What if I suggested putting Flash into your backup target? This is exactly what Nimble Storage has done with the recent release of their Secondary Flash array.

Adding a flash tier can offer some great additional advantages to certain Veeam features and functionality when it comes to backup, but mainly recovery.

Today most big storage providers offer some form of long-term physical tape library storage, which enables customers to utilize a cost-efficient cold storage option. But, there can be a few key issues faced with physical tape library storage. The first is complexity that surrounds exportation and management. The second is the cost of upgrading – old tapes are slow and unreliable but new ones are not cheap.

Yesterday was the final day of VeeamON 2017. What an amazing experience! It has been terrific to see old friends and to get to know new ones in New Orleans this year. Over 2,500 attendees attended for three action-packed days (or five days for the VMCE class participants), networking with and hearing from IT pros, IT executives and Veeam experts.

The second day for the 3,000+ attendees at VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans started with a general session, divided in two parts. First, Co-CEO and President Peter McKay and Veeam co-founder Ratmir Timashev presented Our Digital Future.

The presentation was a testimonial to Veeam’s innovative products, which are all designed to ensure Availability for the hybrid cloud.

VeeamON 2017 is finally underway in New Orleans! We have three very exciting days to look forward to, including break-out sessions, technical deep dives and industry-renowned speakers and experts from across the world. This is truly THE Availability event of the year!

Today was the first day of VeeamON 2017 and it was entirely focused on partners and how Veeam works together with them to provide the best Availability solutions on the market. Co-CEO and President Peter McKay opened the event this year with his keynote address, Embrace the Future with Veeam.

Veeam and Conversational Geeks collaborated to publish Conversational Ransomware Defense and Survival, an e-book that illustrates the fundamentals for ransomware preparation, protection and recovery. As the title suggests, the book is written in a conversational tone, so it’s easy to read and it addresses both the unlucky ones who have already struggled with ransomware and those who are willing to learn more about this cybersecurity threat.

VeeamON 2017 is right around the corner, 8 days to be exact. The event begins on May 16 in New Orleans, LA! Personally, I have been very busy preparing my three breakout sessions and all of the demos, as well as all of the social media activities I’m involved in. If you’re a returning VeeamON veteran, welcome back, but if you’re a newbie to VeeamON, don’t be shy – my ask of you is quite simple — come prepared to achieve three key tasks:

1. Learn

2. Connect

3. Interact

Let’s touch on how these tasks can be achieved in a fun way!

As a flight instructor, I always advise my students to avoid the cumulonimbus cloud, which is associated with thunderstorms that create unpredictable conditions and make flying difficult and dangerous. Throughout a 100 years of aviation history, flying in or near this type of weather often makes headlines in the news; with some instances worse than others.

When discussing cloud strategies with Veeam customers, from migration to data backup to the cloud, I am reminded of the unpredictable weather conditions associated with flying in the clouds, especially when a customer raises a concern about the cost of cloud computing.

With VeeamON 2017 hastily approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the things you can experience while over in New Orleans for the Availability event of 2017.