Why hybrid cloud is the new normal for enterprises

We are living in times when it’s hard to imagine our lives without technology. Our center of command is sitting in our pockets, and we are just a few taps away from booking a flight, checking our bank account or reading the news about our favorite football team. Our fast pace of life demands uninterrupted access to each application on any type of device from everywhere. Therefore, organizations need not only speed and versatility, they also need what we call Availability.

Published: September 20, 2017

Veeam for the Microsoft Cloud at Microsoft Ignite

Greetings fellow IT professionals! After more than 20 years of TechEd in the late spring and early summer, Microsoft will give us Microsoft Ignite (formerly TechEd) in the fall from Sept. 25 – 29, 2017 in beautiful Orlando, Florida. I am so excited to get together with 10,000 of my closest IT friends at the Orange County Convention Center and talk about the amazing emerging technologies and innovations that will change the shape of our world for the foreseeable future.

Chris Henley
Posted by Chris Henley

Published: September 6, 2017

Conversational Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: FREE e-books

Here at Veeam, we understand how important your data is and how it can affect your organization if it’s unavailable. The link between IT systems and the success of each business, no matter the industry, is undoubtable. Unexpected disruptions come in many shapes and forms, from human error, to malicious attacks, to fire, floods or natural disasters. Having a strong Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan can prove vital.

Published: September 5, 2017

Ransomware payments: Funding the business of cybercrime

If you were considering becoming a cybercriminal or were perhaps a traditional villain looking to upgrade your skills for the 21st century, I’m sure your business model of choice would be running a ransomware operation. You would, thanks to the simplicity of platforms like Ransomware as a Service and the willingness of victims to pay ransomware fees, be running a very successful business — albeit an illegal business — in a matter of days or weeks. Such is the ongoing success of ransomware as a means of extorting money from victims.

Published: September 4, 2017

How to get a free Veeam NFR key

Here at Veeam, we are passionate about helping people learn to do awesome things with their virtual environment. One of the best ways to learn is from your own experience, which is why we give certified IT pros FREE NFR keys.

Here’s how you can get a free Veeam NFR license key.

Maria Levkina
Posted by Maria Levkina

Published: August 24, 2017

The VCSP opportunity with Veeam Agent for Windows

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 has the ability to back up directly to Veeam Cloud Connect repositories without any additional investments from the VCSP. It just works as part of any existing Cloud Connect Backup infrastructure built on Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2. As we did with Cloud Connect Backup and then Cloud Connect Replication in resolving the complexity around getting virtual machine backups, backup copy jobs and replicas up into a cloud platform, we have now resolved the complexity of getting physical servers and workstations as well as cloud-based Windows instances into cloud environments operated by our VCSP partners.
Anthony Spiteri
Posted by Anthony Spiteri

Published: August 21, 2017

Why snapshots alone are not backups

Having a clear picture of what VM snapshots and backups can do for you is critical when your data is at stake. To dispel any doubts, snapshots are NOT backups. They are two different processes designed to address different needs. Today, I’m going to explain the discrepancy between VM snapshots and backups and provide you with a few scenarios where each of them best fits.

While it is true that many Veeam products will use a snapshot as part of a backup — a snapshot by itself is not a backup. This logic applies to VMware VM snapshots, Hyper-V checkpoints and storage snapshots as well.

Published: August 15, 2017

Get the most of your VMware alarms with Veeam ONE

Monitoring data center performance is an essential part of every IT administrator’s job that shouldn’t be overlooked. There are many avenues you can go down when looking at a tool to help monitor performance, but with Veeam, you can do this with Veeam ONE. Veeam ONE has many capabilities, but one of the most important features is the alarm it triggers when part of your virtual environment isn’t working as it should. Pre-built alarms included in Veeam ONE keep IT administrators up-to-date on the operations and issues occurring in their environment in real-time.

Kirsten Stoner
Posted by Kirsten Stoner

Published: August 10, 2017

File inclusions and exclusions explained with Veeam Backup & Replication

A few years ago, the file exclusion engine was introduced to Veeam Backup & Replication. This was primarily meant to handle situations such as a large set file data that you didn’t need in an image-based backup. One example I had users liked was a SQL Server (especially before Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server) that had SQL Server DBAs performing SQL Server Agent jobs or SQL Server Maintenance Plans to export flat backups on disk and transaction log exports.

Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: August 8, 2017