At Veeam Software’s VeeamOn 2019 event last week in Miami, Florida, Veeam unveiled its new Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 solution. The latest release of this disaster recovery (DR) and data migration management platform would bring expanded DR, operational recovery and platform migration capabilities. This includes the ability to automatically test, document and “reliably” recover entire sites, as well as individual workloads from backups in a completely orchestrated way.
With this latest release of Veeam Availability Orchestrator, Veeam claims it has democratized DR by enabling organizations of all sizes to achieve comprehensive and compliant Disaster Recovery for all their applications and data, no matter how they’ve been protected.
Other new features delivered in the release of Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 include the ability to:
- More easily prove – and proactively remediate where necessary – service level agreement (SLA) attainment for internal and external compliance regulations and audits with enhanced reporting and compliance capabilities
- Automatically leverage both backup and replica protection data for use cases beyond recovery verification, such as DevOps, patch and upgrade testing, analytics and more
- Empower business units, application owners and operations teams with their own secure access to orchestration planning and testing resources through advanced delegation and role-based access control (RBAC).
“Our research shows that application and data recovery SLAs are top of mind for enterprises on-premises or in the cloud,” said Christophe Bertrand, Senior Analyst, ESG. “Overcoming complex recovery orchestration challenges is needed to test recovery processes and their effectiveness, deliver on mission-critical recoveries and lower business risk. This new version of Veeam Availability Orchestrator is raising the bar across multiple dimensions, such as automation, reporting, migration capabilities and the ability to truly establish SLA-driven tiered recovery workflows. Recoverability is everything and Veeam is making strides in simplifying the process.”
HIPAA, SOX, GDPR
Veeam Software stated it has more than 330,000 customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes more than 61,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and more than 21,000 cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries.
“Our new version of Veeam Availability Orchestrator eliminates the challenges of manual processes by introducing reliable orchestrated recovery of production VMs, whether they’re protected by backups or replicas,” said Danny Allan, Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “This also includes the ability to quickly and efficiently leverage protection data to prove recoverability and compliance, whether standards are imposed internally or by governing regulations like HIPAA, SOX, GDPR and more.”