How to ensure data protection for the SMB (with a limited-time offer!)

Source: Veeam

Small businesses are the heart of economic activity in any country. Despite the large enterprises getting all the headlines, small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) provide critical services and jobs in their community and globally, and often come up with incredible innovations. However, to be able to compete with large enterprises in this age of data hyper-growth and customers demanding instant gratification, SMBs require some backup. They need to avoid interruptions to their business while being as efficient as possible. Ensuring data protection for the SMB is key.

So, how do you ensure data protection for the SMB?

To enable small and medium companies everywhere to protect all their virtual, physical and cloud workloads and avoid unplanned downtime, we are now kickstarting a new limited-time offer! Starting today, if you buy a new perpetual license for any edition of either Veeam Backup Essentials, Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Availability Suite for no more than 12 CPU sockets, you get Veeam Agents for servers or workstations FREE!

Depending on the product edition and number of sockets (up to 12 purchased, you could get up to six Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows or Linux licenses for physical servers, or Agents protection for up to 18 workstations, meaning a cost savings of up to $2,295!

You get to choose what to protect — servers or workstations — and the agent licenses never expire. Start protecting your data and saving money now — find out all the details here.

Why choose Veeam Agents for you SMB solution?

Having begun as a start-up 12 years ago, Veeam has always recognized the data protection needs of SMBs and thus designed its backup products to be easy to use, reliable and affordable. For example, one of our first products, the free FastSCP for VMware ESX Server introduced in 2006, made life much easier for VMware administrators by solving the problem of data transfers for ESX Server.

In 2009, we introduced of the first Veeam Essentials bundle, specifically designed for small businesses just starting out with virtualization and data backup. It aimed to help IT admins reduce downtime and data loss, as well as gain much needed visibility into their virtual infrastructures, at an affordable price. That bundle for small office deployments (up to six sockets) continues today as Veeam Backup Essentials 9.5, which combines the backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functionality of Veeam ONE — the same functionality of the enterprise-level Veeam Availability Suite at half the price (!).


“I didn’t look any further than Veeam Backup Essentials because it provides solutions to all of our problems.”

Paul Schoonderwoert
IT Manager, EPL B.V.

“You won’t find anything better than Veeam Backup Essentials. It’s the best solution on the market.”

René Rasmussen
IT Specialist, Møbeltransport Danmark


Finally, looking at the evolution of IT and seeing that some physical servers and workstations simply cannot be virtualized, we launched the Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux in 2017, designed to ensure Hyper-Availability for ALL workloads — virtual, physical and cloud. Even though Veeam stayed away from agents for many years, those solutions bring features that are of critical to the success of small and mid-sized organizations.


“As a one-man support team, I need a backup system that is easy to use. With Veeam, I just set it up and forget it; it practically runs itself. Reliable backups are just one less thing I have to worry about.”

Jason Knight
IT Manager L&L Energy, Inc., L&L Energy, Inc.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows


Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows delivers Hyper-Availability for Windows-based workstations, physical servers and cloud instances. Small businesses relying on physical servers running on-premises can use it to protect their data in case of connectivity or hardware failures, file corruption or other issues.

Furthermore, each endpoint device used by an employee is crucial for a small business. If an employee’s desktop, laptop or tablet loses data due to ransomware, theft or hardware failures, the financial costs for the business could be devastating, along with the compliance, publicity and internal ramifications. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows ensures Hyper-Availability for Windows-based endpoints, including when users are outside the corporate network. It even has a remote configuration and management API, which helps IT administrators deploy and configure agents with the help of a simple command line interface.

Veeam Agent for Linux


Many IT pros swear by Linux and drive its adoption and usage either on premises or in a public cloud. Nevertheless, backing up and recovering Linux instances is often cumbersome or expensive, taking up a lot of IT admins’ valuable time — which is already at a premium in a small/medium business. Therefore, Veeam Agent for Linux was designed to enable easy automated backups of an entire computer or the creation of volume-level and file-level backups of Linux instances running in the cloud or on premises. Linux admins can then quickly perform either bare-metal, volume level or file level restores from on-premises backups or Linux cloud instances, minimizing downtime and meeting SLAs.

