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Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Senior Director Product Strategy

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“We are and have been laser-focused in terms of our backup product for more than a decade. We have backup solutions for data that companies have  today and they know they can rely on our solutions.”

Today, one of the biggest challenges being faced by companies is protecting data from ransomware. Ransomware has been evolving for years and backups are becoming more and more of a target of ransomware attacks. With the complex problems being caused by ransomware and other disaster recovery situations, it’s clear that companies need to modernize their data protection and eliminate downtime. Veeam® Backup & Replication™, the simple, flexible, reliable and powerful solution for protecting Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), virtual and physical workloads is the Modern Data Protection solution you need. Veeam Backup & Replication is the foundation of the Veeam Platform, providing backup, recovery and replication for your critical workloads, including VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Windows, Linux, NAS, enterprise apps and much more. It allows you to achieve today’s recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) with faster backup, instant recovery and policy-driven backup data lifecycle and retention. This solution also helps ensure bulletproof ransomware protection and reduces cost and complexity while meeting your service level objectives (SLOs) with confidence. Veeam also addresses compliance failures by providing seamless audit capability without extra effort, included as part of their backup process. “When I talk to someone in healthcare, I guarantee you they’re going to struggle with ransomware, new platforms and compliance. But once they get their head around our products, they know everything has been taken care of,” says Rick Vanover, Senior Director Product Strategy of Veeam Software. Veeam is the leader in backup solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection.

Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. Veeam has 400,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners and HPE, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. “We have been laser-focused in terms of our product — data backup — for more than a decade. Companies of all sizes know they can rely on our solutions,” adds Vanover.

The Veeam Platform accelerates business agility for different types of data because that’s what the various industries in the world need right now. Veeam has numerous cloud options and companies tend to get attracted towards the cloud because they think it’s the right platform, but it’s not necessarily the case because they’re going to save money. And many don’t anticipate that they may need something globally distributed, highly available and completely elastic. Veeam Cloud Connect makes it easy to get backups and replicas off-site to a Backup as a Service (BaaS) or Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provider without the cost and complexity of managing a second infrastructure. It’s as easy as selecting a service provider from Veeam’s global network of partners and pointing backup or replica jobs to the cloud with a few simple clicks. There’s no separate console and data is fully encrypted at every step. Backups are as safe and as confidential as they would be in a dedicated off-site repository so that data of all types are completely protected and easy to recover.

According to Vanover, competition is what drives innovation and is necessary for any company. “We need competition and I’m ready for it. Because from starting in a market with no customers to now becoming a household name, well, that speaks for itself!” It is pertinent to mention, Veeam kicked off 2021 with its expansion of public cloud support with the general availability of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform — complementing Veeam backup solutions for AWS and Microsoft Azure. Veeam Backup & Replication v11 was also released in Q1’21 with an additional 200 new and powerful backups, Continuous Data Protection (CDP), cloud, DR, security and automation enhancements. The most advanced data protection solution for cloud, virtual, SaaS, Kubernetes and physical workloads has already been downloaded by more than 2400,000 users since its launch.

In addition, the upcoming Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v6 will deliver a new self-service portal for Microsoft Office 365 v6 and integration to Azure Archive and AWS S3 Glacier that will help organizations and end-users handle their storage, archive and backup tasks. Veeam also supported its fourth hypervisor, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) backup, in response to customer demand and Veeam repository integration for Kasten K10 for Kubernetes. These solutions can help customers and partners prepare for the future of containerized product development and support DevOps and PlatformOps by expanding the data protection services of Kubernetes. “We aim at reinventing ourselves with every challenge that we face. We listen to our customers closely, observing and understanding their requirements. Veeam’s single platform is assisting customers worldwide, ensuring that every piece of data, every workload is safe, secure and easily recoverable, no matter where the data resides,” adds Vanover.