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Nexsan forms Technology Alliance Partnership with Veeam to Optimize Storage for the Hypervisor-Independent Cloud

Nexsan, a leading independent provider of disk-based data storage systems, has formed a Technology Alliance Partnership with Veeam Software, an innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and management solutions for virtual datacenter environments. Together, Nexsan and Veeam will deliver storage, backup and replication solutions which enable highly scalable, advanced data protection optimized for hypervisor-independent cloud computing.

Nexsan simplifies storage management in a virtual infrastructure (VI) with disk arrays built on a flexible and efficient architecture capable of being tightly integrated into a broad range of operating environments. Veeam combines backup and replication in a single, cohesive solution. Veeam Backup & Replication v6 offers a unified approach to data protection along with capabilities that enhance reliability such as streamlined failover and real failback.

“Backup and recovery continues to be a top-of-mind challenge in growing data centers,” said Victoria Grey, SVP, Marketing, Nexsan. “In today’s complex world of virtualized infrastructure, ensuring management simplicity, performance and data safety is of paramount and growing concern. This is a  core value of  Nexsan and Veeam. Together we are delivering one of the highest performing, most secure, easily managed, and cost effective backup solutions available for virtual operating environments.”

“Veeam is glad to have Nexsan as a Premier Technology Alliance Partner verified on Veeam Backup & Replication v6,” said Rick Hoffman, Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Veeam. “The partnership will enable hypervisor-independent cloud environments with the high performance data protection solutions they need and the simplified management and efficiency they desire.”

Nexsan E-Series SAN and E5000 NAS storage systems were recently tested with Veeam Backup & Replication v6 by openBench Labs which identified that the paired solutions provide the following benefits:

  • Tight integration with multiple APIs to leverage productivity features developed by third-party vendors
  • Minimization of SAN infrastructure costs for SAN scaling
  • Maximization of storage density and reliability
  • Backup and restore for Hyper-V and vSphere VMs using changed block tracking
  • Automation of incremental backups for near-lossless Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs)
  • Utilization of SSD Drives with instant recovery for sub 5-minute Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)
  • Verified application recoverability
  • Compressed and de-duplicated data across any disk backup process

"Today, senior line-of-business executives expect IT to meet a recovery time objective (RTO) that is measured in hours and a recovery point objective (RPO) that is close to lossless," said Jack Fegreus, Managing Director of openBench Labs. "For CIOs looking to assuage the concerns of line-of-business executives over business continuity, the advanced functionality of Instant Recovery in Veeam Backup & Replication v6 can be dramatically enhanced with the leading edge performance of Nexsan's multi-tier storage systems to meet the most demanding RTO and RPO goals."

The Executive Briefing from openBench Labs, which expands on the value of the Nexsan-Veeam solution further, can be viewed by visiting:

A joint marketing initiative begins today through Nexsan’s network of authorized channel partners. Contact Nexsan for pricing information at 866.4.NEXSAN. For more information please visit:
Published Thursday, March 08, 2012 2:00 PM by David Marshall
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