Veeam Named Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist two years in a row!

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Once again Veeam has been recognized as one of Microsoft’s top global partners for 2017, achieving Finalist ranking for Application Development, Partner of the Year Award. As a Partner of the Year Award Finalist, Veeam is being honored for our continued innovation within the Veeam Availability Suite and for being one of the most successful ISV partners in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace with five certified VMs.

One of the largest opportunities for Azure adoption is based on the need for businesses to transform their legacy archive solutions, like tape, to more cost effective and agile cloud archives. Every business needs to back up, recover, replicate, monitor and manage the data and applications that make their business go. In almost every case, the business will keep long-term archives of their data backups on some form of external tape or disk. Veeam + Microsoft deliver fundamental advantages over legacy tape and disk archiving solutions. Together, we provide our customers with 24.7.365 Availability for both physical and virtual devices, including the data, applications and operating systems on-premises and in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Combined, our solutions make it easy for customers to transition backup archives from on-premises to the cloud and encourage the adoption of Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, Hyper-V and Office 365.
Veeam Named Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist
We are honored to be selected as a 2017 Partner of the Year Award Finalist. Since our founding over 10 years ago, Veeam has built a reputation for delivering innovative solutions that combine the best of Microsoft Azure and Veeam. This recognition validates our approach and underlines our passion and determination to build innovative solutions for our customers’ most challenging Availability problems.

Currently, Veeam has five solutions in the Azure Marketplace, designed to enable our 47,000 ProPartners and more than 242,000 customers worldwide to ensure Availability of their data. These solutions provide a quick and easy way to transfer Veeam powered-backups from on-premises to Microsoft Azure and just as easily restore those same items in Azure. Whether you’re looking for a turn-key service provider enabled BaaS into Azure or a self-managed Enterprise-driven approach for managing and controlling your own Veeam archives in Azure, Veeam offers our customers a variety of choices to ensure that their data is Available 24.7.365.

Veeam and Microsoft are truly Better Together! It has been said that Microsoft + Veeam have a 1+1=3 effect on the solutions we deliver, increasing the value of our individual products and technologies when used together. Clearly, our partnership with Microsoft has been a big part of our joint success and we look forward to a very bright future together.

Learn more about Veeam solutions in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace by visiting the Azure Marketplace and checking out our latest FREE offering Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure. It is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a disaster recovery (DR) site in Microsoft Azure.

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Protecting Innovation: ITC Enforcement Action Initial Determination

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We received word today that an ITC judge has issued a decision that Arista’s redesigned products do not continue to use the Cisco “SysDB” patented technology, which Arista was found to have infringed in the ITC’s “944 Investigation”.  The judge’s order is subject to review by the full Commission, and we plan to request a […]Protecting Innovation: ITC Enforcement Action Initial Determination

The new HPE: strategic partnership with Veeam, Nimble Storage acquisition and other business changes

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After Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Storage Division Senior Vice Present Bill Philbin nailed his keynote session at VeeamON 2017, he and Nimble Storage (Division of HPE) VP of Product & Solutions Marketing Gavin Cohen shared their thoughts with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman of theCUBE. The overall theme for both interviews was how HPE’s changing business model involves self-inflicted change to be ready for the future.

It’s no secret that HPE has gone through some painful changes over the past years, but this was all by design to morph the old HPE into a whole new HPE company that is poised to meet the needs of the new IT customer. Bill Philbin stated that customers will see this new HPE starting at HPE Discover in June, “You’ll see a whole new HPE company, just like a phoenix, we’re building a brand-new company because we made the hard decisions in the past year and now we are right-sized to move forward.” Bill reassured Dave Vellante of theCUBE that the trashing is over for HPE, while other companies have just started and hard work and business disruptions are still ahead for them.

