Expanded partnership enables fully-integrated, cloud-based DR replication and fast, secure cloud backup for Veeam Cloud Connect customers
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – US Signal, a leading provider of data center services, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Customers using Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 can now seamlessly back up and replicate to an offsite US Signal data center — creating ultimate availability for any disaster recovery (DR) plan, with no additional licensing fee. As a Gold Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner, US Signal also delivers fully-integrated, cloud-based DR and replication together with fast, secure cloud backup– enabled by Veeam Cloud Connect through US Signal’s vCloud Director.
Now, Veeam customers can perform a full-site failover to a remote US Signal DR site from anywhere, with just a few clicks through a secure web portal and partial-site failover to instantly switch over to selected VM replicas only. This is made possible by extended layer 2 connectivity that keeps IP Schema in place during a disaster event.
In the event of a failover, customers have more visibility and control over replica VMs and gain access to advanced networking services through VMware NSX. Customers can also replicate and recover from backups in US Signal’s diverse cloud repositories using VMware vCloud Director. When deployed alongside additional Veeam and US Signal traffic-reduction technologies, the amount of data that must be sent across the WAN can be minimized, further improving recovery times.
Utilizing US Signal Cloud Backup in combination with Veeam Cloud Tier, customers have the option to store primary backups onsite or in a US Signal data center for low RTOs and then reduce costs by creating long-term secondary backups via S3 to US Signal Object Storage. This is ideal for healthcare and financial organizations, where data is required to be kept for several years due to compliance standards.
“US Signal is looking forward to working with Veeam to deliver seamless off-site backup and replication services via our state-of-the-art data center,” said US Signal Product Manager Mike Walmer. “Our extended partnership creates a complete approach to data protection simplified within a single software platform. Combining Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 with US Signal Cloud for site redundant backup, replication and archival provides comprehensive protection throughout the entire data lifecycle.”
“As a VCSP partner, US Signal has constantly demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Veeam products. We are, therefore, confident in US Signal’s ability to deliver Veeam-powered Availability solutions that will enable customers to meet the demands of an Always-On Enterprise,” said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Cloud, Americas. “This represents a huge opportunity for US Signal to leverage both Veeam Cloud Connect and Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 in order to acquire new customers, build recurring revenue, and continue its expansion in the rapidly-growing cloud services, backup archiving and DRaaS markets.”
About US Signal
US Signal is a provider of data center services, offering connectivity, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, and disaster recovery solutions – all powered by its wholly owned and operated, robust, fiber network. US Signal also helps customers optimize their IT resources through managed and professional services.