Veeam Software has announced Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud.
According to IDC, enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruption by leveraging digital competencies. To enable this, we are already at the stage where switching to a cloud-first strategy is a necessity for survival, not a strategy for competitive advantage. By 2019, most organisations around the world will need to complete the shift to a predominantly cloud-based IT environment, and this places a huge pressure on availability tools to deliver a constant experience across multiple environments.
In a game-changing move to address these challenges, Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud provides businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the capabilities to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads in the Hybrid Cloud through the following capabilities:
•        Enterprise Continuity: Recovery Service Level Objectives (SLOs) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data; disaster recovery (DR) orchestration;
•        Workload Mobility: Availability for workloads across any cloud or location, to maximize IT investments and increase flexibility; and
•        Compliance & Visibility: Proactive monitoring, reporting, testing and documentation to ensure business and regulatory requirements are met.
“Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud represents an inflection point for Veeam,” says Peter McKay, president and COO at Veeam. “In today’s digital world, we know that nothing less than 24.7.365 access to data and applications is acceptable, and as enterprises embrace new technologies to deliver what their users demand, Veeam has yet again risen to the challenge.
“More than 200 000 Veeam customers have embraced our availability solutions over the past 10 years, and as we look to the future, Veeam Availability Platform dramatically expands our capabilities and market penetration. It marks a new era in how we address enterprise requirements for a comprehensive availability solution for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads. It strengthens our position as a principal innovator and a leader in enterprise Availability for years to come.”
“Enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruptive changes in their customers and markets. Success in these digital transformation efforts depends upon data and application availability in the hybrid cloud,” says Phil Goodwin, research director: protection, availability and recovery at IDC. “A recent worldwide survey of Veeam customers conducted by IDC revealed solid availability business results, including significant improvements in SLA compliance, downtime, and IT operations management time as compared to other solutions used prior to Veeam.”
Veeam Availability Platform delivers the next generation of Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads, providing:
•        Private cloud and virtual server workload Availability with Veeam Availability Suite.
•        Public cloud and physical server workload Availability with Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
•        Disaster recovery orchestration with Veeam Availability Orchestrator.
•        A cloud-enabled management console for service providers, managed cloud and distributed enterprise environments with Veeam Availability Console.
Veeam Availability Platform solution is comprised of:
•    Veeam Availability Suite – The Veeam Availability Suite is Veeam’s flagship product, providing Availability for private cloud and virtual workloads via Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE.  Approximately 100 new features and enhancements are being introduced in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, which is expected to be generally available in October.
•    Veeam Availability Console – Included in the Veeam Availability Platform is the new Veeam Availability Console, a cloud-enabled platform for service providers and distributed enterprise environments.  Leveraging Veeam Cloud Connect, this management console offers enterprises a way to  easily manage remote and branch offices (ROBO) and other distributed locations, allows service providers to deliver Veeam-powered Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) services to their customers, and enables partners and resellers to launch a new service provider business.
•    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows – Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows provides Availability for public cloud and physical workloads hosted by Windows-based servers on-premises, in branch offices or in the public cloud – as well as Windows-based workstations on-premises, in home offices, or belonging to mobile users.
•    Veeam Agent for Linux – Veeam Agent for Linux provides Availability for public cloud and physical workloads hosted by Linux-based servers and workstations – either on-premises or running in the public cloud.
•    Veeam Availability Orchestrator – Veeam Availability Orchestrator provides disaster recovery orchestration for the enterprise, including orchestration of Veeam backups and replicas through a defined DR plan, policy-driven DR testing, and compliance & documentation.
•    Veeam Cloud Connect – Veeam Cloud Connect streamlines backup and recovery of cloud-based workloads, providing a fully integrated, fast and secure way to back up, replicate, and restore to and from the public, private, and managed cloud.