivering a superior outcome over legacy vendor solutions that can’t respond to rapidly changing IT environments.

As Veeam is dominating the data management marketplace, we recognize the responsibility of working with our infrastructure partners to provide a simple solution that cuts through the complexity of past industry offerings.

The timing of this announcement is not coincidental. Currently, many legacy companies are feeling the strain of exponential data growth. With data sprawl pushing the need for protection out to the edge of the IT environment, legacy solutions from legacy vendors are struggling to adjust.

Veeam’s explosive growth is due to our focus on the Modern Data Center and its unique needs. Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex is designed to deliver seamless enterprise scalability. This is increasingly important as complexity continues to challenge IT departments. This joint solution reduces overall complexity and effort required to run a data-protection solution. It also provides a single stack, which is pre-validated, assuring customers that Cisco stands behind the solution.

I recognize that every time a customer makes a buying decision with Veeam they are making a choice that goes far beyond the technical. They are making a decision that puts their company and their own careers on the line. I know this, and every person at Veeam knows this. It is something we take seriously. Both Veeam and Cisco are brands that customers and partners can trust.

Developing the leading solution to allow our customers to trust their data is available all the time continues to be our goal.

Veeam Availability Solution on Cisco HyperFlex represents our two companies coming together to meet the demanding needs of you, our customers. We understand this and have worked to simplify the entire process. You can have confidence that we are as concerned with the Availability of your data just as much as you are.

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Veeam Stands Apart in terms of Customer Satisfaction

Veeam Stands Apart in terms of Customer Satisfaction

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Peter McKay

What is the single most important question you can ask your customer? For us, it is how likely they would be to recommend Veeam to a friend or colleague.

Our mission at Veeam is to be the most trusted provider of intelligent data management solutions to meet the expectations of a world that demands the Hyper-Availability of data. Our customers are at the core of our business, and constant feedback is the best way to improve over time.

To help us build trust with our customers, every year we send out a survey that helps us understand how they perceive our products and services. The Customer Satisfaction Survey was conducted by an independent third party, and then used for the Net Promoter Score (NPS) — the index measuring customers’ willingness to recommend a company’s products or services to others.

Veeam’s 2018 Net Promoter Score, 3.5 times the industry average

The respondents were asked how likely they would be to recommend Veeam to a friend or colleague, considering their complete experience with our company. Their answer is a number that is calculated into a score between -100 and +100.

Veeam scored an NPS of 73, which is 3.5 times higher than the industry average (21). This result shows a remarkable appreciation from our customers and places Veeam in the company of some of today’s biggest and most beloved brands: Amazon (61), Netflix (68) and trending toward Apple (89). At a regional level, EMEA’s NPS moved up to 76, being the strongest region in terms of customer satisfaction!

Scoring a high satisfaction level is not a popularity contest, it’s an exam we need to pass, and one where we raise the bar every year. The result of the customer satisfaction survey not only confirms that we put the right efforts and energy in everything we do, but also guides us to areas where we can do better to outperform our competition.

With over 300,000 customers across the globe, it’s essential to understand how satisfied they are about our offerings.

This is a massive achievement for Veeam, and it comes in a key moment — we are on the path to exceed a billion dollars in bookings in 2018. Becoming the next billion-dollar software company is not something you hear every day, and this wouldn’t be possible without our valuable partnerships. Our strong bonds with our alliance partners, Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, Microsoft, NetApp and VMware, enable Veeam to provide data center transformation, infrastructure modernization and cloud solutions and services to clients worldwide.

For the fifth consecutive year, Veeam has outperformed the industry, scoring 9.0+ for almost all categories, and trust me, this is not getting easier. Technology is developing at a faster pace than ever and so are the expectations of people for their digital lives.

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IDC confirms Veeam is the Market Leader

IDC confirms Veeam is the Market Leader

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Peter McKay

Veeam, born early in the era of the cloud, has created a story of unprecedented success. The story tells of rapid growth, accelerating quarter after quarter, year after year, driven by innovation, product quality, and customer loyalty. 2017 was our best year yet, and this year we continue to grow with tremendous wind in our sails:

  • We’ve achieved 40 straight quarters of double-digit growth — 10 years of extraordinarily strong momentum.
  • Total bookings growth increased throughout 2017, with double-digit growth in every quarter.

Recently, IDC released their market share numbers for 2017, and once again, Veeam leads the pack with more than 26% of overall growth in market share gain. IDC shows that in the last half of 2017 alone, the top three vendors combined lost36% market share while Veeam gained more than 26%. With this growth and success comes a sense of responsibility on our part to help customers see the future and prepare for the change and transformation that is coming.
Company Momentum – Top 5 by Company Performance: 2017H2 (Vendor Revenue, US Dollar, M) 
The question I receive more than any other, is how is it possible for Veeam to continue to generate such growth and success? Especially when one considers we reside in an industry that has a large legacy vendor presence with established, mature products. The answer is multi-faceted, but focuses on three key ingredients:

  1. Built for the Virtual World – Veeam was founded in 2006 to provide systems management solutions for virtualized infrastructures. Veeam quickly became synonymous with data Availability, emerging as the go-to provider for solutions supporting applications and data in cloud-spanning environments. Born in the era of the cloud and built in the era of the cloud.
  2. Partner First Philosophy – In today’s world of rapidly evolving technologies, no company is able to go it alone. Success comes from building and participating in robust technology eco-systems. It is our primary focus to approach every challenge with partnerships, from working with thousands of channel partners, to building deep integration and collaboration with the largest technology vendors in our space.
  3. It Just Works – Veeam has earned a reputation in every sector of the market, including SMB, commercial and enterprise, as a product that delivers on its promises. A product that can be trusted to maintain business continuity in the face of any challenge or disaster. That’s why when customers talk about the reliability of Veeam, they say, “It Just Works.”

Receiving third party validation from IDC helps us continue to tell our story. This isn’t just what we say, but what hundreds of thousands of our customers are saying around the world. In addition, our Net Promoter Score of 73, a number generated by asking companies if they would recommend a technology they have purchased, is 3.5x better than the industry average. When an IT manager chooses an Availability vendor to be there for backup and recovery, they aren’t just choosing a technology. They are betting the future of their company and their own career on that choice. We understand the importance of this decision and take pride in earning that trust. Legacy vendors are struggling to adapt and change in the new environment. Their solutions, built during an era of tape and disk, have failed to keep up with the new demands of data growth and data sprawl. Without the ability to adapt, their customers find themselves vulnerable and looking for a change. Our vision is to be the most trusted provider of Intelligent Data Management solutions, exceeding the expectations of a world that demands the Hyper-Availability of data. And our aim for the future is to expand on this vision to ultimately enable data to become self-managing. Veeam is in the perfect position to deliver on these promises of innovation and to radically improve how data is managed. Show more articles from this author

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#1 Hyper-Availability for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

#1 Hyper-Availability for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Veeam Software Official Blog  /  Michael Cade


In June 2017 we announced that we would be working on support for the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and shortly after in October we were able to show an alpha build of the code and demo what functionality would be arriving. Today we are excited and pleased to announce that our Hyper-Availability story is generally available for the entire Nutanix Enterprise Cloud platform, allowing us to protect all virtualized workloads – VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV – in an application consistent state.
Support for Nutanix AHV comes with a new product –– Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV –– which includes many of the same easy-to-use features and functionality from Veeam Backup & Replication in a familiar portable backup file format. This also includes the ability to align your strategy with the 3-2-1 backup methodology through one of our many Veeam Cloud Service Providers (VCSP) partners, tape or backup copy to disk for offsite backups and long-term retention.

Overview

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV will consist of three components:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 update 3a minimum
  2. Veeam Backup Proxy Appliance for AHV
  3. Veeam Backup repository (deduplication devices not supported in v1)

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a

The Veeam backup server is there to allow for authentication from the Veeam backup proxy appliance to give the ability to send backup files to the Veeam backup repository. The Veeam Backup Server also offers the ability for longer term retention to either tape, disk or Veeam Cloud Connect.

