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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