In the lead up to Cisco Live in Las Vegas, I was reviewing my schedule when I realized just how deep the relationship between Veeam and Cisco has become.

So many things are happening on so many different fronts, it’s really quite impressive especially given the current age of “coopetition”. In Cisco, Veeam truly has a joint partner on so many levels.

Let me recap some of the good things with Cisco and Veeam together.

With Cisco UCS, Veeam has an ideal platform for our Availability solutions. Cisco UCS has tremendous performance, flexibility and modularity with high-density storage servers, and when paired with Veeam’s Availability solution it protects VMware VSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. We have been working with Cisco on pre-validated and tested configurations for a meet in the channel solution for the last several years. These solutions have been very successful and are well received by customers, partners and service providers. The solution is ideal for customers of varying sizes and can easily scale and grow, as customers require. We are seeing tremendous success as the two combined help customers meet the most rigorous recovery time and point objectives required for tier-1 applications and data. By providing fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data, our combined technologies help enterprises overcome the challenges of maintaining 24.7.365 Availability.

Watch Jason Buffington of ESG do a much better job of illustrating the two together.

If you are unfamiliar with Cisco’s HyperFlex, it is their hyperconverged infrastructure combining compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a simplified, easy-to-use system that brings new levels of speed and efficiency to IT. Cisco HyperFlex includes an integrated network fabric, powerful data optimization and unified management to deliver the full potential of hyperconvergence for a wider range of workloads and use cases. Inherent to HyperFlex is native Availability functionality such as self-healing, clustering and failover to ensure high Availability. Veeam complements Cisco HyperFlex to deliver data Availability, protection and disaster recovery.  Veeam delivers efficient VM backup and replication to dramatically lower the recovery time and point objectives of <15 minutes for ALL applications and data. Veeam replication between HyperFlex clusters, both local and distributed, provides site-level disaster recovery (DR). And the best part – you can use Cisco UCS as the backup server and repository.

If you want to learn more and will be at Cisco Live, attend our session “Learn How to HyperFlex YOUR Virtualization and Availability Muscles with Cisco's Hyperconverged Systems and Veeam”, on Monday, July 11, at 2:15 p.m.

To quote the old TV advertising, “But wait, that’s not all” – Veeam Cloud Connect is Cisco Powered Ready giving service providers confidence in adopting the solution as part of their offerings. Cisco also offers valuable financial incentives for offering Cisco powered services, so Veeam is an attractive solution to both customers and partners as part of a DR as a Service (DRaaS) offering. Veeam customers can now have off-site disaster recovery without having to invest in a second data center.

As the relationship between Cisco and Veeam grows, look for it to evolve even further, stay tuned and see you at Cisco Live in Las Vegas!

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