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Veeam CTO Danny Allan: We’re All-In On Cloud

The VeeamON conference this week is highlighting how far Veeam is moving to embrace the cloud, Kubernetes, and other leading-edge technologies to better protect and manage data, with demonstrations of upcoming technologies around AWS, Azure, Google, Red Hat, and its recently acquired Kasten Kubernetes storage management platform.

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Veeam this week is holding its annual VeeamON conference, its second in a row in a digital format because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Danny Allan, chief technology officer of the Baar, Switzerland-based developer of data protection and management software, told CRN that VeeamON gave Veeam the opportunity to introduce a wide range of technologies to be released later this year for protecting and managing data across on-premises and cloud environments, including new versions of Veeam Backup for Office 365, Amazon Web Services, and Red Hat.

More importantly, Veeam is bringing out new integrations with its Kasten Kubernetes technology aimed at giving the company the high ground when it comes to containerized storage across on-premises and cloud environments, Allan said. Veeam is making sure partners know that Veeam, with Kasten, is taking an application-centric, not a storage-centric, approach to Kubernetes.

“When you’re talking to a Kubernetes administrator, they don’t want to deploy out of the Amazon marketplace, the Azure marketplace, or Google,” he said. “They want to deploy a Kubernetes software platform in Kubernetes to protect Kubernetes. So one of the differentiating factors of our platform is, it’s designed for Kubernetes on Kubernetes, and it’s very application-aware.”

Allan also called Veeam’s financial situation “fantastic,” and shared both surprising and unsurprising results from the company’s recent data protection survey of 3,000 organizations.

To read the conversation, click through our slideshow.

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