For many of us, August brought vacation, tasty food and probably a short break from self-education. Now it’s a good time to continue your studies.

If you want to deploy, administer and manage the infrastructure in your organization as a successful technologist, check out these free training materials the Veeam Team provided last month.

An introduction to virtualization

Are you a beginner in the way of virtualization? Watch this “level-101” educational video for IT pros where MCITP Chris Henley:

  • Defines virtualization and describes its benefits over traditional approaches
  • Describes VM architecture and hypervisor design principles
  • Talks about 2014 virtualization trends

Watch this 50-minute video


Getting started with Exchange 2013

Wondering how to get started with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013? Our system engineers, Niels Engelen (@NielsEngelen) and Johan Huttenga (@JohanHuttenga), recorded a 50-minute tutorial for you. Watch it to learn more about:

  • Exchange 2013 architecture (architecture history, an overview of main components, DAGs, management tools)
  • Deployment planning (prerequisites, patching, virtualization considerations)
  • Installing Exchange 2013 (demo)

Watch the video

A quick reminder: Only six days left to sign up for the second free webinar out of the three-episode series: Managing your Exchange architecture (Sep. 4th @ 11:00am CEST). Register today!


Virtualizing Exchange 2013 - the right way

Thinking about virtualizing your Microsoft Exchange Server? This 21-page PDF might be a good start. In this paper, Tony Redmond, MVP and author of 13 books, tells about:

  • His recommendations for Exchange 2013 deployment (Exchange virtualization – to be or not to be?)
  • Exchange support for virtualization technologies (from the point of view of storage, clustering, memory, etc.)
  • Operational considerations (upgrades, backups, etc.)

Read this 21-page expert guide


Software-based WAN acceleration 101

Software-based WAN acceleration is all about getting backup files offsite when the bandwidth is limited. For example, Veeam’s built-in WAN acceleration is designed for image-based backups and optimized for its own file format.

Watch this video where Veeam expert Chris Henley explains what software-based WAN acceleration is, how it works and how you can use it in Veeam Backup & Replication.

Watch the Software-based WAN acceleration 101 video


Nutanix and Veeam Backup & Replication for Hyper-V: Best Practices

Veeam expert Luca Dell’Oca and Nutanix engineer Derek Seaman created a 24-page overview of the joint Veeam + Nutanix solution, including:

  • Architecture (components, deployment model, restore options)
  • Configuration details
  • Best practices

If you plan to use Veeam and Nutanix in your environment at the same time, this PDF might be very helpful.

Download the PDF



VMworld in San Francisco was a great event for Veeam’s customers and partners. Thousands of people came by the Veeam booth for the latest on Veeam’s products and attended our famous party. We had two key sessions, which will be offered at VMworld Barcelona as well:

Additionally, Veeam’s CEO Ratmir Timashev was featured in the CUBE by Silicon Angle. You can watch his interview here.

Rounding out VMworld, we had one Instagram photo featuring our sessions (be sure to follow Veeam on Instagram at @Veeam_Software), the booth and the party. You can see many more great VMworld photos by using the #VMworld Instagram hashtag.

Veeam at VMworld 2014



Speaking of key events, have you heard about VeeamON? Veeam is offering the industry’s premier data center availability event this October in Las Vegas. We’ve added key content to the VeeamON website including:


Bonus announcement: Canadian MVP Community Days on Sep. 22-29, 2014

Attention, Canadian readers! Free registration for MVP Days Community Road Show, which will be held on Sept. 22 – Sept. 29, is open. Locations include Saskatoon, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Join industry experts for a one-day event to discuss first-hand experience in cloud, virtualization, mobility and management.

More information, topics and registration is available at


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