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  • 9 June 2015 21:05

New Veeam Availability Suite v9 Adds Cloud-based VM Replication, Also Enables Service Providers to Offer Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service

For Veeam Customers, Veeam Cloud Connect Will Provide Fully Integrated, Fast and Secure Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery, Dramatically Improving RTOs

Baar, Switzerland: June 9, 2015: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced Veeam Cloud Connect will be extended to include advanced image-based VM (virtual machine) replication capabilities as a part of the new Veeam Availability Suite™ v9, which will be generally available later this year. The extended functionality also gives service providers the ability to provide their customers with cloud-based disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) with the new Veeam Cloud Connect Replication for Service Providers offering.

First introduced in Veeam Availability Suite v8, Veeam Cloud Connect makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud for offsite backups. Included in v9, Veeam customers get a fully integrated, secure and efficient means to create replicas in the cloud, enabling protection of mission-critical applications with dramatically improved recovery time objectives (RTOs). By building a technology that securely and seamlessly bridges the Veeam customer to the service provider, Veeam removes the requirement for customers to build and maintain a disaster recovery site for offsite protection, offloading a tremendous amount of cost and complexity from their IT infrastructure. Veeam Cloud Connect, now with replication, is a comprehensive cloud-based DR (disaster recovery) solution designed to empower the Always-On Business™ and keep critical apps up-and-running, all while ensuring complete visibility and control remains at IT’s fingertips.

Advanced image-based VM replication through Veeam Cloud Connect includes: • Built-in multi-tenant support to securely share host or cluster CPU, RAM, storage and networking resource allocation between different tenants; • Full site failover to a service provider site with just a few clicks on a secure web portal, including failover orchestration with failover plans, and partial failover to instantly switch over selected VMs only; • Built-in network extension appliances to preserve communication with and between production VMs regardless of their location; • Failback to the existing or new infrastructure to restore normal business operations; • Failover testing for seamless failover simulation without disrupting production workloads; • Single port connectivity via a secure, reliable SSL connection to a service provider; and • Multiple traffic reduction technologies including built-in WAN acceleration, replica seeding, and replication from a backup.

“It is critical to keep standby copies of data both on and off-site,” said Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam. “Veeam Cloud Connect not only enables our users to fulfill the offsite requirement without having to invest in offsite infrastructure or management, but also presents new opportunities for service providers to build recurring revenue from their existing customer base, expand their presence in the DRaaS market, and establish relationships with new customers.” Veeam Cloud Connect Replication for Service Providers is a separately licensed product that provides an ideal opportunity to increase revenue by selling DRaaS to new and existing customers. The solution makes DRaaS easy, affordable and practical for any customer environment. Service providers face zero competition from Veeam, because Veeam does not operate its own cloud or offer its own DRaaS to Veeam customers – instead, Veeam enables its partners to do so. “We're really excited about adding Veeam Cloud Connect Replication for Service Providers,” said Nicholas Power, General Manager of Zettagrid. “Our customers are going to love DRaaS with the flexibility to provide full or selective failover and failback to either new or existing infrastructure. The powerful and easy to use portal, integrated failover testing and utility consumption model are an incredibly compelling case for Cloud DRaaS. We fully expect Veeam Cloud Connect replication for Service Providers to become a significant and profitable new revenue stream for us.” A free trial of Veeam Cloud Connect for Service Providers is available to members of the VCP program.

Veeam Cloud Connect with replication, a feature of the new Veeam Availability Suite v9, will become generally available in the second half of 2015.

VeeamON 2015: The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, will take place October 26–29, 2015 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For the second consecutive year, Veeam will bring together industry-leading experts, Veeam customers and partners who will learn about enabling the Always-On Business™. Pre-registration is now open.

About Veeam Software Veeam recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 30,500 ProPartners and more than 145,500 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit http://www.veeam.com.

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