We have no plans for physical server backup at this time, because we don't believe physical servers have a future. We thought so in 2007, and of course we will not change our mind in 2014, when majority of servers in the world are virtual. We are also the fastest growing backup company ever
, and it would definitely be a big mistake for us to screw the momentum by distracting ourselves from our "virtual-only" strategy.
luckyinfil wrote:many people I've spoke to do not use Veeam since it only backs up VMs and not physicals, which forces them to keep 2 backup solutions
This is something we commonly hear - but the fact is right now, 94% of Fortune 500
are Veeam customers. So in today's reality, relatively few people have concerns about keeping 2 backup solutions. In fact, based on a recent poll from major US analyst firm, each enterprise company uses (on average) more than 4 backup solutions. It's definitely true that customers want to reduce the amount of backup solutions they use, but in 2014 most people do that by virtualizing remaining physical servers - instead of looking for a backup solution that supports both physical and virtual. Just because the former approach provides incredible amount of additional benefits.
Also, seeing thousands of our prospects throwing out their existing backup solution
(that typically does
support both physical and virtual), and switching to Veeam, makes me even more confident that our "virtual-only" strategy is the strategy we must stick to.