One of those key changes was the announcement to spin-off HPE’s existing software division, designed to open up partner community involvement. It enables HPE to do what’s best for the customer. This is where Veeam Software fits into HPE’s future. When Dave Vellante asked Bill Philbin why the Veeam relationship has worked so well over this past year, he pointed out the following main reasons:

  • The first was trust; it started with the engineering teams and that was the basis of trust. Joint engineering was key to a success partnership.
  • The second is how HPE and Veeam have the same view of the market; whatever is best for the customer is a common theme. This becomes evident when customers run into issues; we work together to find a solution, no finger pointing involved.
  • Third, our companies are complementary. The Always-On Enterprise and Highly Available messages are tightly aligned and enable customers to deploy a joint solution that lowers risk and ensures resiliency.

The other key changes were the acquisition of game-changing companies like Nimble Storage and SimpliVity that give customer’s choice and limit operational complexity.

Hiding operational complexity is a key focus for HPE and it’s been a main value proposition for Nimble Storage for years, so the acquisition was much more than just acquiring another storage platform. For the loyal 10,000 + customers that purchased Nimble Storage in the past, it brought much more to IT shops than just fast storage. Nimble Storage enabled true predictive analytics to resolve and hide operational complexity. Gavin Cohen, VP of Product & Solutions Marketing at Nimble Storage stated that 86% of the problems that would require vendor support are indemnified and fixed with a feature embedded in Nimble called InfoSight. Lightyears ahead of the old phone home support systems, it provides predictive analytics to more than just Nimble storage. In fact, 54% of the issues that InfoSite resolves are not Nimble storage related, stated Gavin Cohen. It provides end-to-end predictive analytics that includes HBAs, servers, VMware settings and much more. Mr. Cohen says it solves the “Needle in the haystack problems and that’s what customers love about Nimble.” He mentioned that there are already plans to integrate the predictive analytics into other HPE storage platforms, hinting that HPE’s StoreServ 3PAR would be the logical first choice. As you can see, HPE has big plans for the Nimble Storage acquisition.

With all this talk about Nimble and new acquisitions, I’d be doing HPE’s storage flagship StoreServ 3PAR a huge disservice if I didn’t discuss it. Bill Philbin was quick to point out the phenomenal success of that platform over the past few years. Bill stated that “sometimes enduring technologies transition across architectural boundaries; that is exactly what we’ve done with 3PAR.” After the initial excitement with all the purpose-built all-flash products like Fusion IO and Violin Memory, eventually customers tired of all those additional assets because it ended up being “just one more thing in the data center.” And that’s when customers look for the bigger players like HPE StoreServ 3PAR All-Flash to not only gain the benefits of flash, but also simplify operational complexity with a single solution.

The new HPE is well on track to change the IT market as we know it today. One of Bill’s final statements was, “we must hide the technology behind the application to make it easy to consume, because that’s what the web offers today.” HPE has promised to provide customers choice without operational complexity and the self-inflicted business change they have done over the past year has made that possible.

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VeeamON 2017: Products and features announcement

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VeeamON 2017 was the birthplace for many important products and features that will shape Veeam’s strategy for delivering a seamless digital life experience to businesses across the world.

There are many new things coming to Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Availability Platform, all of them designed to help organizations stay Always-On in multi-cloud environments. As always, Veeam innovated and delivers a complete range of functionalities to fit every data Availability need across virtual, physical or cloud environments.

The following are some of the most important announcements we made at VeeamON 2017.

Veeam Availability Suite v10

Veeam Availability Suite v10 is going to be huge, and it will be updated with several new features, including:

  • Veeam Agent Management – Veeam Agent for Linux and for Microsoft Windows will be integrated in Veeam Backup & Replication v10 and will provide full protection for physical workstations and servers. While Veeam Agent for Linux has been available for half a year, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows launched at VeeamON.
  • Veeam CDP (Continuous Data Protection) – This is my personal favorite feature of v10 — it will allow you to protect and recover Tier-1 and mission-critical applications by achieving RPOs (Recovery Point Objectives) of seconds. Veeam CDP leverages VMware’s VAIO framework to intercept and push I/O streams to VMs and then replicate data without creating VMware snapshots.
  • Scale-Out Backup Repository Archive Tier – The new Archive Tier helps you lower costs and save primary backup repository space by enabling the archiving of backups to any storage or media, such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure or Amazon Glacier, as well as to tape. This capability provides storage-agnostic support and is designed to free up the primary repository by moving the oldest backup files from primary backup storage to cheaper storage designed for data archiving.

