Veeam and Microsoft team up on Azure DRaaS innovations

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Veeam is making it easier for businesses to set up and manage their DRaaS for Azure with the introduction of Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure, an automated tool that supports the creation of a DR site in Azure using SDN.

Veeam explained its powered network will also contribute to greater business continuity and always-on availability by eradicating the need for businesses to set up their own VPN deployment. It's been built for businesses of all sizes as well as service providers.

Launching alongside Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure, the company also revealed details of its Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure, which makes the process of disaster recovery simpler for businesses. It includes Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure alongside Veeam Direct Restore, which will restore to a backup of a VM on Azure quickly, resulting in enhanced continuity and availability for businesses.

"Increasingly, enterprises are using Microsoft Azure as part of their Hybrid Cloud move in support of the strategic Digital Transformation initiatives," said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President of Veeam. "Hybrid Cloud creates new challenges and opportunities to deliver the Digital Life experience users expect by ensuring 24.7.365 Availability.

“Veeam and Microsoft have its customers covered with new solutions for backup and disaster recovery using Azure. With Veeam, enterprises can confidently move to Azure and Hybrid Cloud, and be confident that their data and applications will always be available, no matter what happens.”

Veeam made a number of other Microsoft-flavoured announcements at the conference, including native support for Veeam backups for Azure Blob and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with multi-tenancy, to protect larger Office 365 deployments with a single installation.

Clare Hopping
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