Veeam have only announced two features of their upcoming v9.5 release of Backup & Replication but it’s exciting to announce that they have chosen to release details of a new enhancement of their vCloud Director support as their third reveal. Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 will give vCloud Air Network Service Providers the ability to tap into a new set of RESTful APIs that adds tenanted, self service capabilities from which to offer Veeam based backup and restores with. These new features can be consumed by SPs either by integrating the features into existing portals or by way of a new Self Service Web Portal that muti-tenanted that is provided by the Veeam Enterprise Manager.
I was lucky to get a sneak peak at this last week at a Veeam Vanguard event in London and Luca Dell’Oca gave us a demo of some pre beta code of the solution. Suffice to say the SPs in the room where delighted and I was certainly not expecting this from Veeam. Veeam have always had strong vCloud Director support and this certainly adds to it’s feature set and solves a significant source of time wastage by Service Provider Help Desk teams in having to deal with restores of VMs, Server Applications and files. Thinking about what that means…SPs that use Veeam Backup & Replication together with vCloud Director will have arguably the best most feature rich backup and restore options of any cloud platform in existence today.
For a more detailed look at some of it’s features visit the link to the Veeam Blog below:
Great to see Veeam supporting vCloud Director on the back of the re-commitment from VMware over the platform late last year. I applaud Veeam for continuing to support Service Provider features in their Backup & Replication suite and this new vCD Self Service Portal goes nicely with Cloud Connect and Cloud Connect Replication.
Well done to the team and can’t wait to be able to offer this to our customers!