Veeam 11 - CDP (RPO= 0) and immutable storage backup against ransomware

 Veeam 11 released new features, here they are two that, imo, are very interesting:


  1. Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with RPO equal to zero:

    https://community.veeam.com/blogs-and-podcasts-57/veeam-v11-continuous-data-protection-cdp-configuration-265

    Using vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO)

  2. Immutable primary backup storage with a hardware-agnostic touch: enables you to store your short-term retention backups locally onsite for fast recovery with the protection of immutability. In addition, you can now tier those backups into an immutable object storage offering offsite, giving you additional protection against unforeseen malicious activity or accidental deletion. (protecting you against ransomware and malicious acts)

    The new hardened repositories are compliant with the SEC 17a-4(f), FINRA 4511(c), and CFTC 1.31(c)-(d) regulations. They can effectively prevent ransomware encryption or accidental/malicious deletions. The great thing about the new feature is it is based on "bring your own" Linux, so there is no vendor hardware lock-in.

    The new hardened Linux-based repositories with immutable backups will take ransomware protection to the next level for on-premises backup storage. Businesses can ensure business-critical backups are protected for the time specified for the immutable backup repository.

    https://www.veeam.com/blog/v11-immutable-backup-storage.html

    https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/hardened_repository.html?ver=110



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