Authored by Brandon Copeland: @bhcopeland

Over the past year Cisco and Veeam customers have seen tremendous value from the Cisco and Veeam partnership. The Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems solution together with Veeam Availability Suite gives customers a flexible, agile, and scalable infrastructure that is protected and easy to deploy. This validated solution allows IT teams to increase operational efficiency and adaptability to handle more workloads in the data center. Quick deployment of Cisco Hyperflex — in less than one hour — and Always-On™ storage optimization and monitoring enable businesses to move faster and achieve their digital transformation goals.

Look Back at 2017:

In what was a great year for Cisco and Veeam, 2017 marked a tremendous time in the partnership, where Veeam Availability solutions were added to the Cisco Global Price List. What does that mean for customers you may be wondering? It means that the complete HyperFlex + UCS + Veeam backup solution can be purchased as easily and simply as any Cisco hardware or software product. Additionally, with Solution support, Cisco can front end, your entire solution.

Veeam also received our Cisco Partner Summit Global Award for Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the year. This award is intended to recognize top Cisco partners demonstrating superior business practices and best-in-class methodologies. This award confirms the partnerships effort of delivering customers one of the top-notch experiences and solutions on the market, as the judging criteria include innovative processes, architecture-led successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities, and sales approaches.

Hey, don’t just take our word for how Cisco and Veeam strive to solve customer problems, here is an excellent case study on how a Cisco + Veeam Validated Solution can help you create and maintain your customer growth.

A Look Forward to 2018:

As we jump into what will definitely be an amazing new year of innovation, we are happy to announce our newest Cisco Validated Design (CVD) with Veeam: Data Protection for Multisite Cisco HyperFlex with Veeam Availability Suite.

Cisco and Veeam have worked hard to deliver a joint solution that helps customers realize the full potential of virtualization and converged infrastructures. Customers will be able to simplify management helping minimize risk, decrease downtime, and easily adapt to business demands.

IT administrators can leverage policy based controls for smarter data protection to recover the data they want, when they want it. Customer organizations will be able to confidently deploy a high performance, compatible solution that has been tested and validated by Cisco and Veeam experts.

Cisco HyperFlex with Veeam Availability Suite for Multisite Deployments.

The solution for Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server with Veeam Availability Suite delivers:

  • Reliable and fast Backup and Replication of application VMs residing on multisite Cisco HyperFlex Clusters.
  • Can be accurately sized in accordance with present demands of enterprise deployments and thereafter can be scaled as per the future growth projections.

Veeam Availability Suite comprises of Veeam Repository, Veeam Proxy and Veeam Backup Server all reside on a single Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server which provides:

  • up to 600 TB of raw storage capacity. Replication of application VM is executed to a separate Cisco HyperFlex Cluster.

While very exciting this release is only the beginning of a great 2018 for Cisco and Veeam together. To find out more about Cisco HyperFlex with Veeam Availability Suite for Multisite Deployments head over and start reading our new CVD, and visit us on our partnership digital hub.


Francoise Rees

Marketing Manager

Customer Solution Marketing, Cisco Intersight