Veeam Backup Proxy Appliance for AHV

The proxy appliance will be deployed within the Nutanix Acropolis hyper-converged infrastructure cluster. Management of the appliance as well as the configuration, scheduling and execution of backups and full-VM restores will be handled by a new web UI, specifically designed to look and operate like Prism for familiarity, to Nutanix administrators and users.

Veeam Backup repository

The Veeam backup repository is a folder on a storage device that acts as a backup target that is managed by the Veeam backup server.

Features

Application consistency

The ability to take application consistent backups of your mission critical workloads is a must. This is achieved by requesting a Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF) snapshot within the Nutanix AHV cluster. Nutanix guest tools (NGT) can then be used to trigger the preparation of the guest operating system for an online backup. For VMs where application consistency is required but NGT is not installed, Veeam recommends using the server edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows or for Linux.

Changed Block Tracking

When Veeam Backup & Replication performs incremental backup, it needs to know what data blocks have changed since the previous job session. To get the list of changed data blocks, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the changed block tracking mechanism, or CBT. CBT Increases the speed and efficiency of incremental backups. The backup process will leverage the AHV CBT for full and incremental backups.

Protection domains

The ability to leverage Nutanix Protection Domains not only means the ability to keep a short-term amount of fast Recovery Point Objective (RPO) snapshots in place but it also means that this same Protection Domain which is a defined group of virtual machines can be leveraged to simplify backup management also.

Workflow

The backup proxy communicates with Nutanix AHV to trigger a virtual machine snapshot, retrieves virtual machine data block by block from datastores hosting virtual machines, compresses and deduplicates it and writes to the backup repository in Veeam’s proprietary format.

Veeam Backup & Replication creates per-VM backup chains: One backup chain contains data for one VM only.

Recovery

Now let’s get to the interesting part, the backup is the insurance policy that none of us hope we ever have to use, the recovery though is where we could be saving jobs and lives.

Veeam Backup Proxy Appliance for AHV

Recovery options from the proxy appliance will be full-VM recovery to the original location, performed from within the web UI. The ability to restore individual virtual machine disks is also possible from the web UI.

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a

When it comes to the granular restore options, it is required to be in the Veeam backup server to perform these tasks. Granular restore options include:

  • Windows file level restore
  • Application items restore (Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle)
  • VM disk export (VMDK, VHD or VHDX)
  • Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

I am super excited to see the technical innovation happening within Veeam, the elevation of the Hyper Converged market leader as a Veeam elite alliance partner and the addition of the third hypervisor within the Hyper-Availability Platform. I am now even more excited to see where this product goes in the future. I strongly encourage anyone that has AHV deployed or under evaluation to download the fully-functional FREE 30-day trial today.

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IDC confirms Veeam is the Market Leader

IDC confirms Veeam is the Market Leader

Veeam Executive Blog – The Availability Lounge  /  Peter McKay

Veeam, born early in the era of the cloud, has created a story of unprecedented success. The story tells of rapid growth, accelerating quarter after quarter, year after year, driven by innovation, product quality, and customer loyalty. 2017 was our best year yet, and this year we continue to grow with tremendous wind in our sails:

  • We’ve achieved 40 straight quarters of double-digit growth — 10 years of extraordinarily strong momentum.
  • Total bookings growth increased throughout 2017, with double-digit growth in every quarter.

