Win a trip to Miami for VeeamON 2019!

Get ready for May — VeeamON is coming to Miami! Back for a fifth installment, the premier conference for Intelligent Data Management will bring together IT professionals from all around the globe to discover the latest news in Availability through inspiring breakout sessions, presentations and networking.

Published: December 4, 2018

Failover Cluster newest features in Windows Server 2016

Microsoft pushes Failover Cluster’s abilities every year. Its latest additions with Windows Server 2016 are quite extensive and very exciting! I will take you through these cool new features in this blog post and show you how they will improve your cluster’s functionality.

Published: September 12, 2017

New Hyper-V 2016 features that you should know about

In the previous article, Mike went over the most exciting new features of Hyper-V 2016 TP4 at the time. However, since its Technical Preview stages it went through some changes and not every feature made it to the GA in its initial form or intended way. Windows Server 2016 has been fully available since the end of 2016 and there were some features left out in the article that are still interesting and quite important.

Published: August 1, 2017

Latest updates on Hyper-V 2016 production checkpoints

Windows Server 2016 has been generally available since late 2016. Here at Veeam, we’ve built in integration with several of the key Windows Server 2016 features in our latest release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5. In this featured blog post, I will discuss a new feature within Hyper-V called Production Checkpoints, and tell you how it will impact your Veeam Backup & Replication jobs.

Published: April 11, 2017

How to measure and report the Windows Server uptime

Server uptime defines high Availability, there’s no denial of that. To ensure that all the critical services are available for customers, you need to provide a near-continuous uptime of your infrastructure. Inability to do so will result in a downtime that will cost you real money. But that’s not the only application of an uptime measurement. Read on to learn how you can create server uptime reports that will help you to improve your infrastructure.

Published: March 9, 2017

Best practices in cloud-powered data protection

Whether you’re planning to join the world of cloud computing or already taking advantage of its benefits, there are some great options available when it comes to being able to protect your data in the cloud. As you look into cloud data protection, it’s important to know exactly why it makes sense for so many organizations and be aware of the use cases of existing cloud users.

Published: February 6, 2017

Cloud backup customization

Cloud is a viable option for many use cases, including but not limited to storage, critical workload management, disaster recovery and much more. And as we have covered in our previous concerns related to this series, it can also be made secure, reasonably priced, and migration can be simplified. We found one of the major cloud concerns in last year’s end user survey to be customization. Let’s dive into where customization and the cloud meet.

Published: January 24, 2017

Migrating to the cloud

In this cloud blog series, we’ve talked about how secure backups can be in a cloud environment and what the cost may be of not leveraging the potential of DRaaS. The next step would be to start thinking about how to migrate your infrastructure or backups/replicas to the cloud and at what scale it has to be done. We will review the main points that you need to consider and check prior to initiating your move into the world of cloud.

Published: December 21, 2016

The price of Cloud Backup and DRaaS

Cloud computing is hardly a new player of the IT world. Its ever-growing market share and popularity within the IT community derives from combining flexible prices with the Always-On Availability of infrastructure resources. It brings out a whole new world of possibilities for your business, while reducing the long-term costs of maintaining your own infrastructure. Yet, despite the obvious cost advantages of moving data to the cloud, pricing is still a top concern, as Veeam discovered from our recent 2016 cloud end-user survey (see chart below).

Published: November 22, 2016

How to move a VMware VM from one datastore to another WITHOUT VMware Storage vMotion

Not every infrastructure requires multiple hosts to sustain your production environment, let alone enterprise licenses with features you don’t really need. That is where VMware Essentials Kit license steps in, providing cover for all of your basic needs and saving you quite a few bucks. But even the simplest setups may have to be reconfigured or adjusted further down the line. And, as the title says, you are now set with the task of moving a VM from one datastore to another.

Published: October 13, 2016