Public Cloud Workloads
Veeam Backup for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are native backup and recovery solutions that enable users to gain control of their cloud-hosted data. Users can take advantage of policy-based backup and recovery that scales to cost-effective object storage and keeps data portable for cross-cloud or cloud-to-datacenter designs.
While standalone licensing and deployment options are available, VCSP partners who want to utilize Rental licensing to manage and protect AWS and Microsoft Azure have the following options to manage appliances centrally:
- Use the Veeam Backup for Public Clouds plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console. This option is preferable if tenants do not have Veeam Backup & Replication servers already installed.
- Connect the appliance to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. This option also enables additional restore options to enable cross-platform, cross-cloud migration scenarios.
To manage and protect Veeam Backup for Google Cloud, VCSP partners can only connect the appliance to the Veeam Backup & Replication server.
All paid editions of Veeam Backup & Replication support integration with Veeam Backup for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud appliances including the following workload types:
- VMs (EC2, Azure VM, Google Cloud VM instances)
- Database servers (RDS, Azure Managed SQL, Cloud SQL)
- File servers (EFS, Azure Files)
- AWS VPC (free)
All workloads, protected by Veeam Backup for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are licensed per workload. You can create a single license to cover all types of workloads protected by a single Veeam Backup & Replication server. The license file can be generated and assigned to the backup server installation using VCSP Pulse plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console. Alternatively, a new license file can be generated on the VCSP Pulse Portal by adding the Cloud VM workload type in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Backup & Replication section.
Each workload under protection consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the VCSP Rental Point Per Unit (PPU).
Point Per Unit (PPU)
Public Cloud VM
Public Cloud Database
Public Cloud File Share
To protect VMs located in public clouds, you can also use Veeam Agents. In this case, VMs will be reported as Workstation or Server depending on the backup policy configuration. For more information, see the Veeam Agent Computers section.
The primary and recommended method to collect usage reporting data is Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting. To enable license usage reporting, connect Veeam Backup & Replication servers. Once done, license usage from all workloads managed by that server will be included into the monthly License Usage Report.
Alternatively, license usage can be obtained by one of the following ways:
Then, the overall usage must be submitted through VCSP Pulse Portal.