Veeam Launches Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud

Included in the platform are capabilities providing availability for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads, plus data and disaster recovery orchestration.

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Backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software specialist Veeam launched Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud, providing availability for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads in the hybrid cloud.

Availability Platform offers enterprise continuity with recovery service level objectives (SLOs) of less than 15 minutes for all applications, as well as data and disaster recovery (DR) orchestration.

Workload Mobility offers availability for workloads across any cloud or location to maximize IT investments and increase flexibility, while compliance and visibility features include proactive monitoring, reporting, testing and documentation to meet business and regulatory requirements.

Availability Platform includes Availability Suite, which provides private cloud and virtual server workload availability, and Agent for Linux and Agent for Microsoft Windows for public cloud and physical server workload availability.

Availability Orchestrator enables disaster recovery orchestration, while Availability Console is a cloud-enabled management console for service providers, managed cloud and distributed enterprise environments.

Leveraging Cloud Connect, the management console offers enterprises a way to manage their remote and branch offices and other distributed locations and allows service providers to deliver Veeam-powered backup-as-a-service (BaaS) and disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) services to their customers.

Veeam also unveiled new capabilities supporting Microsoft Office 365, including Backup for Office 365, which enables a business to work anywhere without the need to maintain its own email infrastructure, but it does not replace the need to have a local backup of email data.

Backup for Microsoft Office 365 mitigates the risk of losing access to email data and ensures email data availability to users and the business, letting organizations securely backup Office 365 email data back to their environment, recover individual mailbox items with best-of-breed granularity and perform e-discovery of email archives through advanced search capabilities and flexible recovery and export options.

Integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, Backup for Microsoft Office 365 also allows users with hybrid environments to migrate mailbox data between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange.

Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Customers of Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Backup & Replication of all editions will receive a free, one-year subscription will be available.

The company also announced Veeam Availability Suite v10 will include additional primary storage integration with the IBM Storwize family and IBM SVC platform.

According to a report from IT research firm IDC, by 2019 most organizations around the world will need to complete the shift to a predominantly cloud-based IT environment, placing additional pressure on availability tools to deliver a constant experience across multiple environments.