You may have seen the big news from Cisco and Nutanix, who recently announced a global partnership to simplify business actions within the hybrid and multi-cloud. Veeam has had longstanding alliance relationships with both Cisco and Nutanix, working with both companies on technical-level integrations and co-innovations and business-level collaborative sales relationships. Veeam looks forward to working with Cisco and Nutanix in their new global strategic partnership.
As you know, Veeam is the leading data protection platform for Cisco’s existing HyperFlex hyperconverged offering. Veeam and Cisco began our alliance partnership in 2013, and over the past 10 years, we have developed numerous integrations and solutions, including:
- Storage snapshot integration with HyperFlex
- Reference architectures for UCS and FlexPod
- Cisco Validated Designs for HyperFlex, FlashStack and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) on HyperFlex
Veeam is also the leading data protection platform for Nutanix, enabling the backup and recovery of all virtual machine workloads running on Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure. Since 2018, Veeam and Nutanix have strengthened alliances and offerings with the introduction of Nutanix Mine (a pre-built backup and recovery solution delivered as a Nutanix appliance) and solutions for Nutanix Files Storage and Nutanix Objects Storage.
Today, Veeam and Nutanix offer customers an unmatched cyber-resilient data management platform. With it, customers can avoid the inflexibility of competitive offerings and provides a secure platform, and thus recover from malicious attacks (such as ransomware or outages due to administrative mistakes) with minimal disruption.
Going forward, what does this announcement mean for our combined Cisco, Nutanix and Veeam customers? This announcement enables Cisco customers to choose which leading hyperconverged infrastructure is right for them, which is well aligned with a core Veeam philosophy: flexibility. By adhering to this philosophy, we grant our customers the freedom to run their choice of production IT infrastructure, and therefore choose which best-of-breed product is best suited for their enterprise — all with the confidence that Veeam Data Platform is protecting any chosen workload or production infrastructure.
Veeam also enables customers the flexibility to choose which backup infrastructure fits their usage of Veeam Data Platform. This announcement extends that flexibility by allowing Cisco customers to also choose Nutanix Mine — a purpose-built backup solution with Veeam pre-installed on a Nutanix cluster and Nutanix Objects — which can be leveraged as an object repository for Veeam backups.
The industry-leading Veeam Data Platform protects customers’ enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructures (private, public and managed cloud) against threats and disasters, whether natural or man-made, at an affordable total cost of ownership (TCO). Veeam has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the 2023 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery solutions for the seventh consecutive time. Veeam is also ranked the #1 global provider by International Data Corporation (IDC) in its latest IDC Semiannual Software Tracker 2022H2 for Data Replication & Protection software.