Veeam Platform Packaging

Flexible Hybrid Cloud Options

Universal licensing that fits your needs

Veeam Platform® is available in two packages: Veeam Availability Suite™ and Veeam Backup & Replication™. It is licensed with the Veeam Universal License (VUL) which is an easy-to-use, per-workload license, available via subscription or perpetual options, for protecting data across on premises and multi-cloud environments. VUL is portable and transferable, and thus future-proof, moving easily across VMware, Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, NAS, AWS, Azure and beyond.
  • Future-proof
  • Portable 
  • Multi-cloud
  • Low TCO
  • No lock-in
  • No cloud tax

Veeam Platform

Powerful enterprise packages

RECOMMENDED
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Veeam Availability
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#1 Backup, Recovery and Monitoring
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Veeam Backup &
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#1 Backup and Recovery
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#1 Backup, Recovery and Visibility
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#1 Backup and Recovery
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VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV
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Microsoft Windows, Linux, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris, Mac and NAS
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Cloud-native
AWS, Azure and Google-native backup and recovery
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NAS
Protection for your unstructured data
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Enterprise application
Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL and more
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Veeam Explorers™
Advanced application recovery
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Veeam ONE
Monitoring, reporting and analytics
Intelligent diagnostics and remediation
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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Backup, recovery, data management
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Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator
Automated site recovery and DR testing
Optional enterprise add-on
Optional enterprise add-on
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RECOMMENDED
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Veeam Availability
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#1 Backup, Recovery and Monitoring
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Veeam Backup &
Replication

#1 Backup and Recovery
RECOMMENDED
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Veeam Availability
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#1 Backup, Recovery and Visibility
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#1 Backup and Recovery
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Virtual
VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV
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Physical
Microsoft Windows, Linux, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris, MAC and NAS
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Cloud-native
AWS, Azure and Google Cloud-native backup and recovery
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NAS
Protection for your unstructured data
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Enterprise application
Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL and more
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Veeam Explorers™
Advanced application recovery
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Veeam ONE
Monitoring, reporting and analytics
Intelligent diagnostics and remediation
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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
Backup, recovery, data management
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Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator
Automated site recovery and DR testing
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Optional enterprise add-on
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1 Veeam sells VUL in bundles of 10. 1 license is consumed for each of the following protected workloads: 1 virtual machine (VM), 1 cloud Instance/VM, 1 physical server, a 3-pack of workstations, or 500 GB of NAS data.

Cloud-native data protection

AWS, Azure and Google Cloud-native backup and recovery are available as part of the Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Backup & Replication licensed with VUL or as “Standalone” cost-effective modules licensed separately.
Complete solutions with fully featured capabilities for centralized multi-cloud data protection, management and cloud mobility. It’s all included!
Standalone and cost-effective cloud-native protection for in cloud backup and recovery. Licensed separately.

SaaS, Kubernetes and more

Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Kubernetes and DR Orchestration are not part of VUL and are licensed separately as annual subscription licenses.
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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is licensed per user, the same way as Microsoft 365.
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Veeam Backup for Salesforce is licensed per user, available in 1-to-5-year annual subscriptions. 
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Veeam Kasten K10 for Kubernetes backup and DR is licensed per node.

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Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator is licensed per workload.

Special offers

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FREE AWS and Azure backup
  • 25 VUL licenses
  • $250 in AWS or Azure credit

How to buy Veeam solutions

The ProPartner Network is a robust global ecosystem of partners that work directly and indirectly with one another to build, market and sell Veeam solutions and Veeam-powered services. Coupled with the Veeam Technology Alliance Partner (VTAP) program, users can assemble the best data protection strategy for their business — regardless of expertise or resource constraints. 

Purchase Veeam from a reseller

Choose workloads to protect — and get flexible licensing options to fit any budget. Buy from a Veeam-authorized reseller near you.

Get Veeam-powered BaaS & DRaaS

Looking to free up equipment or resources? Offload data protection to one of our Veeam-powered cloud and managed service partners.

Start with professional services

If you need an extra push to get started, authorized professional services partners are here to help with installation, configuration and more.

Integrated solutions through VTAP program

Easily purchase pre-vetted, pre-tested solutions from industry-leading partners with Veeam.

