Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about Veeam’s most recent addition to the Availability Suite: New Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

However, do you fully understand how they affect your environment and when you should be leveraging them? We sat down with Senior Engineer, Dean Buczek to definitively answer the most common questions we’ve received from our clients on Veeam’s New Agents.

What is the benefit of using Veeam Agents for Linux and/or Windows?

Our customers who take advantage of this update will use Veeam Agents to backup physical machines to our offsite cloud through Veeam Backup & Replication. Functionality that was previously only available for virtual servers and workstations.

To what degree will my physical machines now be protected in comparison to my previously protected virtual machines?

Whether on a corporate network, offsite in your home or in another environment your physical machines will be fully protected and backed up in our offsite cloud just as your virtual machines were before this update.

What happened to Veeam Endpoint Backup?

Previously, the only way to accomplish a physical backup of a desktop, laptop or physical server was to use Veeam Endpoint Backup and to backup your physical PC/server to your local repository and to then backup the data from that local repository to our offsite cloud. Now, Veeam Agents directly facilitate the entire process by connecting directly to our offsite cloud.

What capabilities are offered by Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows? 

  • Enterprise-level backup and recovery: Get complete protection for both workstations and physical servers, including full application awareness
  • Cloud-based backup and recovery: Back up directly to a Veeam Cloud Connect repository
  • Protection of roaming endpoints: Meet RPOs for laptops and tablets outside the corporate network

What capabilities are offered by Veeam Agent for Linux?

  • Backup anywhere: Protect an entire computer or create volume-level and file-level backups of Linux instances running in the cloud or on-premises
  • Flexible recovery: Perform on-premises restores from backups of individual cloud instances, or cloud restores of on-premises backups
  • Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication™: Take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as target locations, leverage existing capabilities for granular recovery — and more!

Still need answers about Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and/or Linux? 

We are happy to help, and you may not be the only member of our community with the same questions. Reach out to connect with a sales engineer and we may share your query or add it to our blog! Email us here. 

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