Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise,
has expanded its work with Cisco by launching the direct snapshot
integration with the Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)
platform. The integration of Veeam Availability Suite with
the software-defined networking and computing power of Cisco UCS with
the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is designed to deliver simplicity
and enhance efficiency in the modern hybrid cloud era, with Veeam
enabling enterprises to reduce backup and recovery times and improve
overall operational performance.
Enabling Digital Transformation via the Hybrid Cloud
is increasingly understood that digital transformation is a critical
imperative for enterprises worldwide, irrespective of size or vertical
market. Organizations that fail to create value, growth and competitive
advantage through new digital offerings and business models risk major
consequences including long-term business irrelevance. At the heart of
this transformation is the hybrid cloud.
IDC forecasts that
public IT cloud services revenue will exceed $203.4 billion by 2020,
recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5 percent - almost
seven times the rate of overall IT market growth. In 2019,
public IT cloud services will drive a fifth of the $716 billion
aggregate revenue generated by the need for applications, development
and deployment tools, infrastructure software, storage, and servers. By
2018, more than half of enterprises' IT infrastructure and software
investments will be cloud based (private and public), reaching 60 to 70
percent of IT spend by 2020.
are now reassessing their data centers and embracing a hybrid cloud
strategy to meet the challenge of digital transformation. However,
maintaining Availability across a hybrid cloud environment is not easy.
Which is why today's news, seeing Veeam operate deeper on the Cisco
HyperFlex platform, means businesses can realize not only the increased
efficiency and adaptability benefits of Cisco HyperFlex and the
computing power of Cisco UCS, but with the integration of Veeam, ensure
data remains available 24.7.365 across a multi-cloud environment.
Achieve Advanced Availability with Veeam and Cisco HyperFlex
recovery time for data and applications is paramount for businesses,
that's why today's announcement is so important for the market," said
Peter McKay, President and Chief Operating Officer, Veeam. "By combining
Veeam's proven Availability solutions with Cisco's next-generation
HyperFlex platform, we can offer customers unmatched data and
application availability. This means a business can realize its
investment in IT, without the production downtime that stifles its
ability to execute and deliver innovative products and services to
Today's news builds on a successful collaboration between Veeam and Cisco,
which began in 2013 with joint solutions based on Cisco UCS server
technology and Veeam Availability Suite. Now, as businesses place more
critical data and systems online to reap the benefits of digital
transformation and utilize data to make better, more informed business
decisions, management of that data has become more critical.
transformation is driving explosive growth for Cisco HyperFlex," said
Kaustubh Das, Cisco VP, Product Management, Storage. "Veeam's data
protection solution is now deeply integrated with HyperFlex. This
integration helps our customers realize the full potential of a
next-gen, hyperconverged infrastructure while allowing for rapid
business adaptability, minimizing risk, and decreasing downtime for
today's 24.7.365 operations."
Key benefits of Veeam direct integration with Cisco HyperFlex include:
- Improved Recovery Point Objectives -
Using Backups from Storage Snapshots enables the user to run a backup
at any time and any frequency, reducing a business' exposure to data
- Minimized Impact on Production -
Not using VMware VM snapshots means the high impact of snapshot create
and delete operations are eliminated. This dramatically reduces the
performance impact on production VMs during the copy process.
- Accelerated Backups -
Potentially improves copy speed up to twice as much compared to the
standard VMware vSphere APIs, through the unique ability to backup data
directly from the file system with asynchronous reads when using Veeam
Availability Suite 9.5.
- Agentless Application Aware Backup - Across multiple applications, such as Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and Oracle.
- Storage Replication -
Customers can now replicate Cisco HyperFlex workloads to another
HyperFlex System or to any other VMware vSphere environment including
Veeam Cloud & Service Providers by using Veeam's VM Replication
Veeam's direct integration with Cisco HyperFlex will be available globally in Q2 CY2017.