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Veeam Announces NEW AWS Backup and Recovery Capabilities for Cost-Effective and Secure Backup With Amazon RDS

Recent releases strengthen Veeam’s AWS backup and recovery strategy with new support for Amazon RDS and Amazon EKS, Kubernetes with Kasten K10 and more

COLUMBUS, Ohio; AWS re:Invent — December 8, 2020: Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced the general availability of NEW Veeam Backup for AWS v3 — a fully automated and native backup and disaster recovery solution built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to effortlessly provide additional protection and management capabilities for Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Built with reliability, cost-effectiveness and security top of mind, Veeam Backup for AWS v3 is designed to drastically minimize the risk of data loss for data on AWS. This new support and feature set is available in two packaging options, allowing organizations to choose the data protection solution that best fits their needs:

  • Veeam Backup for AWS, a standalone AWS backup and recovery solution for protecting data on AWS
  • Veeam Backup & Replication™, unifying AWS backup and recovery with other cloud, virtual or physical data and unlimited data portability to, from and across clouds

“We are excited to deliver Amazon RDS support in this latest version of Veeam Backup for AWS,” said Danny Allan, chief technology officer and senior vice president of product strategy at Veeam. “With the number of active AWS users exceeding 1 million[i], it’s no surprise that this support has been the most requested feature from our Veeam customers and prospects. Not only is there an amazing market opportunity, but it’s also the right time for us to fulfill a great need for our customers and stay ahead of the curve. Our recent acquisition of Kasten further strengthens our commitment to support our customers’ business transformation to future-ready architectures. Veeam’s ability to now also protect and mobilize Kubernetes workloads in AWS via Kasten K10 data management platform is certainly a major differentiator in this space.”

Veeam Backup for AWS v3 now delivers AWS-native backup and recovery of Amazon RDS databases with the same reliability, cost-effectiveness and security benefits customers have come to expect from Veeam solutions. Users are able to fully automate backups of Amazon RDS with flexible policies and scheduling, and can subsequently overcome any data loss using fast recovery options to restore entire databases from an exact point in time in just seconds. Additional new functionality includes:

  • Support for backup and recovery of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) settings even across AWS accounts and AWS Regions for troubleshooting, disaster recovery and dev/test purposes
  • Role-Based Access Control to delegate roles and access permissions for backup and recovery operations, streamlining operational efficiencies while ensuring data protection meets security and compliance regulations
  • Support for AWS Outposts, enabling organizations to use the same Veeam-powered AWS-native backup and recovery they use for on-premises AWS Outposts deployments

Veeam Backup for AWS is available in three editions: a FREE standalone cloud backup solution (limited to 10 AWS instances; unlimited restores), a paid standalone cloud backup solution (starting at $40 per AWS instance per year; metering enabled; pay for what you use) or as part of Veeam Backup & Replication for a comprehensive hybrid and multi-cloud strategy with unlimited data portability options.

For more information, please visit www.veeam.com.  

Supporting Quotes

“The ability to rapidly respond to customer requirements is necessary in today’s ever-changing environment. By delivering support for cloud-native backup and recovery of Amazon RDS databases, support for AWS Outposts and the ability to protect Kubernetes workloads in AWS, Veeam has shown it can operate at the speed of cloud and address dynamic customer needs.” – Sabina Joseph, Director, Americas ISVs, at Amazon Web Services, Inc.

"Customers are using a growing range of cloud apps and infrastructures that are generating mission-critical data. As a result, multi-cloud data management and protection has become strategic, especially considering increased cyberthreats and strict compliance requirements. Customers are struggling, though, to obtain single-pane-of-glass visibility and control over data across multi-cloud environments – and to provide fast levels of recovery. Adding backup and recovery of Amazon RDS databases, and integrating AWS data to be protected alongside other on-premises and cloud sources, indicates that Veeam recognizes and is working to address this pain point.” – Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst at Evaluator Group

"The Sopra Steria operations team was looking to realize the agility and cost-efficiency of Kubernetes while effectively serving a large number of projects. The Kasten K10 platform provides us with a simple and scalable solution that delivers the best data management capabilities for our AWS workloads and Red Hat OpenShift clusters. Even better, we deployed it in minutes without any developer changes, training or professional services. It’s incredibly easy to use and just works!” - Thierry Luc, CTO at Sopra Steria

"Voxelcare relies on Veeam to not only protect the remaining workloads we have in data centers on premises, but also our data on AWS. Veeam solutions have always been very flexible and reliable, and incredibly easy to use. We were given a sneak peek of Veeam Backup for AWS v3 and are excited to use it to also protect our Amazon RDS data.” – Juan Sevila, Development Manager at Voxelcare


[i] Overview of Amazon Web Services, AWS Whitepaper. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/latest/aws-overview/global-infrastructure.html