We have gone through a lot of information on Veeam cloud Connect, what it has to offer, how it is better for disaster recovery and so on. Let’s go over the advanced features this offered by With Veeam cloud Connect this time.
Advanced image-based replication in Veeam Cloud Connect is not only simple to configure but also very easy to use. The user will simply go the Service Provider Menu in Veeam Backup and Replication console and choose service providers of their choice. Amongst the service providers, solution offered by StoneFly is not only robust and reliable but also highly available. Once the user has selected StoneFly as the service provider, they will have access to hardware plans for Storage, Compute and Networking resources. The user will then be able to configure cloud replication jobs and also will be able to manage failover scenario by making failover plans.
When talking about disaster recovery failover and testing, networking is considered as one of the biggest challenges. In general, a lot of complexity is surrounded with ensuring VM replicas brought to the disaster recovery site have the right kind of networking in order to have the services and applications work according to their optimal capacity. Veeam Cloud Connect architecture has the right answer to this problem as well. It has the Network Extension Appliance, with the help of which, the tenant can map the internal VM networks as well as configure and publish the external services in order to ensure seamless transition to VM replicas in case of a failover.
In Veeam Cloud Connect, tenants perform the Data Protection and disaster recovery tasks targeted at the cloud host. Tenants can also setup necessary replication jobs and perform failover operations on Veeam backup servers deployed on the tenant side. In addition to the tasks mentioned, tenants also perform the following operations:
• Replicate VMs to the cloud host
• Perform failover tasks with VM replicas on the cloud host
• Full site failover, when all critical production VMs fail over to their replicas on the cloud host in case the whole production site becomes unavailable
• Partial site failover, when one or several VMs become corrupted and fail over to their replicas on the cloud host
• Perform failback tasks with VM replicas on the cloud host.