ESG's Christophe Bertrand discusses his impressions from VeeamON 2021, held virtually.
Christophe: Hello, everyone. I recently attended VeeamON 2021. It was online as you can imagine, but what a great event. Forty thousand people attended. Typically, an event like this in person would have a fraction of this type of attendance. This is a true differentiator for Veeam, the ability to differentiate and execute through marketing, through live events, and I expect the company to keep doing this moving forward.
By the way, there's great content, extremely well-structured, that's available on-demand, so even if you miss the session live, you can always go back and you can take a look and listen to that presentation you wanted. Lots and lots of content, a great way to democratize events and to provide a lot of visibility into not only your strategy but also your existing products platforms and provide training.
In terms of what's new and there's a number of new capabilities that were announced as is often the case at VeeamON. First of all, I think there were about 17 updates that took place between the previous one in 2020 and this one. And in terms of new announcement of V11, definitely an interesting platform-level announcement with multiple areas that were improved.
First of all, expanded cloud-native support for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, specifically in new long-term storage, cold storage areas with S3 Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive, as well as Azure Archive Storage, and for Google, the Archive Cloud Storage.
There's also some new stuff with Office 365 protection v6. Again, incremental improvements which now allow not only self-service portal for end-users to be able to be in control of their own recoveries but also, integration into Azure Archives and AWS S3 Glacier. So lots of great, new improvements here for Office 365 users. Our research shows that scenario that really really deserves a lot of attention, also support for Red Hat Virtualization.
This is a very enterprise-type of feature. It's great to see the support in the Veeam console but as well as providing all of the traditional capabilities with CBT and again, the ability to control everything from one place.
And finally, the pièce de résistance, one of my favorite words, obviously, is here around containers. So, definitely, something that I was looking for and expecting following the acquisition of Kasten, where now the Kasten environment or a solution can support the repositories in Veeam so you have a unified repository and the ability to also, for example, build a solution for your container environment, levering your Kasten technology and the Veeam repository and log those up for ransomware protection, for example, or a number of other use cases. By the way, I expect this to be just the beginning of further integrations that we'll see in the next few months and quarters.
So, all in all, a fantastic event. Kudos to the marketing team at Veeam. Kudos to the product team for delivering so many updates in just one year in the V11. Thank you for your time.