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Microsoft Azure Gets Another Big Boost, Latest Partnership Targets Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity

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Microsoft Azure is getting another big update this week, and it came from a European IT firm. The Baar, Switzerland-based Veeam has just announced a partnership with the Redmond-based software company. The announcement was made this week at the 2017 VeeamOn conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

At the VeeamOn Conference, which attracts Veeam partners and customers, Microsoft and Veeam have made a huge announcement. The Baar-based storage firm Veeam and Microsoft have just extended their storage partnership to deliver availability for the always-on cloud. The two tech companies have just announced the new Veeam Disaster Recovery and Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure, the CloudPro reported.

The newly introduced Veeam PN (Powered Network) will make it easier for businesses and organizations to simplify and automate the setup of their DR (disaster recovery-as-a-service) for Microsoft Azure using the SDN (Software Defined Networking).

As mentioned earlier by Cloud Pro, the Veeam said that the new feature will also contribute to greater business continuity and always-on availability by eliminating the need and complexity of setting up a VPN deployment. The feature has been designed for businesses of all sizes and service providers. More importantly, it help businesses maintain their business continuity and availability of critical workloads.

In addition to the Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure, Veeam has also announced details of its Veeam DR (Disaster Recovery) for Microsoft Azure. This new feature has been designed to make the process of disaster recovery simpler for most businesses and organizations.

The Veeam Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Azure combines the Veeam PN and Veeam Direct Restore, which said to restore a backup of a VM on Azure quickly, thus resulting in business continuity and availability. The news about Microsoft Azure support followed earlier announcements of upgrades to the company's flagship core product Veeam Availability Suite, which include a new agent for Microsoft Windows and also new features for AWS availability.

Based on Baar, Switzerland, Veeam Software is a privately-held software company that specializes in backup and disaster recovery software. The company also develops virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. Veeam primarily works on software products that reduce downtime, increases the resistance of virtualized workloads, and ensure the system availability.

In other Microsoft Azure-related news, Veeam also announced a number of other Microsoft-focused announcements at the VeeamOn conference. These include the native support for Veeam backup for Microsoft Azure Blob and the much-talked Veeam Backup for Microsoft office 365 with multi-tenancy support. The multi-tenant support will enable protection of larger Microsoft Office 365 deployment with a single installation, according to Network Asia.

Additionally, Veeam is also introducing an enhanced option via RESTful API and PowerShell SDK to improve recovery times, reduce IT costs and minimize management overheads. Not just that, Veeam also announced that the next version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is already in the works. This upcoming version is said to include the much-requested support for Microsoft OneDrive Business and Sharepoint Online.

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