If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Cloud Connect, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Overall, this is a good solution and I recommend it for simple environments. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
I like this solution and recommend it to clients. From a data center point of view, I also do consultation as well as being the principal engineer for the data center from VMware and Veeam standpoint and I've always recommended Veeam for our clients. Right now I've got a very good opinion of the product but it remains to be seen what happens down the line. For now, I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
I would rate Veeam Cloud Connect a nine out of ten. Not a ten because the GUI needs improvement. It's complex. If it was a little less complex it would get a ten. I would recommend Veeam Cloud Connect. It's a great product because it's great scalability and it scales out from small to big companies perfectly. I think it's one of the best products that you can have on the market.
My advice is that if you cannot afford, or do not have the capabilities of having your own secondary site, then Cloud Connect is a good alternative. It's usually sold as a service based on an OpEx model so there's no capital layout, which makes a lot of sense for customers embracing a cloud-based approach to data protection. Before committing to a solution, do your homework and analyse your backup workloads to determine what your cloud storage consumption would be, especially if you retain data for a really long time. Using a cloud solution is a fast and easy way to get data off-site but the cloud storage costs might be high if your data sets don't deduplicate well. Overall, this is a really good product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
I would rate this product a 10 out of 10.
We're Veeam partners. I'd recommend the solution to others. I'd rate it eight out of ten.
We're Veeam partners. The main difference between Cloud Connect and a standard on-premises solution is that the cloud is a cheaper alternative. For our purposes, we're using it mostly for offsite backups. We like to keep the primary backup offsite. It helps to make for a quick recovery. For me, the goal is to have a more economical approach to the secondary off-site backup, and that's the main advantage of Cloud Connect. I'd advise other organizations to keep the first or the primary backup on-site and use Cloud Connect connected to a public or a private cloud to have a cheaper secondary copy. They should also keep the restore point (as much as possible) in this offsite backup storage location. It is cheaper than the on-site. The capital expense for the on-site storage should be kept as low as possible - without compromising the RGO of the restore, of course. Flexibility is important. Clients should be offered the flexibility to choose whichever storage they would like for secondary storage or off-site backups. And they should also have the flexibility to change from providers as well. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'm not quite a Cloud Connect expert, however, with the experience I've had, it's quite good. I honestly haven't seen anything that is much better. It's not complex or difficult to use or learn. Of course, you need some experience, but the learning curve is not high.
We're a managed service provider, so we handle this solution for our clients. We're also a Veeam partner. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.
I work for a consulting enterprise. For my needs, the solution offers everything I want. I'd rate it seven out of ten.
We are partners with Veeam. I would recommend this solution, but it really does depend on many factors, such as the size of the environment, what their requirements are, and do they have the capabilities to install Veeam I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
We connect to the public cloud via Amazon, and for the private cloud, we use a cloud-based VMware solution. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.