Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Combines Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure and Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure

Maintain business continuity with
Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure combines the functionality of Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure (Veeam Powered Network) and Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure to deliver all-encompassing on-demand DR in the cloud. (Veeam PN = Veeam Powered Network; VPN = virtual private network)
Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure combines the functionality of Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure (Veeam Powered Network) and Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure to deliver all-encompassing on-demand DR in the cloud. (Veeam PN = Veeam Powered Network; VPN = virtual private network).

When a disaster strikes, businesses of all sizes need a reliable solution for on-demand disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud. Even though the cloud has made DR affordable for any sized business, many still struggle to properly manage the complicated network setup and configuration tasks associated with establishing such a solution. Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure (Veeam Powered Network) is a free solution that simplifies and automates this setup process making on-demand disaster recovery in the cloud a reality for any business.

Veeam® Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure combines the unique functionality of Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure and Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, (included in Veeam Availability Suite™), to help maintain business continuity and Availability of critical workloads with all-encompassing “On-Demand DR” in the cloud.

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Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure
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Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure
Download FREE

Free product - no limitations
(Release Candidate)

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure
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Included in Veeam Availability Suite Free trial, no limitations for 30-days

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On-Demand DR in the cloud
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Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking (SDN). It helps maintain business continuity and Availability by reducing the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes, including service providers. Veeam PN:

  • Works with Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure to provide the next-generation of “on-demand DR” in the cloud without complex VPN deployments, ensuring business continuity and Availability
  • Provides seamless and secure networking between on-premises and Azure-based IT resources
  • Delivers easy to use and fully automated site-to-site network connectivity between any sites
Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure makes point-to-point connections between remote clients and the main office easy. (VPN = virtual private network, Veeam PN = Veeam Powered Network).
Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure makes point-to-point connections between remote clients and the main office easy. (VPN = virtual private network, Veeam PN = Veeam Powered Network).

Delivers next generation on-demand DR in the cloud

No network administrator? No problem. Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is easy to deploy. It eliminates manual networking connectivity and complicated VPN installation procedures providing “On-Demand DR” in the cloud, delivering business continuity when it’s needed most. It’s also useful if you need to quickly restore a server, VMs or a few physical servers and laptops. You don’t even need to have an Azure account, or need to be making payments to Azure until a need for recovery is necessary.

Seamless and secure hybrid networking

Now, users never have to worry about pairing sites together. Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure completes the critical tasks and, in most cases, can be setup in less than five minutes! Operating from a “hub and spoke” architecture, remotely located devices can quickly establish connectivity requiring only basic, ready-to-use and self-contained configuration files to establish secure communication with the main appliance.

Easy and fully-automated site-to-site hybrid network connectivity

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure can be used to establish hybrid network connectivity between ANY site —regardless of location, including on-premises, remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs), home offices and employees traveling on the road, through service providers and the public cloud. Even service providers can use it to establish secure SDN connectivity between a customer site and a service provider data center.

Restore ANYTHING to Azure
Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Restore Microsoft Windows and Linux-based VMs, physical servers or endpoints with Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure.
Restore Microsoft Windows and Linux-based VMs, physical servers or endpoints with Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure.

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, included in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to optimize resource allocation and gain new DR options.

This integrated feature enables users to take on-premises VMware and Hyper-V VMs, physical servers and endpoints, and restore or migrate them to the cloud. It is available as:

Backup anything and restore to Azure

Today’s modern data center is no longer constrained by the physical data center location. IT organizations can optimize resource allocation and improve operational scalability and efficiency with the help of Microsoft Azure cloud. Veeam’s Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure enables admins to restore or migrate physical (P2V) or virtual (V2V) workloads to Azure without complex configurations or additional hardware investments, minimizing operational costs.

Azure can serve as an additional DR option that can run and scale when you need this the most.

Quickly restore workloads to Azure

Get a fast and efficient Azure restore via any type of Veeam backup file. With this technology, there is no need to pre-deploy an appliance, and you can restore to Azure directly from the Veeam Backup & Replication user interface. The Azure Virtual Machine Agent is installed automatically (on Windows-based VMs only), and sequential, parallel disk and VM-restore options are available.

Azure cloud recovery for Veeam backups.
Azure cloud recovery for Veeam backups.

Execute planned workload migrations

Are you planning to migrate some of your VMs — or even a legacy physical server — to Microsoft Azure public cloud? Now you can easily execute planned workload migrations of VMware and Hyper-V VMs, or your remaining legacy physical servers, to the cloud.

Migrate a virtual host, legacy server or endpoint to Microsoft Azure.
Migrate a virtual host, legacy server or endpoint to Microsoft Azure.

Create an Azure-based test environment

Azure can be very handy as a test environment.

Since it is created from your backups, it mirrors your production environment, and you can safely test patches and critical updates before rolling them out to production.

Using Azure as a sandbox for testing or development.
Using Azure as a sandbox for testing or development.
Azure cloud recovery for Veeam backups.
Azure cloud recovery for Veeam backups.
Migrate a virtual host, legacy server or endpoint to Microsoft Azure.
Migrate a virtual host, legacy server or endpoint to Microsoft Azure.
Using Azure as a sandbox for testing or development.
Using Azure as a sandbox for testing or development.

The ability to restore your backups directly to Microsoft Azure means you can leverage Azure as an on-demand cloud data center for DR, taking full advantage of Azure’s flexible and scalable cloud resources.

Read "3 Use Cases for Leveraging Veeam Backups in Azure"

System requirements

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure — Deployable from the Azure Marketplace

  • Download requires an active Azure subscription
  • Only Resource Manager deployment model is supported

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure — Downloaded from Veeam.com

While OVA format can be installed in all major virtualization platforms, Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure installation is fully supported on:

  • VMware ESX(i)
  • VMware Player
  • VMware Workstation
  • VMware vCloud Director

Virtual Machine requirements

  • 1 vCPU
  • 1 GB vRAM
  • 16 GB of Hard Drive space
  • External Network Connectivity

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure requires an active Azure subscription.

The technology supports restoring backups made by:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veeam Backup Free Edition
  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 1.1 or later
  • Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and later includes Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure. Veeam recommends installation of a proxy VM (optional), running on an Azure VM for improved performance.

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure is designed for Windows and Linux workloads and can restore both VMware and Hyper-V VMs. Both deployment models, Classic and Resource Manager, are supported.

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