Veeam Acquires Kasten:
Accelerating Cloud Data Management with Kubernetes-native backup and DR

We’re excited to announce Veeam’s acquisition of Kasten, the leader in data backup, disaster recovery and mobility for Kubernetes. Veeam has admired Kubernetes-native approach and recently announced a partnership with Kasten in May 2020. In many ways, Kasten’s approach to Kubernetes mirrors the approach of Veeam to vSphere in the early days of virtualization. In collaboration with a passionate set of customers, they developed and delivered a Kubernetes-native data management experience designed for cloud-native applications. Simple and fast to deploy, agnostic to infrastructure, familiar in experience to DevOps teams, and meeting a critical application need, Kasten has quickly established a market leadership position. Read more
Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

We take big step forward with Google in our first collaboration

As evidenced in this year’s 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant, Google Cloud has quickly ascended as one of the top three hyperscale providers on the market. As the leading provider of Cloud Data Management (CDM), we see and know the value in providing our customers with a fully comprehensive solutions portfolio that addresses the three cloud service providers. Today, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Google that delivers more options and value to our customers. Read more
Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

Version 10 – Better Backup! Faster. Stronger. Smarter.

Today, we’re ushering in the next generation of backup for what's next, including data protection capabilities that increase availability, portability, and extensibility for your data with NEW Veeam Availability Suite v10. Version 10 packs in over 150 new capabilities and improvements that will enable you to backup and recover your critical workloads, whether cloud, virtual or physical, regardless of location. Read more
Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

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

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 ... Read more

Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

Going Beyond Availability: The 5 stages of Intelligent Data Management

Earlier this month, we spent three great days during VeeamON 2018 that made me feel inspired, energized and motivated. I had productive conversations with customers, partners and analysts and I’m looking forward to innovating together.

Throughout our history, Veeam has grown from being THE solution for the modern highly-virtualized data center to the #1 Data Protection for Multi-Cloud Enterprise. Data represents today what oil represented for the industrial revolution and it’s growing at a faster rate than even before, becoming indispensable for our digital lives. Consequently, the solutions to keep data available need an upgrade.

At VeeamON, I was on the stage and I was delighted to talk about our new vision and messaging of being the ... Read more

Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

GDPR: Lessons 4 & 5, Document-Comply-Improve

Throughout our journey, we learned about the breadth, scope and location of our data, we started to manage it, and we validated that it was protected and secured. However, completing these tasks still did not ensure compliance.

This only encompassed the first 3 principles of the 5 lessons which we learned.

Know your dataManage the dataProtect the dataDocumentation and complianceContinuous improvement

This journey brought us to the final two principles: Documentation and Compliance, as well as Continuous Improvement.

Lesson 4 and 5 can be brought together. Everything you do today for documentation, and that is automated, can also be used for continuous improvement.

First, it is important that each process in your environment is documented. The data itself might be classified and secure, ... Read more

Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

GDPR: Lesson 3, PROTECT Your Data

After the general overview and the delving into the first and second principles in our GDPR journey, it is time to look at the third principle: Protect the data. As a reminder, below are Veeam’s 5 lessons or 5 key principles in the GDPR journey:

Know your dataManage the dataProtect the dataDocumentation and complianceContinuous improvement

There are many Information Security articles about protecting your data. Implementing and ensuring data protection heavily relies on tools and technology. While tools and technology are essential in protecting data, it is not sufficient. Protecting your data comes from article 25: Read more

Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy

GDPR: Lesson 2, MANAGE Your Data

Let’s continue our journey that we started in the previous two blogs. In the first post, we gave a general overview of Veeam’s journey to GDPR compliance and shared our 5 lessons learned. In the second post, we went deeper in the first of those five principles.

Know your dataManage the dataProtect the dataDocumentation and complianceContinuous improvement

Let’s look closer at the second principle: Manage the data.

If you finished the tasks from the first principle and identified the personally identifiable information (PII) you own and where it resides, you can now start the process of establishing rules and processes to access and use that PII data.

The key questions here are:

Who has access to ... Read more
Danny Allan
Danny Allan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP), Product Strategy