Today we are at an important crossroads of many factors: explosive data growth, a need for complete data protection, the highest RTOs and RPOs and less patience than ever for tools unfit for the job. One of the ways to bridge the gap is to deliver services in the ‘as a Service’ (XaaS, as a Service, etc.) model. Here at Veeam, we see more trends indicating that as Service offerings continue to grow in popularity. We even see this available in infrastructure services, many organizations seek the as a Service, cloud-like experience with on-premises security and control. Enter Lenovo TruScale. Today, Lenovo TruScale is launching a Backup as a Service offering, announced today with Veeam!
Backup as a Service: Explained
This a great way to modernize a data protection strategy. Organizations are dealing with explosive data growth, and Lenovo TruScale can help manage the performance and availability of modern infrastructure. Lenovo TruScale’s backup as a Service offering will be delivered on ThinkSystem appliances with Veeam Backup & Replication provisioned on them. This will simplify the IT experience by giving a cloud-like model on-premises for consumption and operation. Capacity considerations won’t keep anyone from sleep and allow the services of IT to carry on as the business dictates.
As a Service Models: Aligned
Looking at Lenovo TruScale’s offering, it is clear that organizations who want to focus on delivering services versus fretting about capacity can succeed easily. Key benefits of Lenovo TruScale are shown below:
These benefits allow organizations to stay competitive and efficient with a scalable, cloud-like consumption model that takes the unpredictability out of IT capacity. This integrated as a Service model naturally scales, pardon the pun, to the backup conversation. Having backup as a key tenant of the as a Service model perfectly aligns to again, take the complexity out of the complex enough world we live in. This is one step closer to everything as a Service!
Protecting Data: More options than ever
One of the key aspects of Lenovo TruScale’s Backup as a Service offering with Veeam is the ability to keep data safe. There are more immutable options than ever with Veeam, and the Backup as a Service offering with Veeam will allow customers to keep backup data safe. Additionally, this is built upon an established alliance partner relationship that Veeam and Lenovo have had in the market.
Gone are the days of data protection and capacity worries
This is a great offering in the market to meet the needs of organizations who are focused on their IT services yet are aware of the value of having a robust data protection strategy. The best of both worlds is upon us and at Veeam we are happy to see the Lenovo Backup as a Service offering come into market with Veeam as the backup engine on the Lenovo equipment. You can find out more information about the Lenovo Backup as a Service offering via our Press Release and stay tuned for more information.