Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Replaces Existing Technology; Delivers Performance and Reliability to Help Serve Members and Eliminate IT Nightmares

BAAR, SWITZERLAND – June 24, 2015 — / — Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit membership association serving as the national voice of independent education, is now using Veeam to enable data center availability. Faced with an underperforming backup and disaster recovery system, regularly occurring IT management and maintenance problems, and shortfalls in customer support, NAIS replaced its prior technology with Veeam Backup & Replication v8, allowing it to immediately overcome these issues and eliminate IT headaches.

NAIS provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools. NAIS advocates on behalf of its members, while offering research and trend analysis, leadership and governance guidance, and professional development opportunities for school leaders and board members. Members regard NAIS as an invaluable organization for timely information and best practices, and its prior underperforming backup and disaster recovery systems not only frustrated the Association’s IT department and staff, but also threatened the delivery of critical services to its members.

“Backup, replication and recovery were excruciatingly slow, and even installing software and agents was never problem-free. It created a nightmare for our IT staff,” said the Senior Director for Network Systems and Operations at NAIS, George Mendel. “We had been using site replication at the SAN level to an external vendor, but it was spotty and sometimes didn’t replicate at all, making management and maintenance difficult. We had an Acronis backup solution which from the start was not easy to install or configure. Ongoing errors kept us on the phone with tech support constantly. These were all functions that should have been running with no incidents. As a result, we decided to replace that system right away.”

NAIS had already been using Veeam Cloud Connect to manage multiple private clouds, enabling them to successfully speed-up information delivery and data replication for backups and disaster recovery. When researching a replacement for their backup and disaster recovery system, they tested a trial version of Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v8 which installed effortlessly in a matter of minutes.

Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. The solution leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies to deliver recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data by providing capabilities in high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility.

After experiencing the power and ease-of-use of the trial version, NAIS deployed Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Enterprise Edition in December, 2014. According to Mendel, the deployment was “flawless,” and, immediately, regularly scheduled backups kicked-in with no issues. Replication to their vendor, OffSiteDataSync, also went off without a hitch. The few times tech support was required, issues were resolved in a matter of minutes.

“We set it up easily and to this day it all runs very nicely – all we do is take care of our monthly tests for replications and backups,” continued Mendel. “Veeam delivered on all its promises and now we can do more than we imagined. We’ve got the reliability we need and real data center availability that enables our staff to focus on its mission of serving members. We also have control; no more IT nightmares or time-consuming troubleshooting.”

“For organizations like NAIS, their main focus is to support their customers, and for those with a global presence, that support must be available 24×7. They can no longer worry that the data center might not be available – the bar today is set at ‘always-on’,” said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam. “We provide RTPOs of 15 minutes or less and the assurance that, if a key application goes down, IT will be able to recover quickly. As for IT, they shouldn’t be bogged down by troubleshooting – they also have work to do – so our goal is to provide them with the reliability and ease-of-use they need to ensure their personnel are supported by the best technology possible.”

About Veeam Software
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 29,000 ProPartners and more than 135,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.

To learn more, visit

Veeam Software Public Relations Manager, Corporate & Americas
Heidi Monroe Kroft
614-339-8200 x8309

Yulia Poslavskaya
Veeam SoftwareSr. Public Relations Manager (EMEA, Emerging Markets, LATAM)
+7 812 677 50 01

Sharmin Jassal
Veeam SoftwarePublic Relations Manager (APAC)
+61 2 8073 5323

Source: Veeam


General Tags: compare online backups, top rated online backups, online backup providers directory, online backup services, online backup, backing up online, SaaS, online file storage, data storage, data security, online backup reviews, online file backup, CEO interviews, software as a service, online backup companies, online backup news, cloud computing, online data backup

Like us on Facebook

Do you like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed ===========================

Sponsored Links:

Data Deposit Box


Bacula Systems



Related posts:

  1. Anne Arundel County Public Schools Replaces Legacy Backup with Veeam’s Data Center Availability
  2. Asigra Demonstrates Secure Data Recovery Solutions at Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) National Convention
  3. Mansfield Oil Company Uses Veeam to Enable True Data Center Availability
  4. ExaGrid and Veeam Extend Leadership in Availability Solutions for the Modern Data Center
  5. Veeam Announces Inaugural Global Conference, VeeamON: The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event
  6. eFileCabinet, Online Data Backup Service Provider, Forms Partnership with National Association of Tax Professionals
  7. Veeam Announces VCP Launch Partners for Veeam Availability Suite™ v8
  8. Veeam Announces New Veeam Availability Suite v9 and EMC VNX Snapshot Integration
  9. New Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 to Be One of the First Availability Solutions to Include Full Integration with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Technologies
  10. New Veeam Backup for Linux Delivers Availability for Linux Servers in the Cloud and On Premises; Latest FREE Tool from Veeam