Story image

A/NZ exclusive: Veeam ups Unix workload availability with AIX, Solaris support

21 Nov 2017

Veeam has added support for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris operating systems to its availability solution portfolio in a move which extends the vendor’s availability platform to Unix workloads.

Support for the AIX and Solaris operating systems will be available in the first half of 2018, with the support based on technology developed by Cristie Software.

Nathan Steiner, Veeam Software ANZ head of systems engineering, says AIX and Solaris still form a ‘significant’ part of mission and business critical services for enterprises across Australia and New Zealand, many of which have large, complex and multifaceted infrastructures, systems and applications.

His views are backed by Phil Goodwin, IDC research director, who notes that while x86 virtualisation runs the majority of workloads, many enterprises still have mission critical applications running in AIX and Solaris platforms.

“Now that Veeam supports these platforms in Veeam Availability Platform, IT organisations can protect the vast majority of their applications all under the Veeam umbrella using consistent policies and processes,” Goodwin says.

Steiner dubs the announcement ‘major’ saying it ‘continues to allow Veeam to be a strategic partner for enterprises undertaking business transformation towards an interconnected and digital ecosystem’.

Peter McKay, Veeam co-chief executive and president, says the addition of AIX and Solaris support helps further Veeam’s strategy of extending its leadership position in VMware and Hyper-V to deliver availability for any app, any data, on any cloud.

“Enterprises need to enhance business efficiency and security, while embracing the cloud, but many mission-critical databases and applications are still running, and will continue to run, on AIX and Solaris,” McKay says.

“As we expand the Veeam Availability Platform to meet the needs of our growing enterprise customer base, we are pleased to extend support for physical workloads in these environments, in addition to Windows and Linux.

“Enterprise customers can now replace legacy backup solutions with a single comprehensive data protection and availability solution from Veeam,” McKay says.

Microsoft urges organisations to tackle data blindspots
Despite significant focus placed on CX transformation, over a third of Australian organisations claimed that more than one in five of their projects failed.
Raising the stakes: McAfee’s predictions for cybersecurity
Security teams and solutions will have to contend with synergistic threats, increasingly backed by artificial intelligence to avoid detection.
Renesas develops 28nm MCU with virtualisation-assisted functions
The MCU features four 600 megahertz CPUs with a lock-step mechanism and a large 16 MB flash memory capacity.
DOCOMO ranked world's top mobile operator in 5G SEP applications
NTT DOCOMO has been ranked the world's leading mobile operator in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents.
Exclusive: Ping Identity on security risk mitigation
“Effective security controls are measured and defined by the direct mitigation of inherent and residual risk.”
CylancePROTECT now available on AWS Marketplace
Customers now have access to CylancePROTECT for AI-driven protection across all Windows, Mac, and Linux (including Amazon Linux) instances.
Gartner’s top 10 data and analytics trends for 2019
Data is the fuel for the modern world, and analytics the engine. Gartner has compiled the top 10 trends to watch this year.
How CIOs can work with colleagues to drive new competitive advantages
"If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that the role of the CIO is always changing, and that it won’t stop changing anytime soon."