Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Cloud Connect.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
I would like to see more advanced training courses made available to cover complicated use cases.
I would like to see the solution able to back-up from KVM. There have been major improvements with the response times over the lower bandwidth coming from the internet over Cloud Connect, with a lower bandwidth connection. I also think the cost factor is a major issue for Veeam because it's a very expensive soluton especially when the client wants support for VMware. The cloud is agnostic and apart from our Hyper-V and VMware environment, being a service provider we also have clients that are just using KVM as a hypervisor.
The flexibility results in more administrative GUI. The GUI needs improvement.
Veeam offers native deduplication functionality which is an important factor when customers pay for their storage consumption, as is the norm for cloud-based solutions. However, Veeam's native deduplication, which also applies to Veeam Cloud Connect, is not always as efficient as the deduplication ratios achieved when using Veeam's native S3 cloud integration. That being said, Microsoft's ReFS has helped a lot in this regard.
I think the pricing could be improved and I also think archiving could be improved. Veeam doesn't do the archiving. When I offer the client Veeam or Veritas, the client prefers Veritas because of the price. I think Veeam was a better choice for this company. I would like to see both email archiving and file archiving as additional features.
The possibility to move texts to cloud storage would be ideal. That may be coming in a future version. It would be ideal if my storage wasn't directly attached to some other type of cloud storage, and was just in Cloud Connect instead of having to be on Amazon, or Azure, or Wasabi as well. We need the solution to offer IT storage.
I can't think of any improvements at the moment. The solution should allow for interfacing with other public cloud vendors. They could work to build something around that concept. There should be a way to easily migrate from one cloud provider to another.
Currently, there isn't too much that can be added to improve the service. We already have a pipeline that checks the program for enhancements and we'd be more than happy to see them added in the future. The pricing is too high. The customer is always asking if there's a way to reduce it.
It would be helpful if the enterprise edition was more complete. It's not as complete as the enterprise plus edition is. For instance, in the enterprise version, we can only use one accelerator with the cloud provider. It means if I have my Cloud Connect, I cannot connect another site of mine with another cloud connect and use an accelerator of Veeam. They should change this.
The security of encrypted data could be better. Better encryption is needed. The backup solution is related to our data, and they need to encrypt data without utilizing the bandwidth. We would like to see them minimize the bandwidth between all sides.
We were interested in investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in VMware. VMware right now is one of the biggest solutions in the world, in terms of the IT environment. But for Cloud Connect it's not. I think they need the cloud version to reach more customers, to enable the cloud version to be used by more people. The solution could use more web optimization and some networking features than what they have currently. If they could work to integrate more with other solutions, such as Cisco API, that would be helpful. Security is very good, but from the networking side of things, I think we need more enhancements.