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Comparing Cloud Services: Veeam Availability vs. Legacy Backup

  Jay Cardin     Nov 24, 2015


It’s important to address common challenges your business may face when transitioning to a model where you’re “always on” as opposed to being available to customers only during office hours. When comparing cloud services, you’ll want to find a model that offers you flexibility and consistency.

By allowing your clients, customers and partners to access data and aid in recovery and backup, you’ll be able tocloud-services.jpg finish projects more quickly and reduce wait time to as little as 15 minutes. All this is completed with the new Veeam Availability Suite, which provides high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Check the comparison of cloud services between this new technology and legacy backup solutions such as Symantec Backup Exec 15.

Keeping Your Business Running 24/7: Veeam Availability Suite vs. Legacy Backup

High Speed Recovery

Veeam Availability Suite provides the following high speed recovery services, while legacy backup solutions do not:

  • Instant VM recovery
  • Multi-OS file level recovery
  • Agentless recovery from storage snapshots
  • Agentless recovery for Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Delegated, self-service recoveries for application owners and help desk operators

Data Loss Avoidance

The following tactics help to secure your data and safeguard it from loss:

  • Agentless, imaged-based backup
  • Backup I/O Control
  • Backup from storage snapshots
  • Flexible job setup
  • Native tape support
  • End-to-end encryption with lost password recovery
  • Built-in WAN acceleration
  • Deduplicating storage system integrations
  • Agentless, image-based replication

Verified Protection

Veeam Availability Suite includes the following assurances, an important consideration when comparing cloud services:

  • Automatically tested and verified backup
  • Automatically tested and verified replicas

Leveraged Data

Traditional legacy backup solutions do not include:

Complete Visibility

To allow you to plan and monitor activities, Veeam Availability Suite offers:

  • Real time monitoring and reporting
  • Support for VMware vSphere 4.x or later

Veeam was founded in 2006 and currently has 34,500 ProPartners plus more than 168,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.veeam.com.

If you’d like assistance with comparing cloud services and keeping your business activities up and running 24/7, we would love to help! Visit www.WEI.com for more details and check out additional tips and tricks on our blog.

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Jay Cardin

Written by Jay Cardin

Jay Cardin is a Pre-Sales Solutions Architect here at WEI. His specialties include server virtualization, storage systems and backup and recovery systems. He collaborates with WEI sales executives and network engineers to develop the ideal custom solution for each client. WEI’s commitment to education continues with Jay as he conducts Veeam Backup and Recovery training workshops each quarter for WEI customers. Jay holds several certifications for Veeam, Microsoft, EMC, and VMware.

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