Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champion) is the director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick’s IT experience includes system administration and IT management; with virtualization being the central theme of his career recently. Follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover or @Veeam.
A little over four years ago, Veeam introduced the Scale-out Backup Repository. Since that time, we increased its capabilities most recently with the Veeam Cloud Tier. If you’re not using the Scale-out backup repository, you should be. I’ll explain why.
I recently had a situation where I was discussing a scenario with Veeam Backup & Replication deployed completely in the public cloud. In fact, many organizations have the Veeam Backup & Replication server in the cloud and are managing either AWS EC2 or Azure VM backups with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux. In this situation, there was a discussion about managing the hive scripts that are part of the AWS EMR cluster. I offered a simple solution: the Veeam File Copy Job.
I am often asked to explain why we here at Veeam have implemented the storage plug-ins and it is a simple answer: to deliver solutions faster to customers! By having storage integrations outside of product release requirements our partners can help innovate and customers can benefit with a better backup experience and amazing recovery. The latest storage plug-in is now available for the Western Digital IntelliFlash array.
Veeam has always taken platform support seriously. Whether it’s the latest hypervisor, storage system or a Windows operating system. Both Windows Server and Windows desktop operating systems have very broad support with Veeam, and I recently just did some work around Windows Server 2019 and I am happy to say that Veeam fully supports the newest Microsoft data center operating system.
This year’s VeeamON was epic, if I do say so myself. Our fifth event was in my opinion our best yet. In this post, I’ll recap a few key takeaways of the event and set the stage for what’s next for Veeam regarding events and product updates.
As we wrap up VeeamON 2019, the event has brought so many great experiences to many people. Customers and partners from all over the world have joined us and are ready to tackle their biggest Availability challenges. Some highlights from Wednesday at VeeamON 2019 include a strong lineup of breakout content, the Veeam Innovation Awards and the closing party.
VeeamON Miami is under way! Last night, we hosted the VeeamON 2019 Welcome Reception, which was a great start to the VeeamON 2019 event, where we are welcoming a full house of customers and partners. The first full day was also packed with key announcements, new Veeam technologies and an awesome agenda of breakouts for attendees. Here is a rundown of today’s news.
One of the things I love is how fast we can add storage integrations with the Veeam Universal Storage API. This framework was introduced with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 and has allowed Veeam and our alliance partners to rapidly add new supported storage systems. Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX and AF are the newest systems to be supported with a Veeam plug-in.
Let’s take a look at application-level monitoring in Veeam ONE. This capability is inside of Veeam ONE Monitor, which is my personal favorite “part” of Veeam ONE. I’ve always said with Veeam ONE, “I guarantee that Veeam ONE will tell you something about your environment that you didn't know, but need to fix.” And with application-level monitoring, the story is stronger than ever.
Heatmaps are part of Veeam ONE Reporter and do an outstanding job of giving an at-a-glance view of the backup infrastructure that can help you quickly view if the environment is performing both as expected AND as you designed it. Let’s dig into the new heatmaps.