Veeam Software has announced general availability for new cloud data management capabilities as part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, as well as the upcoming Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console v3. The new major capabilities deliver cost effective data retention, easy cloud migration and data mobility, cloud-native backup and protection for Amazon Web Services (AWS), portable cloud-ready licensing, increased security and data governance.
Ratmir Timashev, Co-founder and Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Veeam, said, “Veeam has dominated the backup and data management market in the modern highly virtualised on-premises environments. In the last few years, we have continued our tradition of innovation and evolved to become the leader in cloud data management. Our latest version of Veeam Availability Platform is one of our most important and anticipated releases to date, providing simple, flexible and reliable solution to help customers migrate to and keep data available in the hybrid cloud regardless of its location. Today’s announcements reinforce our position as a market leader in cloud data management by expanding our strong relationships with AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and over 20,000 service providers.”
The highlights include:
Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4
Cloud Tier: Provides unlimited capacity for long term data retention by using native, cost-effective object storage integrations with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Azure Blob Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, as well as Amazon S3-compatible service providers and on-premises storage solutions. With Veeam, customers avoid double charges for storing data in the cloud – unlike with other backup providers who impose “cloud tax” on top of the cloud provider’s storage cost.
Cloud Mobility: Businesses can easily migrate, move and recover any on-premises or cloud-based workloads to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack in just two steps to maintain business continuity and availability, increase agility and optimise cost across hybrid cloud environments.
Enhanced Veeam DataLabsTM: Businesses will have increased security and data governance options including GDPR readiness and malware prevention with DataLabs Staged and Secure restore.
Intelligent Diagnostics: Companies can reduce management and support costs through proactive resolution of configuration problems.
Enhanced Veeam Cloud Connect Replication for Service Providers (VCC-R): Service providers using VMware vCloud Director can leverage existing networking, infrastructure and self-service management investments for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions for lower TCO and higher margins.
Veeam Availability for AWS
Part of Veeam Availability Platform, this new solution combines the Veeam N2WS cloud-native backup and recovery of AWS workloads with the ability to consolidate the backup data in a central Veeam repository. This new offering enables customers to reliably move data to and holistically manage across multi-cloud environments. It also mitigates the risk of losing access to cloud applications and ensures protection of AWS data against accidental deletion, loss of AWS account access, data-level security threats and outages.