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When Veeam Meets Embotics vCommander: The Merger of Backup and Cloud Automation

The story of the Veeam integration with Embotics vCommander started when our Lead Systems Engineer Colin Jack developed his own Veeam PowerShell snaps and scripts to add into vCommander for increased backup. Veeam PowerShell is a task-automation scripted language for Microsoft applications that can be used to automatically start a weekly, daily or even hourly backup. From these first scripts, Colin worked with developers and created a more secure, high-feature snap with safe and secure credentials.

So, why should your enterprise consider configuring Veeam backup solutions through your cloud management platform? Because as the need for cloud automation within your data center increases, virtual machines (VMs) will become more efficient, but there is a greater risk for backup errors. If a disaster were to occur, the trouble caused to your data backup could lead to misallocation of resources and big problems for your data center. To prevent this issue, enterprises can integrate Veeam with vCommander in a few different ways:

  1. As a policy engine build into vCommander: Script the backup policies as you see fit for your IT environment and choose the commands that you plan to integrate.

  2. As a policy around new VMs: As you grow your IT environment and implement VMs, you can drop the Veeam policy on top of the VM based on a where it is located, how it functions or any other factor.

  3. As a self-service backup tool: You can open and close, shut down and turn on VMs – all to save money and increase efficiency. Through Veeam integration, you gain the confidence of knowing that your data is backed up.

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When using Veeam backup with vCommander, things operate just as they usually would though your existing Embotics portal. You still have the capability to monitor your VMs, approve workflows and send reports. However, with Veeam integration you can monitor where your money is going in regards to these backups and schedule automated backups and service uses.

Backing up a VM from your vCommander portal only takes minutes. You can backup from the Veeam server to the original attributes on your portal and then send any information, reports or questions to outside parties regarding your backup requests. As explained by system engineer Matthew Dufresne, “These reports are socializing the information that you would otherwise have to hold to yourself.”

Additionally, Veeam integration with vCommander gives your IT managers the option to configure cost models of your backup schedules, archive VMs and search through previous successful backups.

If you are interested in learning more about what vCommander and Veeam integration can do for your company’s IT environment, schedule a one-on-one demo with a system engineer by emailing demo@embotics.com.

Disclaimer: Embotics and Veeam do not have a formal partnership at this time.

Topics: Veeam Integrations Backup