Veeam Software, the Cloud Data Management company to over 350,000 organisations globally, has announced the general availability of new Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2. The latest version expands its powerful orchestration and automation capabilities to a broader set of applications and VMs, helping companies address a variety of operational and disaster recovery (DR) and data migration scenarios. With its expanded capabilities Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2, the Veeam Availability Platform brings comprehensive DR, operational recovery and platform migrations to any organisation that is leveraging Veeam’s backup and replication capabilities. The announcement was made during VeeamON 2019.
“Our new version of Veeam Availability Orchestrator eliminates the challenges of manual processes by introducing reliable orchestrated recovery of production VMs, whether they’re protected by backups or replicas,” said Danny Allan, Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “This also includes the ability to quickly and efficiently leverage protection data to prove recoverability and compliance, whether standards are imposed internally or by governing regulations like HIPAA, SOX, GDPR and more.”
Approximately 80 percent of businesses experienced an incident during the past two years that required use of an IT DR plan. It is imperative that organisations protect, plan and prepare themselves to overcome any outage, as Veeam customer research reveals that downtime of just a single mission-critical application costs an organisation more than $102,000 per hour on average. With this new version of Veeam Availability Orchestrator, Veeam has democratised DR by enabling organisations of all sizes to achieve comprehensive and compliant DR for all their applications and data, no matter how they’ve been protected.
Other new features delivered in the release of Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 include the ability to:
- More easily prove — and proactively remediate where necessary — service level agreement (SLA) attainment for internal and external compliance regulations and audits with enhanced reporting and compliance capabilities.
- Automatically leverage both backup and replica protection data for use cases beyond recovery verification, such as DevOps, patch and upgrade testing, analytics and more.
- Empower business units, application owners and operations teams with their own secure access to orchestration planning and testing resources through advanced delegation and role-based access control (RBAC).
- Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 is available now.