Nexsan, Veeam Partner on Cloud Backup, Storage

Nexsan and Veeam are aiming to deliver storage, backup and replication solutions that enable scalable data protection.

Disk-based data storage systems specialist Nexsan announced it has teamed up with Veeam Software, a provider of data protection, disaster recovery and management solutions for virtual data center environments. The two are aiming to deliver storage, backup and replication solutions that enable scalable data protection optimized for hypervisor-independent cloud computing.

Nexsan's platform is designed to simplify storage management in a virtual infrastructure (VI), with disk arrays built on a flexible architecture capable of being integrated into a range of operating environments. Veeam combines backup and replication in a single solution. Veeam Backup & Replication v6 offers a unified approach to data protection along with capabilities that are designed to enhance reliability such as streamlined failover and real failback.

"Backup and recovery continues to be a top-of-mind challenge in growing data centers," said Victoria Grey, senior vice president of marketing for Nexsan. "In today's complex world of virtualized infrastructure, ensuring management simplicity, performance and data safety is of paramount and growing concern."

Nexsan E-Series SAN and E5000 network attached storage (NAS) systems were recently tested with Veeam Backup & Replication v6 by openBench Labs, which identified that the paired solutions provide benefits, including tight integration with multiple APIs, to leverage productivity features developed by third-party vendors, minimization of SAN infrastructure costs for SAN scaling. and maximization of storage density and reliability.

Other features include backup and restore for Hyper-V and vSphere VMs using changed block tracking, automation of incremental backups for near-lossless Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), utilization of solid-state drives (SSDs) with instant recovery for sub-five-minute Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), verified application recoverability, and compressed and de-duplicated data across any disk backup process.

"Veeam is glad to have Nexsan as a Premier Technology Alliance Partner verified on Veeam Backup & Replication v6," said Rick Hoffman, vice president of worldwide alliances and channels at Veeam. "The partnership will enable hypervisor-independent cloud environments with the high-performance data protection solutions they need and the simplified management and efficiency they desire."

Jack Fegreus, managing director of openBench Labs, said senior line-of-business executives expect IT to meet a recovery time objective that is measured in hours and a recovery point objective that is close to lossless. "For CIOs looking to assuage the concerns of line-of-business executives over business continuity, the advanced functionality of Instant Recovery in Veeam Backup & Replication v6 can be dramatically enhanced with the leading-edge performance of Nexsan's multi-tier storage systems to meet the most demanding RTO and RPO goals," he said.