Easy as 3, 2, 1: Cloud Backup for Veeam

January 18, 2022
Backup, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, IT Services, Storage

If you’re a Veeam customer, are you taking advantage of the cloud for storing your backups? If not, it’s a good time to do so.

US Signal is currently offering a 30-day free trial of Cloud Backup for Veeam. It allows you to store primary or secondary copies of Veeam backups securely off-site using US Signal’s cloud storage infrastructure.

Cloud Backup for Veeam is a fast, secure way to get your VM backups off-site and into the US Signal Cloud, eliminating the costs and complexity of building and maintaining an off-site infrastructure. All backups and offsite copies are managed and recovered directly from your Veeam backup console, and you can easily employ the 3-2-1 best practice of protecting your data: 3 copies of your data stored on 2 different types of media with 1 copy off-site. 

No additional Veeam licensing is required. You can sign up here.


Backup Best Practice

Even if you’re not a Veeam customer, the 3-2-1 backup rule is something you should consider implementing if you aren’t already.

Almost every time a major disaster strikes — whether it’s a hurricane or ransomware attack, we hear about the incredible losses incurred by companies that didn’t have adequate plans in place. Granted, creating a comprehensive backup and recovery plan can seem like an arduous process, especially for organizations with multiple types of data, files, and systems to protect. But it really doesn’t have to be complicated.

The 3-2-1 backup rule ensures that you’ll have a copy of your data no matter what happens. Simply:

  • Create at least three copies of your data. That includes the original copy and at least two backups. Multiple copies prevent you from losing the only copy of your data.
  • Store your data backups using two different types of storage media. The chances of having two failures of the same storage method are much higher than for two different types of storage. Tapes, disks and the cloud are typical options.
  • Keep at least one copy of your data offsite. Multiple storage locations ensure that there is no single point of failure and that your data is safe from disasters such as fires and floods that could take out your primary location.


More Backup Resources

For more information on data backups, take advantage of these resources:

10 Steps to Get Started with Cloud-based DR and Cloud Backups

Overcome the Cloud Compliance Challenge of DR and Backup

Hempfield Tech Selects US Signal and Veeam for Seamless Virtual Machine Deployment and Secure Offsite Backup and Recovery

Cloud Archive and Veeam Backup & Replication

A Guide to End-to-End Data Protection Featuring Veeam