Both Veeam Agents also benefit from centralized management and integration with all the features of Veeam Backup & Replication.

Until Dec. 31, your small and medium sized business can get protection for up to six physical servers or 18 workstations for FREE — €1,996 savings — when you buy 12 CPU sockets or less of Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup Essentials. Check out the promo here.

For more details, grab a front-row seat at this “How to protect your small business against top disasters” live online session.

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How to ensure data protection for the SMB (with a limited-time offer!)

CSPs and MSPs: 4 services for any cloud

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You are a service provider — you’ve seen it all in terms of IT business challenges. You would be hard-pressed to find an organization with just one business challenge related to IT services, and a lot rides on their end goal. Are they looking to solve for backup to the cloud, recovery from the cloud or elevating their data protection within the cloud? It could be a combination of all three. You know how complicated multi-cloud environments can get, and when you factor in legacy solutions, compliance regulations and a whole host of other complexities, it can leave you — as their service provider — grasping for simple solutions.

Over the course of 2017, Veeam launched several new solutions for Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners. Today, I’m highlighting four Veeam-powered services that you could deliver using Veeam’s newest, and most trusted, solutions for data protection.

To the cloud

You’ve likely heard all about the importance of cloud backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) from industry and thought leaders — including Veeam! That’s because market research shows that organizations are moving toward cloud backup and DRaaS strategies, if they aren’t already there. According to the ESG report, Delivering Veeam-powered Data Protection Services, an ESG Solution Showcase, 46% of organizations report using cloud infrastructure services for data backup and archive and 36% for disaster recovery (DR). ESG also reported on the significant interest level of these types of services — 47% of customers are interested in cloud backup services, 40% are interested in DRaaS and 37% are interested in end-to-end Backup as a Service (BaaS). That is a lot of potential margin, folks! If your customer needs a reliable and effective solution that leverages a multi-tenant architecture to send applications and data off site and execute failover and failback for DR, then this is it.

From the cloud

This Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) data protection offering encompasses protection from the cloud to your customers’ on-premises environments. Customers with applications running in hyperscale public clouds and SaaS — like Microsoft Office 365 — are going to benefit from this type of service offering. Most customers don’t realize that they need to protect workloads that reside in the cloud. As a service provider, you can unlock new revenue potential by helping customers regain control over file and granular level item recovery. Plus, this service type gives you the opportunity to provide value-added services for some of the highest-demanded offerings on the market, including Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Within the cloud

Veeam is known as the leader in data protection for virtualized environments — which is the technology that enables providers to build clouds at scale. Veeam has the tools needed to offer reliable, effective protection of your IaaS customers, including features to help you build self-service backup options and offer replication between data centers.

There are also cross-cloud plays for customers of hyperscale public clouds, like AWS and Microsoft Azure. 81% of organizations are utilizing two or more IaaS providers, according to the ESG report, Multi-cloud Strategies Are on the Rise. By leveraging Veeam solutions, you can offer data protection services across Availability zones or across providers — storing a cloud backup from a hyperscale public cloud in your own IaaS offering.

Remote managed services

Many customers are realizing that they don’t have the time or resources to get the true business value out of their infrastructure as it stands now — they are just trying to keep the lights on. According to a 451 Research study commissioned by Microsoft, 56% of respondents reported that they planned on leveraging a managed backup service in 2017. That is where you come in to not only bolster their current operations, but to strategize and deploy continuous optimization. As a managed service provider, you have the opportunity to do what your customers can’t, which is to shop for value-added services to make your job easier and your margin larger. And that is where Veeam comes in, to offer reliable, powerful remote monitoring and management tools that deliver the data protection that your customers don’t even know they need.

Ultimately, you guys are the true experts and know what will work best for your managed service provider business. But, no matter which area you are looking to address to better serve your customers, the NEW Veeam-powered services menu is your gateway to capturing new customers, building recurring revenue streams and delivering value-added services that your customers need to survive and thrive in the new age of multi-cloud.

Next step — point your browser to our new solution page to learn more about building Veeam-powered services and to access free trials of the best-fit solutions for each service.