Plus, much more, including NAS backup support, as well as the introduction of primary storage integrations with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Lenovo Storage V Series, and INFINIDAT.

VeeamON

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 was made generally available at VeeamON 2017 and is now available for download on our website. The successor of Veeam Endpoint Backup comes in two editions – Server and Workstation, and is designed to protect non-virtualized systems that Veeam Backup & Replication couldn’t protect: Desktops, laptops, Windows-based physical servers or Windows workloads running in the public cloud. The integration with Veeam Backup & Replication includes automated agent deployment and job management, as well as the ability to move physical backups off site to a cloud provider using Veeam Cloud Connect. You can find more information about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows here.

Veeam Availability Console

VeeamON 2017 marked a milestone in the development of Veeam Availability Console, with general availability slated for Q3.  Veeam Availability Console — the next evolution of Veeam Managed Backup Portal — is a cloud-enabled platform primarily for Veeam Cloud & Service Providers (VCSPs), and also for distributed hybrid cloud enterprise environments that operate like service providers.

Veeam Availability Console delivers everything a service provider or distributed enterprise needs to deploy, manage and monitor Veeam-powered Availability services — no matter where the protected workloads are hosted and without the need for a VPN connection. Veeam Availability Console can be deployed in either private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructures, or as an instance within the public cloud — making it perfect for Veeam properties looking to generate new revenue streams by offering managed services alongside their traditional resale business lines. 

Veeam Availability for AWS

Another major feature announcement made during VeeamON was the new Veeam Availability for AWS, the industry’s first cloud-native, agentless backup and Availability solution to protect AWS apps and data. This solution is designed to protect and recover AWS applications and data and help enterprises move to and manage a multi-cloud environment. You can read more about Veeam Availability for AWS and register to be the first to know when this product is available here.

Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Finally, another new feature we introduced combines existing functionality in Veeam Backup & Replication with a new, free networking appliance to deliver business continuity for ANY sized business during a disaster. Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure, announced during Thursday’s cloud session, is designed to help any business better maintain business continuity and Availability for their most critical workloads with the next generation of “on-demand DR” in the cloud. It delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to optimize resource allocation and gain new DR options, coupled with a newly released, easy to use, light-weight software-defined networking solution (Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure) to simplify setup and connectivity in minutes, regardless of location.

To find out more and get the feel of the VeeamON experience, here is a video with John Metzger, VP of Product Marketing at Veeam, showcasing the new products and features.

At VeeamON 2017, we introduced many new technologies and features (many of them requested by our customers) — the result of Veeam’s tireless innovation efforts. Veeam Availability Suite v10 is taking business continuity and agility to new levels and it will be a solid solution that will extend the data protection sphere to any workload: virtual, physical or cloud.

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NEW Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP) program launched in North America delivers qualified experts to implement and manage Veeam solutions

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VeeamON 2017 may be over, but we still have a lot to be excited about! During the three-day conference, we announced several new offerings and programs to drive even greater partner services revenue and engagement – one of which is the new Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP) program for North America.

As product implementations become more sophisticated, Veeam recognizes the growing customer demand to identify partners, system integrators or freelance consultants who can deliver high-quality professional services and technical implementations related to Veeam solutions. The VASP program recognizes, monitors and promotes the quality of the professional services delivered by this exclusive set of partners.

