We’re only a few weeks into 2017, and there have already been a number of high-profile service disruptions that have hit the headlines. It’s pretty clear: Nobody wants to be the next outage to make front-page news. Additionally, in today’s hybrid cloud and advanced application architectures, leveraging cloud services can be part of the offering. What about an outage in the cloud? What about a service not being available? There still needs to be an Availability experience.

We take Availability seriously at Veeam. One example is our upcoming Veeam Availability Orchestrator, which is a great way to give an Availability experience to your on-premises data centers. Over 230,000 customers worldwide are achieving better Availability with Veeam Availability Suite for backup and replication functions. But for the public cloud, what about achieving Availability there?

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That’s one of the fundamental principles of Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. For workloads running in the public cloud, both the Veeam Agent for Linux (which is currently available) and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows (currently in beta) have been built to give Availability in the public cloud. This is where capabilities such as being able to restore in a different cloud or service area on-premises become critical to maintaining Availability to meet expectations today. When it comes to dealing with an outage in the public cloud, what are enterprises to do?

Like any new technology (even though the public cloud isn’t so new anymore), there needs to be simple review: Does your mission-critical IT service rely on some component? If so, what do you need to do to keep it available? Does this mean you need to have an instance of the data? Does this mean you may need to migrate it to another service (such as a different service area within the cloud)? If some or all of these questions have a yes answer, then you need Availability in the public cloud.

At Veeam we realize this need for Availability in the public cloud. With the Veeam Agents, Veeam Availability Orchestrator and some key technologies coming at VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans: You can have the Availability experience you need. See you at VeeamON.

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