Lyve™ Cloud Enhances the Power of Veeam Cloud Connect

Lyve Cloud optimizes existing efforts by Veeam Cloud Connect to product a more secure, cost-effective backup and recovery operation.

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Veeam has secured a spot as a notably fast, secure backup and disaster recovery solution. Compared to other solutions and software within its market, Veeam occupies an estimated 13% of the market share, and 27% revenue growth in 2021.

Some key drivers of Veeam’s success include:

  • Open-source access
  • Initial VM backup focus
  • Continuously evolving capabilities and features
  • Expanded integrations for a custom backup approach

Veeam’s ability to partner with other software and vendors to deliver an enhanced backup and recovery solution creates better storage opportunities for growing enterprise businesses.

Lyve Cloud seamlessly integrates with Veeam Cloud Connect to modernize its original 3-2-1 backup strategy and elevate its impact in disaster recovery.

What is Veeam Cloud Connect?

Veeam Cloud Connect is a backup and recovery offering. With Cloud Connect, it is easy to transfer backups and copies of vital data to a Backup as a Service (BaaS) or Disaster as a Recovery Service (DaaRS). The technology builds on the 3-2-1 backup rule.

Veeam Cloud Connectadds in two additional steps to this process, making it 3-2-1-1-0:

  • 3: Three different copies of data
  • 2: Copied and saved to different types of media
  • 1: In addition to one off-site copy (like the cloud)
  • 1: The one off-site copy is air-gapped or immutable
  • 0: Zero errors after automated backup and recoverability testing

What Types of Enterprise Cloud Services Does Veeam Cloud Connect Provide?

Veeam Cloud Connect focuses on secure backup and recovery, which is particularly important for supporting an enterprise’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

When partnered with Lyve Cloud, the Cloud Connect product transforms into a modernized 3-2-1 backup that delivers scalable, cost-effective, secure backups. Seagate Lyve Cloud is not a backup solution on its own but is optimized to seamlessly integrate with Veeam’s backup suite and offer enterprises both the benefits of Cloud Connect and Lyve Cloud.

What is Backup as a Service (BaaS)?

Backup as a Service (BaaS) is an approach to offsite storage where all data, including files, folders, and other contents of a hard drive are copied onto a remote, cloud-based repository.

This cloud backup process is managed and executed by a vendor that offers BaaS.

Lyve Cloud is not a BaaS, but is optimized for adding additional security and scalability to growing enterprises looking to backup vital data using Veeam Cloud Connect.

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?

Disaster Recovery as a Service is a sector of backup and recovery services that specifically supports enterprises in backing up vital data and infrastructure necessary for business continuity.

In the event of an unforeseen disaster or attack, this enables an organization to continue the operations vital to its core function.

DRaaS vs BaaS?

The primary difference between the two comes down to the breadth of backup.

BaaS recovers specific data and files while DRaaS focuses on recovering larger data and infrastructures needed to continue vital operations.

How Does Veeam Cloud Connect Work with Seagate Lyve Cloud?

Seagate Lyve Cloud is an integration that can partner with Veeam Cloud Connect in order to optimize backup and recovery efforts.

When partnered with Veeam, Lyve Cloud elevates the modernized 3-2-1 Backup model, enhancing the following:

  • Added automation
  • Cost predictability
  • Security & Compliance
  • Infinite Scalability

The original 3-2-1 Model

The traditional 3-2-1 backup rule is as follows:

  • 3: Three different copies of data
  • 2: Copied and saved to different types of media
  • 1: In addition to one off-site copy (like cloud)

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Veeam Cloud Connect and Seagate’s Modernized 3-2-1 Model

When combined, Cloud Connect and Seagate create an expanded version of the 3-2-1 strategy. Veeam’s original backup strategy is 3-2-1-1-0. With Lyve Cloud, Seagate’s cloud product enhances each stage starting with 2.

In doing so, the two technologies work together to produce an efficient disaster recovery approach that is flexible, scalable, and frictionless. It enables enterprises to not only securely store information but readily access it when needed.

How Does Seagate Lyve Cloud Build an Affordable Cloud Backup Strategy?

Lyve Cloud offers instant savings by eliminating API charges, in addition to lowering storage costs through a flexible approach.

Alone, Veeam offers a default data chunk of only 0.5MB. Customers pay for Veeam Cloud Connect per individual block of data. Once your data fills up one block, you will need to purchase an additional block to continue storing data. This can become costly and lead to 10-90% of backup storage costs coming from command fees alone.

Larger Storage Capabilities

Lyve Cloud eliminates API fees, meaning you don’t get charged for startup or command fees. Additionally, Lyve Cloud offers lower storage costs, which allows for a large storage capability at a smaller cost.

The larger storage capability means fewer blocks of data needed to store the vital information required for business continuity.

Greater Savings Overtime

When partnering Lyve Cloud with Cloud Connect, enterprises can save 25-80% on backup storage costs within the first year.


Lyve Cloud automatically scales your monthly TB investment alongside your growth. As an enterprise grows and thus collects more vital data or expands its IT tech stack and infrastructure, Lyve Cloud scales its capabilities with Cloud Connect. The result? Your enterprise will consistently be protected. Learn more about Lyve Cloud capabilities.