Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Quantum and Veeam Partner To maximize data availability for virtual environments

Quantum Corp. announced a Premier Technology Alliance partnership with Veeam Software, Inc. to bring their latest joint VM storage and availability solutions to customers worldwide.

This collaboration will enable the two companies to serve a broader range of customers with simplified virtual backup solutions that deliver performance and maximize production system availability while lowering the TCO.

Veeam + Quantum Advantage
The cost and complexity of VM protection has kept many IT departments from enjoying the benefits of a virtualized environment. The combination of Veeam Backup & Replication software with Quantum's storage solutions maximizes data availability, enabling files to be restored in just seconds and VMs to be restored in minutes while reducing both on-premise and DR site backup storage costs compared to traditional backup applications. This combination also shortens backup windows and simplifies VM backups.

Complementary Solutions
Veeam Availability Suite combines the data protection and virtualization management capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE for vSphere and Hyper-V. Quantum's tiered storage portfolio of hybrid storage, deduplication appliances, object storage and tape provides a complement to the capabilities Veeam has introduced with Veeam Availability Suite v8 and the upcoming release of Veeam Availability Suite v9 later this year.

This combination is designed to deliver customized data availability solutions to address the cost and performance needs of customer implementations at three levels:
  • Enterprise customers can adopt tiered backup storage solutions that leverage Quantum DXi deduplication appliances and use tape for long-term data retention to meet compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • For remote sites, customers can deploy a 100% virtual backup and DR solution with flexible replication options using Quantum's DXi V-Series virtual deduplication appliances.
  • Customers choosing to leverage Veeam's software-based deduplication can deploy Quantum QXS hybrid storage for fast backups.
Robert Clark, SVP, product operations, Quantum, said: "The nature of backup in the data center is changing, and companies are moving away from the expensive, centralized solutions that have traditionally dominated there. Veeam's unique feature set combined with Quantum's tiered backup storage solutions will enable customers to maximize production system availability while reducing their backup and DR costs."