Veeam on IBM Cloud to Support IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Veeam on IBM Cloud to support IBM Cloud Object Storage for cost-effective, multi-tiered cloud backup

Next week, at VMworld Europe in Barcelona, IBM Cloud and Veeam are excited to preview that Veeam will support IBM Cloud Object Storage with its highly anticipated Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 release. With this coming update, customers will be able to utilize Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 to integrate with IBM Cloud Object Storage (as well as IBM Object Storage with on-premise systems) as a scale-out repository for their long-term backup storage.

These new data management capabilities help Veeam customers automatically move backup files (as they age out of the operational restore window) to lower cost Cloud Object Storage, making it easier for Veeam customers to tier to the cloud directly for longer-term data retention and disaster recovery.  With this strategy, customers can enable a multi-tier, hybrid storage deployment to optimize storage costs and significantly reduce the complexity of storage management.

Why object storage for cloud backup?

IBM Cloud Object Storage makes it possible to store practically limitless amounts of data, simply and cost-effectively. It offers a secure destination for storing your critical data with flexible storage class tiers to effectively manage Veeam backups while supporting data recovery objectives. It is designed to maintain the highest level of availability and data durability with comprehensive security and compliance capabilities to help protect data and satisfy compliance requirements.

The Veeam on IBM Cloud difference

Through exposing our hypervisor and providing full bare-metal access to clients, Veeam on IBM Cloudcustomers can utilize all of the advanced functionalities of Veeam for data protection of virtualized environments and for physical Windows and Linux, including Red Hat, server, and bare metal servers in IBM Cloud.

This extends a single Veeam management experience across users’ on-premise data center and the cloud, with functionalities other public clouds often can’t offer, including Veeam Instant VM Recovery, SureBackup, and many more. This access allows customers to consume a “native” version of Veeam that they are already accustomed to, removing the need for new training or operations as they migrate to the cloud and adopt cloud-first initiatives.

The IBM network backbone enables customers to securely migrate their data between IBM Cloud data centers at no additional cost. This eliminates one of the most expensive elements of backup and disaster recovery while providing better resiliency through multi-site deployments. This multi-site connectivity enables customers to affordably achieve a robust backup strategy, which significantly reduces the risk of losing data during a disaster. With the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, customers will also have the option to set policies to move these backup files to lower-cost Cloud Object Storage, where data is stored across multiple data center facilities, ensuring continued resiliency and durability at a much lower price point.

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We will highlight the imminent support of Cloud Object Storage at VMworld Europe in Barcelona on November 5–9, 2018. In fact, on Tuesday, November 6 at 2:30pm, I’ll be showcasing our joint IBM-Veeam solutions in a presentation I’m giving in the Veeam VMworld booth. If you’re at the show, stop by the IBM booth to discuss more with our SMEs. Stay tuned on the IBM Cloud blog for coverage of IBM @ VMworld.

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