StoneFly an innovator of powerful, cost effective IP storage products and a pioneer in creation, development and deployment of iSCSI storage protocol is offering unlimited cloud storage capacity to store Veeam VM instances on Azure cloud for advanced backup and DR needs. StoneFly Cloud Drive acts as a turnkey solution for enterprises to connect their on-premises Veeam instances to Microsoft Azure.
Often we see that a certified Veeam VM in Azure is limited in storage capacity. But Virtual Machines can consume a lot of storage capacity and so based on many requests for additional storage space, Veeam has partnered with StoneFly to offer state of the art storage options in Microsoft Azure using StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive.
StoneFly Cloud Drive with Scale out NAS allows users to grow their backup storage capacity as per their business growth by adding nodes without losing performance. Veeam users storing VM backups can bypass any storage capacity size constraints that Azure may have with StoneFly Cloud Drive
Veeam users can expand one or more volumes across multiple StoneFly Cloud Drives and Azure blobs using no metadata and a single namespace. Performance increases as new StoneFly Cloud Drive nodes are added. Best of all, users of Veeam VM instances can manage multiple Cloud Drive nodes with just a single user interface. Each time the StoneFly Cloud Drive is scaled out, it adds more capacity, more throughput, and more concurrency. Installation, management and scaling is simple to achieve at any size.
Apart from solving cloud storage capacity needs of Veeam Virtual Machines users for advanced backup and disaster recovery requirements, StoneFly Cloud NAS on Microsoft Azure can also solve other enterprise storage requirements such as-
- Enterprise wide file sharing with a single access point across data storage locations
- Nearline storage for infrequently access data that needs to be online
- Acts as a storage for rich media content distribution with Petabyte scale storage and high read performance requirements
- High performance storage for bandwidth intensive applications like weather prediction and oil and gas exploration
- Centralized storage-as-a-service to enterprise applications
- Backup target and archive for off site data protection
Hence, Veeam, StoneFly, and Microsoft Azure work together to provide the enterprise customer with world class availability infrastructure options in the cloud
Note 1-For customers needing assistance to set up and configure scale out NAS on Microsoft Azure, here’s a link to StoneFly Cloud Drive Scale Out NAS deployment.
Note 2- Users who would like to test their Veeam Backup with StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive can do it via the following link of Microsoft Azure