Veeam Cloud Connect

Since the introduction of Veeam Cloud Connect getting backups off site has never been more easy. Veeam Cloud Connect makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud. It also makes it easy for service providers to offer hosted backup repositories or complete backup services with Veeam.

This feature is available since version 8 in Veeam Backup & Replication (part of the Veeam Availability Suite) and with the upcoming release of version 9 this feature will be improved by adding replication as an additional feature. This improvement ensures availability of your mission-critical applications without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining a disaster recovery (DR) site. Veeam Cloud Connect with VM replication provides fully integrated, fast and secure cloud-based DR through a service provider.

Via the Veeam cloud & Service Provider portal it is possible for any Veeam user to find a service provider with ease. While looking at this portal I was thinking “what if these were put on a world map?”. The idea was born and after some coding and deepdiving into the platform I managed to create a world map based on Google maps.

This map offers you the possibility to zoom in to a specific country, fill in your location and define a radius. Once submitted this will output all the providers in the specific radius near you!

You can find the world map here. Do keep in mind that the current status is a beta and feedback is appreciated.

Veeam Cloud Connect: getting backups & replicas off site the easy way.

Veeam Cloud Connect

NakivoNakivo has announced today that it has extended its NFR program to June 24th, allowing current VMUG members, VMware vExperts, VCPs, and VCIs to receive a two-socket Not For Resale license of Nakivo Backup & Replication v3 free of charge.

Nakivo Backup & Replication offers a complete data protection feature set for virtualized environments, including an intuitive Web 2.0 UI, local and offsite VM backup and replication, file recovery from local, remote, and cloud backups, support for live applications & databases (Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, etc.), single-click integration with Amazon cloud, deduplication, compression, encryption, and advanced reporting.

“We have launched the NFR program in Q1 with the mission to support VMware community by providing VMware professionals with a free virtualization data protection solution for their home and non-production labs,” said Bruce Talley, CEO and Founder of Nakivo. “Hundreds of VMUG members, VMware vExperts, VCPs, and VCIs from all around the world have requested and received their free NFR licenses for Nakivo Backup & Replication v2. Answering the persistent demand, we are happy to extend the program and offer free NFR licenses for Nakivo Backup & Replication v3.”