What is Veeam and Why Do Companies Need It?

Susan Asher | Monday, November 28, 2022

What is Veeam and Why Do Companies Need It?

Veeam is a software platform developed to address highly specialized and essential business needs — to backup, restore, and replicate data. The first solution to focus on protecting virtual machines (VMs) and recognizing the difference between VMs and physical endpoints, Veeam backs up data across cloud, virtual, physical and network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

As virtualization gains importance for companies in almost every industry, the need for specialized backup and recovery systems also increases. The Desktop Virtualization Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027 reports that the market reached a value of US$ 10.4 billion in 2021 and expects the market to reach US$ 18.8 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.37% during 2021-2027. It follows that the need to protect this data also increases.

The rise of virtualization

Virtualization is a method of creating a virtual duplicate of an operating system, storage device, server, or network resource used to run an application. Virtualization enables many essential practices today, including supporting multiple operating systems and applications on a single server, thus reducing IT and infrastructure costs and complexity. Virtualization is the technology that enabled the rise of both private and public cloud architectures.

Without virtualization, many of the computing processes we rely on daily would not be as fast, reliable, or efficient. Network capacity would be limited, computing speeds would be slow, and the necessary IT investment in physical equipment and maintenance would force costs into the stratosphere. And technologies like online banking, streaming, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) applications, connected devices, and most mobile applications would become too costly to deliver to the general public.

Virtualization emerged as a way to support these processes, reducing costs and resources without significantly affecting performance. Even though VMs are separate from the physical resources, they typically perform at speeds comparable to physical machines, and the result is indistinguishable to the user.

Whether your data is on premises or in a public or private cloud, Veeam can restore individual files and applications within a very short timeframe, often in as little as 15 minutes. Veeam reports it can replicate data off-site up to 50 times faster than would otherwise be possible with a raw data transfer, a massive advantage for mission-critical applications and essential to enterprise disaster recovery plans.

Listed as a Leader, for the sixth time, in the July 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions, Veeam supports the backup and replication of virtual, physical and cloud machines, including container-based workloads and customers of all sizes, whether they’re home users or large enterprises using the same codebase. The software also provides robust monitoring and reporting views, helping you ensure you are in compliance and can see what and where configuration changes are being made.

How Veeam protects company data

As digital transformation evolves across the global business landscape, companies rely on certain technologies to ensure they meet today’s business standards. Veeam is a simple, reliable solution designed to protect these technological systems and their data, ensuring organizations can continue meeting customer and employee needs. To support these needs, cloud-based solutions and third-party software (SaaS) are used to drive efficiencies, but they multiply risk by increasing the number of potential endpoints. The more we depend on these solutions, the more complex the data environment becomes, increasing security risks. Backing up data mitigates risk, providing a quick disaster recovery.

Veeam provides a single platform for all your workloads:


  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • IBM Cloud
  • Kubernetes


  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft Hyper‑V
  • Nutanix AHV
  • Red Hat Virtualization


  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • UNIX
  • NAS
  • Applications


  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Kubernetes


  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce

Why Veeam?

Veeam’s value proposition is built on three pillars: simplicity, flexibility, and reliability.

  1. Simplicity. Veeam provides automated discovery and backup of supported VMs, servers, databases, and it backs up and restores Kubernetes applications across any environment.
  2. Flexibility. Veeam can backup data on any platform, cloud, or storage facility.  
  3. Reliability. Your data is always available.

In conclusion, Veeam allows organizations to protect, backup, recover, and replicate virtual systems quickly, simply, and reliably, according to their changing needs. To learn more about Veeam and how it can make life easier for your company and IT team, browse our Veeam training and certification courses today.

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