Veeam Licensing Transition
End of Sale of Socket Perpetual Licenses - 1 July

Veeam Licensing Transition
End of Sale of Socket Perpetual Licenses - 1 July 2022

Veeam End of Sale of Socket Perpetual Licenses
from 1 July 2022


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From 1 July 2022 new Veeam per-socket licenses will no longer be available. This affects licenses for Veeam Backup & Replication™ (VBR), Veeam Availability Suite™ (VAS), Veeam Backup Essentials™ (VBE) and Veeam ONE™ (ONE) across all editions, for new and existing customers, with the exception of those in MoD/Defence.

Veeam has adopted the Veeam Universal License (VUL) as the primary license option for these product offerings.

Veeam Licensing Transition

  Existing per-socket customers
  Why VUL?
  What should I do?


Existing Per-Socket Customers

Veeam will continue to offer support and maintenance for existing per-socket licenses.

The sale of Veeam Backup Essentials™ (VBE) and Veeam ONE™ (ONE) per-socket licenses to both new and existing customers will cease on 1 July 2022.

The Veeam Backup & Replication™ (VBR) and Veeam Availability Suite™ (VAS) end of sale date will be extended for existing per-socket customers to 1 January 2023.

Effective 1 July 2022, Veeam per-socket prices (new licenses and maintenance renewals) will increase by 10-15%. 


Why Veeam Universal Licenses (VUL)?

Veeam have introduced this change to provide future-proof versatility.

Where your data resides can and probably will change over time. Investing in a VUL means you're not investing in a license that you may not be able to use in the future.

VUL gives you the freedom to protect any virtual, physical or cloud workload interchangeably with no additional charges or fees. It is not product, environment or workload specific; it moves easily from physical to virtual to multi-cloud and across Windows, Linux, NAS, VMware, AWS, Azure and beyond. 

VUL advantages:

    • Fully portable - VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, AWS, Azure, Google, Windows Linux, NAS
    • Easy to scale - with OPEX vs CAPEX
    • Simple - one edition with all the features
    • Future proof - all current and future features for one price
Our friends at Veeam have put together a great whitepaper "Top three reasons to adopt universal licensing for all your workloads" that explains why portable licenses are a must for modern business. 


What should I do?

We're here to help you understand your options and work out what's right for you. Ultimately, migrating to VUL is going to be the most beneficial route, but if that's not an option right now talk to your Account Manager before 1 July and we'll help you find a solution that works. 

You can watch the video below to learn more about the licensing transition and the VUL, but if you don't have time for that today don't worry, we've watched it for you and these are the takeaways:

    • The modern workforce demands flexibility. Socket-based licenses aren’t flexible.
    • The VUL provides one edition with all features, and all future features, for one price.
    • New per-socket licenses will no longer be available to customers (except those in MoD/Defence) from 1 July 2022.
    • Veeam will continue to offer support and maintenance for existing per-socket licenses but there will be a price increase on that support and maintenance from 1 July 2022.
    • Existing Veeam Availability Suite™ and Veeam Backup and Replication™ per-socket customers will be able to buy additional per-socket licenses – albeit at an increased price from 1 July 2022 – until 1 January 2023.
    • There is no end date for renewals of perpetual (per-socket) licenses.


Finally, as always, if you'd rather speak to a specialist to talk about your Veeam licensing or your data protection more broadly, we're here for you.

Get in touch with your Account Manager or head on over to the Contact Us page and we'll get right back to you.

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