Recently, IDC released their market share numbers for 2017, and once again, Veeam leads the pack with more than 26% of overall growth in market share gain. IDC shows that in the last half of 2017 alone, the top three vendors combined lost 36% market share while Veeam gained more than 26%. With this growth and success comes a sense of responsibility on our part to help customers see the future and prepare for the change and transformation that is coming.
Company Momentum – Top 5 by Company Performance: 2017H2 (Vendor Revenue, US Dollar, M)
The question I receive more than any other, is how is it possible for Veeam to continue to generate such growth and success? Especially when one considers we reside in an industry that has a large legacy vendor presence with established, mature products. The answer is multi-faceted, but focuses on three key ingredients:

  1. Built for the Virtual World – Veeam was founded in 2006 to provide systems management solutions for virtualized infrastructures. Veeam quickly became synonymous with data Availability, emerging as the go-to provider for solutions supporting applications and data in cloud-spanning environments. Born in the era of the cloud and built in the era of the cloud.
  2. Partner First Philosophy – In today’s world of rapidly evolving technologies, no company is able to go it alone. Success comes from building and participating in robust technology eco-systems. It is our primary focus to approach every challenge with partnerships, from working with thousands of channel partners, to building deep integration and collaboration with the largest technology vendors in our space.
  3. It Just Works – Veeam has earned a reputation in every sector of the market, including SMB, commercial and enterprise, as a product that delivers on its promises. A product that can be trusted to maintain business continuity in the face of any challenge or disaster. That’s why when customers talk about the reliability of Veeam, they say, “It Just Works.”

Receiving third party validation from IDC helps us continue to tell our story. This isn’t just what we say, but what hundreds of thousands of our customers are saying around the world. In addition, our Net Promoter Score of 73, a number generated by asking companies if they would recommend a technology they have purchased, is 3.5x better than the industry average. When an IT manager chooses an Availability vendor to be there for backup and recovery, they aren’t just choosing a technology. They are betting the future of their company and their own career on that choice. We understand the importance of this decision and take pride in earning that trust. Legacy vendors are struggling to adapt and change in the new environment. Their solutions, built during an era of tape and disk, have failed to keep up with the new demands of data growth and data sprawl. Without the ability to adapt, their customers find themselves vulnerable and looking for a change. Our vision is to be the most trusted provider of Intelligent Data Management solutions, exceeding the expectations of a world that demands the Hyper-Availability of data. And our aim for the future is to expand on this vision to ultimately enable data to become self-managing. Veeam is in the perfect position to deliver on these promises of innovation and to radically improve how data is managed. Show more articles from this author

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Notre Dame uses N2WS Cloud Protection Manager for backup

Notre Dame uses N2WS Cloud Protection Manager for backup

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Coinciding with its decision to eventually close its data center and migrate most of its workloads to the public cloud, the University of Notre Dame’s IT team switched to cloud-native data protection.

Notre Dame, based in Indiana, began its push to move its business-critical applications and workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2014. Soon after, the university chose N2WS Cloud Protection Manager to handle backup and recovery.
Now, 80% of the applications used daily by faculty members and students, as well as the data associated with those services, lives on the cloud. The university protects more than 600 AWS instances, and that number is growing fast.
In a recent webinar, Notre Dame systems engineer Aaron Wright talked about the journey of moving a whopping 828 applications to the cloud, and protecting those apps and their data.
N2WS, which was acquired by Veeam earlier this year, is a provider of cloud-native, enterprise backup and disaster recovery for AWS. The backup tool is available through the AWS Marketplace.
Wright said Notre Dame’s main impetus for migrating to the cloud was to lower costs. Moving services to the cloud would reduce the need for hardware. Wright said the goal is to eventually close the university’s on-premises primary data center.
“We basically put our website from on premises to the AWS account and transferred the data, saw how it worked, what we could do. … As we started to see the capabilities and cost savings [of the cloud], we were wondering what we could do to put not just our ‘www’ services on the cloud,” he said.
Wright said Notre Dame plans to move 90% of its applications to the cloud by the end of 2018. “The data center is going down as we speak,” he said.

