Veeam Shares Planned Upgrades for Its Data Protection Platform

Photo Danny Allan, CTO & SVP, Product Strategy at Veeam
“Over the past 18 months, Veeam enjoyed its most prolific product launch period, bringing to market more than 20 new offerings such as Veeam V10 and V11, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud, updates for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, AWS & Microsoft Office 365 and many, many more,” said Danny Allan, CTO & SVP, Product Strategy at Veeam.

During its VeeamON 2021 event last week, Veeam demonstrated how it expects to safeguard workloads in all environments including cloud, virtual, SaaS, Kubernetes, and physical. The company revealed details on planned upgrades to its platform for protecting and managing workloads.

In the second half of 2021, Veeam aims to provide important advancements for cloud-native solutions from AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Microsoft Office 365, and the first integration of Kasten K10 for Kubernetes.

“Over the past 18 months, Veeam enjoyed its most prolific product launch period, bringing to market more than 20 new offerings such as Veeam V10 and V11, Veeam Backup for Google Cloud, updates for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, AWS & Microsoft Office 365 and many, many more,” said Danny Allan, CTO & SVP, Product Strategy at Veeam. “We are continually innovating and know customers are looking to protect their data across multi-cloud environments; with Veeam’s single platform we are helping our customers ensure that every piece of data, every workload is safe, secure and easily recoverable no matter where they reside. We are proud of our success, and that we are now #2 in the market, and we know that this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Expanded cloud-native capabilities for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

Veeam’s single platform for protecting and managing resources in multi-cloud environments, such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, enables cloud mobility for backup, recovery, and migration of workloads across any environment. This would result in significantly lower costs when natively protecting cloud workloads.

  • Veeam Platform gains cloud-native backup and recovery – Veeam now provides cloud-native support for the three leading hyperscale public clouds – AWS, Azure and Google Cloud – under a single platform across hybrid-/multi-cloud environments. This also includes Cloud Mobility for backup, recovery and migration across on-premises and public clouds.
  • Low-cost long-term retention and archive for native backup of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud – Veeam unveiled support for archive object storage for all three leading hyperscale public cloud providers (Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive; Azure = Azure Archive Storage; Google Cloud = Archive Cloud Storage).
  • Expanded support for cloud-native backup and recovery – AWS = Amazon EFS (Elastic File System); Azure = Azure SQL.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v6

  • NEW Self-Service Portal – would assist organizations and service providers boost their ROI by reducing the burden on IT departments while placing recovery in the hands of the user. This would allow businesses to divide work across teams, enhance the way restorations are handled, and save time and money by not having to construct their own portals, allowing them to access essential data more quickly.
  • NEW Office 365 Backup Copy to Azure Archive and AWS Amazon S3 Glacier – For years, there has been a discussion about whether one Office 365 backup copy is sufficient or whether industry backup best practices should be followed with a backup copy. Customers may now make secondary copies directly from object storage to Azure Archive, Amazon S3 Glacier, and Glacier Deep Archive, with various retention period choices, with v6. Users may now more easily comply with the 3-2-1 data protection guideline, giving them more confidence while restoring Office 365 data.

Veeam support for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) backup

  • Veeam announces support for fourth hypervisor in response to customer demands from key verticals, large enterprises, and service providers.
  • “Powerful” data protection capabilities for hyperconverged infrastructure with Red Hat to Veeam Backup & Replication (Modern data protection for Red Hat Virtualization; Reduced management complexity delivered by standardizing on Veeam’s control plane; Improved storage usage delivered via intelligent Veeam storage repositories.
  • Agentless, image-level backup and recovery of RHV VMs.
  • Efficient data protection that leverages Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for greater efficiency.
  • Centralize and manage RHV backups in Veeam backup repositories.

Veeam repository integration for Kasten K10 for Kubernetes

  • Prepare for the future of containerized product development and support DevOps and PlatformOps today by expanding the data protection services of Kubernetes
  • Provides customers with an integrated, centralized location for storing mission critical backups of Kubernetes workloads.
  • Kasten K10 can write to the many Veeam storage repositories for centralized data management, which includes disk, solid state, object storage, cloud, and even tape
  • Expand options for storing Kubernetes backups in the cloud, on premises and in ransomware-proof immutable locations
  • Include Kasten workloads into the automated backup data lifecycle management for complete policy management

All solutions demonstrated at VeeamON will be generally available later in 2021. “With these demonstrations at VeeamON, we are upping the ante for Modern Data Protection, ensuring our customers can protect ALL workloads across ALL environments; Veeam continues to set the standard for the industry,” added Mr. Allan.Veeam has proven itself to be in tune with customer needs – the feedback we have received for V11 proves that – and I am confident with these new solutions coming to market later this year, we’ll yet again deliver on what our 400,000+ customers require and help them drive their digital transformation journeys.”

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