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Veeam Cloud Connect Room for Improvement

MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

With the Veeam Backup application, you have really good compression and deduplication ratios, which means you can save lots of space on your backup storage. With Veeam for Office 365 and companies that require long-term retention, they often complain about the capacity storage it might take. There's no deduplication on that level. Basically, a huge amount of storage capacity can be required in certain cases.

The general feedback I get from the market is that there is no deduplication.

Basically, I'd love to see, I'm not sure technically if it's possible to do deduplicate Office 365 documents. Or, what I'd like to see is make a page for support so that you are able to back up to tapes. Usually, I'm a company and I have a long retention plan, and I backup on disk space storage, it's going to cost me a fortune. Meanwhile, if I preserve a short-term retention plan, like backup, if I need to have backups for three years for example, and I'll need huge amounts of storage. Now, storage can be expensive or it can be cheap. This base storage is useful for short time retention. For example, keep it for one month, and then you can archive it on tape for the rest of the year. In a situation where a company needs to restore from long term retention, tape storage is really inexpensive.

So I'd like to see the Veeam Backup to tapes, support Cloud Object Storage, now the new trend for archiving data is not just on tapes and data deduplication appliances, this is considered really old technology. Deduplication appliances are only fit for enterprise customers because they can be expensive, but they save lots of data.

So the only real need for it is in enterprise but some small companies, they'd like to archive their data long-term. They find financial challenges to do so. So nowadays they look to this new Cloud Object Storage with Cloud providers like Azure Blob Storage or Amazon s3 or IBM, they have their own object storage. So that can really be useful for archival. So, basically supporting archive peer for the Veeam Backup for Office 365. Archive peer storage, whether it be the deduplication or Cloud Object Storage or tapes.

It's probably on the way. When you look at Veeam Backup and Replication and how long they have come through the way, probably it's on the way there. There are programs to do all that I have said to you if the client is also using Veeam Backup with Replication. Because you can basically install Veeam Backup for Office 365 with a VM and just back it up using the Veeam Backup with Replication, then you can get the use of the deduplication then you can archive to the Cloud by a virtual machine. There are workarounds, too.

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Hin Tang - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Some of the features I'd like added to the solution would be coming up in version 12, so the only area for improvement I saw in Veeam Cloud Connect was the need to have more support for object storage.

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JF
Account Director at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The problems that we've seen in the past are related to integration.

The dashboard could be more intuitive.

The way that it recovers could be improved. As it is now, we have two products. There is one for backup and one for DR recovery. Veeam is normally the end-of-day backup, so you have got a recovery point objective you need to hit. However, with a product like Zerto, when you take snapshots, you're talking about seconds rather than minutes or hours. If Veeam could integrate a recovery of the service option in their backup and have everything on the one platform, that would be perfect.

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BartHeungens - PeerSpot reviewer
Hybrid Infrastructure Solution Architect at Bitcon

The bandwidth optimization needs to be improved and have better efficiency so that you send fewer amounts of data from one site to the other.

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BJ
Backup Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

I think Veeam Cloud Connect could be more stable, scalable, and secure. I think better pricing would be nice too.

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BJ
Backup Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

There are some issues with the cloud providers for Veeam Cloud Connect that do not support all the features.

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