2020 has certainly been one strange year, causing us all to reconsider what is important to us personally and professionally. We’ve seen huge spikes in ransomware attacks and data breaches, thus showing that protecting all of your data, applications and environments (wherever it resides) is more important than ever. It is possible that 2021 may signal another era of macro-economic penny pinching like we saw around 2008. Veeam can help you be prepared with cost-effective tips. While the Veeam Backup & Replication v10 release was a few months ago, there are a few things that many users do not know, which can help ease the pains, costs and complexities of ensuring your data protection plan is both reliable and sound for the days ahead.
v10 was a huge release that included the Seriously Powerful NAS backup capability. This new feature enhancement provides a fast, reliable and very scalable solution for protecting NAS data. The ability to rapidly back up only changed files, and even improve restore performance for any NAS device. And roll-back the entire NAS system to a known point of integrity to combat against cyber threats are just some of the amazing capabilities that were introduced.
In addition to this, protecting Windows and Linux file servers has become a problem for more organizations. Continued data growth and more remote working have extended the use of older file shares and possibly delayed the refresh. Fortunately, the NAS backup features also extend to protecting Windows and Linux file servers as well. So, for customers who are thinking they may need to hang on to their legacy NAS devices for a bit longer, or may need to deploy some more files servers, Veeam is your answer.
Veeam’s Universal License (VUL), is portable and used to protect your NAS data. Did you know, that with v10a, the first 250GB of NAS is free?!?! That’s right, the VUL license counter doesn’t begin counting until you are protecting over 250GB. Protect your NAS and file share data from unexpected data loss or ransomware, faster and more affordably with Veeam.
Other tips for costs savings include being more selective in the NAS data that you protect. This can save you considerable costs by backing up the most critical information.
Are you managing data for a smaller organization? If so, it’s likely that you are familiar with our SMB-focused bundle Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE). Small customers have unstructured data protection needs too. During these pressing times, we see the struggles that smaller businesses face. To help, we’ve recently made protecting NAS over 3x more affordable for small customers with the launch of the Essentials NAS Capacity Pack. This pack makes protecting NAS and file shares easier, and more affordable than ever for up to 50TB of unstructured data and does not count toward your VBE workload limit. Available in 1TB increments, with a minimum purchase of 5TB, you choose your NAS or file data capacity needs, and purchase this Essentials NAS Capacity pack alongside your Essentials VUL license. For larger NAS needs, we have solutions there too, please contact sales.
Native AWS backup & recovery
Many customers are launching new workloads in the cloud, and even more of us are moving workloads to the cloud. We’ve heard this for years, and we know that the majority of organizations have an expanding cloud strategy in place. Did you know, with Veeam Backup & Replication v10a, you can use your VUL licenses to protect cloud-native workloads in AWS? VUL was designed to be portable and flexible so that you can use those licenses to protect your critical data, no matter where it may live. Veeam has worked hard to bring advanced cloud protection capabilities, including storing data to cost-effective object storage, offering direct restore capabilities to the cloud, and now offering integrations with hyperscale cloud providers for backing up those cloud-native workloads. Best of all, you can expect more advancement on the cloud front, including other cloud integrations very soon.
Try the portable Veeam Universal Licenses (VUL) for FREE!
The flexible, affordable benefits of the VUL license continue to add up, with support for cloud, virtual, physical and NAS/file data, the VUL license is the most powerful license option in the industry, and customer adoption has been tremendous. Even Gartner gave high honors to the portability of VUL in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions. For those of you who haven’t yet tried the VUL licenses (meaning those that are socket-license customers), did you know that you get one free VUL license for each protected socket, up to six? You can use these VULs to protect cloud-native workloads on AWS, physical agents, NAS data or Nutanix AHV VMs. We’ve seen incredible adoption of these free licenses where customers are using them to protect their unvirtualized workloads via Veeam agents, and we are now starting to see them be used for AWS cloud workloads too. Best of all, there are no strings attached, and the VULs do not expire, even if you purchase more VUL licenses. Try them out!
Up to 80% off of Veeam’s Disaster Recovery solution!
Last, but not least, you’re probably well aware that Veeam Backup & Replication offers a great solution for replication of your environments. It says so right in the name. Veeam also has a purpose-built solution for disaster recovery orchestration that automates the recovery of a replicated environment when disaster strikes in record time, called the Veeam Availability Orchestrator. It’s a powerful addition to your business continuity and disaster recovery plan, removing manual processes when it comes to site recovery and DR testing, and providing the automated documentation you need for compliance requirements.
However, did you know that Veeam Availability Orchestrator is now easier than ever to add onto Veeam Backup & Replication just like we do with Veeam ONE? Enter the DR Pack add-on! The DR Pack offers all of the capabilities of the Veeam Availability Orchestrator in an affordable add-on, with 80% cost savings. This is the most affordable way to up your DR game in your Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Availability Suite environment.
While the economy is still uncertain, your data protection needs are more critical than ever. With VUL, Veeam Backup & Replication and its powerful bundles transform your availability practice beyond just protecting VMs on premises, and can now take on cloud, virtual, physical, NAS and file shares, enterprise applications for Microsoft, Oracle or SAP, and much more. These new capabilities, combined with the free and massively reduced cost licensing options, will help keep your data protected for years to come, no matter the workload that you need to protect. Download Veeam Backup & Replication v10a today to take advantage of all of these features.
Let us know how we can help you meet your data protection needs.