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VeeamON 2017: Safeguarding the cloud
By Peter Chu - on 19 May 2017, 1:40am

VeeamON 2017: Safeguarding the cloud

Paul Mattes, Vice President, Global Cloud Group at Veeam introducing the new cloud disaster recovery solutions during the final day of VeeamON 2017.

Veeam decided to spend the third and final day of VeeamON 2017 talking about its newest cloud-related solutions, namely 'Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure', and the newly updated 'Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365'.

As you would have gathered from its name, 'Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure' is a solution designed to simplify and automate disaster recovery in Azure – ensuring the continuity and availability of critical workloads stored on the platform.

'Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure' works by leveraging on the functionalities of the 'Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure' feature of the 'Veeam Availability Suite', and a new tool called 'Veeam Powered Network (PN) for Microsoft Azure' – a free lightweight solution designed for businesses to simplify and automate the setup of a disaster recovery site in Azure using software-defined networking.

With more than 86 million users currently using Office 365 worldwide, you can imagine the headache that an organization’s I.T. department will have to face attempting to recover any lost data, which is where the updated 'Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5' comes in.

'Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5' features a multi-tenant architecture that allows larger Office 365 deployments to be protected with a single installation, whilst enabling Veeam Cloud and Service Providers (VCSPs) to deliver Office 365 backup services to their customers.

During the announcement, Paul Mattes, the Vice President of Global Cloud Group at Veeam, mentioned that the second version of 'Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365' – which is currently in development – will support additional services like 'OneDrive for Business' and 'SharePoint Online'.

And that wraps up our coverage of VeeamON 2017! If you missed our previous reports on the three-day long backup and availability conference, you can bring yourself up to date by clicking here for the events of day one, and here for the events of day two.

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