With VeeamON 2017 hastily approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the things you can experience while over in New Orleans for the Availability event of 2017.
The glue to any conference is the content, in the form of the keynote sessions and breakouts. With over 85 breakout sessions and different tracks, including technical, business, alliances, ProPartner and cloud tracks, there is sure to be something for everyone.
The breakouts will be presented by a mixture of our very own Veeam experts, IT community pros, Alliance partners and, of course, our Veeam customers. They will be touching on various topics around the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud, best practices and some real-life scenarios.
My recommendations on sessions would be the following that span over all the different tracks available.
First and foremost, don’t miss the VeeamON 2017 keynote session to learn additional details on how the NEW Veeam Availability Suite v10 will dramatically expand the protected data footprint, enabling you to protect all of your enterprise workloads with a single product!
The topic of ransomware is another session that is a recommendation. This will be presented by Rick Vanover, director of technical product marketing and Brian Maher, senior manager of alliance marketing.
From the cloud track, don’t miss the New Playbook for VCSP Partners session on Partner Day to learn about the latest Veeam products and product releases. This session will be presented by Paul Mattes, vice president of global cloud group and Danny Allen, vice president of cloud & alliance strategy.
My team, the Technical Product Marketing Team, is also contributing to that plethora of content with some of our own sessions, teaming up with the Product Management Team and our Alliance peers to deliver some deep-dive information on how our Availability message is achieved.
Community is very close and important to us at Veeam. My team has a strong focus on our community advocates and engaging in community events. Another key part to any event in our industry is interacting with people, networking and hearing other community member’s stories. If I was going to pick out three areas of community that you should interact with, they are below.
The Veeam Vanguards are the Veeam Community Advocates. Some of these guys work for our partners, alliances and customers. They interact by different ways and means from blogging about technical process within our software or from answering other community queries on our forums. Most of the group will be with us in New Orleans so be sure to hunt them down and have a chat with them.
You can get familiar with the current class of Vanguards along with their pictures and profile details in advance so you can easily find them at the event.
Existing Veeam customers and partners
Another great angle is the mixture of end users and partners, and getting that interaction with these is a priceless combination. Share your thoughts and feedback with your industry peers.
The Veeam Community Podcast will be on the road capturing as much content as possible while we get the chance to interact with our IT community. If you see myself or Clint and you have something to say, then please come on over.
You will find yourself among IT pros, industry leaders and Veeam experts — the perfect environment for Veeam solutions learning. In case you are already a VMCE, you can attend the brand new VMCE-Advanced: Design & Optimization v1 (VMCE-ADO) course.
This year at VeeamON 2017, you will also have the chance to sit the exam on site while at the event. All training sessions will be running prior to the event, so you will not have to miss any of that great content.
Anybody looking to get through the free online training offered by Veeam can visit Veeam University, where you will find all the online free resource to set you in good stead as you move through the more complexed certification process.
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Author: Michael Cade
Michael Cade is an IT Professional with over 10 years of industry experience with a key focus on Data Center technologies including Virtualization, NetApp Storage and Cisco Data Center. Michael is very active around the social media sphere blogging and tweeting relevant technical content. Michael... More