Veeam software, provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions, announced yesterday that the #1 VM backup solution is now cloud-ready.
Veeam Backup Cloud Edition supports 15 different public storage clouds, such as Windows Azure, Amazon S3, HP Cloud and Rackspace. This also includes support for clouds built on OpenStack. It aims to turn every cloud storage in the market into a simplified data storehouse for backups, offering an affordable alternative to tape and offsite backup storage.
Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director of Server and Tools and Marketing at Microsoft said that the Windows Azure cloud platform can offer an affordable and highly available alternative. She added, “We’re pleased to work with Veeam to make it easy for small to mid-sized organizations to take advantage of the Windows Azure cloud.”
Key benefits include automated copying of local backups to the cloud on a scheduled basis, more secured backups to the cloud with an AES 256-bit encryption, simple and fuss-free set up with no need of cloud storage APIs knowledge, and an annual subscription license.
Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO of Veeam Software said, “We’re proud to have set the standard in virtualization for modern data protection. With Veeam Backup Cloud Edition, we’ve raised the bar yet again with a solution that’s powerful, easy to use and affordable.”
Subscriptions are available in one, two or three year licenses for new customers with discounts for multi-year subscriptions. Existing customers can purchase a Cloud Edition license to their existing back up and replication licenses.
Jason Buffington, a senior analyst for data protection at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) said, “Improving backup and increased virtualization continue to be top planned IT investments in 2013, which is just one of the reasons for Veeam’s success. [...] Today, every IT conversation seems to have cloud-considerations in it.”
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