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Veeam announces Backup for Linux

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Veeam partners have experienced growing demand for Linux support, says CEO Ratmir Timashev.
Veeam partners have experienced growing demand for Linux support, says CEO Ratmir Timashev.

Veeam Software yesterday Introduced Veeam Backup for Linux, at VeeamON 2015, in Las Vegas.

The free standalone agent delivers backup and recovery for Linux servers running in the public cloud, as well as physical Linux servers running on-premises.

Customers can use the service to back up individual cloud instances and restore them on premises, or to back up on premises and restore in the cloud.

Veeam Backup for Linux aims to simplify backup and recovery for Linux users.

"Backing up and recovering Linux servers is often a complicated and costly process, frequently needing manual intervention or consuming too much of an IT administrator's time," said Doug Hazelman, VP of product strategy at Veeam.

"Moreover, as hybrid cloud increasingly becomes the industry standard and more enterprises look to run more workloads in the public cloud, it is important to ensure these public cloud server instances are backed up and can be recovered easily and quickly in order to ensure availability and avoid business disruption," Hazelman added.

Linux is an integral part of the cloud sphere, with 75% of enterprises reporting they use Linux as their primary cloud platform, according to the 2014 Enterprise End user Trends Report from the Linux Foundation in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group.

Veeam is introducing its Backup for Linux service in response to growing demand from Veeam partners for Linux support, said Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam.

A closed beta version of Veeam Backup for Linux will be available in the first half of 2016 on a first come, first-served basis. Users can sign up on the Veeam Web site to vie for first access to the beta code.

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