September 17, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup for LabTech goes GA!

Posted by Mike Resseler

Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE, announced a few months ago, is still going strong and we have over 65,000 downloads so far. Not long ago, we announced Windows 10 support with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.1 along with some additional new functionality. We already told you that we were working on integrating with LabTech to allow a lot of  the most requested features become possible ... centralized management, remote deployment and configuration, and reporting.

Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Veeam Endpoint Backup for LabTech. Veeam Endpoint Backup for LabTech, which is comprised of both Veeam Endpoint Backup and the Veeam Endpoint Backup plug-in for LabTech, brings centralized management, remote deployment, remote recoveries, monitoring and more for service providers using the LabTech remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform.

September 16, 2015

New Book on Microsoft Azure IaaS by Anders Bengtsson, John McCabe and Pete Zerger

Posted by Maria Levkina

I was fortunate enough to receive a preview copy of several chapters of Microsoft Azure IaaS: Integration, Optimization and Automation, a new book by Anders Bengtsson, Pete Zerger and John McCabe from the Inside the Microsoft Cloud series. I found these chapters to be such a useful source of information that I would be more than happy to purchase my own copy of the book.

Microsoft Azure IaaS: Integration, Optimization and Automation is a 400-page book that provides a technical summary of the latest Microsoft Azure features and capabilities, written specifically for IT pros. The list of authors consists of three true celebrities in the Microsoft Cloud area:

September 15, 2015

Backup Storage Integration coming in Veeam Availability Suite v9

Posted by Rick Vanover

Backup storage is an essential part of the availability strategy for your modern data center, and we are happy to announce new integration options for a number of different storage systems coming in Veeam Availability Suite v9. Having integration options like this for backup storage will directly help companies in avoiding data loss. These integrations apply to a number of deduplication storage systems and, deduplication is simply a necessity to deal with the growing amount of data in many data centers. Let’s go through each of these integration points in this announcement:

HP StoreOnce Catalyst Integration

The HP StoreOnce deduplication systems are a great fit for many different data management requirements, for example, data archiving. HP StoreOnce is available ranging from HP ...

September 14, 2015

Avoid data loss: Veeam Endpoint Backup vs. CryptoLocker

Posted by Mike Resseler

CryptoLocker has been in the news a lot recently. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it is a Trojan Ransomware that’s specifically targeted to computers running the Windows OS (operating system). There are more variants or clones of this specific Trojan around today, and while not related to the original CryptoLocker, they all basically do the same thing. The name, CryptoLocker, is still used for the different variants, even though they are technically all called Ransomware.

These Trojans can encrypt a certain amount of computer files (mostly based on the file type). They then request a ransom (bitcoins) in exchange for the deciphering key. Even when you successfully remove this Trojan, the files will remain encrypted. ...

September 10, 2015

HP StoreOnce Catalyst integration coming in v9!

Posted by Rick Vanover

Data centers of today are dealing with three serious challenges: 24/7 operations, no patience for downtime or data loss and a growing amount of data. Investments in modern storage systems can help the Always-On Business run and meet these needs, but there is a challenge on where and how we will store backup data for the data center of today.

The natural choice to meet this challenge is to leverage deduplicating storage systems, and HP StoreOnce Catalyst is coming in Veeam Backup & Replication v9 (Part of Veeam Availability Suite). HP StoreOnce Catalyst allows companies to take control of data by providing enhanced backup performance and control for data movement across the enterprise. Let’s identify some key areas where ...

September 9, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup: Metered connection support

Posted by Mike Resseler

If you’re performing a backup over a network, this option is definitely something you need to pay attention to. Feel free to call it a hidden gem, but this tiny checkbox could save you a fortune. Once enabled, it allows Veeam Endpoint Backup Free to automatically detect and suspend a backup whenever metered connection is used whether it is a scheduled or ad-hoc backup.

Why would you want to do that and miss backup schedules? The answer is simple, because of costs. Imagine pushing a large backup to the personal cloud or publicly available backup repository through a limited connection, where you have to pay for every Megabyte. You might get an unpleasant surprise on your monthly bill, especially when ...

September 8, 2015

Veeam Availability on Cisco UCS

Posted by Shawn Lieu

Over the last few months, I have become intimately familiar with the UCS C3160 server. (See Figure 1.) This high-density rack server has 62 drive bays, holds 60 large, form factor (3.5”) hard disk drives and has room for two SSDs. Dual Intel Xeon processors, up to 512 GB of RAM and all of that storage in a 4RU form factor — WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE? The C3160 also has a VIC (virtual interface card) with four 10 GbE ports and a nice RAID controller, with up to 4 GB of battery-backed, write cache. This thing is built to be a performer!

September 3, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup: BitLocker support

Posted by Mike Resseler

Today, more and more devices have BitLocker encryption enabled by default. For instance, every Microsoft Surface tablet has an operating system volume protected by BitLocker out of the box. For this very reason, we decided that that Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE should fully support BitLocker encrypted volumes.

Protecting data

In most cases, you won’t even notice that the volumes are BitLocker is enabled and Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE will perform its duties without any issues. However, you may encounter issues because of source and target volumes being protected.

Imagine the following case: You have both source and target volumes protected. What should you do in order to backup on an encrypted source volume to an encrypted target volume?

September 1, 2015

Recovering the Active Directory Domain Services – Best practices for AD administration. Part 3

Posted by Clint Wyckoff


This blogpost is the third in a three-part series on AD (Active Directory) administration best practices. Have you ever had the horrible realization that you just deleted the wrong computer account from the domain? Or have you ever reset a service-account password for a mission-critical application and the password reset broke an entire application suite and had to rollback? And, worse, you didn't save the old password? Bad moments like these happen to IT pros just like you. The questions are how to recover and do it quickly. Thankfully, you CAN restore service quickly. All you need are the right tools. And I am sure you'd agree that restoring service quickly is A LOT more pleasant than updating ...

August 27, 2015

Veeam Sweeps the Stevie’s! Wins 3 Gold, 2 Silver International Business Awards

Posted by Peter Ruchatz

Executive leadership that supports and empowers its team to execute on initiatives is not just Veeam’s® strategy; it’s the foundation of all highly successful organizations. When I recently learned that Veeam was the recipient of five Stevie International Business Awards, (three Gold awards and two Silver awards), the news was validation that the global business community shares Veeam’s same leadership philosophy of encouraging company innovation and growth.

This forward-thinking style comes directly from the top, which is why I’d like to personally congratulate our CEO, Ratmir Timashev, for his Silver Stevie IBA for Executive of the Year — Computer Services. Ratmir’s leadership has seen Veeam’s bookings and new customers nearly double during 2014. Since the company introduced its first product in ...