I’ve written a couple of posts around the pain of backup products and I’ve talked about a world where we backup independent of the Application. Storage platforms like AWS S3 offer a place where objects can be stored for safe keeping and accessed upon request. There is a catch to that kind of storage in that there are costs to pull back data to start recovery processes…further to that the recovery process often involves a couple of steps to download and then restore the data.

The other issue is that Backup Products have a terrible history of not delivering on their promises and tend to lack scalability, reliability and have issues with basic recovery. With great confidence I can say that Veeam Backup and Replication is rare in this ecosystem in that it just works. From Veeam B&R v6.5 to v7 there has been relative stability and it’s place in the market is not disputed.

With Veeam v8 about to go into beta one of the new features that will be available is Cloud Connect Cloud Connect is a Service Provider enabled service that will allow current Veeam customers to backup to a remote repository directly from the Veeam B&R Console without the need for a VPN style connection.


As a 100% channel-focused company, Veeam will be the enabler of this connection:  service providers will be able to license the technology for their side of the Veeam Cloud Connect connection through the Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program. With it, they will be able to build their own remote repositories with an architecture that was built from the ground up to be multi-tenant and scalable.

I am looking forward to delivering a ZettaGrid Product based on Veeam 8 Cloud Connector and look forward to us providing services that leverage’s this new Veeam technology…


Veeam are about to deliver once again!

For an further introduction to Veeam Cloud Connect go here: