Veeam Products Aid Azure Hybrid Cloud Adoption
Veeam announces FastSCP for Microsoft Azure and Management Pack v8 for Microsoft System Center.Data center availability specialist Veeam announced two products—FastSCP for Microsoft Azure and Management Pack (MP) v8 for Microsoft System Center—to help customers adopt Microsoft's hybrid cloud as part of their IT strategy. FastSCP is designed to simplify and accelerate the use of a hybrid cloud, a free tool that provides simple file copy between on-premises and Azure-based virtual machines (VMs) and transfers data over HTTPS, thus not requiring a virtual private network (VPN) tunnel between the on-premises deployment and Azure. "Hybrid strategies are attractive because they allow a business to get the best of both worlds," Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam, told eWEEK. "Businesses typically have a substantial investment in on-premises infrastructure that they can't just give up. At the same time, the cloud offers significant advantages for new applications or for scaling existing applications during bursts of exceptionally heavy activity." In addition, scheduled file copy jobs can be configured for periodic copies to and from Azure VMs, and job setup requires just a few clicks inside a wizard-driven user interface.
"In the age of mobile applications, ease of use has become more important than ever," Hazelman said. "Consumers and even IT pros expect applications to be easy to learn and use as well as easy to configure and administer. The expectation today is that software should 'just work.' Veeam has a long history of developing tools and software that are intuitive to use and solve real-world problems in innovative ways."