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How Veeam integrates in the multi-cloud era

Source: Veeam

The IT industry knows what change looks like, and the current speed is unprecedented. Businesses need to adapt quicker than ever, knowing that what works for their data protection needs now is likely to change in the future. As a result, organizations today are taking a multi-cloud approach or, depending on their business needs, they are moving data from cloud to on-premises, cloud to cloud or within the cloud. Research shows that a massive 81% of enterprise organizations are choosing a multi-cloud strategy. Meaning that Availability across private, public and hybrid clouds is more important than ever to ensure customer confidence, brand reputation and competitive advantage. This blog post will shed some light on how Veeam’s tight-knit integrations with leading public-cloud providers, as well as its partnerships with managed-cloud providers, enables multi-cloud Availability.

How Veeam integrates with the Microsoft Cloud

One of the industry’s most dominant and recognizable CSPs is the Microsoft Cloud. Enterprises of all sizes can now experience simplified business continuity with Veeam for the Microsoft Cloud. This integration provides Availability for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads, lowers costs through Microsoft Azure data archives and mitigates the risk of losing access to email data with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. The 3-2-1 Rule suggests your business should maintain at least three copies of data stored on at least two different types of media, with one of those copies off site. Veeam and Microsoft are helping businesses realize this final step through archives in Microsoft Azure with full and file-level granular recovery back to an on-premises environment or in Azure. On top of that, Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure protects your physical and cloud-based workloads, which eliminates complexity for you, and makes migration and restore much easier on your busy IT department.

How Veeam integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS is heavily investing in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and has gained traction by paving one of the easiest roads to large-scale, public-cloud migration. Whether you are backing up to or recovering from the cloud, Veeam offers seamless integrations with AWS, which reduce costs and save time with lower recovery time objectives (RTOs). The first integration allows customers to send virtual tape library (VTL) backups to AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) and Glacier. The second integration allows customers to back up Amazon Elastic Compute Cluster (EC2) instances using Veeam Agents, or you can consider a cloud-native agentless approach with N2WS Cloud Protection Manager, which Veeam recently acquired.

Agility and scalability are key benefits to utilizing Veeam’s integration capabilities with AWS in your multi-cloud strategy.

How Veeam integrates with the IBM Cloud

Enterprises looking to fuel innovation and competitive edge need to look no further than the IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud applications, data and services can all be backed up through the integration of Veeam for the IBM Cloud. Veeam works with IBM Cloud to deliver Availability for your entire IT environment, allowing you to back up, replicate and more, within the IBM Cloud, just like it’s your own environment! This is important because Global enterprises all have unique service level requirements and require scalability at different times, in different departments and with different capacities. Veeam offers backup and replication to more than 55 IBM Cloud data centers worldwide and continual backup and recovery of the VMware infrastructure that powers IBM Cloud solutions.

How Veeam partners with managed cloud providers

Getting backups and replicas off site is something every IT organization should be considering to ensure data protection and access in the event of a disaster. But for many, building or maintaining an off-site backup repository is not feasible due to limited budget and resources. They choose instead to offload some or all of their data-protection duties to a service provider. You can take advantage of huge business and financial gains when you make the move to cloud and managed services:

  • Improve recovery time in case disaster strikes
  • Benefit from OpEx pricing models
  • Conquer complex regulatory compliance requirements
  • Experience the freedom to innovate

You can utilize Veeam Cloud Connect to easily send virtual or physical backups and replicas off site to a hosted cloud repository offered by one of our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partners through a secure SSL connection. It’s easy to find the right provider to meet the needs of your business. You can reach out to your Veeam reseller, or find a provider in our Veeam-powered services directory.

Take action on your multi-cloud Availability strategy

There is an acceleration of multi-cloud adoption as enterprises are choosing hybrid-cloud options for their multi-dimensional, data-protection needs. But, multi-cloud strategies can be complex in the current IT landscape, and Availability and data protection remain imperative. Veeam’s flexible, multi-cloud data protection solutions meet the needs of today’s multi-cloud enterprise, protecting any app, any data, on any cloud. Get started with your multi-cloud strategy with Veeam for the Multi-Cloud!

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