In the upcoming Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 4 release (Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U4 and Veeam One 9.5 U4), Veeam announced some new features. Note: Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 4 should be available in second half of 2018.
Last week, I participated at VeeamON 2018 in Chicago (United States) as Veeam Partner & Veeam Vanguard. It was the world’s premier Hyper-Availability event. Kate Hutchison, Chief Marketing Officer at Veeam Software told: “We have a much broader portfolio than we had a few years ago, and […] we want to take customers to where we know the puck is going“.
In McCormick Place of Chicago, Veeam started to announce some features which will be integrated into the next release of Veeam: Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. Then, Veeam Evangelists were talking about new products such as Veeam DataLabs, Staged Restore, Quarantine, Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO), Veeam Backup for Office365 v2, Veeam Availability for AWS (Amazon), Veeam with Microsoft Azure etc. Most important via this post is to show you the components which will let you managing easier your backup infrastructure. The new release allows you to improve your security policy and 3-2-1-0 rule (3 backups on 2 medias with 1 offsite backup + 1 offline backup) so 3 copies of your data and to meet your modern data restoration needs. Basically, you will be able to move from low RPO to continuous data protection!
I left for Chicago on Sunday 13, May 2018. You can find my trip on my Twitter feed (@c_glemot). The number one reason to attend was specifically Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 4 – VeeamON was where Veeam had first announced and demo top v9.5 U4 features (Anton Gostev’s Sneak Peek). This event let the company make more educated decisions for your 2018 IT investments. Besides, there also was an incredible amount of field knowledge shared (Partner session, deep dive, Veeam Evangelists session, VMCE training etc.) that you can use right now for Veeam products versions which are generally available. As a Veeam-powered services Partner in Monaco and France: Veeam Service Provider – Veeam Gold Partner (Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde) and Blogger, VeeamON was very interesting.
Vision & Strategy overview:
Veeam’s vision: to be the most trusted of Intelligent Data Management solutions to meet the expectations of a world that demands the Hyper-Availability of data. Hyper-Availability is the new expectation for data in today’s enterprise. Data must move to a new state of intelligence, able to automatically anticipate the need and meet demand. Data must securely move across multi-cloud infrastructures. And data must meet the expectations of the mobile, always-on world. Hyper-Availability brings new insights from data and rapid increases in productivity to speed the pace of innovation and delivery of new digital services and experiences that improve how we live an work. A Hyper-Available Enterprise securely automates the provisioning and management of the massive, constant flox of data running across multi-cloud infrastructures. This automated orchestration of data requires an evolution in how data is managed from policy-driven to behaviour-driven, levegaring Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to enable data to backup-up autonomously, migrate to the right location based on need, secure itself during anomalous activity, and recover instantaneously. Enterprises that run on Veeam Hyper-Availability solutions respond faster to any business need, gain multifold improvements inefficiencies, and have far greater agility to deliver new digital services and experiences that improve how we live and work.
Veeam’s strategy: to provide the most complete Hyper-availability Platform for Intelligent Data Management that ensures business continuity, reduces risk and accelerates innovation. With Digital Transformation, data has the potential to bring far greater value to our lives and the businesses. But today’s data is very different from yesterday’s data, as is the environment in which it lives. Every customer interaction, every employee task, every company operation, every business transaction leaves a trail of data that can be stored and later mined for insights. But only if the organization is prepared and able to do so. Otherwise, the full value of that data is lost.
The sheer amount of data and its rapid growth is a massive challenge. The size of the digital universe is at least doubling every two years. That means more than 50 fold growth of data in a little over a decade. Human and machine-generated data together are growing 10x faster than traditional business data, and machine data alone is growing at 50x the rate of traditional business data. As data grow and change so do the costs of managing it, not just storing, securing and moving it from place to place but also the lost opportunity costs of not having data where and when you need it, of missed insights, of flawed analysis. There is not only much more data, there’s much more data everywhere. Today, apps and data may be located anywhere in the world, in private clouds, public clouds, managed clouds, SaaS clouds, locked in legacy apps and disparate databases with fragmentary ownership, trapped in data silos, lost amongst a myriad of often incompatible devices, systems, and processes. More and more data being generated from emerging sources like Edge Computing and the IoT. We are entering an age where data is produced by nearly everything. Compliance with new regulations like GDPR fo into effect anywhere and that it’s always available for services and users.
Not “Availability” but “Hyper-Availability”:
Veeam’s approach is focused on 5 stages:
- Backup: Back up all workloads and ensure they are always recoverable in the event of outages, attack, loss or theft.
- Aggregation: Ensure protection and availability of data across multi-cloud environments to drive digital services and ensure the aggregated view of service level compliance.
- Visibility: Improve management of data across multi-cloud environments with clear, unified visibility and control into usage, performance issues, and operations.
- Orchestration: Seamlessly move data to the best location across multi-cloud environments to ensure business continuity, compliance, security, and optimal use of resources for business operations.
- Automation: Data becomes self-managing by learning to back itself up, migrate to ideal locations based on business needs, secure itself during anomalous activity, and recover instantaneously.
The following chart shows the new license market share since 2012 (IDC – Forcasts):
Finally, I will post another article about new features details soon! The goal was to introduce the new vision and strategy of Veeam Software.
Basically, It was an honour to be part of the #VeeamVanguard lin up at #VeeamON 2018. Enjoyed a great time there. Hope to see you next year again! Thanks to Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde and Veeam especially Rick Vanover, DK, Evangelists, Vanguards Staff etc.
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