In the virtualization and larger IT communities; one thing we all expect is change. That’s the case with 2013 here at Veeam. 2013 was an incredible year, with so much going on; it is very easy to have missed something along the way. Let’s take a look at the year in review here at Veeam.

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Products

From a product perspective, we had a major release for each product:

Version 7 of Veeam Backup & Replication was released in August. This was an incredible release that brought two disruptive innovations, 7 market-leading features and 75+ other enhancements to data protection for VMware and Hyper-V environments. See the Press Release, download a trial or learn more about v7. At the same time, Veeam ONE also was released to version 7 bringing new features to Veeam Backup Management Suite.

Version 7 of Veeam Backup & Replication R2 (Patch 2) was also the first to support backups of VMs running on vSphere 5.5 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, back up VMs running Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1, and install within Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. You can download the R2 update at Veeam KB1831.

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In October, Veeam Management Pack (MP) for VMware v6.5 was released. The MP is a great way to leverage your System Center investment to provide application-to-metal visibility for your VMware vSphere investment. This follows the MP 6.0 release in April. Version 6.5 also introduced a new free MP that will monitor Veeam Backup & Replication inside of System Center. You can read more on the Veeam MP here.

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In February, we also introduced a Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition. This is a great way for mid-size and smaller organizations to protect their data center to object-based cloud storage such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and over 15 other leading cloud storage platforms. See the Press Release or learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition.

Events

Veeam enjoyed sponsoring events around the world in 2013 and we hope to see you at industry events in 2014. In the major events category, you can find us at VMworld, TechEd, and HP Discover globally. Meeting with Veeam at events is a great way to check in on the latest features of the products, attend breakout sessions and get a demo at the Veeam booth. Into 2014, you’ll see us at these events and new major events, such as Cisco Live around the world. We hope to see you there!

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Awards

We would not be Veeam if we didn’t value the community. 2013 saw a number of awards that were both user-nominated and earned from our partner ecosystem. In fact, so many awards it is hard to keep track of them all. We value these very much, and strive to keep our customers, partners and friends of Veeam engaged now and through 2014. Some of the largest awards and the issuing organizations from 2013 include:

Community Choice Awards by Windows IT Pro

 ▪Best of VMworld 2013 User Awards – TechTarget and Users (3 awards)

VMworld Best of Breed Award – Virtualization Review magazine

HP AllianceOne Partner of the Year – HP

Best of TechEd – Windows IT Pro

 

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Click here for the full list of Veeam awards.

New ways to engage with Veeam

imageWe take community involvement seriously, and we’ve added a number of new ways to engage with Veeam. Some may be new to you, so here’s a rundown of some of the new connection points with Veeam:

We’ve introduced an expanded LinkedIn presence including a number of new groups. This includes ProPartner groups, regional user groups and job recruiting groups. Click this LinkedIn Search to see some of the new groups and find one that matches your interests. We also are active on Google+, so feel free to add us to your circles there.

In 2013, we’ve created a Veeam KB Twitter account, follow @VeeamKB for the latest news from support as KB articles are released.

There are a number of new Twitter feeds that are offering localized information for regions around the world. Here are some of the regional Twitter accounts:

@VeeamBenelux: For Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

@Veeam_UKI: For the United Kingdom and Ireland.

@VeeamUG: Veeam User Group events are announced on this feed, mostly North America events.

@VeeamCanada: For Canada.

@Veeam_APAC: For Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Pacific Islands.

@VeeamWhiteboard: Catch up with the latest from the WhiteBoard Friday virtualization show.

@Veeam_EMEA_Jobs: This is the career site for Europe, Middle East and Africa; promoting jobs in that region.

@Veeam_DE: For Germany.

@Veeam_ES: For Spain.

@Veeam_FR: For France.

@Veeam_TR: For Turkey.

@Veeam_IT: For Italy.

@HyperVBear: This bear makes appearances around the world and a funny story is surely not far behind.

@BckpAcademy: Learn more about virtualization and data protection technology with Backup Academy, sponsored by Veeam.

Veeam is active on Facebook, but now here are a number of regional Facebook pages as well, notably Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Turkey and Benelux. We also launched a Pinterest page as well in 2013. 2013 will see us also start a creative offering on Instagram, so stay tuned for more!

As you can see it’s been an incredible year! I hope that your 2013 has been good and that Veeam helps you in your virtualization journey. Happy New Year everyone!

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    Published: December 30, 2013