Disaster Recovery 101

If you were looking for a guide on what is business continuity, disaster recovery and other associated terms — you are in the right place. Understanding the disaster recovery can be tricky, but it’s never too late to learn the basics: make yourself comfortable, we are about to start with the nuts and bolts! Read more
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Kseniya Skovorodko

Senior Manager, Technical Community Programs

New Community Plugin for vCloud Director

Veeam was one of the first to embrace vCloud Director and through the years has continued to support each release as the platform accelerated their release cycles and gained momentum as the default Cloud Data Management platform for VMware-based service provider offerings.

We have listened to the VCSP community so please welcome our new Veeam Community plugin for vCloud Director!

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Anthony Spiteri

Senior Technologist, Product Strategy

Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 makes DR possible for all organizations

Building on the immediate successes of v1, we're excited to announce the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2! By delivering full orchestration and automation support to recovery, testing and documenting for both replicas and backups, true DR can now be extended to all applications and data while significantly lowering costs, democratizing DR for companies of all sizes. Let’s take a look at some of the notable new features and enhancements. Read more
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Sam Nicholls

Principal, Product Marketing

Disaster recovery plan documentation with Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Without a doubt, the automated reporting engine in Veeam Availability Orchestrator and the disaster recovery plan documentation it produces are among its most powerful capabilities. They’re something we’ve had a lot of overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers that benefit from them, and I feel that sharing some more insights into what these documents are capable of will help you understand how you can benefit from them, too. Read more
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Sam Nicholls

Principal, Product Marketing

Enhancing DRaaS with Veeam Cloud Connect and vCloud Director

With the release of Update 4, we added support for Veeam Cloud Connect to replicate directly into vCloud Director virtual data centers, allowing both our cloud and service provider partners, and tenants alike, to take advantage of the enhancements VMware has built into the platform. Read more
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Anthony Spiteri

Senior Technologist, Product Strategy

Cloud backup customization

Cloud is a viable option for many use cases, including but not limited to storage, critical workload management, disaster recovery and much more. And as we have covered in our previous concerns related to this series, it can also be made secure, reasonably priced, and migration can be simplified. We found one of the major cloud concerns in last year’s end user survey to be customization. Let’s dive into where customization and the cloud meet.

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Cloud disaster recovery models: planning and testing

Modern enterprises know that disasters are a fact of life. They also understand that disasters come in many shapes and sizes and lead to varying degrees of Availability loss and impact on business continuity. Because major wide-scale disasters occur way less often than smaller disasters from within a data center, it’s also important to plan and test cloud disaster recovery models for smaller disasters that can happen at VM, guest OS or application levels. In this article we'll talk about the importance of planning and testing your DR strategy, as well as the categories of the cloud disaster recovery models. Read more
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Anthony Spiteri

Senior Technologist, Product Strategy

The price of Cloud Backup and DRaaS

Cloud computing is hardly a new player of the IT world. Its ever-growing market share and popularity within the IT community derives from combining flexible prices with the Always-On Availability of infrastructure resources. It brings out a whole new world of possibilities for your business, while reducing the long-term costs of maintaining your own infrastructure. Yet, despite the obvious cost advantages of moving data to the cloud, pricing is still a top concern, as Veeam discovered from our recent 2016 cloud end-user survey (see chart below).

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BaaS, DRaaS or Both? Plenty of cloud Availability options with Veeam!

One of the common things that happen in my group of evangelists is helping organizations of all sizes take an Availability strategy to the cloud. When it comes to the cloud, Veeam has a lot of options and has had so for a number of years.

I frequently go back to one question: “What are you wanting to accomplish with a cloud or service provider technology?” This is where the answers get interesting. I’ve heard everything from: “I’m out of space in my data center,” “I want cheap storage,” “I have a credit to use in Azure,” “I want complete disaster recovery,” “I want to get data off-site but don’t have a second site myself,” and more.

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Rick Vanover

Senior Director, Product Strategy