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Introducing Veeam Backup and Replication for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Praveen Pedda Vakkalam
Solutions Architect

We recently announced the general availability of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, which is a fully certified and supported software-defined data center (SDDC) to host highly available and scalable VMware workloads. Unlike other cloud providers in the market, Oracle has built this solution as a customer-managed solution, which provides the customer full administrative access and full control over their VMware environment and the Compute instances. Customers can apply Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) for several use cases, with the most popular being data center migration, data center expansion, and business continuity and disaster recovery purposes.

What to expect

To whom a lot is given, a lot is expected. This adage applies to every technology innovation and aptly describes our situation too. As customers move or host their business-critical workloads in OCVS, they need to protect and prepare for any unforeseen circumstances. We at Oracle are working with several independent software vendor (ISV) partners to make this adoption of OCVS as seamless as possible for the customers.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is supported by some of the industry leaders and widely adopted disaster recovery and business continuity ISVs. Our goal was simple and precise: our customer’s adoption of OCVS should be simple and pain-free. OCVS is architected to provide full control to Compute instances and VMware environment unlike any other cloud service provider (CSP). To achieve this goal was an extension of what Oracle has been providing to customers and partners over the years. Customers can port their existing skills and comfortability with our partner software to OCVS.

In this blog post, we introduce Veeam’s Backup & Replication solution playbook for backup and disaster recovery solutions for VMware workloads in OCVS SDDC.

Veeam and Oracle VMware working together

A graphic depicting the architecture using Veeam virtual machines with Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Veeam Backup & Replication delivers enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery solutions for on-premises and cloud environments. Veeam provides a host of options for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, including the following features:

  • Create simple backups for guest virtual machines (VMs) in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to all storage formats: Block volume, file storage, and object storage.

  • Back up VMs from on-premises infrastructure to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

  • Restore files or data on-premises VMware vSphere workloads directly to OCVS or the opposite.

  • Help customers to manage, backup, and recover all workloads from a single interface, including on-premises, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) native, or OCVS.

Follow the Solution Playbook from our Architecture Center for a step-by-step guide to deploy and configure Veeam Backup & Replication for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Try it for yourself!

Our experience with Veeam Backup & Replication integration with OCVS, the deployment process was straightforward, and the ability to deploy Veeam in OCI native Compute instances lets you protect your Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with minimum operational overhead. Most importantly, if you’re looking for a single solution to protect your workloads in on-premises, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and OCVS, Veeam can be a single pane of glass to view, manage, and monitor all your backup infrastructure. The ability to use Block Volume and File Storage for the performance tier and Object Storage for long-term retention gives you highly available, scalable, and economical storage for a reliable backup solution.

Get started with Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and learn more about Veeam.

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