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How Veeam Supports Multi-Cloud Backup and Recovery Efforts

Managing multiple clouds and on-premises infrastructure instances can end up being costly, despite the end goals of backup, recovery, and security being sound. Some IT departments may not have the time or resources to tackle these tasks across their environment. That’s why Veeam Software provides unified cloud data management, as described in their recent Cloud Field Day presentation.

Multi-Cloud Adoption and Management

In this day and age of decentralized, work-from-home-driven environments, it’s no surprise that companies are investing in multiple cloud infrastructure platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP. What is surprising, however, is the fact that some organizations opt to manage, backup, and secure each IaaS platform individually.

Clearly, disaster recovery, backups, and security are all very important facets of managing infrastructure, cloud-based or otherwise. When you multiply those tasks across each infrastructure platform (AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, on-premises servers, vSphere, etc.), it ultimately requires a lot of overhead.

Consolidating Data Protection Across Clouds

Instead of wasting time and money administering to each individual infrastructure instance, IT practitioners can leverage an all-in-one management platform that integrates with each one. Veeam Software offers a cloud-native data management and protection platform that aggregates backups, snapshots, and recovery across nearly all of an organization’s infrastructure.

Using Veeam, IT professionals can point their respective cloud and on-prem infrastructure servers back to the cloud data management platform and manage each of the aspects shown above through a single pane of glass. No more switching back and forth between tools nor paying for lots of disparate management solutions.

Veeam and Modular Cloud Data Management

In a recent Cloud Field Day event, Veeam’s Cloud-native Global Technologist, David Hill, describes how their scalable architecture can be used to further an organization’s data management needs. A driving point Hill stresses is that Veeam is modular. Based on your organization’s requirements, you can choose to use just one aspect of Veeam’s offering, or opt for the whole solution stack to centralize your data management in one pane of glass. As an IT practitioner, Veeam’s modular approach allows you to make as-necessary purchasing decisions, getting the most bang for your buck while also filling specific needs.

Beyond the initial cost savings that Veeam provides through consolidation, the platform also features a cloud cost estimator. This built-in function allows you to see, in real time, the cost of a particular backup or snapshot policy. That way, you can proactively secure and manage your infrastructure in the most cost-effective way possible.

Zach’s Reaction

If you read some of my other work (like this one for example), you’ll know I’m a big fan of consolidating multiple needs into one platform; it saves time, saves money, and saves you from having to implement multiple different tools through multiple vendors. And, since Veeam reached around $1.1B in bookings in 2020 alone, it seems like there’s a whole host of IT buyers who agree with me.

To learn more about what Veeam can provide your organization, check out the rest of their Cloud Field Day presentation, including a slick demo of their solution.

About the author

Zach DeMeyer

Zach is the Technical/Content Writer at Gestalt IT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. A storyteller at heart, he loves being on the cutting edge of new technology and telling the world about it. When he's not working, he enjoys all things outdoors, music, and soccer.

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