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.

It’s a little over three weeks away from the winter holidays. Very soon, everybody will seem to be running busy, picking up gifts and sending holiday cards in the mail.

That’s why today we’re launching the Veeam Annual Winter Holidays 2016 giveaway! Everybody gets a chance to win one of many prizes, which definitely will make many of you excited like children.

October 27, 2015

VeeamON 2015 Recap

Posted by Maria Levkina

VeeamON 2015 is officially underway here in Las Vegas. Whether you’re at the conference or waiting for recorded videos at home, we have some brief highlights from day one of the conference where overall mantra revolved around data Availability.

Join hundreds of IT pros from all around the globe on Oct. 22 for one of most anticipated events of October — an exclusive preview of Veeam Cloud Connect Replication! (registration for the live event is open) Veeam will be on–the-air with Luca Dell’Oca, Veeam’s service provider evangelist, and the irreplaceable “celebrity” hosts of VeeamLIVE, Jose Mendoza and Shawn Lieu.

In my previous blog post about DRaaS (disaster recovery-as-a-service), I explained how service providers and customers from organizations of all sizes can benefit from using Veeam products and technologies. In this post I’d like to share some key results from several recent surveys performed by Veeam of cloud end users that unveil interesting DRaaS opportunities for service providers who are just thinking about entering DRaaS market.

A few months ago Veeam invited thousands of its contacts to complete an international survey consisting of questions about end user plans around DRaaS. We received more than 900 responses from Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and other regions.

There is a good chance that you’d like to see your business survive any disaster as well as any problems that follow. Moreover, we live in an age when even one hour of downtime is not an option.

While it’s almost impossible to predict what the next disaster will be, it’s possible to prepare for it. To reduce downtime, every company should have a secondary site with a full copy of the production environment. In case of a natural or human-induced disaster, or a failure of the IT environment, when your production is partly or fully not available, you can always switch to the secondary site, ready to be used.

I was fortunate enough to receive a preview copy of several chapters of Microsoft Azure IaaS: Integration, Optimization and Automation, a new book by Anders Bengtsson, Pete Zerger and John McCabe from the Inside the Microsoft Cloud series. I found these chapters to be such a useful source of information that I would be more than happy to purchase my own copy of the book.

Microsoft Azure IaaS: Integration, Optimization and Automation is a 400-page book that provides a technical summary of the latest Microsoft Azure features and capabilities, written specifically for IT pros.

July 31, 2015

Happy SysAdmin Day 2015!

Posted by Maria Levkina

“There are 10 kinds of people who understand binary. Those who do and those who don't.” @LanceCM

Dear SysAdmin,

Today is SysAdmin Day 2015, the 16th annual day of appreciation for system administrators everywhere. Today, we celebrate YOU!

We sincerely hope you’ve felt appreciated throughout the last year, even though we know this might not always be the case. We hope your networks are secure, your servers are available and your endpoints are virus and malware free! To show our thanks for your dedication and hard work (you ROCK!), Veeam is giving away some very cool prizes to 18 lucky admin.

Feel free to share this with your colleagues and friends!

Each year, Veeam has a Customer Satisfaction Survey to gage the satisfaction levels and get the opinion of customers about Veeam products. We also identify strengths and weaknesses in the services we provide with this survey. Our most recent survey was administered from January 2015 to February 2015. We’d like to share some key results and meaningful metrics here.

Disruption may be the norm in the IT business, but Piper Jaffray’s recent survey of storage and data protection vendors highlights a similar disruption.

Piper Jaffray’s survey collected feedback from distributors and resellers in North America and Europe. According to this quarterly report released to its clients recently, when a deal is lost 50% of CommVault resellers cited Veeam as the primary competitor they lose to most frequently in Q4 of 2014, and has been the largest competitive challenge for CommVault 5 out of the last 6 quarters.