Karinne Bessette is a Technologist at Veeam within the Product Strategy team based in the United States. Bessette has a strong technical background in network and security with certifications from Cisco for Security (CCNA) and Routing & Switching (CCNA) as well as CompTIA Network+ and Security +. She is well versed in multiple Operating Systems, achieving Linux Professional Institutes Essentials and CompTIA A+ certifications. She has developed project management skills to self-manage tasks in a goal-oriented fashion, obtaining the Project+ from CompTIA. At Veeam, Karinne has worked as a Customer Support Engineer supporting Veeam products. In her time at Veeam she has written and updated documentation, completed VMCE certification, lead a team as a Technical Senior, and has pushed to obtain technical knowledge outside just the scope of her role. Follow Karinne on Twitter or @Veeam.
When coming up with the idea for this topic, I asked myself, "Why would someone need to create a VTL?" For myself, I needed something I could play with in a lab environment without the cost of extra equipment, but this is something you can do in your production environment as well. This article covers how to create a free VTL (virtual tape library) on CentOS 7 and connect it to a Veeam server.