With an increasing number of organisations failing to provide demands for uninterrupted access to data, many companies are now looking to embrace cloud data management to drive innovation across data centres and the cloud. With this in mind, Veeam has released its next generation of data backup with new Veeam Availability Suite V10 which includes modern NAS support, Multi-VM Instant Recovery and heightened ransomware protection.
First introduced in 2008 as Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam’s flagship Backup solution – Veeam Availability Suite – now delivers modern file data protection for Networked Attached Storage (NAS), Multi-VM Instant Recovery to automate Disaster Recovery (DR) and greatly enhanced ransomware protection.
With greater platform extensibility, data mining through APIs, and more than 150 major enhancements, Veeam has launched a robust solution for complete data management and protection for hybrid cloud environments.
Claude Schuck, Regional Manager Middle East at Veeam, said: “Veeam’s vision is around cloud data management which provides the foundation necessary to simplify backup and recovery and transform the way organisations manage and leverage data. v10 is as much about data backup as it is about governance and compliance, security and agility.”
“With v10, organisations in the Middle East can achieve unmatched data management and protection, reusing their data to drive innovation across data centres and cloud.”
Schuck went on to explain that v10 addressed three fundamental customer needs when it comes to data:
Data availability – Simple, flexible and reliable backup and recovery of all applications and data, on premises or in the cloud
Data agility – Portable data unlocks greater potential for innovation. Organisations can leverage the environments needed without constraints on data mobility
Business acceleration – Reuse of data drives efficiencies. Enterprises can leverage existing backup data to pursue new opportunities without increasing cost
Pat Lee, VP Strategic and Emerging ISVs, VMware, said: “As a VMware Global Strategic Technology Alliance Partner, Veeam provides a single platform to protect cloud and virtual workloads, enabling customers to run business-critical applications with confidence and respond to business needs faster.
“With Veeam Availability Suite v10, data recovery and migration is now easier than ever before with Veeam Instant Recovery to VMware Cloud Foundation. Mutual customers can instantly recover ANY Veeam backup to VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud on AWS, or any other VMware vSphere instance, no matter where it resides.”
As organisations adopt hybrid cloud strategies to fuel rapid Digital Transformation, data is becoming critical to business success. With this focus on data innovation to drive business acceleration, new challenges have emerged in ensuring all data is agile, available and connected.
According to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report, 73% of organisations are failing to meet users’ demands for uninterrupted access to applications and data; many companies are now looking to embrace Cloud Data Management to better meet protection needs and leverage the power of their data. Veeam has extended the solution to be both broader and deeper with more platform support and advanced capabilities enabling organisations to be in better control of their data so they can meet their most important business objectives.
“v10 is the biggest release in the history of Veeam, and the enhancements we’ve made take data protection to the next level, creating the simplest, most flexible, and most reliable solution for hybrid cloud environments,” said Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam.
“As the market leader in Cloud Data Management, we have made it a priority to focus on innovative, best-in-class solutions and align our products with customers’ needs. NEW Veeam Availability Suite v10 stays true to these ideals, helping businesses of all sizes ensure that their data is always available, portable and protected across any cloud or platform, so they can intelligently use that data to accelerate their business success now, as well as plan for future needs.”
Sanjay Jagad, Senior Director of Products and Solutions at Cloudian, said: “Ransomware and other cyberthreats are a growing menace for the entire IT community. We’re excited to partner with Veeam to provide on-premises backup storage that supports S3 Object Lock functionality required for backup immutability, a new feature of Veeam Availability Suite v10.
“This joint new solution enables fast restore from locked down backup copies on Cloudian object storage at up to 70% less cost than traditional enterprise storage and up to 40% less cost than tape offerings.”
Veeam offers multiple restore options for its enhanced NAS Backup capability. This includes the ability to restore the entire file share, recovering all files and folders of the file share.
It also has the ability to rollback to a point in time, allowing you to restore only changed files from a selected restore point. Lastly, it has the ability to select specific files and folders that need to be restored. This gives users flexibility when it comes to restoring from their NAS backup.
Veeam Backup & Replication v10 adds a new feature to its Amazon S3 or S3 Compatible object storage capability which allows you to set an immutable period. This gives you the ability to protect the blocks copied or moved to the capacity tier against accidental or malicious deletion.