BAAR, Switzerland: August 23, 2016
Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced the next generation of Availability: Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud.
According to IDC[i], enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruption by leveraging digital competencies. To enable this, we are already at the stage where switching to a cloud-first strategy is a necessity for survival, not a strategy for competitive advantage. By 2019, most organizations around the world will need to complete the shift to a predominantly cloud-based IT environment, and this places a huge pressure on availability tools to deliver a constant experience across multiple environments.
In a game-changing move to address these challenges, Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud provides businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the capabilities to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads in the Hybrid Cloud through the following capabilities:
- Enterprise Continuity: Recovery Service Level Objectives (SLOs) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data; Disaster Recovery (DR) orchestration
- Workload Mobility: Availability for workloads across any cloud or location, to maximize IT investments and increase flexibility
- Compliance & Visibility: Proactive monitoring, reporting, testing and documentation to ensure business and regulatory requirements are met
“Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud represents an inflection point for Veeam,” said Peter McKay, President and COO at Veeam. “In today’s digital world, we know that nothing less than 24.7.365 access to data and applications is acceptable, and as enterprises embrace new technologies to deliver what their users demand, Veeam has yet again risen to the challenge. More than 200,000 Veeam customers have embraced our availability solutions over the past 10 years, and as we look to the future, Veeam Availability Platform dramatically expands our capabilities and market penetration. It marks a new era in how we address enterprise requirements for a comprehensive Availability solution for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads. It strengthens our position as a principal innovator and a leader in enterprise Availability for years to come.”
“Enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruptive changes in their customers and markets. Success in these digital transformation efforts depends upon data and application availability in the hybrid cloud” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director Protection, Availability and Recovery at IDC. “A recent worldwide survey of Veeam customers conducted by IDC revealed solid availability business results, including significant improvements in SLA compliance, downtime, and IT operations management time as compared to other solutions used prior to Veeam.”
Veeam Availability Platform in Detail
Veeam Availability Platform delivers the next generation of Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads, providing:
- Private cloud and virtual server workload Availability with Veeam Availability Suite.
- Public cloud and physical server workload Availability with Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
- Disaster recovery orchestration with Veeam Availability Orchestrator.
- A cloud-enabled management console for service providers, managed cloud and distributed enterprise environments with Veeam Availability Console.
Veeam Availability Platform solution is comprised of:
Veeam Availability Suite
The Veeam Availability Suite is Veeam’s flagship product, providing Availability for private cloud and virtual workloads via Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. Approximately 100 new features and enhancements are being introduced in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, which is expected to be generally available in October.
NEW Veeam Availability Console
Included in the Veeam Availability Platform is the new Veeam Availability Console, a cloud-enabled platform for service providers and distributed enterprise environments. Leveraging Veeam Cloud Connect, this management console offers enterprises a way to easily manage remote and branch offices (ROBO) and other distributed locations, allows service providers to deliver Veeam-powered Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) services to their customers, and enables partners and resellers to launch a new service provider business.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows provides Availability for public cloud and physical workloads hosted by Windows-based servers on-premises, in branch offices or in the public cloud – as well as Windows-based workstations on-premises, in home offices, or belonging to mobile users.
Veeam Agent for Linux
Veeam Agent for Linux provides Availability for public cloud and physical workloads hosted by Linux-based servers and workstations – either on-premises or running in the public cloud.
Veeam Availability Orchestrator
Veeam Availability Orchestrator provides disaster recovery orchestration for the enterprise, including orchestration of Veeam backups and replicas through a defined DR plan, policy-driven DR testing, and compliance & documentation.
Veeam Cloud Connect
Veeam Cloud Connect streamlines backup and recovery of cloud-based workloads, providing a fully integrated, fast and secure way to back up, replicate, and restore to and from the public, private, and managed cloud.
“Veeam already provides us with a great Availability platform and gives us many different routes for recovery in the event of a disaster,” said Harley Carter, Solutions Architect at Scania (Great Britain) Ltd. “Being able to automate the process to a much higher degree and hence take out some of the more detailed knowledge and specialist support staff that we currently require, will put us in a much safer place should we really need to invoke DR. The ability to automatically generate DR documentation and plans will allow us to much more easily meet our audit requirements around DR and business continuity. As systems and infrastructure is a constantly moving target, keeping manual DR documentation constantly up-to-date is an impossible task, meaning that there are always likely to be small differences between documentation and the real world situation. In a disaster, you obviously do not want to be worrying about documentation and its validity.”
“Having knowledge of what the future will look like, with an understanding of the Veeam product roadmap is key,” said Mario Angers, Manager Systems at University of British Columbia (UBC). “It allows us to develop the roadmap for our community cloud service offering, which we can then communicate to our clients. Our goal is to offer a 100 percent self-service offering within our community cloud. The No. 1 item our clients have been requesting is self-restores of their backups, with the launch of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, we continue to get closer to that 100 percent self-service goal. By giving more control to our clients, we continue to lower our support costs and can re-invest those dollars back into our community cloud. Also, with 9.5, Veeam moves further into the Enterprise space, which is key for us, giving us the scalability needed to continue growing our community cloud.”
Veeam today also unveiled new capabilities supporting Microsoft Office 365. NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 enables an enterprise to work anywhere and at any time without the need to maintain its own email infrastructure. However, it does not replace the need to have a local backup of email data. With Office 365, the data is owned and controlled by the business so the business is also responsible for protecting it. The new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 mitigates the risk of losing access to email data and ensures email data Availability to users and the business. With this product, customers can:
- Securely backup Office 365 email data back to their environment.
- Quickly recover individual mailbox items with best-of-breed granularity.
- Efficiently perform eDiscovery of email archives with advanced search capabilities and flexible recovery and export options.
Integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, this new product also allows users with hybrid environments to easily migrate mailbox data between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange. Expected to launch in Q4 2016, a free one-year subscription of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 will be available for customers of Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Backup & Replication of all editions. In addition, customers of Enterprise Plus edition of Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Backup & Replication will receive a free two-year subscription.[ii]
Also announced today, additional primary storage integration with the IBM Storwize family and IBM SVC platform will be included in Veeam Availability Suite v10. Additional information on v10 will be released during VeeamON 2017, the world’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, taking place May 16 – 18, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Registration is now open.
About Veeam Software
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, 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, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.
Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 41,000 ProPartners and more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com.
[i] Source: “Developing a Cloud Strategy for Digital Transformation: Solve the Three Clouds Problem”, IDC, June 2016
[ii] Offer ends December 31, 2016