We looked at what it would cost us to build our own backup software and estimated it would cost 4,000 hours between two engineers. Aaron Wrightsystems engineer, Notre Dame

As a research organization that works on projects with U.S. government agencies, Notre Dame owns sensitive data. Wright saw the need for a centralized backup software to protect that data, and found N2WS Cloud Protection Manager through AWS Marketplace. Wright could not find many good commercial options for protecting that cloud data.
“We looked at what it would cost us to build our own backup software and estimated it would cost 4,000 hours between two engineers,” he said. By comparison, Wright said his team deployed Cloud Protection Manger in less than an hour.
Wright said N2WS Cloud Protection Manager rescued Notre Dame’s data at least twice since the installation. One came after Linux machines failed to boot after application of a patch, and engineers restored data from snapshots within five minutes. Wright said his team used the snapshots to find and detach a corrupted Amazon Elastic Block Store volume, and then manually created and attached a new volume.
In another incident, Wright said the granularity of the N2WS Cloud Protection Manager backup capabilities proved valuable.
“Back in April-May 2018, we had to do a single-file restore through Cloud Protection Manager. Normally, we would have to have taken the volume and recreated a 300-gig volume,” he said. Locating and restoring that single file so quickly allowed him to resolve the incident within five minutes.

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Veeam Strengthens Alliances and Accelerates Enterprise Strategy, Moves Closer to $1 Billion Software Company

Veeam Strengthens Alliances and Accelerates Enterprise Strategy, Moves Closer to $1 Billion Software Company

Business Wire – News by Company: Veeam Software

BAAR, Switzerland–()–Veeam® Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise™, today announced results from Q2 2018, marking its 40th consecutive quarter of double-digit record bookings growth. Veeam delivered 20 percent growth year-over-year (YoY) in total bookings in Q2 2018, and kept pace with its average of more than 4,000 new customers each month. Today, Veeam has more than 307,000 customers worldwide.

“According to IDC, Veeam is the leader in both momentum and company performance in the data protection and recovery software market1, surpassing and outpacing legacy vendors that cannot meet customer demands for hyper-availability,” said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President of Veeam. “Veeam has attained this leadership position thanks to our strong relationships with our channel partners, strategic alliances, expertise in understanding customers’ needs and demands, and then addressing them with innovative, powerful and easy-to-use solutions.

“It’s an exciting time at Veeam as we enter the second half of the year,” McKay continued. “We have invested heavily in go-to-market strategies, customer enablement, employees and processes. We are pushing further into the enterprise, all while continuing to strengthen our commitment to our core market segments. Our focus on enabling hyper-availability is unwavering, and customers are responding. We continue to gain marketshare from both traditional players and newcomers attempting to catch up to us and attain profitability, a benchmark Veeam achieved and maintained for more than a decade.”

Q2 Highlights

  • With 307,000 customers, representing more than 17.6 million workloads protected with Veeam Availability solutions, Veeam continues to average 4,000 new customers each month. New Veeam customers include University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), WWF-Australia, REWE International AG, Payboost, Gas Metropolitano and Municipio Leon.
  • Veeam Strategic Alliance partnerships are on a triple-digit YoY growth trajectory. Joint opportunities between Veeam and global alliance partners have increased 183 percent YoY. Veeam has also doubled the number of deals and the amount of revenue generated YoY from joint bookings with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp and Cisco. Veeam won the inaugural HPE “Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2018 — Data and Analytics Solutions Award” for high availability storage and data protection solutions growth and leadership. The award marks Veeam’s recognition within the HPE partner ecosystem and builds momentum for the recent launch of Veeam Hyper-Availability solutions being integrated into HPE’s global supply chain processes and systems. Veeam also announced a powerful new integration between Veeam Availability Platform™ and Pure Storage FlashArray to deliver business continuity, agility and intelligence for the modern enterprise. The addition of Veeam snapshot integration for FlashArray, combined with FlashBlade for Rapid Recovery, provides an end-to-end platform that’s modern, simple and future proof.
  • Cloud continues to be the fastest growing segment of Veeam, reporting 64 percent growth YoY. The Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program now includes close to 20,000 partners, with more than 3,500 partners providing BaaS and DRaaS using Veeam Cloud Connect.
  • High growth and increased contribution from the new subscription products continues to show dramatic momentum. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 subscription sales increased 1,249 percent YoY. To date, more than 35,000 organizations, representing 4.1 million Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, have downloaded Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Veeam Availability Suite version 9.5 Update 3 enables Veeam Backup & Replication to deploy and manage Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux (Veeam Agents) to protect physical, non-virtualized servers and endpoints as well as any public cloud workloads. Agents subscription sales have increased more than 220 percent YoY.
  • Veeam continues to expand its team of more than 3,600 employees around the world. Veeam recently opened a new research and development headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic where engineers will work on innovative data management, automation, and Hyper-Availability technologies. The majority of the 300 new positions will be specialized, high-tech roles and quality assurance positions within Veeam R&D teams.

