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Veeam and Cisco partner on new high availability solution

29 Aug 2018

Veeam has expanded its collaboration with Cisco to deliver Veeam High Availability on HyperFlex.

The new solution combines Veeam’s Hyper-Availability Platform with Cisco’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution, HyperFlex, to meet the needs of enterprise IT organisations with technologies that cannot scale or provide the desired level of availability.

“Today, it is expected that availability solutions are reliable, easy to manage, saleable, and support multi-site and multi-cloud environments,” says Veeam APJ senior vice president Shaun McLagan.

“As A/NZ enterprises outgrow their antiquated and complex legacy data protection systems, they look to trusted and proven vendors for the solution, like Veeam. Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex will deliver a new highly resilient, enterprise-class Availability Solution – giving people the confidence that their Digital Life is Always-On.”

This data availability platform provides enterprise IT with a scale-out solution stack that can not only be used as a Veeam repository but can also run the entire Veeam Availability Platform.

“As the data protection market evolves to more software-defined and scale-out, the need for a scalable Enterprise-ready platform and feature-rich software stack is critical to ensure customer success,” says Cisco data centre solutions senior director Siva Sivakumar.

“Veeam’s intelligent data management capabilities combined with the industry-leading performance, flexibility and easy deployment of Cisco HyperFlex provide the perfect solution to address this need. Our joint goal is to continue expanding the solution with new capabilities that address modern IT recovery, retention and resiliency requirements.”

Benefits include:

  • Hyper-Availability for all workloads - virtual, physical and cloud
  • Seamless scalability and reduced operational costs
  • Reduced risk and accelerated time to value
  • Simplified and optimised deployment: a single Cisco SKU that includes all installed software and right-sized hardware
  • Simple single point of acquisition and support from Cisco

The new Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex will be offered through Cisco and is backed by Cisco Solution Support, which provides support for the entire solution stack, enabling customers to deploy with confidence and peace of mind.

Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex is expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2018.

“Our partnership with Cisco has only continued to strengthen and expand,” says Veeam Co-CEO and President Peter McKay.

“We are Cisco’s ISV Partner of the Year and have had strong market success winning together, and now we are collaborating on this new solution to meet customer demand for even more innovative ways to modernise their data centres.

“Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex responds to feedback from large enterprise customers and service provider partners who have asked for additional integrated solutions with Cisco. Customers will have the benefit of purchasing from one vendor as this solution will be offered directly from Cisco.

“We look forward to working closely with the Cisco team to serve large IT environments that are seeking better ways to ensure the resiliency of their IT systems.”

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