After many years thinking about writing one, and many years never being able to do so, I was finally able to write a technical book. Topic? Veeam Cloud Connect.
Last year, together with the release of the new Veeam Cloud Connect, I wrote and published its Reference Architecture. The paper had a great success with 1500 people downloading it. Because of the new additions in Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Update 2, it was time to upgrade the document.
One of the fastest growing business in the service provider space is with any doubt BaaS: Backup as a Service. but for enterprises and mid-market customers to become an effective solution, these storage systems needs to stop being a simply sync&share solutions, and start to incorporate compute capabilities.
When we at Veeam talk about data protection best practices, we recommend that customers follow the “3-2-1 rule”: 3 copies of any data, on 2 different media, with at least 1 copy in a remote location. This is an effective strategy to greatly enhance the availability of their precious data, but requires at least two sites. With Veeam Cloud Connect, there is no need to own the second site; the same solution can be offered by a service provider, so a customer does not incur capital expenses to build and maintain an additional infrastructure, but instead can quickly and easily consume a service with a “pay as you go” model.
This is what Veeam Cloud Connect makes possible, and it’s the meaning of its name: a connection between Veeam customers and service providers to send data offsite easily and in a secure way.