Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Agent for Windows

June 23, 2017
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Veeam Backup and Replication has been the default backup choice for Boundary IT when installing virtual environments for the last few years. It has proved a reliable, easy to use backup product which enables us to backup our clients data both locally and to the cloud. The only thing missing from the Veeam portfolio was the ability to backup physical servers.

This has now changed with the introduction of Veeam Agent for Windows. This lightweight backup agent enables you to backup your physical Windows servers to a local backup drive, a Veeam repository or a Veeam Cloud Connect provider. It also enables you to do an instant recovery to a new VM, simplifying the restore process and giving you a restore time of around 15 minutes.

The only drawback of the Veeam Agent for Windows is that you can only backup to a single location. With Veeam Backup and Replication you can backup to multiple locations, giving you the ability to keep backups both onsite and in the cloud. You can work around this limitation if you have a full Veeam Backup and Replication server onsite (for clients who already have a partially virtual environment), as this server can act as a backup proxy for your physical server.

Boundary IT Services are Veeam Silver Partners and Cloud Connect Providers, and can assist with all of your backup and DR requirements.