May 24, 2016

Cloud Restore for ANY Veeam Backup coming in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Posted by Maria Levkina

The second feature announcement of NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 brings the full integration of the previously released stand-alone feature, Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure. This new, fully integrated feature provides businesses with the ability to optimize resource allocation to drive scalability and minimize cost — to efficiently extend Availability to the hybrid cloud.

May 26, 2016

3 unique use cases for using Veeam Cloud Connect

Posted by Joep Piscaer

As the CTO for OGD ict-diensten, a Dutch managed service provider (MSP), I try to spot market opportunities for my region early and often. We live in a new paradigm where software is eating the world, so it’s crucial for me to keep up with new technology whenever and wherever possible. This is why I attended and presented at VeeamON 2015 and learned about the much-anticipated Veeam Availability Suite v9 and all the awesome new features it delivers for MSPs.

May 23, 2016

Reanimating Active Directory tombstone objects: Best practices for AD protection (Part 3)

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

This is the 3rd article from my Active Directory protection series. In the previous one, I covered the domain controller recovery process. However, I believe that is a less common operation when compared to other Active Directory requests system administrators constantly receive. Among those requests, I believe the most frequent is Active Directory objects change.

May 19, 2016

Deep dive VMware performance analysis

Posted by Clint Wyckoff

The best things about virtual computing are its ease of scale, management, portability and consolidation Virtualization also presents unique challenges for the IT team members who ask the following questions:
  • How do I monitor this constantly evolving and changing environment?
  • What metrics are the most important?
  • Do we keep using the legacy tools we're used using?
  • Do I procure something that's purposely built for the virtual infrastructure (VI)?
  • Like most IT decisions, there are pros and cons to each approach, but what if we took a bit of a hybrid approach?
  • What if the VI could be monitored and reported on within an existing toolset?

May 18, 2016

New Free Downloadable Book: DRaaS For Dummies

Posted by Cristian-Antonio Puricica

The For Dummies series from Wiley has been helping millions of people learn the basics of a wide variety of subjects. This time, Veeam and Wiley Brand have teamed up to create DRaaS For Dummies, a book which covers the basics of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS).

May 17, 2016

Datacenter 4.0 – A reference architecture with Cisco, NetApp and Veeam

Posted by Stefan Renner

Today’s business relies on the IT department more than ever. The Internet of Everything (IoE) now requires a fully functioning datacenter to avoid business grinding to a halt, products not reaching the market and services disappearing. It is impossible to meet all user, customer or partner expectations without a fully functioning datacenter, which is the driving force for organizations to modernize and optimize their IT resources.

May 16, 2016

How to recover a Domain Controller: Best practices for AD protection (Part 2)

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

This is the second article from my series on Active Directory (AD) protection with Veeam. In the previous post, I reviewed physical and virtual Domain Controller (DC) backup procedures. Today, I will discuss recovery procedures.

April 27, 2016

Backing up Domain Controller: Best practices for AD protection (Part 1)

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

Microsoft Active Directory is a standard in corporate environments where authentication and central user-management are required. It’s almost impossible to imagine how system administrators would be able to do their jobs effectively if this technology didn’t exist. Not only is Active Directory a great power, but it's also a great responsibility — and it requires spending a lot of time with it in order to maximize its capabilities.

April 26, 2016

Advanced Integration with Nimble Storage coming in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 for VMware!

Posted by Clint Wyckoff

Storage snapshots are an everyday part of the modern data center regardless if you’re the virtualization administrator or the storage professional. One of the most popular requests from the Veeam user community is to bring direct storage integration to their favorite storage vendor array. Today we are happy to announce that in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 we’ll be integrating with Nimble Storage. 

April 25, 2016

The Four Enemies of Availability

Posted by Blake Grantham

It wasn’t all that long ago that data protection was pretty straightforward. You had 12+ hour backup windows to adhere to, nonexistent or “best effort” SLAs and agents galore to support your limited number of applications and operating systems. Those days are over.

IT is changing at an exponential rate. Availability 24.7.365 is now a key requirement in industries that are becoming more competitive by the day. A transformation is occurring that will require your enterprise to adopt recent technologies such as modern storage, virtualization and the cloud in order to modernize your data center – just as you’ve modernized your IT business processes. IT cost reduction is also more important than ever. Sounds easy enough, right?

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