Veeam and Seagate: Reduce the Cost of Cloud Computing

Veeam backup technology offers enterprises an opportunity to retain and protect vital information and data needed for business continuity and compliance. By pairing Veeam with Seagate Lyve Cloud, you can enhance the cost effectiveness, scalability, and overall security of your recovery efforts.

As the demand for cloud computing services continues to grow, so does the need for efficient and cost-effective storage solutions. That's why leading storage provider Seagate has teamed up with Veeam, a leading provider of backup and recovery software.  

Together, the two offer a complete storage solution that can help reduce the cost of cloud computing. The solution combines Veeam's industry-leading backup and recovery software with Seagate's high-capacity drives. This gives users the ability to store large amounts of data at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage solutions.  

What is Veeam? 

Veeam is one of the fastest growing backup software companies, a leading worldwide supplier of backup and disaster recovery solutions that enable service providers and businesses to safeguard network data across hybrid infrastructures, originally built on its 3-2-1 backup model.   

In past years, Veeam has modernized its 3-2-1 backup model, which can be seamlessly partnered with Seagate Lyve Cloud.  

How Does Veeam Work with the Cloud 

Veeam is not a cloud-based backup and storage solution. It’s a physical backup and recovery solution that, when used in conjunction with cloud storage, may offer additional data protection and security. This boils down to it 3-2-1 solution.  

The old 3-2-1 model backed-up data to two disks, then onto tape. The issues with this model included:  

  • High costs 
  • Labor intensive, meaning companies needed to dedicate physical and employee resources to maintaining this process  
  • Little-to-no scalability 

 

Veeam’s modernized Backup & Replication software is agentless, runs on the virtualization layer, and enables enterprises to safeguard their hybrid infrastructure, which may include physical, virtual, application, software as a service (SaaS), and cloud workloads. The essential aspects of the company's solution include: 

  • Options for backup and recovery to ensure efficient restorations 
  • Data reuse for testing, mining, and DevOps  
  • Replication and disaster recovery orchestration for mission-critical applications  
  • Monitoring and analytics for increased visibility, speed, and security 

Apart from backing up and recovering virtual machines, Veeam Backup & Replication can also protect and restore individual files and applications in Exchange and SharePoint settings. Additionally, it supports transaction-level data-base restorations for Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases. 

How Does Veeam Work with Seagate Lyve Cloud? 

With Veeam’s old model, it backed up data to two disks. Instead of backing up data to the second disk, Veeam’s new modernized 3-2-1 model leans on Seagate Lyve Cloud.  

This removes the need for a second disk and additional tape as with the original 3-2-1 backup model offered by Veeam.

General Cost Benefits of Cloud Computing 

Cloud computing offers a collection of benefits to enterprises that choose to adopt it into its greater storage strategy. While cost effectiveness is a major benefit of moving to the cloud, additional capabilities include the following:  

Hardware 

With cloud computing, the vendor is responsible for hardware requirements, so you won't need to invest in costly in-house equipment. This is especially important If your business is quickly expanding, as the ongoing need for new hardware is expensive. 

Maintenance 

Cloud solutions can also help cut labor and maintenance expenses. Since hardware is provided by the vendor and data is housed offsite, you avoid the requirement for a large force of in-house IT professionals. When servers or other gear need updates or repairs, suppliers handle these duties, freeing up your team. 

Productivity 

Cloud computing has the potential to offer even greater cost reductions via increased labor efficiency. By using cloud-based software, you may reduce installation time from weeks to only two hours. Your workers will have more time to focus on new projects rather than waiting for software to be deployed. 

Adoption 

Cloud solutions are also highly simple and straightforward to use, which reduces staff training time and accelerates adoption throughout your organization. Typically, SaaS applications are web-browser based, and they may be accessed from any location with an internet connection. If your workforce is diverse, going to the cloud can help your staff to be more productive regardless of location. 

Cost Benefits of Cloud Computing with Veeam and Seagate 

There are several cost advantages that Veeam and Seagate offer. Among the most notable is faster disaster recovery, which enables businesses to swiftly recover their data in the event of a calamity, such as power loss or natural disaster. 

Leveraging Veeam’s backup technology with Lyve Cloud integration can provide the following benefits:  

  • Cost Predictability 
  • Infinite Scalability 
  • Increased Security and Compliance  
  • Automated Backups 

Veeam’s backup technology on its own has data size limits (0.5 megabytes), which can potentially incur high fees to increase and manage storage capabilities. Adding Seagate Lyve Cloud to your Veeam product eliminates added fees associated with Veeam backup maintenance, including:  

  • API charges 
  • Commands  
  • Recovery Fees 

 

Cost of Cloud Computing: FAQs 

Cloud computing is more affordable than an on-premises solution. The following are some of the most often asked questions when it comes to cloud computing. 

Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper? 

Yes, cloud providers benefit from economies of scale; setting up, operating, and maintaining large systems is simple for them. Cloud computing is economically advantageous in the following ways: 

Adaptable business model 

Cloud computing is priced on a pay-as-you-go basis to the user. It’s advantageous for firms since they are not required to spend money by not using resources. Its scalability allows businesses to modify their consumption according to the needs of their expansion. 

No upfront hardware or software costs 

When businesses go to the cloud, they save significant upfront expenses in hardware, networking, and licensing. 

Additionally, they must avoid overspending on servers and associated equipment. Organizations must acquire server and other application licenses in a typical on-premises setup; cloud computing is an ideal solution to avoid these expenditures. 

Reduced operating costs 

Hardware needs ongoing maintenance to keep the system working correctly. Physical hardware needs maintenance on a regular basis. Someone needs to ensure that everything runs well and that things are repaired when they break. It costs money and requires qualified personnel to update software. A dependable system needs resources for power backup, redundant servers, and 24×7 operations, among other things. 

What Is the Average Cloud Computing Savings? 

As per cloud statistics provided by Web Tribunal, cost savings are the key motivation for 47% of organizations to migrate to the cloud. The advantage of the cloud is that it offers a variety of items to suit any budget. Additionally, you only pay for what you use. Cloud migration often results in a 15% reduction in total IT cost. Small and medium-sized enterprises gain the most since they save 36% on IT costs. 

What Cloud Computing Fees Should You Look Out For?  

Cloud service companies prioritize networking, computing, and storage when determining how much to charge consumers. 

  • Networking costs: The vendor determines how much money it needs to spend on network maintenance. As a result, the supplier estimates expenses for hardware, network configuration, labor, and maintenance. 
  • Computing costs: The supplier determines the cost of CPUs; client companies will have unique needs for CPU use. Costs can include license costs, which vary according to the operating system used by a business. The supplier determines the cost of hardware acquisition for each gigabyte of virtual RAM that a business consumes. 
  • Storage costs: The vendor estimates the cost of operating a company's storage infrastructure or the cost of purchasing new hardware to suit the enterprise's storage requirements. 

Seagate Lyve Cloud’s integration with Veeam’s backup solution offers flexible scalability and cost predictability that provides freedom and cost that on-premises computing cannot. If you want to estimate how much your business can optimize backup and recovery storage costs, Seagate offers a calculator to help. 

Learn more about how Lyve Cloud can enhance your enterprise backup and recovery efforts.