For many people, when they think about virtual machine backup, they think about Veeam. Veeam has long been a very popular player in the virtual machine backup market and has been responsible for helping many an organization eliminate their archaic tape-based environments for disk-based backups. Now, Veeam is taking the next logical step and has released Veeam Backup Cloud Edition.
As you may guess, Cloud Edition uses, well, the cloud as its backup repository. To that end, Veeam has partners with dozens of cloud providers around the world and any of them can be used in conjunction with the backup product. Providers include:
- Amazon S3
- Amazon Glacier
- HP Cloud
Veeam has added to their lineup two cloud based editions, shown in the table below. As you can see, the new cloud editions do not come with perpetual license options. Instead, they are licensed on an annual basis. Customers have the option of upgrading from one of the traditional editions to a cloud addition by paying a fee. Note that the cost for storage is not included in the purchase or subscription price.
Further, because cloud storage costs can be difficult to predict, Veeam has taken some of the pain away for you by creating a cost estimator that can help you to avoid what could be a nasty surprise.
To learn more about Veeam Backup Cloud Edition, visit the product page.