VeeamON 2015 is officially underway here in Las Vegas. Whether you’re at the conference or waiting for recorded videos at home, we have some brief highlights from day one of the conference where overall mantra revolved around data Availability.

Monday was a pre-conference education day, focused on Veeam partners. In case you missed it, there was a BIG announcement made by Ratmir Timashev, Veeam’s President and CEO, during the general session. Veeam is launching a new solution called Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers, which gives service providers and resellers that want to become service providers easy-to-use and Affordable Veeam-powered backup services solutions. Mike Resseler shed some light on the technical side and showed the UI of the new product. You can learn more from his blog post, Announcement: Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers (and resellers!)

VeeamON 2015 Recap – Day One - Ratmir Timashev

Ratmir also said that Veeam Availability Suite v9 is probably one of the most important versions in the history of Veeam — it will deliver hundreds of new features and capabilities demanded by our core customers. Version 9 will be available later this year.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions were also full. You physically cannot attend all of them (there are five tracks in parallel), so I only had the chance to attend just a few:

  • Technical Deep Dive – What’s New in v9: Anton Gostev, VP of Product Management, and Jeff Crum, Director of Global Product Marketing, introduced v9's new features and enhancements around primary and secondary storage integration, major additions to our Veeam Explorers line, new enterprise-focused functionality and much more.
  • Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE: Tips and Tricks: Mike Resseler, Veeam Product Strategy Specialist, showed guests the most used functionality and the hidden gems in the powerful Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, like backup to USB rotated drives, bare metal recovery to dissimilar hardware, dynamic volume restore and more.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication Worst Practices: Tom Sightler, Veeam Principal Solutions Architect, talked about common deployment mistakes that can lead to bad experiences for Veeam Backup & Replication users and shared some horror stories from the field.​
  • Monitoring Virtualization in System Center: 5 Things You Must Know: During the session Mike Stafford, Dave Kawula and Clint Wyckoff addressed lots of challenges, including what you should monitor, the meaning of received numbers, ways to prevent finger-pointing between virtualization and application support teams and much more.

A short video sharing very energetic atmosphere and great time on the conference:

Some photos are below. You can find more of them on our Facebook page.

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Tweets from day one:

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@vPeteWalker

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Stay tuned for more highlights - follow @Veeam on Twitter and on Facebook and check out #VeeamON to join the conversation.

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