Veeam Universal License (VUL)

A single portable license for protecting all workloads!​

Veeam® Universal License (VUL) is a simple and flexible per-workload license that protects all workloads across on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. VUL is also portable across workloads, making protecting and restoring backups easier than ever while avoiding appliance lock-ins and additional fees.​

VUL is sold in packs of 5 or 10 licenses and is available as Veeam Availability Suite™ and ​Veeam Backup & Replication™ for commercial and enterprise businesses and is available as Veeam Backup Essentials™ for small business.

Realize your Modern Data Protection strategy with VUL!​

Universal portability
Universal portability

A single portable license solution can be used across cloud, virtual and physical workloads with no hassle.​

  • Portable and transferrable​

  • Multi-cloud​

  • Low TCO​

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Freedom of choice

Veeam is easy to use and is both hardware and cloud-agnostic, giving you the freedom to choose.​

  • Future proof​

  • No cloud tax ​

  • No lock-ins​

Simplified protection across all workloads with VUL

WORKLOADS VEEAM UNIVERSAL LICENSE
Environments On-premises, hybrid and cloud

VMs: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV and NEW Red Hat RHV

 
Cloud-native: AWS EC2, RDS, NEW EFS and VPC, Azure VMs and NEW Azure SQL and NEW Google Cloud VMs  
Physical servers, workstations and endpoints: Windows, Linux, NEW macOS, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris  
Enterprise apps and databases for Microsoft, Oracle, SAP HANA, PostgreSQL, MySQL and more  
Unstructured data on NAS and file shares  
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Learn more about Veeam licensing for your environment and workloads or migrate old licenses to VUL today!

How are licenses measured?​

VUL is packaged in bundles of five to 10 portable licenses. Customers consume one license for each workload they choose to protect. That one license will protect any one of the following: ​
  • 1 virtual machine (VM)
  • 1 cloud instance/VM​
  • 1 database or application
  • 1 physical server
  • 3 laptops/workstations
  • 500 GB of unstructured data

Licensing for today and beyond!​

Older licenses limit your ability to grow, expand and keep up with today’s digital transformation demands. VUL helps you break free from legacy licensing options that are limited to certain workloads, restricted to on-premises only, or incapable of meeting today's data protection needs. Free your environment from limitations with a portable and future-proof solution.​

VUL FAQs​

Veeam offers a range of licensing options that's focused on making licensing products as simple and flexible as possible for customers. Veeam Universal License (VUL) is the most capable and flexible license option available. To see licensing option details, reference the licensing policy above. What follows are our most commonly asked questions.
What are the benefits of VUL?

As the market increasingly shifts toward multi-cloud and hybrid environments, data now needs to be more portable, and subscription licensing has become the expectation. Veeam made the commitment to our customers to offer more products via a portable license model. 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.​

  • Increased value: Get more features at a lower price per workload. Buy only what you need without the risk of getting locked into specific workload licenses.​

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

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

  • No lock-ins: If you're unsatisfied, you can choose not to renew your subscription.​

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

What is VUL?

VUL is a portable license that can be used universally. It 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; one- to five-year terms paid up-front or three-year terms paid annually. These licenses can be used interchangeably across a variety of Veeam products and workload types. 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-as-you-go with 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 products or ones that are restricted to a specific workload type. This new model makes a variety of products and features more readily available to more users. This means that licenses can be used across multiple products and workloads, whether they be virtual, physical or in the cloud. You aren’t tied to a license type or to a product you don’t need — now that's portability!​

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

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