A cost-effective, flexible, limitlessly scalable foundation for delivering cloud services
The combination of Veeam® Backup & Replication™ and Cloudian® HyperStore® offers out-of-the box, revenue-ready, data protection solutions, enabling Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to offer services such as Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) with Quality of Service (QoS), billing, multi-tenancy, metering, and modular scalability.
Figure 1: Architecture for Veeam and Cloudian as-a-service offering.
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are increasingly eyeing the rapidly growing data protection and storage markets for new revenue-generating opportunities. With unstructured data growing > 50% annually there is a great need for storing and protecting this data in compliance with privacy and security regulations such as GDPR, HIPPA and others. The time has never been better for MSPs to add or expand their existing services to include data protection and storage offerings with more functionality, flexibility and customer control than offered by the large/top public cloud providers.
However, delivering competitive new solutions poses new challenges. MSPs need to contend with several issues, including:
- Time to Market: Building a new service offering and bringing it to market can be time consuming
- Cost: Delivering high-quality and ultra-reliable services requires investment in line with the expected ROI
- Growth: Ensuring immediate capacity availability without building in too much idle capacity, while maintaining the potential for future expansion
- Security & Compliance: Offering services that comply with GDPR and other compliance and data security requirements
- Integration: Integration with customer applications at the least possible support cost
Overcoming MSP Concerns
The combined solution of Veeam Backup & Replication platform with Cloudian HyperStore overcomes the challenges associated with building and managing enterprise-grade data protection and storage services.
Veaam’s native support of the S3 protocol via the Cloud Tier interface enables seamless integrates with Cloudian HyperStore, the industry’s best on-prem S3-compatible storage platform. The solution is extremely well suited for managed service offerings with rich features, including multi-tenancy, metering, billing,
QoS, security, built-in data protection and modular scalability. The cost-effective nature of the solution allows MSPs to offer complete, revenue-ready, flexible and profitable data protection services enabling them to compete with offerings public cloud providers.
Scalable, Cost-effective As-A-Service Offering
Cloudian HyperStore is a scale-out object storage system that provides a fast, cost-effective backup and archive storage platform. With native S3 support introduced in Veeam V9.5 Update 4, MSPs can deploy the Veeam-Cloudian solution to create various data protection services in a timely and cost-effective manner.
High-Speed Recovery (RTO) and Data Loss Avoidance (RPO)
Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Tier supports a full recovery option directly from HyperStore without the need to rehydrate primary backup data, thereby enabling low Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). The solution also offers multiple data protection options for fast, reliable, and efficient backups. With Cloudian as the economical scalable object storage target, this enables low Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) with built-in, streamlined disaster recovery.
Veeam’s Enterprise Backup Manager provides role-based access control to the data. Cloudian HyperStore enables creation of isolated, secure storage pools within a shared storage platform. This enables provisioning of customers with independent role-based authentication and fine-grained storage access controls.
Data-at-rest is secured with the support for AES 256-bit encryption. Support for HTTPS, SSL and other encrypted connection mechanisms provides data-in-motion security. This allows MSPs to offer data protection services compliant with GDPR, HIPPA and any other regulatory requirements.
Quality of Service
The solution provides the ability to manage service level agreements with bandwidth controls, thereby ensuring a consistent customer experience.
Usage-based billing is built into the storage system, allowing MSPs to generate client billing information with selected usage parameters.
Geo-Distribution and Cloud Migration
Policy-based tools enable simple, secure storage migration and management across sites for disaster recovery and storage resource optimization, all within a single namespace.
Role-based access controls allow customers to select and provision storage on-demand from a service catalog via a self-service portal.
The solution can be deployed on appliances or on standard x86 servers. Either way, MSPs get an economical data protection solution with a scalable backup target at costs under $0.01 per GB per month.
Plug-and-play solution architecture
- Seamless integration between Veeam and Cloudian via Cloud Tier
- No additional software license requirement
Managed Service Provider Ready
Modular and limitless scalability
- Scalable and economical object storage
- Start small and grow to exabytes
Geo-distribution capable activearchive
- Unmatched data durability
- Built-in data resiliency and protection
Fine-grain, storage policies, with unified management
- Simple and easy to manage
Offer a long-term data repository for infrequently used data.
Deliver an integrated backup solution to meet RPO/RTO needs.
Provide S3-compatible storage capacity on a subscription basis to help customers address their growing volumes of data.
Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)
Help customers avoid the risks of business and organizational disruptions resulting from disasters by maintaining a data copy offsite.