Veeam announces the availability of NEW Veeam Backup for AWS v2

Strengthens relationship with Amazon Web Services by delivering new solutions in AWS marketplace and achieving AWS storage competency status

Veeam, Software, Amazon Web Services, AWS, Cloud

Veeam Software has announced several new highlights, including general availability of NEW Veeam Backup for AWS v2. The backup solution provider has been elevated to an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with the recent achievement of AWS Storage Competency status.

The latest release of Veeam Backup for AWS is now available in AWS Marketplace. Customers can deploy the fully-featured free edition, which provides backup of 10 Amazon EC2 instances, here. Paid options include a pay-for-what-you-use metered offering for standalone AWS backup and disaster recovery, or Veeam Platform integrated options that utilize flexible Veeam Universal Licenses.

“Veeam R&D efforts for future releases have always been built off of feedback from our strong user and partner community, and this latest release of Veeam Backup for AWS is no different,” said Danny Allan, CTO and senior vice president of Product Strategy at Veeam.

The latest release of Veeam Backup for AWS includes numerous enhancements and new capabilities most requested by customers and partners, including:

  • AWS disaster recovery to protect against regional outages by replicating and recovering Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots across AWS accounts and AWS Regions.
  • Integration with the newly released changed block tracking (CBT) API to shrink backup windows as well as compute and storage costs.
  • Application consistent snapshots and backups of running Amazon EC2 instances without shutting down or disconnecting attached Amazon EBS volumes.
  • Public RESTful API to securely connect external applications and workflows to integrate with and manage Veeam Backup for AWS.

“We continually remind our users and partners that it is the customer’s responsibility to make sure their data is protected and secure, whether it is stored on-premises or in the cloud – and even more so now when data holds more value than ever. In Q1 of 2020, Veeam had increased the data protected in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) by more than 20x year-over-year (YoY). Our recent releases in AWS Marketplace, as well as our AWS Storage Competency achievement, not only strengthens our commitment to be a leader in Cloud Data Management, but in further extending Veeam-powered data protection to AWS customers.”

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