Webinar Recap: Cloud Availability for Veeam

July 22, 2019
Backup, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Storage

If you missed US Signal’s webinar, “Cloud Availability for Veeam,” you missed the overview of our new Cloud Availability for Veeam suite, which includes: Cloud Replication for Veeam, Cloud Backup for Veeam, and Cloud Archive for Veeam.

But don’t worry. You can watch the presentation at your leisure here. However, if you’d prefer just to read the “Cliff Notes” version, keep reading.

The US Signal Story

First, if you don’t know much about US Signal’s background, we were founded in 2000 and started as a dark fiber network provider. Since then, we’ve continually added the high-demand services are customers wanted: colocation, internet, MPLS, ethernet, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), data protection, and DDoS protection.

Today, we have eight Midwest-based data centers, the largest fully deployed and privately owned network in the Midwest, and a continually growing portfolio of cloud, colocation, and network services, as well as managed and professional services. We’re continually adding services to meet our customers’ business technology needs.

The Veeam Partnership

In the cloud-colocation-network services market, few if any companies can be experts in everything. Technology changes too fast. That’s why partnerships are so important —and why US Signal is always seeking to align with companies who offer the technological expertise in certain areas that can enrich the services we provide. Veeam is one of them.

The company has more than 343,000 customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 58% of the Global 2000. Its customer satisfaction scores are among the highest in the industry. Bottom line: it’s a well-respected company.

It’s also been noted as an industry leader by to analysts such as Gartner, IDC, and Ovum. In fact, Veeam Veeam receives 4.6 out of 5 star distinction in the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software.

What really synched it for US Signal, however, is the Veeam Availability Platform — specifically its core capabilities backup and recovery and replication and failover. You get more details about it here.

Veeam’s support for VMWare’s vCloud Director and some of the features in its Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, Update 4, means we can now offer our Veeam-using customers these services that comprise our Cloud Availability for Veeam: Cloud Backup for Veeam, Cloud Replication for Veeam and Cloud Archival for Veeam. They can be combined for a complete data protection strategy from a single pane of glass or used individually to meet specific needs.

  • Cloud Backup for Veeam. It’s a fast, secure way to get virtual machine (VM) backups off-site and into the US Signal Cloud. It eliminates the costs and complexity of building and maintaining an off-site infrastructure. All backups and offsite copies are managed and recovered directly from the Veeam backup console, and customers pay only for the resources needed. No additional Veeam licensing is required.
  • Cloud Replication for Veeam. It offers a flexible cloud-based replication target for on-premise VMs that can be quickly and easily provisioned. There’s no need to maintain a second site. Protected workloads replicate directly into a US Signal Resource Pool, creating ready-to-start copies of VMs. Customers can failover to the replication environment and back to source as needed. Whether replicating and restoring an entire site or specific VMs, failover/failback is fast with almost zero data loss and minimal disruption.
  • Cloud Archive for Veeam. Using the Cloud Tier feature in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4, Cloud Archive for Veeam automatically archives backup data into US Signal S3 Object Storage. This offers unlimited capacity for long-term data retention at the lower cost of object storage. The integration with object storage also results in a space-saving, smaller footprint on local storage that doesn’t slow down recovery operations. Backups moved to object storage remain transparently accessible to all Veeam functionality.

The Follow Up

That’s the essence of the “Cloud Availability for Veeam” webinar. Again, it’s available for viewing here. Make sure to catch the last five minutes which includes the question-and-answer session. Check our Resources section on our website too. We’ll be adding various resources on the topic.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can benefit from Cloud Availability for Veeam, contact us. Call 866.2. SIGNAL or email [email protected].