NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5 — Early review and beta testing

Last week, Veeam released the beta version of the new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5. It promises a significant improvement over the previous version, starting from easier usability, better performance and improved scalability — all designed for service providers in mind. As usual, I took the new version for an early test run, and we wish to share with you what I found.

Hal Yaman
Posted by Hal Yaman

Published: July 19, 2017

Veeam and Cisco HyperFlex: Integration details and configuration best practices

With Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 we launched our integration with Cisco HyperFlex. The integration leverages our Backup from Storage Snapshot technology to optimize the data transfer for Veeam backups as well as replications. Since then I got a lot of positive feedback and questions around the integration. That’s why I want to answer the most common questions in this blog post. A brief overview on the integration itself was already done by my colleague Michael Cade earlier this year.

Stefan Renner
Posted by Stefan Renner

Published: June 29, 2017

Veeam Backup & Replication is now certified on vSAN

Someone asked me, “What does this mean?” I thought that might be a good place to start this off. VMware vSAN is one of the very exciting features of VMware vSphere in that it provides software defined storage. The power of this is you can install ESXi and vCenter, and if your hosts have a mix of SSD and HD disks or just SSD, you can enable vSAN with only a few clicks and you then have shared storage among all your hosts.

Michael White
Posted by Michael White

Published: June 5, 2017

Veeam VTL to Amazon S3 & Glacier: A cost-effective tape alternative!

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.

Edward Watson
Posted by Edward Watson

Published: May 19, 2017

Day 3 highlights: VeeamON 2017

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.

Published: May 19, 2017

Day 2 highlights: VeeamON 2017

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.

Published: May 17, 2017

Day 1 highlights: VeeamON 2017 Partner Day

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.

Published: May 16, 2017

Avoiding cloud surprises with capacity planning and resource management

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.

Hal Yaman
Posted by Hal Yaman

Published: May 3, 2017

Ransomware resiliency & Availability: The endpoint is a great place to start

Fighting ransomware has become a part of doing business today. Technology professionals around the world are advocating many ways to stay resilient. The most effective method is to have end-user training on how to handle and operate attachments and connectivity to the Internet. One other area to look is frequent endpoint devices: Laptops and PCs.

Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: April 17, 2017