Becoming a VASP member allows Veeam ProPartners to:

  • Get visibility through the VASP Directory, a public panel and search engine available to Veeam customers who are looking for professional services partners highly qualified on Veeam solutions
  • Obtain exclusive access to technical knowledge and tools
  • Leverage investments in Veeam technical certifications
  • Differentiate from the competition

The VASP program accreditation is issued only to those with the highest Veeam solution expertise levels. All VASP members must meet mandatory requirements on technical expertise and Veeam certifications, as well as have a dedicated professional services staff and a history of successful Veeam implementations.

Interested in joining the VASP program? Send us a request to get more information.

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Do you have a need for qualified professionals to implement and manage your Veeam solutions? Find a VASP member close to you.

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6 great Availability solutions from Veeam and Microsoft Azure!

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Veeam produces the world’s best Availability solutions. Over the last two years, our customers have become increasingly interested in Availability solutions in the cloud, specifically in Microsoft Azure. Veeam has always been and continues to be hardware agnostic. We always let our customers choose their preferred hardware, or in this case cloud provider. With that said, Veeam has built six show-stopping innovations for our customers who are looking to use Veeam with Microsoft Azure to strengthen their Availability story in the hybrid cloud.

Certified Veeam VMs in the Azure Marketplace

Veeam has two certified VMs called Veeam Cloud Connect for Service Providers, and Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise that are available in the Azure Marketplace. Whether you’re a service provider providing Azure-based hosted Backup as a Service (BaaS) to your customers, or an enterprise customer managing your own off-site backup archives, Veeam Cloud Connect provides a fully integrated, fast and secure way to archive and restore Veeam-powered backups from Azure. These VMs can be provisioned in less than 30 minutes and can provide connections from a customer’s on-premises Veeam environment to Azure page blob storage. Customers can then build long-term archives of their Veeam backups in Microsoft Azure. Recently, Microsoft announced that it will enable all Azure customers to access and use disks in Azure up to 4TB in size (previously 1TB). This enhancement (due out later this year) means that Veeam customers can fully realize a more cost-effective solution using a Veeam virtual appliance to back up four times as much data in Azure Storage. And, Veeam archives in Microsoft Azure offer file level granular recovery back to the customer’s on-premises environment or recovery to Microsoft Azure.

Veeam and an Azure appliance

Azure has another flavor of storage called block blob storage. This storage is accessed directly and is not subject to 1 or 4 TB limitations like page blob storage. Veeam supports the use of several physical and virtual appliances to provide access to Azure block blob storage. This solution maintains metadata information about the data which has been moved from Veeam on premises to Azure block blob storage. The customer can easily recover data from Azure archives back to their on-premises environments or to Microsoft Azure.

Veeam data repository with Azure block blob storage

What if you want to use Azure block blob storage and not use an appliance? This year at VeeamON, there was an announcement that the NEW Veeam Availability Suite v10 (available late 2017) will come with support for data repositories that are directly connected to Azure block blob storage. This will give customers all the benefits of Azure block blob storage without the need for an appliance.

Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure does exactly what its name suggests. If you have a backup that is archived in Microsoft Azure, you can restore it in Microsoft Azure. This includes archives of physical machines or VMs from both VMware and Hyper-V. So cool!

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a disaster recovery (DR) site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking (SDN). It helps maintain business continuity and Availability by reducing the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes, including service providers.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam also provides world class backup for Microsoft Office 365 allowing customers to back up Exchange data from Office 365 and build archives in their on-premises environment. The customer can then recover back to Office 365 or to their own on-premises environment. During VeeamON 2017, we announced future support for both OneDrive and SharePoint, available later this year.

Veeam is committed to delivering Availability in the private cloud and in the public cloud. These six great solutions represent the current innovations from Veeam for Microsoft Azure, and they are just the beginning! Veeam will continue to build innovative solutions to drive Availability for our customers in the private cloud. What hybrid cloud solutions would you like to see from Veeam?

For those of you attending Microsoft Inspire (July 9 – 10, Washington, DC) be sure to stop by the Veeam booth and learn more about these six great Availability solutions from Veeam and Microsoft Azure.

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