We are in the process of testing Cloud Connect with our customers that are running their own VBR server for their VMware environment.
Most of our customers have a standalone ESXi host running 2-5 VMs for the most part, they have the cheapest license for both VMware and Veeam, and the WAN links are usually slow, 2-20Mbits. WAN Accelerator is probably impossible to get the customer to buy unless there's some sort of rental feature...
Today, we are copying backups to USB connected HDDs which is swapped physically by a consultant, and brought back to our HQ for storing.
So, my question is:
1. In our scenario, is there any other benefits of Cloud Connect than the fact its secure, simple to set up and manage?
2. Would there be a better performance/shorter backup copy interval if we used a simple Remote Backup Repository, with a remote proxy and remote Repository? (Im thinking of the processing being done in the remote/target location)
We have tried Backup Copy Jobs to a Remote Repository by adding a repository over WAN, in version 6.5 and 7, but the time to complete took forever, so we canceled it and went back to swapping the drives again..
All answers, tips and suggestions are appreciated.