According to the Veeam 2022 Ransomware Trends Report, over 90% of cyber-attacks today target backups. In addition to the choice of backup software, the storage infrastructure is thus crucial in the fight against data loss and ransomware. iTernity complements the Veeam environment with a flexible object storage platform for backup and archive data. Thanks to S3 Object Lock and the closed system, iCAS FS protects the integrity and availability of backup data.
"The attack surface for cyber criminals is versatile. Therefore, protection against ransomware and data loss must also be multi-layered," explains Andreas Neufert, Vice President of Product Management, Alliances at Veeam. "Veeam protects data through a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. At the data storage level, there are many effective levers to help fight ransomware, which is why we closely work with partners like iTernity to augment Veeam’s own ransomware protection and immutability capabilities."
The iTernity iCAS FS storage platform is officially qualified as "Veeam Ready - Object with Immutability.” By attaining Veeam Ready status, customers are assured that storage solutions are compatible with Veeam Backup & Replication features. This provides companies with a proven and easy way to use iCAS FS as a backup target for Veeam. iTernity's Object Storage solution is used across industries as a platform for audit-proof archiving and long-term storage. With the additional use case as secure backup storage, iCAS FS continues to establish itself as a scale-out platform for business-critical data of all types - from mid-market to large petabyte installations.
"The partnership between Veeam and iTernity is a no-brainer," emphasizes Ralf Steinemann, CEO of iTernity. "Every organization today is struggling with increasing data volumes, sophisticated cyber-attacks and complex IT landscapes. The available resources cannot keep up with this flood of requirements. Veeam and iTernity provide a streamlined and future-proof modern data protection solution."
The combined solution of Veeam Backup & Replication™ and iTernity iCAS FS enables:
- Data loss and ransomware protection thanks to immutability, a closed storage system and geo redundant storage replication capabilities
- On-premises storage on a scale-out platform fully managed by iTernity
- Reduced overall costs, effort and IT complexity
- Smooth integration and rapid deployment of both components thanks to extensive testing and the "Veeam Ready" qualification