Veeam has announced the end-of-sale of per-socket contracts
News|by Leanne Bevan|16 May 2022
Veeam has announced the end-of-sale of per-socket perpetual licences for Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup Essentials and Veeam ONE to both new and existing customers for all editions, effective 1 July 2022.
Why is Veeam ending the sale of socket licences?
Veeam's mission is to provide customers with simple, flexible, reliable and powerful Modern Data Protection with an easy-to-use licence that works for an ever-expanding set of workloads including cloud, virtual, physical, NAS and more. This is the reason why they launched Veeam Universal Licence (VUL) back in 2019 to prepare for this next phase of multi-cloud workload support,
and the adoption has outpaced our expectations.
Veeam believes that their recent announcement to end the sale of socket licenses will help them to continue this mission. Additionally, socket licensing is incompatible with many of the new features and functionalities Veeam has pioneered.
The most advanced backup technologies require a portable licence to offer the protection customers require. VUL enables Veeam to provide licensing for workloads not running on hypervisor sockets, including Windows/Linux physical servers, NAS, AWS, Azure, etc.
What are your options?
You have two options:
- Buy new sockets until 30 June 2022, renew maintenance and continue using your estate of sockets
- Migrate your sockets to Veeam Universal Licence (VUL)
Benefits of VUL protected workloads
Why should you migrate to VUL?
- Top-level Veeam features
- Highest level Veeam support (i.e., production-level support)
- Growth/scale in OPEX vs. CAPEX with the subscription model
- Out-year discount entitlement
|On-premises, cloud and hybrid environments||On-premises ONLY|
|Virtual machines (VMs): VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, NEW Red Hat Virtualisation||VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V ONLY|
|Cloud-native: Amazon EC2 and RDS, Azure and NEW Google Cloud VMs|
|Physical servers, workstations and endpoints: Windows, Linux, NEW Mac, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris|
|Enterprise apps and databases for: Microsoft, Oracle, SAP HANA, PostgreSQL, MySQL and more|
|NAS file shares|
Migration to VUL
No reconfiguration is necessary. Install the new VUL key and backup jobs will continue running as expected. You may activate these new features at your convenience.
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