We recently joined forces with Veeam to answer the most frequently asked questions about Veeam Cloud Connect. We recommend taking the time to view the webinar in its entirety, but in case you are short on time, we wanted to answer the most pressing questions here.
Q. How do I set-up Veeam Cloud Connect?
A. The following short video provides a brief overview on configuring Veeam Backup and Replication v8 to use 11:11 Systems’ Cloud Services for data protection
Q. Is the data encrypted? Does 11:11 Systems have access to the data?
A. You can enable encryption on not just the transfer but also the backup prior to traversing the SSL connection, so it is stored encrypted at rest. No, 11:11 does not have access to the data.
Q. Does Veeam Cloud Connect support multiple retention policies?
A. Yes, Veeam Cloud Connect supports customer-defined retention policies with the granularity and retention period you desire. Multiple jobs can be set for the same data.
Q. If there is an existing Veeam job, Can 11:11 be added as a secondary location to the same job?
A. It behaves just as your local repository, so whatever you can do with your local backups in your Veeam console, you can do with 11:11 as a secondary cloud location. A backup copy job can be created directly through the Veeam console.
Q. Can Veeam backup my Hyper-V based environment?
A. Certainly. The service supports both Hyper-V and VMware-based environment’s as the source.
Q. How can I ensure that my cloud data resides in the country and location of my choice?
A. 11:11 offers locations for this service across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. A customers cloud repository remains in the specific location they request and contract to so they can be assured of data sovereignty and the best latency and connectivity.
Q. Can multiple sites backup to the same 11:11 Veeam Cloud Connect repository?
A. Yes, multiple sites can backup to the same repository.
Q. Is the data compressed before backup to 11:11 Veeam Cloud Connect repository?
A. Veeam can deduplicate data before sending it offsite to the repository. However, deduplicated ratios will depend on the type to data being backed up.
Q. How do we restore data?
A. Restore process is initiated and managed through your Veeam v8 Console, same as your local restores.
Q. Can you back up a physical infrastructure?
A. You cannot do this with Veeam Cloud Connect, but 11:11 offers other solutions for backing up physical infrastructures. Contact us to learn more.
Q. Do you work with service providers or other partners?
A. Yes, we have a partner program for managed service providers, solution providers, and consultants to jointly go to market with you and help your customers leverage this solution. Contact us to learn more.
Q. What was the driving factor in creating Veeam Cloud Connect?
A. “We wanted to remove every problem, every limiting factor that prevented people from using off site back ups. The entire design was specifically about making it as simple as possible. The second driving factor, and you have seen it in the interface, was not to have a simple file copy but something that was deeply integrated into the interface. So, you can see the difference between the local backup and the remote backup is probably the speed of the backup in the restore based on the bandwidth that you have. Apart from this, it’s all going to be integrated into the interface. A few clicks and nothing to configure outside of the main interface.” – Luca Dell’Oca, Veeam Cloud Evangelist
Q. What is the pricing?
A.We’ve bundled everything into a monthly per GB cost, starting as low as $0.06 per GB per month. We do offer volume-based discounts. Get more pricing info here, including for our UK and Singapore data centers.
Q. How can I try Veeam Cloud Connect?
A. 11:11 is offering a free 30-day trial of Veeam Cloud Connect for up to 5TB.