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Veeam offers secure SSL connection for offsite backup

Veeam Software is offering its service provider partners a way to give more customers an integrated and secure way to move backups to an offsite repository.

The company recently introduced VeeamCloudConnect as part of its Veeam Availability Suite v8. The service requires a single server and takes less than 10 minutes to implement, while providing all the infrastructure management needed for an offsite repository service.

Doug Hazelman, Veeam’s vice president of product strategy, said VeeamCloudConnect offers the service to provide its partners a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection for secure communications on the Internet for data transfers.

“Normally the service provider has to set up a  VPN and a separate repository for customers,” Hazelman said. “(With this) they can make one repository available and create multiple tenants in that repository, which is at the cloud provider’s location.”

Hazelman said they are not disclosing pricing, but Veeam’s marketing data says they are offering pricing that is tailored to meet service providers’ specific needs, so instead of an up-front perpetual license Veeam will offer service providers monthly per virtual machine licensing.

The service providers will most likely charge monthly on capacity and not based on the number of virtual machines. Veeam customers can search for the nearest service providers through an integrated Web portal in the Veeam Availablity Suite v8.

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