Veeam announces innovations to deliver “Always-on” Availability

VeeamON 2017, annual customer and partner conference in New Orleans.
VeeamON 2017, annual customer and partner conference in New Orleans.
VeeamON 2017, annual customer and partner conference in New Orleans.

At the VeeamON 2017 customer and partner conference that took place from 16 to 18 May at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre, Co-CEO and President, Peter McKay reiterated the company’s vision to provide always-on availability for any service across any cloud or infrastructure. McKay said the company’s vision is to see a world where users don’t have to worry or make do with sporting availability service or poor excuses as to why the information was not available when needed.

“The need for applications and data to be always on is now mission-critical for companies. You can’t be in a business unless your data, apps and infrastructure on and off premise are always on and instantly available,” he said.

Veeam unveiled several innovations that aim to help enterprises ensure ‘Always-On Cloud’ Availability in a Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environment. The innovations include:

Veeam Availability Suite v10
With v10, Veeam offers a complete end-to-end Availability and cross-cloud data management platform for enterprise customers by supporting any workloads (virtual, physical or cloud) on any infrastructure in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environments (private, public, managed or SaaS).

Veeam Availability for AWS
Veeam Availability for AWS (delivered through a Veeam – N2WS strategic partnership) is the industry’s first cloud-native, agentless backup and Availability solution designed to protect and recover AWS applications and data helping enterprises reliably move to and manage a Multi-Cloud or Hybrid Cloud environment. This solution mitigates the risk of losing access to your applications and ensures protection of your AWS data against accidental deletion, malicious activity and outages.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
This solution extends Veeam “Always-On Cloud” Availability Platform to public cloud and physical servers. It builds upon the success of Veeam Endpoint Backup — a product which has been downloaded over one million times since April 2015. This new solution offers features and capabilities designed to ensure Availability for Windows-based physical servers, workstations and endpoints, as well as Windows workloads running in public clouds including Microsoft Azure, AWS and other.

Extended Veeam ‘Always-On Cloud’ Availability Platform; New Partners: IBM, Lenovo and Infididat
The Platform delivers new Universal Storage API framework adding IBM, Lenovo and INFINIDAT to Veeam’s ever-growing ecosystem of strategic alliance partners which includes HPE, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, Nimble and Exagrid. These combined solutions enable users to leverage innovative and powerful 1 + 1 = 3 capabilities dramatically improving ‘Always-On’ Cloud Availability and reducing costs without negatively impacting production.

“Veeam’s platform provides instant recovery. Veeam is critical in delivering availability of business continuity that enables people to have the confidence that their digital lives will proceed uninterrupted. Users confidence only comes through business continuity and availability, if a company services go down, users will go elsewhere and get the service that they want. Poor experience is just as bad as no experience,” said McKay.

McKay said that all industries will be impacted by digital transformation.

“Without availability, nothing works the way we want it and the way we need it to work. To enable digital life experience, Veeam’s vision is to provide always-on availability across any cloud” added McKay.

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