+1 for me on this topic.
We currently are managing two different backup solutions for our customers.
All our customers who have Veeam B&R are using our cloud connect.
We do have a large number of small customers who do not have a virtual server setup... Yet....
So in that case we are having to use another solution to get there data backed up to our cloud.
I know there has been a couple ideas thrown around out there of direct to Cloud Connect or have a local backup first.
For use we would see great value in both directions but right out the gate the local backup would be amazing step forward.
The solutions that would fit 80% of our cases.
Small Office, 3-5PCs no server.
Local Network NAS for backups.
Computers running veeam endpoint targeting the NAS, all standalone jobs.
Once the local backup completes, Veeam endpoint kicks off a copy job to the cloud.
What would really be the cats meow is if you could tie this into upcoming "Veeam Managed Backup Portal" where a customer could self service provision more endpoints to backup to there cloud connect account.