Key Criteria for Evaluating Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. About the Vendor Profile
  3. Key Criteria Analysis
  4. Evaluation Metrics Analysis
  5. Bottom Line
  6. About Enrico Signoretti

1. Summary

Veeam is a leader in the data protection industry. Started as an optimized solution for VMware virtualized infrastructures, the company has been able to build a broad feature set and support several additional platforms over time. Now a mature solution, entering in the data management space with an interesting approach while keeping simplicity and flexibility as core principles.

Market positioning: Veeam has always been focused on simplicity and flexibility, two characteristics that are very appreciated by small and medium organizations. This, alongside a good pricing policy for entry-level solutions, decreed its success in the SME segment. Lately, the company gained some traction in large enterprises thanks to an expanded feature set and support for more platforms and applications beyond virtualized environments. Veeam solutions are popular among Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and are usually leveraged to build back-up and Disaster Recovery (DR) cloud services that show a good Return on Investment (ROI).

Deployment model: Veeam data protection solutions are usually deployed on-premises. It is possible to install the software on the cloud in a Virtual Machine (VM). Still, it is not a common option yet, the current licensing model is very flexible from this point of view, and the user can choose where to host its back-up server depending on his application and workload needs. Veeam does not have any Software as a Service (SaaS) option yet.

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