You need only look at the spate of airline IT system outages over the past 12 months to understand how critically important it is for businesses to deliver a dependable user experience. Several major airlines have sustained hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue due to application downtime. However, possibly the bigger loss is the damage to the airlines’ brand, prestige, and loss of customer trust.


Most businesses are vulnerable to the kinds of IT outages and losses suffered by the airline industry. In fact, according to the Veeam Availabilty Report,  82% of businesses suffer from an “availability gap.” This gap is defined as the difference between the level of application availability that end users expect and demand and what IT can actually deliver.


This vulnerability can be circumvented. Veeam combined with NetApp® All Flash FAS provides a way for businesses to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives; simplify IT operations; enhance application performance and availability; and create a more seamless digital life experience for their customers, partners, and end users.


Veeam’s direct integration with NetApp ONTAP®, the storage operating system of All Flash FAS systems, takes the guesswork out of application performance and availability. As this video demonstrates, Veeam’s instant VM recovery capabilities enable organizations to rapidly recover application services directly from NetApp Snapshot™ copies. Moreover, organizations can consistently attain recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPTOs) of under 15 minutes for all applications and data. (See Figure 1.) These factors lead to a system you can count on.

Figure 1) Instant recovery using Snapshot copies.

To provide a greater return on IT investment, Veeam’s On-Demand Sandbox feature gives IT admins a simple way to quickly provision virtual labs directly from NetApp Snapshot copies on primary or secondary FAS systems, without affecting production application services. This capability helps support a wide range of use cases such as dev/test, user training, and application troubleshooting, while giving IT organizations a way to lower costs and meet the needs of key end users such as application developers.


These features speed up application development, shorten time-to-market, enhance business application performance and availability, improve ROI and mitigate risk.


To learn more about how Veeam and NetApp provide predictable availability to enhance performance, simplify IT, and increase business speed, watch the following on-demand webcast with Storage Switzerland, Veeam, and NetApp.

Colm Keegan

As a Global Alliance Marketing Manager for Veeam, Colm is a 27-year IT veteran with experience across multiple facets of IT. Colm has written extensively on a wide range of subjects, including converged and hyper-converged infrastructures, software-defined data center offerings and hybrid-cloud backup and disaster recovery technologies. His blogs and articles have been published in a wide variety of periodicals, ranging from Information Week and Tech Target to Fortune Magazine.

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