Veeam launches new data platform to ensure business continuity amid rising ransomware threats

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Veeam Software, a company in Modern Data Protection, announced the NEW Veeam Data Platform, a single platform delivering more advanced data security, recovery and hybrid cloud capabilities than ever before. The Veeam Data Platform, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12, provides best-in-class secure backup and fast reliable recovery that keeps business running. It brings together the latest features offered by Veeam into a single robust solution that is offered in three enterprise-grade editions for protecting Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes applications across complex and expanding IT environments and the increasing set of challenges facing every organization from outages to errors and ransomware.

The Veeam Data Platform provides businesses with the essential requirements needed to maintain their operations, which include data security, data recovery, and data accessibility without any restrictions on platforms or cloud services. This platform includes three versions for enterprise use: Foundation, Advanced, and Premium. All of these editions come with Veeam’s award-winning VBR and Instant Recovery features. Additionally, the Advanced and Premium editions offer enhanced resiliency features, such as monitoring, analytics, and recovery capabilities.

• Foundation Edition offers the industry’s most complete data protection with VBR v12 which adds more than 500 new features and enhancements.

• Advanced Edition combines VBR with Veeam ONE (ONE) to give customers deep, intelligent monitoring and observability to identify and resolve any backup or recovery problems before they begin.

• Premium Edition offers ultimate enterprise Modern Data Protection and recovery capabilities as the premier offering with VBR, ONE and Veeam Recovery Orchestrator (VRO). Building on the other editions, Premium adds the full automation of complex data recovery processes with near-zero Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) while automating testing and providing complete data resiliency with the confidence of one-click recovery. Premium edition customers are also eligible for the new Veeam Ransomware Warranty which covers the cost of data recovery, up to $5 million, in the event of a ransomware or cyber-attack.

Danny Allan, CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam said “Organizations are more vulnerable than ever. Over the past twelve months, 85% of organizations were attacked at least once; up from 76% in last year.”

Allan added “We understand IT leaders feel they aren’t sufficiently protected and as IT environments continue to grow more complex and demanding, it’s now obvious that Modern Data Protection must be integrated into the overall cyber preparedness plan. The Veeam Data Platform brings the best of Veeam solutions together to deliver a single platform with relentless security, reliable data recovery and trusted data freedom, and is designed to give our customers the choice to leverage the right solution that fits their needs and keeps their business running.”  

Mohamad Rizk, Regional Director, Middle East & CIS at Veeam said “Veeam Backup and Replication v12 is a game changer. It is the biggest release in history of Veeam which is bringing so many unique features that will not only help organizations to backup and recover their data easier and faster but also make sure that their data is always recoverable and secure no matter what happens. The new Veeam Data Platform editions (Foundation, Advanced, and Premium) will help organizations to always have data security, data recovery and data freedom as per their requirements.”

Rizk added “As per the Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2023, within the region, 86% of organizations in the Middle East and Africa fell prey to ransomware attacks in 2022. Veeam Backup and Replication v12 has multiple security features that help organizations combat ransomware attacks. These features include but are not limited to, Direct Backup to Object Storage, Immutability on primary and secondary copies of the backup, Multi-Factor Authentication and the ability to backup and recover instantly to any location without any limitation – whether it is on-premises or in the cloud. Therefore, with Veeam Backup and Replication v12, organizations will have the minimum RPO and RTO and the most secure data protection platform, without losing flexibility and freedom to store data anywhere.”

All editions of the Veeam Data Platform leverage the very latest industry-leading backup and recovery technology of VBR v12 as its foundation. New functionality that advances enterprise-grade recovery capabilities ensures confidence in the face of disaster or cyber-attacks across the hybrid cloud, including:

• NEW Direct-to-object storage backups: Take full advantage of the unlimited scalability of on-premises and cloud object storage without sacrificing performance. Send backups directly to Veeam’s broad ecosystem of object storage partners on-premises with the performance needed to meet goals or backup your edge locations directly to cloud object storage.

• Trusted immutability for every workload: Ensure backups can always be restored after a cyberattack with comprehensive, enterprise-grade immutability options from trusted vendors, including on-premises object, block and file storage, hardened repositories and deduplicating storage appliances, cloud object storage and tape.

• Cyber resilient: Enable the fastest response to ransomware attacks by identifying, alerting and restoring only clean data, including automation and proven recovery orchestration for all workloads. Empower a zero-trust journey with multi-factor authentication (MFA), password-less service accounts (gMSA) for Windows and single-use credentials for Linux, and fortify defence against cyberattacks with Kerberos-only and IPv6-only environment support.

• Hybrid-cloud optimized: Achieve even greater efficiency and security across the hybrid cloud with immutable backups for cloud-native AWS and Microsoft Azure workloads, new cloud-integrated agents for lift-and-shift workloads, and unified cloud monitoring and reporting.

• Ecosystem Excellence: Veeam Universal Storage API 2.0 and NEW Smart Object Storage API provide even more future-proofing for enterprise scalability and offsite resiliency. Ecosystem vendors include Pure Storage, Scality and Object First as the inaugural launch partners that integrate with these new APIs.

In the NEW Veeam Data Platform Advanced and Premium Editions, Veeam’s comprehensive monitoring and analytics solution offers intelligent insights and visibility to assist identify and address issues before they emerge, assuring the greatest level of protection for crucial data. The most recent version offers support for more Veeam backup systems and expands on new capabilities (including Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365). Immutability reporting and multi-cloud data protection statuses are further new monitoring and visibility features. More value and understanding are provided by these new developments than ever before for firms’ data protection strategies.

The latest version of Veeam Data Platform, the Premium Edition, comes with a recovery orchestration feature that can help businesses recover from disasters quickly and with confidence in their resiliency. This tool automates the planning, testing, and execution of the necessary steps to recover from a disaster, simplifying operations and ensuring backup compliance. With the updated platform, businesses can benefit from automated, orchestrated recovery to Microsoft Azure, fast restoration of Veeam Agents backups as virtual machines, and an automated recovery rollback that guarantees ransomware-free data recoveries.

Platform extensions may be added to any of the Veeam Data Platform editions, or operated standalone, including backup for Kubernetes with Kasten K10 by Veeam, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, and Veeam Backup for Salesforce.

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