Veeam Cloud Connect Brings DRaaS to Partners
The update includes single-port connectivity through a secure SSL connection to a service provider and multiple traffic reduction technologies.Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and data availability specialist Veeam Software announced its Cloud Connect platform will be extended to include advanced image-based virtual machine (VM) replication capabilities as a part of the company's Availability Suite 9, which will be generally available later this year. Image-based VM replication through Cloud Connect includes built-in multitenant support to securely share host or cluster CPU, RAM, storage and networking resource allocation between different tenants. Other features include full site failover to a service provider site with just a few clicks on a secure Web portal, including failover orchestration with failover plans, and partial failover to instantly switch over selected VMs only. "To recover from a true natural disaster, like a hurricane, a tornado or an earthquake, IT needs an offsite facility with a replica of all critical applications and data in a ready-to-go state that can be used right away," Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam Software, told eWEEK. "And it needs to be located far enough away from the primary data center so any natural disaster wouldn't take both out at the same time."
Hazelman said setting up and maintaining a separate DR site is expensive and cumbersome, which is why cloud-based DRaaS presents such a compelling alternative.