How to orchestrate application recovery from backup

In Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2, we have two types of Orchestration Plans. First, the Failover Plan we all know and love, which quickly brings your replicas online.

With the introduction of Restore Plans, you can now orchestrate restores from backups with ease. This is a game changer as it means orchestrated DR isn’t just for enterprises or the most mission-critical of VMs — it’s for all organizations, all applications and all data. Using the same, simple wizard, building a Restore Plan is quick and easy. Let’s take a walk through that process.

Published: November 5, 2019

Setting up vSphere RBAC for self-service backup portal

Wouldn’t it be great to empower VMware vSphere users to take control of their backups and restores with a self-service portal? The good news is you can as of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. This feature is great because it eliminates operational overhead and allows users to get exactly what they want when they want it. It is a perfect augmentation for any development team taking advantage of VMware vSphere virtual machines.

Published: June 4, 2019

New era of Intelligent Diagnostics

One of the most interesting new features of Veeam ONE 9.5 U4 is Veeam Intelligent Diagnostics. Think of Veeam Intelligent Diagnostics as the entity watching over your Veeam Backup & Replication environment so you don’t have to. Wouldn’t it be great for potential issues to fix themselves before they cause problems? Veeam Intelligent Diagnostics enables just that.

Published: March 11, 2019

Why it’s so easy to get started with Veeam

When I first started working with Veeam Software before becoming a Veeam Vanguard and joining the Veeam Product Strategy Team, one of the things that was so appealing is that it's so easy to get started with and use.

Before I knew it, I was backing up and restoring virtual machines with ease. Now, I want to take a closer look at what makes Veeam products so approachable.

Published: December 12, 2018

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