Key takeaways from VeeamON 2018: Hyper-Availability is the new black

VeeamON 2018 is still fresh in my memory after three busy, yet inspiring conference days in Chicago, IL. Over 2,200 attendees from all around the world attended VeeamON 2018, and I had the chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones as well. There were many things to learn, discover and experience during the conference. Here are the most important moments from VeeamON 2018.

New messaging

As we step forward into the enterprise neighborhood, during VeeamON Chicago, we introduced our new messaging and vision: To be the most trusted provider of Intelligent Data Management solutions to meet the expectations of a world that demands the Hyper-Availability of data. This mindset shift reflects the new way organizations deal with data, which is growing rapidly, is crucial for business and is highly distributed across many different platforms and infrastructures. Therefore, enterprise data requires a new solution, one that is able to transition from traditional policy-based data management to a more behavior-based system.

These are the five stages of the journey to Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise:

Veeam Innovation Awards

The inaugural edition of the Veeam Innovation Awards took place during VeeamON in Chicago. We celebrated several organizations that were innovative while providing state-of-the-art Veeam-powered solutions for enterprises across the globe. The winners were iland, Merrimac Solutions, Probax and SIS. To find out more about the Veeam Innovation Awards 2018, check out this blog post.

Net Promoter Score update

We announced our current Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 73. The research was conducted by an independent third-party vendor and is 3.5x the industry average, showing immense satisfaction from our customers, the core of our business!


My favorite sessions at VeeamON 2018 were Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 3650, both What’s New and Deep Dive, held by Mike Resseler and Kostya Yasyuk. Microsoft Office 365 is a great tool that most of us use on a daily basis, and big things are coming in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0:

  • NEW Data protection for OneDrive for Business — fast, efficient backup of Office 365 OneDrive for Business accounts with the ability to restore and export files and folders (including OneNote notebooks) with the NEW Veeam Explorer for Microsoft OneDrive
  • NEW Data protection for SharePoint — The ability to back up SharePoint Online and SharePoint on premises with fast, flexible recovery of SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists with the already-familiar Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint now built-in
  • ENHANCED Major ease-of-use and backup flexibility improvements in a newly redesigned job wizard to make setup, search and maintaining visibility into your data easier than ever
  • NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Free Edition

It’s important to know that Microsoft’s responsibility is the Office 365 infrastructure, and the data remains the customer’s responsibility. Backing up Office 365 data is about integrity, compliance and having access to and control of data.

Hands-on lab

During the event, when I wasn’t attending sessions, you could find me in the Expo Hall, attending live demos at our sponsors’ booths, engaging in conversations with other IT fellows or challenging people to table tennis. Another point of interest at the Expo Hall was the Hands-On Lab, where attendees came to see the Veeam solutions in action.

Did you miss VeeamON 2018, but you are still interested in experiencing the event? No problem — you can replay the general sessions and watch the VeeamON 2018 recap from Veeam LIVE.

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