I would also like to add my +1 request as a Veeam Cloud Provider(for what it's worth) for
Veeam Endpoint client-direct-connect to Cloud Repository(direct port 6180)
in addition to
Veeam Endpoint to Veeam Server Repository(port 10001) then
upload to Cloud Repo
Since laptops aren't always inside the local network for local network access to a Veeam Server/Repository, going that one authentication step further in allowing Veeam Endpoint to authenticate either
via LAN port 10001 for Veeam internal Repository or WAN port 6180 to connect to a Veeam Cloud Repository direct from anywhere on the internet seems almost too easy of a thing, and beneficial, and sales-pitchable beyond measure.
Myself not otherwise excluded by any means, my employer and engineer coworkers are fully enamored with and fully support Veeam: It does
just work. Since some other backup company shot themselves in the foot with their versions following v2010(... no names
...)and are currently 'floating facedown in the backup industry swimming pool', I am immensely excited to see Veeam now dipping their toes in the same water for physical machine backups. We've also been through three different endpoint-to-cloud backup products to date and have been left with quite the nasty tastes in our mouths. Stacked, orphaned, corrupt snapshots...laughable compression...ungodly backup file sizes(Veeam's 2TB vs competitor's 5.8TB for the same VMs) Whenever we compare to the results we get from local Veeam backups, even now more so with the Veeam server Backup to Cloud Repo...this next logical step(like the first poster said) seems almost too easy a nail in the coffin for the others and that much more of a total coverage suite for your guys.
As to Gostev's post; you wouldn't even have to give it away for free, or worry about doing so. I was told Veeam Cloud Connect pricing was $x.xx per machine(not sure if I can post actual price), but for that price-
a: it's not being given away
b: it's a damn good deal and already more than competitive enough for a reseller like me to tack onto an already-trusted backup product
Either way, Please keep up the good work with your existing products and humor us beggy, needy, whiny-about-it(ok maybe just me whining about it) resellers asking for this feature request!!!