Think about it. You have a large amount of valuable data in your backups and replicas — copies of your production data — sitting idle and collecting dust. Why not to put them to work? With Veeam® you can!
Leverage your backups and replicas to mitigate the risks associated with application deployment and configuration changes, by testing changes in a production-like environment, powered by Veeam.
With Veeam Backup & Replication™, you can automatically create an isolated, yet easily accessible, virtual environment for performing application-item recovery, validating VM (virtual machine) backups and replicas and for performing testing, training and troubleshooting — all without impacting your production environment.
Virtual Lab allows for booting your VMs right from a backup or replica in an isolated virtual environment, and you don’t need to provision additional storage space or a spare host. Veeam’s Virtual Lab includes:
On-Demand Sandbox™ — Create an isolated environment for testing, troubleshooting or training.
On-Demand Sandbox for Storage SnapshotsENHANCED: Leverage Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW storage to use snapshots to easily troubleshoot your production environment.
A production environment in a sandbox
Need to make changes to the production environment, test a patch, upgrade a system, or deploy a new application?
With On-Demand Sandbox, you can easily start a copy of your production environment at any time for a variety of testing, training or troubleshooting purposes, including the following:
Troubleshoot issues before touching the production environment
Avoid deployment problems by testing new applications and configurations
Train personnel on real production environment and data
Test application upgrades and patches, and more!
The sandbox environment, in itself, makes Veeam Backup & Replication worth buying. I use it to test server upgrades, and it works like a dream.
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On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots
Leverage your primary storage investment and mitigate risk
On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots combines Veeam’s long-standing on-demand sandbox capability and combines it with storage snapshot integration, giving you another way to leverage your primary storage investment.
Available with VMware vSphere and HPE, NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW storage, On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots can be used to provision a complete isolated copy of your production environment in just a few clicks by running copies of production VMs directly from storage snapshots. This allows you to test updates or troubleshoot your production environment — plus a variety of other similar use cases — at the full speed of production storage.
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