Public Cloud Workloads

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    Product Overview

    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, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud customer data must centrally manage their installations using plug-ins for Veeam Backup & Replication. More information on deployment options can be found on VCSP Technical Hub.

    Connecting the appliances to the Veeam Backup & Replication servers also enables additional restore options to enable cross-platform, cross-cloud migration scenarios.

    For more information, including step-by-step configuration support, see the Veeam Help Center.

    Licensing

    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)
    • File servers (EFS, Azure Files)
    • AWS VPC (free of charge)

    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 > Cloud VM section.

    Each workload under protection consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the VCSP Rental Point Per Unit (PPU).

    Workload Type

    Point Per Unit (PPU)

    Cloud VM

    11 points

     

    Note

    To protect VMs located in public cloud, you can use Veeam Agents instead. In this case, VMs will be reported as Workstation or Server depending on the backup policy configuration. For more information, see the Veeam Agents section.

    Usage Reporting

    The primary and recommended usage reporting method 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. Regardless of the public cloud platform (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud), every workload under protection (including Azure VMs, AWS RDS, VPC, and others) will appear in usage reports as a Cloud VM counter.

    Alternatively, license usage can be obtained by one of the following ways:

    Then, the overall usage must be submitted through VCSP Pulse Portal.