Gostev wrote:2018 time frame is much more of a possibility if KVM continues its current trend. It is the short-term where adding KVM support makes no business sense for us based on its absolute market share in the companies who would actually be willing to pay for a backup solution.
I have to disagree on your last point.
Most if not all of our small customers are running a kvm based hypervisor solution(single host) and _all_ of them are paying for offsite backup today and in all cases it's an inferior product, compared to B&R+cloud connect.
I am confident that if B&R supported KVM / libvirt hosts, then most of those customers would move to a cloud connect based solution.
The only argument against using something like Proxmox, compared to similarly costing version of hyper-v, for a small customer needing a single host, running <10 VM's, is the lack of Veeam B&R support and the pro's for Proxmox in such a case outruns the cons by an order of magnitude.