Pricing for small business

A single platform to backup and monitor up to 50 virtual, physical or cloud workloads. It is all included and specially packaged at a discounted price for small business.
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Veeam Backup Essentials is powered by:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veeam ONE
Standalone and cost-effective cloud-native protection for in cloud backup and recovery. Licensed separately.
 

Veeam-powered BaaS and DRaaS 

Veeam’s global network of service providers — Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partners (VCSP) — offers Veeam-powered Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

They can manage all your data protection needs — from data center and endpoints to the cloud — coupled with a hyper-focus on your service level agreements and a deep industry expertise. 

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FAQ

What are the benefits of Veeam Universal License (VUL)?

As the market increasingly shifts more toward multi-cloud and hybrid environments, data needs to become more portable. As a result, subscription-type licensing has become the expectation. Veeam® has made the commitment to offer more products via a portable license model for our customers. The customer benefits of this model include:

  • Universal portability: Licenses can be used interchangeably across multiple Veeam products and workloads.

  • Simplified use: Easier license ordering, management and merging capabilities. VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV and Red Hat Virtualization

  • Increased value: More features at a lower price per workload. Buy only what you need without risking specific workload license lock-ins.

  • Price predictability: Purchase multi-year contracts up front for advantaged pricing or pay annually as you go.

  • Pay per workload: Buy only what you need and increase or decrease what you buy based on need at the time of renewal.

  • No lock-in: If you're not satisfied, you can choose not to renew your subscription.

  • Support included: Get 24.7.365 production support for the entire term of your license at no extra cost.

What is VUL?

VUL is a portable license that can be used universally. This provides users with the added element of portability, which makes the jump to cloud and hybrid environments even easier without additional cloud fees.

VUL licenses are sold for a defined duration, either through one- to five-year paid upfront terms or licenses that are paid annually for a three-year term. These licenses can be used across a variety of Veeam products and workload types interchangeably. This licensing offers all the benefits of a pay-as-you-go license, like the ability to start small without lock-ins and the ability to pay for what you consume using a cloud-friendly OpEx budgeting model. CapEx options are available as well. 

There are many more benefits to VUL that separates it from legacy licenses. You no longer have to purchase licenses by individual product or restrict yourself to a specific workload type. This new model makes a variety of products and features more readily available to more users. Licenses can be used across multiple products and workloads, whether they be virtual, physical or in the cloud. This means you aren’t tied to a license type or product that you don’t need — now that’s portability!

Use what you want when you need it. License portability also simplifies ordering and license management, which reduces the complexity of managing various SKUs by product or workload type. 

What is a workload and how many VUL licenses do I need?

A workload can be a virtual machine (VM), physical server, cloud VM, enterprise application, NAS file share and more. With VUL, customers can use their licenses to protect any workload, since the licenses are portable. Customers purchase licenses, sold in minimum quantities of five to 10, and they can use these licenses to protect various workloads. 

The number of licenses generally needed equates to the number of workloads you are looking to protect. Most workloads require just one license instance. An exception would be when you’re protecting workstations or endpoints; in this case, one license would protect three workstations. One VUL license will also protect 500 GB of NAS file capacity, which equates to two licenses per TB. The best way to see how many licenses you need is with our license configurator. Select the product, enter your workloads and your term length of choice. 

VUL licenses are sold in minimum quantities of 10 licenses. If the minimum purchase requirement of 10 licenses is a barrier, we suggest trying Veeam Backup Essentials™, which is sold in five-license bundles for up to a maximum of 50 workloads for small business needs.

What can VUL licenses be used for?

VUL can be used to license a variety of things, and that list continues to grow. Essentially, VUL can be used to protect most workload types, including VMs and cloud-based VMs, physical servers and workstations and enterprise applications. The list below shows the types of workloads that are available today:

  • VMs: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV and Red Hat Virtualization
  • Physical servers and workstations: Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris
  • Cloud-native workloads: AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
  • Enterprise application support: Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, SQL, Oracle RMAN and SAP HANA
  • NAS file shares and unstructured data
  • Monitoring and analytics: Veeam ONE, sold as part of Veeam Availability Suite or Veeam Backup Essentials

Site recovery orchestration and testing can be added to the VUL environment with the Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (licensed separately).

Can I use VUL licenses for cloud-native backup for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud?
Yes. Licensing with VUL unifies backup and recovery for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud workloads with Veeam Backup & Replication. This provides centralized management and data portability.

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