New Veeam Backup™ for Linux Delivers Availability for Linux Servers in the Cloud and On Premises; Latest FREE Tool from Veeam

Easy – to – use, standalone agent for Linux is designed to ensure the Availability of Linux server instances, whether they reside in the public cloud or on premises

Las Vegas, NV: VeeamON 2015 Event – October 27, 2015: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced Veeam Backup™ for Linux, a free standalone agent that delivers backup and recovery for Linux servers running in the public cloud, as well as for a few remaining physical Linux servers running on premises. Customers can use this tool to back up individual cloud instances and restore them on premises, or back up on premises and restore in the cloud.

Linux remains the go-to choice for the cloud, with 75 percent of enterprises reporting they use Linux as their primary cloud platform.* Existing solutions often require a manual process to execute or are complex and expensive, which means the availability of many of these Linux servers is at risk.

“Backing up and recovering Linux servers is often a complicated and costly process, frequently needing manual intervention or consuming too much of an IT administrator’s time,” said Doug Hazelman, Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “Moreover, as hybrid cloud increasingly becomes the industry standard and more enterprises look to run more workloads in the public cloud, it is important to ensure that these public cloud server instances are backed up and can be recovered easily and quickly in order to ensure availability and avoid business disruption. The Veeam community has asked us for an easy to use tool to ensure the availability of their Linux cloud instances and restore them anywhere. We are not only meeting this need for them, but are also adding it to the Veeam portfolio of free tools for the IT community that solve real challenges.”

Veeam Backup for Linux, a standalone tool, provides the following benefits: 

  • Backup anywhere: Back up Linux instances running in the cloud or on premises.
  • Flexible recovery: Perform on-premises restores from backups of individual cloud instances, or cloud restores of on-premises backups.
  • Integration with Veeam Backup & Replicationv9: Take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations; leverage existing Veeam Backup & Replication capabilities for granular recovery.

A closed beta version of Veeam Backup for Linux will be available in the first half of 2016 on a first come, first serve basis. To be one of the first to get access to the beta code, please sign up here: http://go.veeam.com/linux.

For more information on Veeam Availability Suite v9 and to sign up for updates on the availability solution, please visit http://go.veeam.com/v9.

About Veeam Software

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges enterprises of all sizes across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business™, one that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™. Unlike “Legacy Backup” solutions which provide recovery time (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) of hours or days, Veeam helps enterprises meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.  This is achieved through a fundamentally new kind of holistic solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. 

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 34,500 ProPartners and more than 168,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit http://www.veeam.com.

*2014 Enterprise End User Trends Report, the Linux Foundation in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group; December 3, 2014.

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