A gold mine of valuable data is wrapped up in your backups and replicas. These copies of your production data typically sit idle, collecting dust and waiting to be used in a recovery scenario. Did you know that you can use this copy data for use cases that are well beyond traditional backup and recovery? With Veeam® DataLabs™ – part of Veeam Backup & Replication™ – you can!
Adding to the longstanding ability to verify the recoverability of backups and replicas, Veeam DataLabs unlocks multiple use cases for copy data that goes beyond data protection and drives cost and operational efficiency while improving business agility. This includes the ability to achieve faster application deployment, mitigate risk by testing new upgrades and patches before rolling them out, DevOps, DevTest and even security and compliance verification.
Deliver confidence to the organization while improving operational efficiencies by automatically verifying the recoverability of every backup and replica.
Veeam DataLabs delivers multiple recovery verification options for backups, replicas and snapshots so that you can be certain that your files, applications and virtual machines (VMs) can be reliably restored when needed.
Accelerate the pace of innovation and your delivery strategy with a more iterative approach, enabled by rapid testing and feature rollouts in virtual environments.
Developers can use this self-service method to spin up isolated instances of a production environment to continuously design and test new features before they are rolled out, all without disrupting the network or requiring more storage.
Ensure successful updates and the continuous improvement of your IT infrastructure while deploying saved resources on new features and app development.
With Veeam DataLabs, you can test new patches and updates in a sandbox environment before they go live, minimizing negative impact on production while accelerating testing and deployment.
Proactively use copy data to avoid future security issues and address security incidents without unplanned downtime.
Use copies of data to test for vulnerabilities or perform forensic testing on flagged events or security incidents. With Secure Restore, users can perform anti-virus scans on all backup files planned for restores to verify that the data is virus free.
Users can utilize copy data to evaluate and proactively ensure compliance while minimizing the impact on your environment and reducing workloads.
With Staged Restore, users can streamline the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) “right to be forgotten” removal process with custom scripts and automation, then immediately test and migrate the data to production.
Connect your entire data management ecosystem by enabling third-party applications and scripts to instantly access the content of any Veeam backup for data mining, security analysis and data reuse.
Gain the automation needed to save large amounts of time that comes with performing these tasks manually. Capabilities include:
Today more than ever, organizations are struggling to properly manage sensitive data, especially considering all the corporate governance regulations, such as General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Breaches are costly, as is the resulting negative press that drives loss in customer confidence.
Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore can help ensure compliance with regulations such as GDPR’s “right to be forgotten” by enabling you to automate immediate testing of your backups before restoring them back into the production environment, ensuring that sensitive data has been removed.
Easily inject scripts and processes into the recovery of virtual machines (VMs) where when they’re successfully executed, recovering from backup into production continues while applying changes by the script execution. Automate the removal or masking of sensitive data, which makes Staged Restore great for other use cases including DevOps, where production-fresh data can be used without exposing sensitive data to the IT personnel.
You work hard to keep your production environment virus-free, but malware events remain an unfortunate reality. In the event of an attack and the need to restore your environment, how do you know your backups are safe?
Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore increases data security and reduces business interruptions caused by cross contamination. Verify that backups are free and clear of viruses and malware by automatically scanning them with an integrated, patent-pending anti-virus software interface. Users can leverage Microsoft Windows Defender, ESET NOD32 Smart Security, Symantec Protection Engine and more to ensure that backups are safe and can effectively recover from malicious attacks, including ransomware.
Need to change your production environment, test a patch, research a security incident, upgrade a system or deploy a new application? With Veeam DataLabs On-Demand Sandbox™, you can easily start a copy of your production environment for a variety of testing, security, training or troubleshooting purposes, including:
You can benefit from Veeam’s strong alliances and use your primary storage investments with On-Demand Sandbox™ for Storage Snapshots. Available for VMware vSphere and the world’s leading storage providers, On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots can provision a complete isolated copy of your production environment in just a few clicks by running copies of production VMs directly from Storage Snapshots.
With SureBackup® and SureReplica*, you can deliver confidence to your organization while improving recovery-related operations by automatically verifying the recovery of every backup, replica and snapshot.
SureBackup and SureReplica jobs enable you to test, validate and prove recoverability from any restore point within a backup or replica in an isolated, non-disruptive and non-destructive environment. To perform recovery verification, Veeam DataLabs automatically boots the VM in an isolated environment before performing a series of custom or predefined tests such as heartbeat, networking and application status to ensure proper functionality. The VM is then subsequently powered-off with all changes during the test, discarded and then a VM backup or VM replica state report is created and sent for your review.
*SureBackup currently available for VMware Vsphere and Microsoft Hyper-V Backups only, SureReplica currently available for VMware vSphere only.