Veeam sees significant growth in data migration to cloud and containers

As he prepares for his VeeamON Virtual Conference, May 25-27, Veeam Software Corp. continues to move much of the world’s data to the cloud.

The data backup and protection provider shows double-digit growth across the world in early May, fueled by a significant shift from data stores to cloud platforms by its customers.

“We have had more data moved to the cloud than ever before in Veeam’s history, and this continues until 2021,” said Danny allan (pictured), CTO and senior vice president of product strategy at Veeam. “Last year we moved 242 petabytes to cloud storage, and already in the first quarter of 2021, we moved 100 petabytes. “

Allan spoke with Dave Vellante, host of theCUBE, the live streaming studio of SiliconANGLE Media, before VeeamON. They discussed the factors driving Veeam’s recent growth, the growing role of containers, and what’s in store for the VeeamON event. (* Disclosure below.)

Backup for Office 365

One of the drivers of Veeam’s growth over the past year has been the global shift to digital platforms due to the need for collaboration and remote working tools. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 established itself as the cabinet fastest growing product in 2021, with 156% year-over-year growth in the first quarter alone.

“One thing that really stood out last year as an emerging market was Office 365, due to the adoption of Microsoft Teams,” said Allan. “If you look at Microsoft’s results, you can see that people are doing SaaS. We have helped clients move towards online collaboration, and it has been a huge growth driver for us. “

Another growth driver on the horizon for Veeam is Kubernetes and the container space. Veeam introduced a new version of its Kasten K10 software platform in April, which offered immutability features in Kubernetes’ defense against the growing threat of ransomware attacks.

“Kubernetes enables hybrid models both on-premises and hosted in the cloud, and we’re doing some things there as well,” noted Allan. “The containers are designed for the consumer world. It is definitely part of an organization’s desire to modernize and choose the best infrastructure.

Veeam will make a number of announcements at its conference later this month, according to Allan.

“We’re going to be celebrating some of the products that have been recently launched, but we’re also going to give a preview of what’s to come in 2021,” Allan said. “You should expect to see things around our Kubernetes data protection. You should expect to see things around Veeam Backup for Azure, GCP, and AWS, and you should expect to see the evolving capabilities with our SaaS data protection with Office 365.

Watch the full video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage from VeeamON. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for VeeamON. Neither Veeam Software Corp., the coverage sponsor of theCUBE event, nor any other sponsor has editorial control over the content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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