New Veeam Backup for AWS v2 fulfills customer demand to deliver availability and accessibility to applications and data on AWS in the event of a disaster

Mumbai, NFAPost: Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, announced several new highlights in regards to Amazon Web Services (AWS), including general availability of NEW Veeam Backup for AWS v2.

Veeam has also achieved AWS Storage Competency status, further validating that Veeam solutions are proven to help solve customer challenges and meet business goals.  

Veeam Backup for AWS, originally launched in Q4 2019, delivers AWS-native Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) backup and recovery that is both cost-effective and secure, available exclusively in AWS Marketplace in free, paid and bring your own license (BYOL) editions.

Veeam Backup for AWS is capable of being implemented as a standalone AWS backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS-to-AWS backup, or integrated with the Veeam Platform, delivering seamless cloud mobility and data portability for backup, recovery and migration to, from and within any environment – cloud, virtual or physical.  

Veeam CTO and Product Strategy Senior Vice President Danny Allan Veeam R&D efforts for future releases have always been built off of feedback from our strong user and partner community, and this latest release of Veeam Backup for AWS is no different,” said

“We continually remind our users and partners that it is the customer’s responsibility to make sure their data is protected and secure, whether it is stored on-premises or in the cloud – and even more so now when data holds more value than ever. In Q1 of 2020, Veeam had increased the data protected in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) by more than 20x year-over-year (YoY),” said Veeam CTO and Product Strategy Senior Vice President Danny Allan.

Veeam CTO and Product Strategy Senior Vice President Danny Allan the company’s recent releases in AWS Marketplace, as well as AWS Storage Competency achievement, not only strengthens commitment to be a leader in Cloud Data Management, but in further extending Veeam-powered data protection to AWS customers.

Veeam Backup for AWS has seen fast adoption among users looking to protect their workloads on AWS. The latest release of Veeam Backup for AWS includes numerous enhancements and new capabilities most requested by customers and partners, including:
·         AWS disaster recovery to protect against regional outages by replicating and recovering Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots across AWS accounts and AWS Regions.
·         Integration with the newly released changed block tracking (CBT) API to shrink backup windows as well as compute and storage costs.
·         Application consistent snapshots and backups of running Amazon EC2 instances without shutting down or disconnecting attached Amazon EBS volumes.  Public RESTful API to securely connect external applications and workflows to integrate with and manage Veeam Backup for AWS.

Veeam’s status as an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) has been elevated with the recent achievement of AWS Storage Competency status. Veeam has demonstrated significant success in helping customers evaluate, implement, and use the techniques and technologies of effectively moving, using and protecting data to and on AWS, including archive, backup and restore, business continuity/disaster recovery, and primary storage.

Veeam continues to listen to customer and partner feedback and has additional AWS-native backup and recovery enhancements planned for Veeam Backup for AWS and Veeam Backup & Replication™ in coming months. With even easier data protection and portability across on-premises and AWS cloud environments, Veeam customers will have unparalleled choice and flexibility of where data lives for availability and cost-efficiencies.

Pricing and Availability
The latest release of Veeam Backup for AWS is now available in AWS Marketplace.  Customers can deploy the fully-featured free edition, which provides backup of 10 Amazon EC2 instances, here.

Paid options include a pay-for-what-you-use metered offering for standalone AWS backup and disaster recovery, or Veeam Platform integrated options that utilize flexible Veeam Universal Licenses.
For more information, visit: https://www.veeam.com/aws-backup.html.  

Commenting on the capability of Veeam Software, ESG Senior Analyst Christophe Bertrand said ESG research highlights that protecting applications and data wherever they “live” is a key business and IT mandate.  

ESG Senior Analyst Christophe Bertrand said with many mission-critical workloads and data sets now residing on hyperscale cloud platforms, organisations must take a close look at their data protection processes and solutions in those environments in order to ensure recovery SLAs are met across all platforms.

“Veeam’s strategy to deliver holistic support is further confirmed with these newest capabilities for AWS which also represent a great opportunity for Veeam’s partner ecosystem to provide a broader set of solutions to their customers,” said ESG Senior Analyst Christophe Bertrand.

Commenting on the capability of Veeam Software, Neurobrands LLC Technology Director Calvin Larsen said the company moved on-premises servers to AWS when Covid-19 started and have used Veeam for our backups in the past.

“We set our backups up in Veeam Backup for AWS in under an hour and were backed up shortly thereafter. Lots of options for backups, easy to setup and deploy. Highly recommended,” said Neurobrands LLC Technology Director Calvin Larsen.

Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. With 375,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the Global 2,000, Veeam customer-satisfaction scores are the highest in the industry at 3.5x the average.

Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners, as well as HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries.

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