During a recent Veeam UK webinar featuring David Spence (Under the Hood of Veeam Availability Suite V9 – Top Unknown features), David mentions the ‘5 Pillars of Veeam’ , which are :-
High speed recovery
Data loss avoidance
This was the 1st time I had heard anyone referring to the ‘5 Pillars of Veeam’ , and it got me thinking how do these ‘pillars’ map to Veeam products?
Veeam have several products, so here’s my take on how the 5 pillars map to their existing product list.
High Speed recovery
This is an easy one , by using Veeam’s patented vPower NFS feature (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/vpower_nfs_service.html), VMs are up and running in minutes rather than hours.
Data loss avoidance
This was more tricky , but I would put this down as
- backup copy (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/backup_copy_job_task.html) and
- Cloud Connect features (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/cloud/cloud_overview.html) allowing users to have multiple copies of data in separate locations, if following the 3-2-1 rule (https://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-follow-the-3-2-1-backup-rule-with-veeam-backup-replication.html)
By using SureBackup/SureReplica jobs (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/surebackup_job.html) , users can easily spin up their VMs , using their backup data, to verify the data is available in a usable state.
Storage Snapshots (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/backup_from_storage_snapshots_hiw_hp.html) , allow users to use their existing storage provider snapshots as the source of backup data. This could also apply to Surebackup, as users can leverage their backup data to verify their backups.
I guess this refers to the likes of
- Veeam One (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/one/monitor/monitor_introduction.html)
- Enterprise Manager (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/enterprise_manager.html).
- Veeam MP for SCOM (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/mp/80/vmware_guide/architecture_guide.html)
All 3 products offering a view into your Backup and Replication infrastructure.
Short post, but the simple mapping of the pillars and Veeam products, make it fairly obvious in my eyes. Let me know your thoughts.