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Every time when the speech comes about backup, arises a set of questions, and the red thread through all these questions looks through cares of reliability. Reliability of recovery, reliability of storage, reliability of creation of backup copies. The good product on backup allows to be selected from situations when reliability questionable. The product, best in a class — allows not to appear in such situation in principle.

Not for nothing there is a popular wisdom "not to store all eggs in one basket". There is a set of examples with not the best endings when backup copies are written on the dying data storage system (DSS), and at times productive data are at all stored on the same SHD, as. Based on operating experience of products of Veeam of 168 000 customers and in order that users did not repeat an error of the colleagues, architects of Veeam advance idea of "ideal architecture of a backup system". In addition, "the ideal architecture" means separation of storage of backup copies for the purposes of a continuity of business and for the purposes of archiving of data on long terms.

There is a rule "3-2-1" which says that it in your infrastructure has to be:

  • 3 copies of data
  • 2 types of carriers for storage of backup copies
  • 1 of copies has to is out of the main site

Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure

In the small and medium organizations the main questions, as a rule, arise with the last point — need to have a reserve site. Not at all the site for a katastrofoustoychivost is constructed or leased. Occasionally, construction or lease of the place in a data-center, with purchase of the equipment, a service fee and the accompanying expenses, is inexpedient economically.

In that case, it is a high time to address cloud computing which allow to reduce significantly as time of the organization of a notorious reserve site, and it is essential to reduce costs for its creation.

Veeam Cloud Connect


Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure

In the Veeam Backup &Replication; 7.0 version the Backup Copy Job and WAN Acceleration technologies appeared. The first allows to duplicate the main copy a backup files on the necessary quantity of other disk storage systems, at the same time it is not important how these volumes of storage — local disks, shared folders of CIFS/NFS or the virtual hard drive which is picked up to IaaS to the virtual computer are presented. The second uses very effective global deduplication, with a small size of the block and the general cache to reduce the volume of the transferred traffic up to 50 times. This coefficient is received empirically, on the basis of transfer of RK of the standard virtualized services.

In Veeam Backup &Replication; 8.0, on the basis of these technologies, the functionality of Veeam Cloud Connect appeared. In the first version, it allows to simplify as much as possible process of an archiving of data to service provider, or within hybrid infrastructure, in cloudy part of "ownerships". Standard option of use Veeam Cloud Connect two:

  • You — service provider, are registered in Veeam Cloud &Service Provider Program (VCSP), want to accept backup copies from the existing users of Veeam Backup &Replication. You are able to do it even without having own infrastructure, using Microsoft Azure.
  • You — the ultimate user and at you are Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, or 100 licenses Veeam Backup &Replication/Veeam Availability Suite are purchased

If you did not learn the organization in these two descriptions, there is the third option — for it to have one IaaS the virtual computer in Azure, and a virtual area network of Azure for network availability enough.

Setup process


In Azure Marketplace there is a prepared the virtual computer with Veeam Cloud Connect — all components are already preset and process of setup from a host takes about 10 minutes. It is necessary for you:

  1. To add the certificate for SSL protection of the created connection
  2. To set Cloud Gateway role
  3. To add repositories for storage of backup copies
  4. To add accounts of users for access

Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure

When adding Cloud Gateway, it will be necessary to specify how it is possible to reach the gateway from the outside — it is connected by real IP directly, or is for NAT.

Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure

After that it is enough to add the user, to assign to him the password and to specify a quota of disk space.

Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure

From user side everything looks similarly — it is necessary to add service provider, and after that to configure normal Backup Copy Job to which all users of Veeam Backup &Replication; are accustomed.

Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure

After such setup all traffic will be goes on one port, in the protected SSL connection. All data can be transmitted through couple of WAN accelerators, and your backup copies will appear in reliable Azure-storage, your system of a reserve okpirovaniye will begin to correspond to the rule 3-2-1, and in your life will become one care less.

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