Supporting Quotes

“IDC’s Semiannual Software Tracker data indicates that Veeam significantly outpaced the total annual growth of the data protection and recovery software market.Traditional backup and data protection software purchases are slowly-but-surely shifting to accommodate a range of SaaS applications and cloud infrastructure deployments. By staying focused on the evolution of this market, Veeam has put itself in a unique position to capitalize on the growth of cost-effective solutions for backup and disaster recovery as a service, two key solutions driving purchases in this market.”
– Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Software at IDC

“We have a big job to do at WWF-Australia to protect our wildlife and our natural environment. Veeam is so easy to use and remarkably intuitive. It gives us the peace of mind we need to ensure we can do our jobs seamlessly.”
– Semir Hasanbegovic, IT Manager at WWF-Australia

“As we started building our new software-defined data centers and looking at our future backup architecture, Veeam immediately became the only choice because it’s simple to deploy and even simpler to manage. Today, our engineers don’t spend as much time managing our backups. We also are looking forward to implementing several of the recent and upcoming enhancements as Veeam continues to help us ensure data availability.”
– Elliott Peterson, Vice President of Global IT at HireRight

“Veeam is the only solution that can accommodate our massive data growth. Enterprise scalability is what sets Veeam apart.”
– Renata Kobylinski, Director of Hosting and Engineering Services at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

“As the sources for acquiring critical data continue to grow in number and complexity, IT professionals are seeking providers who can simplify their data protection and management strategy. Veeam makes it easy to ensure your data will be available whenever and wherever you need it. INAP’s revenue for Veeam-powered backup and disaster recovery services has grown over 50 percent year over year, showcasing not only Veaam’s strength of technology and vision but also their commitment as a valued partner to enterprises and service providers. “
– Jennifer Curry, Vice President, Cloud, Internap Corporation (Nasdaq: INAP)

“It was crucial for a small team like ours to have a reliable, simple and automated hyper-availability solution to be able to focus on our core business. Veeam was the only provider to offer such a level of performance and efficiency.”
– Eric Machabert, Information Systems Enterprise Architect, Payboost

“Veeam helps us enormously to meet the increased business demands of increasingly digitally controlled goods flows. We always keep an eye on the state of our virtual infrastructure and ensure that all applications are accessible at all times. In this way, we ensure that the supply to our stores functions reliably and that almost two million customers can make their purchases as usual every day.”
– Alexander Tinhof, Head of National System Administration, REWE International AG

About Veeam Software

Veeam is the global leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise. Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform is the most complete solution to help customers on the journey to automating data management and ensuring the Hyper-Availability of data. We have more than 307,000 customers worldwide, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500 and 58 percent of the Global 2000. Our customer satisfaction scores, at 3.5X the industry average, are the highest in the industry. Our global ecosystem includes 57,600 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, and NetApp as exclusive resellers; and nearly 19,800 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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1 Source: IDC Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker in the Data Protection and Recovery Software Market – Final Historical, 2017H2

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Fueling the Fortune 500 – Veeam Intelligent Data Management

Volvo.  Hard Rock Hotels.  Royal Caribbean Cruises.  PGA Superstore… To name a few.

I often hear that Veeam is not in the Enterprise.
I wouldn’t want to be the one that says to Volvo or any of the others listed above that they have no business being listed in the Fortune 500.
Check it out: https://www.veeam.com/intelligent-data-management.html