The digital world is never asleep. Customers expect businesses to respond to their requests around the clock. Users require their data to be accessible at any time, and employees are unable to do their jobs without stable, always-on information technology infrastructures.
But achieving flawless availability has never been more difficult. With almost 400,000 new malware programs released every day and the average consolidated total cost of a data breach growing to $4 million, companies of all sizes and across all industries find it a daunting hill to continue climbing.
Moving Away from Legacy Backup Systems
Traditional backup systems have originated from the physical world. But in 2017, 95 percent of enterprises are using cloud and hybrid storage solutions. Legacy backup systems are not designed with this new computing paradigm in mind. New, better disaster recovery and business continuity solutions are necessary.
Veeam® embraces virtualization as the fundamental component of all cutting-edge information technology infrastructures. It supports agentless backups of virtual machines, greatly reducing maintenance costs and increasing compatibility. Without the need to first install backup agents, even newly provisioned and inactive virtual machines can be backed up at all times. Best of all, Veeam still supports all the advanced backup features of legacy backup tools with agents, including application-aware backup and recovery, application log truncation, granular application-item recovery, and others.
When a disaster strikes, you want to resume work as soon as possible. Virtual machines are ideal in this regard because they can be easily copied to a secondary system. Most legacy backup tools, however, require separate licenses to replicate virtual machines off site. Veeam comes with built-in advanced replication through a WAN accelerator, which is up to 50-times faster than a standard file copy. Thanks to the 1-Click site failover feature, you can easily offload tasks to a standby system without any interruptions.
Standard image-based backups of virtual machines stored on disks often take legacy backup tools several hours to recover. Veeam’s vPower® technology eliminates the need to extract the backup and copy it to production storage, reducing the recovery time up to 77-times. Veeam can run virtual machines directly from compressed and deduplicated backup files, which is why it can recover a 16GB Hyper-V VM in just 7 seconds. What’s more, the same compressed and deduplicated backup files can be used for recovery of individual files thanks to the Instant File-Level Recovery (IFLR) feature.
In a similar vein, Veeam Explorer™ allows for instant application-item recovery. It supports Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft SharePoint. All recoveries made using Veeam pass sophisticated integrity checks to ensure their completeness.
Best of all, Veeam is storage agnostic and easy to deploy and configure. By avoiding vendor lock-in, you can always choose the best solution on the market—not the one that’s compatible with your existing infrastructure. According to Veeam, most IT admins can download, install, configure and complete a full backup of 25 virtual machines with Veeam Backup & Replication™ in under an hour.
Availability Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes
Veeam offers availability solutions designed to fit any budget. Veeam Backup Essentials™ is aimed at SMBs with fewer than 250 employees and virtual environments with up to 6 CPU sockets. Despite its affordable price, it offers the exact same functionality as the company’s premium backup and availability product.
Among the components included in Veeam Backup Essentials™ are 2-in-1: backup and replication™, Instant VM Recovery®, Veeam Cloud Connect, and SureBackup®. Together, they allow Veeam Backup Essentials™ users to easily and quickly produce reliable backups that can be used to recover a failed VM in less than 2 minutes.
Medium enterprises can greatly benefit from the Veeam Backup & Replication™ backup and availability solution, which is known to outperform legacy backup systems with its excellent recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. According to an ESG survey, 96 percent of recoveries with Veeam’s solutions meet recovery point objectives, compared to 78 percent for other solutions on the market.
Aimed at large enterprises, Veeam Availability Suite™ is a combination of Veeam Backup & Replication™ with Veeam ONE™, a powerful monitoring, reporting, and capacity planning tool for the management of the Veeam backup infrastructure and VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. Veeam Availability Suite provides high-speed recovery, verified recoverability, and complete visibility.
A Trusted Backup Partner
Over 242,000 small, medium, and enterprise customers trust Veeam as their provider of backup, disaster recovery, and virtualization management software. Since the foundation of Veeam Software in 2006, the company has won more than 100 of the industry’s largest awards and established a number of international offices around the world.
While modern businesses and organizations must face global challenges, they can also use many of the same state-of-the-art tools and services as the largest enterprises in the world. Those who do adapt this global mentality can greatly increase their operational effectiveness and competitiveness. Preventing malicious hackers from launching large-scale ransomware attacks is incredibly difficult, but any business and organization can effectively protect itself against them using solutions like those provided by Veeam.