How to enable rapid patch testing with backups and Veeam DataLabs

Unfortunately, bad patches are something everyone has experienced at one point or another. Just take the most recent example of the Microsoft Windows October 2018 Update that impacted both desktop and server versions of Windows. Unfortunately, this update resulted in missing files for impacted systems, and has temporarily been paused as Microsoft investigates.

Because of incidents like this, organizations are often seldom to quickly adopt patches. This is one of the reasons the WannaCry ransomware was so impactful. Unpatched systems introduce risk into environments, as new exploits for old problems are on the rise. In order to patch a system, organizations must first do two things, back up the systems to be patched, and perform patch testing.

Published: October 10, 2018

How to Build a Failover Plan in Veeam Availability Orchestrator

One of the most important components of Veeam Availability Orchestrator is the Failover Plan. The Failover Plan is an essential part of an organization’s disaster recovery plan. It contains the virtual machines to be protected, what steps to take during recovery, and other important information. Now, we are going to take a look at the step-by-step process to creating your disaster recovery plan with Veeam Availability Orchestrator.

Published: August 7, 2018

Understanding Veeam Availability Orchestrator terminology

When it comes to creating disaster recovery (DR) plans, Veeam Availability Orchestrator makes it easy to ensure data availability when disaster strikes. Beyond creating what we call a Failover Plan, we also ensure that our DR plans are tested successfully on a regular basis, with the documentation to prove it. Now, let's take a look at common terms we use when speaking about availability.

Published: July 19, 2018

How to maximize your profit from Disaster Recovery investment

Sometimes, it can be difficult to get budget to enhance or upgrade Disaster Recovery (DR) resources. Organizations are hesitant to spend money on things that do not get used often, or even at all if you are lucky. Unfortunately, in today’s IT climate, DR is more important than ever, but how do you increase its value even more? Let's find out.

Published: May 29, 2018