Ever since 2013, Veeam and Cisco have been partnering close together to deliver solutions addressing the needs of our joint customers. Our customers have grown to expect the Cisco and Veeam hallmarks — performance, manageability and reliability. Our relationship continues to evolve and grow deeper. We started with meet-in-the-channel solutions with reference architectures based on Cisco UCS storage servers, then added integration to HyperFlex snapshots. And in 2017, Veeam was selected as global ISV partner of the year and was also added to the Cisco price list to allow partners and customers easier access to our joint solutions.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure meets Intelligent Data Management
Recently we announced a new joint solution, Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex. This new solution brings together the power of Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform and Cisco's industry-leading Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution, HyperFlex to deliver an enterprise-grade, highly available Intelligent Data Management platform. So, what’s different?
To date, Veeam has worked with Cisco HyperFlex through native snapshot integration to provide data Availability for HyperFlex data, HyperFlex as the data source. With the introduction of Cisco HyperFlex with large form factor drives (LFF), Veeam can now utilize HyperFlex as the target for the Veeam backup repository. In fact, all the Veeam services — the backup manager, proxy servers and repository — can efficiently run on the HyperFlex platform. The result is complete peace of mind.
The combination of Veeam on HyperFlex means customers get all the benefits of two industry-leading vendors from brands they can trust. Now the data protection platform is protected against node or disk failure and Veeam can leverage advanced resiliency features in HyperFlex like failover, clustering and self-healing. Add HyperFlex’s seamless horizontal scalability of storage and throughput and you now have an enterprise class solution. This joint solution can easily meet the needs of enterprise IT organizations that are struggling with unreliable legacy technologies that cannot scale and are unable to provide the Hyper-Availability today's enterprises require.
Veeam and Cisco closely collaborated to develop optimized configurations that will be available and supported through Cisco, packaged into a single SKU to make it easier and faster to purchase. That means it’s a win-win for customers in that this provides benefits such as:
- Hyper-Availability for all workloads — virtual, physical and cloud
- Seamless scalability and reduced operational costs
- Reduced risk and accelerated time to value
- Simplified and optimized deployment: A single Cisco SKU that includes all installed software and right-sized hardware
- Simple, single point of acquisition and support from Cisco
We trust that you’ll agree when Peter McKay, the President and Co-CEO of Veeam deems this as “a game changer.”
Check out this new solution brief to learn more about Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex.