The Silicon Review
With the hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of today’s data, traditional data management is not enough. Data must become Hyper‑Available. And getting there requires a new approach that merges the traditional disciplines of data backup and recovery, data protection and data security. Moving from policy-based to behavior-based management to make data both intelligent and ultimately, self-governing.
There’s a new expectation of today’s data — that it moves to a new state of intelligence, able to automatically anticipate the need and meet demand, and move securely across multi-cloud infrastructures. Resulting in the insights you need to speed up the pace of innovation and deliver new digital services and experiences.
Founded in 2006, Veeam is the global leader in intelligent data management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise. As the leader in Availability across multi-cloud environments and a Forbes Cloud 100 company, Veeam is uniquely positioned to help customers along their journey to Intelligent Data Management.
Today, the company has more than 300K customers worldwide, 55K channel partners, Cisco, HPE, and NetApp as exclusive resellers and nearly 19,000 cloud and service providers. It is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland and has offices in more than 30 countries.
“We are trusted by 75% of the Fortune 500 and recognized as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery,” says Andrei Baronov, Co-founder and CEO.
Fueling the Fortune 500: Intelligent Data Management
Today’s modern enterprise faces the dual challenges of not only managing and mining the data they produce and use but also ensuring that the digital experience is always-on for both internal and external customers. To solve these challenges, business leaders need a deep understanding of how enterprise data is changing and how new technologies and approaches can unleash its full value.
Hyper-Criticality of Data: The need to ensure that data is secure, protected, and in compliance is growing hyper-critical for business outcomes.
Hyper-Growth of Data: The sheer amount of data, its rapid growth, changes, and related costs of managing it, is a massive challenge for enterprises.
Hyper-Sprawl of Data: Data is generated from a wider variety of sources than ever before. Managing and mining this data is an increasing challenge.
To meet this new reality, where enterprise data is scattered across many different clouds and systems, it’s not enough for data to be backed up, secure, and available. Data must move to a new state of intelligence, automatically able to anticipate the need and meet demand, securely, across multi-cloud infrastructures to meet the expectations of the mobile, always-on world.
Enterprises need to become Hyper-Available. To achieve this, Veeam introduces the Five Stages of Intelligent Data Management. Through this journey, your enterprise gains the insights and agility to deliver innovative digital services and new experiences that improve how Veeam live and work.
The Five Stages of Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise
Backup: Provide for the security of data from a systemic perspective; secure, back up, and recover your data wherever it is so it can always be protected against outages, attack, loss, or theft. This stage is about making sure you can get your data back if it is lost or compromised, and that your business can survive; however, there are minimal data insights at this stage, and data is often stored in individual silos.
Aggregation: Aggregate data protection for physical, virtual, and cloud workloads so that you have central management across various data locations, enabling multi-cloud use cases. This stage allows instant access to any data, any app, anywhere to drive recovery, analytics, application development, and uninterrupted digital services; the ability to extract full value from your data is just beginning at this point.
Visibility: This stage provides a “single pane of glass” so that a full view of one’s environment allows data management to evolve from a reactive measure, focused on remediating issues that have already occurred, to a proactive measure, preventing any loss in data availability through advanced monitoring, resource optimization, capacity planning, and built-in intelligence. The ability to leverage the value of data is much greater in this stage; however, it is still inefficient and largely dependent on manual processes.
Orchestration: Ensure that enterprise data is always on the right infrastructure, always protected, always ready to do work. This stage delivers orchestration capabilities so that workloads can move more easily from one infrastructure to another, providing business continuity and resource optimization via automation informed by policies. Getting from here to the next stage moves us beyond policy-based mechanisms to true automation.
Automation: Data becomes intelligent, location-aware, and self-managing. It learns how to make itself easier to access, back up, recover, and use; how to best interact with and optimize the infrastructure on which it resides and through which it moves to meet its obligations to the business, to security regulators, and to users of the company’s services. And how to react automatically to anomalous behavior in the system. At stage five, you achieve true Intelligent Data Management in your Hyper-Available Enterprise.
“Veeam was the only solution we trusted to recover within four hours. Now, dealers have peace of mind knowing their backups are off-site and readily available for fast recovery.”
- Marc Scheir, IT Project Manager, Volvo Car BeLux
“Even during our busiest months, when we host several conventions and hundreds of thousands of people, Veeam gives us complete confidence that our IT systems are able to support guest experiences 24.7.365.”
- Kevin Ragsdale, Director of IT for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Andrei Baronov, Co-founder and CEO: Andrei has over two decades of delivering the industry’s most innovative and visionary product portfolios and is one of the world’s leading systems management experts. As Co-Founder and CEO at Veeam Software, he oversees all aspects of the company’s products, technology,and customer support organizations.
Andrei earned his master’s degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Physics and Technology from the same college in 1995.