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Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 Reaches GA

This week during the VeeamON 2019 conference in Miami Veeam Software announced the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2.

According to Danny Allan, vice president of product strategy for Veeam, the flagship feature of the new version is the ability to orchestrate business continuity from backups rather than strictly from replication environments.

"Doing it from backups means you don't have to be running 24x7 in both locations. This now democratizes orchestrated business continuity disaster recovery to the entire customer base, and not only the customer base but the whole industry," Allan said.

Allan described Veeam's vision of the cloud data management journey for customers as about a 10-year process. The first stage is having backups protect all workloads, followed by cloud mobility. Most organizations are in those two stages, Allan said. Because of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies in Europe are slightly ahead of U.S. companies in a third stage, visibility. Relatively few organizations have reached the fourth stage, orchestration, or the final stage, automation, he said.

The second version of Veeam Availability Orchestrator includes several other new features. Reporting and compliance capabilities have been enhanced to allow organizations to prove with the orchestrator that service-level agreements are being met. The tool also allows the ability to use the orchestrator for purposes aside from recovery, such as DevOps, testing and analytics. Veeam has also added role-based access control to allow for more fine-grained delegation.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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