In efforts to be more agile, businesses are evolving their IT environments to take advantage of highly virtualized, hyper-converged infrastructure. In the process, however, they may well find their legacy backup and recovery tools can’t keep up.Legacy solutions that were born before virtualization are being asked to back up virtual machines and virtualized storage systems, with predictably poor results. Such tools can’t deliver on the recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) that “always-on” businesses demand. This paper describes why enterprises need HCI platforms that are integrated with tools that support reliable backup and recovery for highly virtual environments, while putting a premium on data Availability. That’s exactly what Veeam® and Cisco deliver with the combination of Cisco HyperFlex and Veeam Availability Suite™, a solution purpose-built for a virtual world.