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Cloud Storage Has Exceeded Trendy Status

Nov 27, 2017, 09:31 AM by Trenton Baker

Cloud Storage Has Exceeded Trendy Status


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KeepItSafe expands its DRaaS portfolio to deliver global cloud data availability for the always-on enterprise with Veeam Cloud Connect


Cloud storage isn’t just a trendy option, it has evolved into the foundation of building a comprehensive data availability strategy with the integration of backup and disaster recovery tools. The demands on today’s enterprise operations are not being met by legacy backup tools or simply “moving to the cloud”. As the need to store data off-site has become greater than ever, going to the cloud has not become the magic elixir that cures all. Intricacies and complexities continue to hamper business continuity and disaster recovery planning, for example in the public cloud not even DR is provided automatically.

Disaster recovery can pull the focus of IT away from data center investments and add a layer of complexity that still leaves you uncertain if you can actually recover from an emergent event. Reports and studies continue to show ransomware, human error, and faulty hardware account for the majority of data center outages. According to an ITIC survey, 81% of businesses on average lose over $300,000 for one hour of downtime with 25% of smaller companies never able to reopen following a major crisis.


DRaaS Market Estimate

Global Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Market is estimated to reach $19 billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 34.7% from 2016 to 2024. - Variant Market Research


As data security becomes more and more critical to the business success and even survival, IT administrators and CIOs are gravitating towards Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service. As expected, Gartner recently reported a 14% uptick YoY in 2017 for DRaaS inquiries from infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders. Findings such as these tend to show the increased need for “as-a-service” solutions, however with the wide variety of DRaaS options, analysis-paralysis can creep in with a resulting inability to adopt a cloud strategy. By adopting a DRaaS data protection strategy, I&O leaders can secure their data from emergent events without the need to own, maintain, and support a capital intensive infrastructure.

DRaaS allows IT departments to leverage the benefits of a hybrid-cloud architecture while retaining the ability to configure and consume services as needed. KeepItSafe is continuing to meet the data protection needs of our trusted partners and valued customers by emphasizing DRaaS backup and replication solutions that solve IT challenges of operating 24/7/365, meeting compliance regulations and SLA recovery objectives. KeepItSafe’s mission to offer best-of-breed cloud solutions is supported by Veeam’s agenda to mitigate risk and safeguard the recoverability of virtual and cloud computing resources, without adding excessive complexity or cost to their operations.

As a trusted Gold Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP), KeepItSafe is broadening its offerings of the Veeam software suite with explicit focus on Cloud Connect. Veeam backup and replication of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines utilizes Veeam Cloud Connect as the vehicle to provide cloud-based off-site backup storage, while maintaining complete control and visibility. Veeam plays an important role in the KeepItSafe Cloud Collection portfolio for global backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions by delivering benefits of a VM-tuned multi-tenant hybrid-cloud architecture. KeepItSafe DRaaS featuring Cloud Connect provides image-based VM replications and cloud-based BDR with RTPOs < 15 minutes for VMs. The Cloud Connect approach makes it easy to create Veeam backups and replicas from multiple offices into the KeepItSafe global network of secure data centers, without the tedious configuration and VPN setup.

KeepItSafe provides off-site cloud solutions utilizing Veeam Cloud Connect featuring:

KeepItSafe Online Backup with Veeam Cloud Connect

  • Examples of supported Veeam Backup Software:
    • Veeam Availability Suite,
    • Veeam Backup Essentials,
    • Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise
    • Veeam Availability Console, and more.

KeepItSafe DRaaS with Veeam Cloud Connect Replication

  • Examples of supported Veeam Replication Software:
    • Veeam Availability Suite
    • Veeam Backup & Replication
    • Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise
    • Veeam Availability Console and more.

Veeam and KeepItSafe are partners


Over the past few months our product and engineering teams have tested, tuned, and optimized Cloud Connect to support Veeam enabled DRaaS as part of a comprehensive data availability strategy. Veeam Cloud Connect embraces virtualization and storage investments in your data center and extends your DR from on-premises into a secure hybrid-cloud solution. In addition to featuring Veeam Cloud Connect, KeepItSafe is supporting the new advancements in the Veeam Availability Console. This new Veeam Availability Console for MSPs is a tool that will appeal to KeepItSafe partners and new MSPs looking to capture new revenue streams by easily managing, tracking, and invoicing for solutions like Backup-as-a-Service and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service. IT admins will have unfettered access and the ability to recover data from cloud backups directly from the Veeam console, or fail over to standby virtual machines in the cloud.

KeepItSafe BDR cloud solutions with Veeam Cloud Connect feature:

  1. Established: 20+ years of experience and backed by $1.2 billion public company.
  2. Accessible: Global data-center footprint across North America, Europe, and Australasia.
  3. Reliable: Offering fully managed and monitored services including 24/7 support available.
  4. Secure: End-to-end 256-bit encryption for flexible, seamless transition to a secure cloud.
  5. Compliant: Security Certified — SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI compliant data centers.
  6. Simplified: Straightforward, Easy-to-understand licensing and pricing for backup and DR.
  7. Flexible: Data-seeding options and pay for what is used instead of over-provisioning for peak.
  8. Agnostic: Replicate from disparate storage and between VMware and Hyper-V environments.
  9. Valuable: Data Vaulting Services, Backup as a Service. Disaster Recovery as a Service
  10. Comprehensive: Design, installation and maintenance of complete an always-on solution.

As technology deployments become more sophisticated, demand increases from customers and prospective clients to identify specialists that can partner with their businesses. Only gold VCSP members like KeepItSafe can deliver custom managed and monitored solutions to help organizations realize increased reliability, greater time-to-value, and ROI of their IT investments. With 20+ data center locations across three continents, there is no global Veeam partner better positioned to drive demand for Cloud Connect services than KeepItSafe — we are more committed to Veeam than ever before.

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