Cloud Connect

Extend your Veeam back up, data replication and disaster recovery strategies offsite – easily, quickly and without investing in infrastructure. Welcome to blueAPACHE and Veeam’s Cloud Connect as a Service.

Most businesses do not back up all of their data. Even among those who have backup plans (only around 35% of medium businesses according to Gartner), 70% are not fully confident that their backup and disaster recovery operations are well managed and planned.

Considering organisations’ existence is dependent on data, the backup strategy needs to be more than an after-thought in the planning process.

To overcome the challenges with offsite backups and data replication, blueAPACHE and Veeam have partnered to provide an easier way to add local cloud to your data protection strategy. Leveraging Veeam Cloud Connect (included in Veeam version 8.0+) and blueAPACHE Cloud as a Service, organisations can now securely and quickly automate their offsite data storage with a few clicks.

Modeled on blueAPACHE’s IT as a Service, Cloud Connect is available as a service meaning you pay predictable monthly service costs for what you need – there is no need to invest in capital infrastructure or expensive resources.

The 3-2-1 rule

The industry standard for backups is founded on the 3-2-1 rule. It states that there should be three copies of the data, stored on two types of media with one kept copy off-site.


3-2-1 rule


In an ideal world we would all follow this rule. In the real world however, limited bandwidth, growing data volumes and a lack of resources required to build or maintain a true offsite backup repository make this difficult to achieve.

For companies committed to meeting the 3-2-1 model; the off-site copy usually means manually copying backups onto magnetic tapes, changing tapes, regular cleaning and taking them home or storing them off-site. Aside from the time, effort and risk of human error, there is also an inherent risk of tape failure. As data growth continues to explode, tape media is becoming less and less viable.

The blueAPACHE and Veeam Cloud Connect partnership helps you adhere to the 3-2-1 rule easily by automating offsite storage to an Australian premium datacentre without dumping money and resources into a second site, adding bandwidth or investing in infrastructure.

What is Cloud Connect?

Cloud Connect is a new feature built into Veeam 8.0 (and later) that provisons easy offsite backups without the cost and complexity of managing an offsite infrastructure, VPN tunnels or dedicated repositories.

It allows you to keep an up-to-date copy or secondary copy of your virtualised applications in blueAPACHE’s cloud, restoring files and virtual disks back to your local environment as needed. With Cloud Connect, blueAPACHE can backup Veeam data to a specific repository within our private data centers that is both multi-tenant and easily scalable.


Cloud Connect Topology


Cloud Connect allows you to back up VMware and Hyper-V environments offsite, without the cost and complexity of managing an offsite infrastructure. In case of a disaster, you can restore entire VMs, VM files, VM hard disks and VM guest OS files from the cloud in several clicks.

You don’t have to worry about complex configuration and setup. Through the same Veeam console used for existing backup and replication tasks, you can add blueAPACHE as a service provider target. This allows you to replicate to blueAPACHE’s enterprise-class infrastructure that is ready to use and powered by highly reputable VMware technology. You can be confident that the performance at your target site will equal production-level.

It makes no difference whether your workloads live in a VMware or a Hyper-V environment. blueAPACHE supports both platforms providing backup flexibility for your critical data and systems.

Why blueAPACHE?

  • A vendor you can trust – blueAPACHE is a Veeam Cloud Provider and has worked with Veeam for over three years on cloud-based disaster recovery and backup solutions.
  • 17+ years supporting customers and their critical workloads.
  • 95%+ customer satisfaction rating for blueAPACHE Support.
  • 7 premier data centers in Australia and New Zealand.
  • CRN Fast 50 recipient for seven years in a row, and inaugural recipient of the CRN All Star award.
  • Global MSPMentor 501 recipient for four years in a row.
  • Consultative customer relationships with the flexibility to meet your business needs.

More information

To learn more (or request a data protection analysis of your business), contact the blueAPACHE account team.





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