Value Proposition

StarWind VTL
for AWS and Veeam

Virtual Tape Library is a well-proven and reliable technology allowing to significantly accelerate the backup process increasing the tape backup speed. It enhances the 3-2-1 backup rule with several significant benefits and provides seamless data protection against ransomware attacks.

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While leading cloud storage providers deliver cost-effective object storage, such as Amazon S3 and Glacier, Azure Blob Storage, Google Nearline and Coldline, they don’t always provide a straightforward way to deploy and integrate their “cold” storage tier into a customer’s existing infrastructure.

Despite many vendors presenting different solutions for configuring cloud synchronization and managing backups, it is often a challenging task for the IT staff to properly select and deploy the required software or hardware and integrate the separate components into a single system.

Additionally, it is hard to find backup solutions with “smart” data de-staging for offloading backups, first, to the faster and more expensive storage tier and, then, to the slower and more cost-efficient one.


StarWind VTL for AWS and Veeam ultimately adds the cloud storage tier to the backup infrastructure ensuring compliance with the 3-2-1 backup rule. It provides effortless integration of the cost-efficient “cold” object storage without the need for installing several third-party software components.


StarWind VTL complements your current backup infrastructure. It creates an additional backup copy allowing to meet the regulatory requirements for having tape backups and significantly decreasing backup costs. The solution increases the backup process speed to avoid the overlapping of backup jobs with production time and ensures the stable performance of the system.

What is more, StarWind VTL for AWS and Veeam provides cloud deployment scenario, replacing expensive local storage with cost-efficient cloud storage like Amazon S3 and Glacier. StarWind VTL seamlessly integrates into existing backup infrastructure as a “fire and forget solution”. After the VTL device settings and retention policies are configured, the backups will be stored and automatically de-staged to cloud storage saving time and efforts of the IT staff.

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Key benefits
Key benefits

StarWind VTL for AWS and Veeam conjoins with both performance and capacity optimized object storage like Amazon S3 and Glacier delivering significant benefits:

D2D2C Backup

Implementation of Disk-to-Disk-to-Cloud (D2D2C) backup strategy. Being a variation D2D2T approach, it replaces local tape drives with inexpensive “tape in cloud” storage, delivering higher flexibility and cost-efficiency.


Ransomware can't access and encrypt tape libraries so virtual tape is a safer backup repository compared to NAS or SAN. Additional copies in Amazon S3 and Glacier deliver complete data security even if the entire on-premises infrastructure is compromised.

Veeam Ready

StarWind VTL is a Veeam Ready solution. Each software component has been pre-tested and checked for compatibility. It just works!

Smart Backups

Ability to “tier” backups between cloud storage with different performance and efficiency characteristics for maintaining low cost per GB without compromising RTO.
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