Original date of posting: May 20, 2020.
Like many of you out there, I’m a visual person. Whenever it comes down to some technical information, whether it’s a software function description or a company virtual architecture planning proposal, I can catch myself getting lost after a minute (only if I’m not presented with a nice scheme of said material). Given that, I’ve always been helping develop lots of Veeam-related illustrations, icons and presentations throughout my career here.
Now with the latest Veeam Backup & Replication v10 release, we had to update some old assets and, oh boy, time flies. An idea of VBR recovery scenarios enumeration was first floating around five years ago. Back in this time, we created 47 scenarios for VBR v8, then two years later updated it to 57 scenarios for VBR 9.5 (check them out if you want to quickly compare design changes over the years). People always liked those, as it was easy to visually grasp the scope of recovery options available with the product, seeing nice categorization and even detailed information about some of them. As we’ve recently made it to the next chapter of the product journey, it’s time to bring to your attention the newest 83 recovery scenarios with Veeam Backup & Replication v10 poster.
Coming back to the original idea for this visual, let me once again remind you that here at Veeam we’ve always been obsessed with data recovery and how critical it is for many businesses out there. Our aim is to build software that provides very flexible and, most of all, reliable restore for any data you’re protecting in your infrastructure.
What’s new in the poster
Over the last few years, we’ve been introducing more and more cloud features, integrated Veeam Agents, as well as added support for the third hypervisor — Nutanix AHV. Besides that, v10 contains NAS data protection, multi-VM instant recovery, data integration API, something as small as file restore audit and many other features, so all that made its way into the new poster too, reflecting the product changes since the first introduction of version 9.5. The same as before, recovery possibilities would really depend on the actual data inside of a backup file.
The document doesn’t show all the possible options at once, rather the potential scope of operations. And while I’m not trying to artificially hit the highest score, I can’t really wait for the next product releases because the number “100” would look very appealing here. Do you have any suggestions for the next Veeam graphical poster? Please leave your comment below and we’ll consider it.