VeeamON Miami is under way! On Monday, we hosted the VeeamON 2019 Welcome Reception, which was a great start to the VeeamON 2019 event, where we are welcoming a full house of customers and partners.
The first full day was also packed with key announcements, new Veeam technologies and an awesome agenda of breakouts for attendees. Here is a rundown of Tuesday’s news:
- Veeam momentum: Veeam Surpasses $1 Billion in Bookings as It Accelerates Cloud Data Management Leadership
- Veeam unveils new “with Veeam” program to accelerate customer time-to-value and enable secondary storage solutions
- Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2: New Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 Brings Enterprise-Grade Disaster Recovery Capabilities to Organizations of All Sizes
The general session also featured key perspectives from Veeam co-founder Ratmir Timashev on Veeam’s momentum, customer testimonials and some key focus on Microsoft. Veeam Vice President, Global Business & Corporate Development Carey Stanton welcomed Tad Brockway, corporate vice president for Azure Storage, Media, and Edge platform team at Microsoft.
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We also had a very special general session focused on technology, both already existing and coming soon. In this session, Veeam Product Strategy and R&D gave a number of key overviews of the new Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 general availability announcement, Veeam Availability Console and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. New capabilities were shown for Veeam Availability Suite, as well as new technologies for Microsoft Azure.
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However, the key part of the event for attendees is the breakouts! This year, the breakout menu features technical topics making up 80% of the breakouts delivered by Veeam. Everything from best practices, worst practices, how-to tips and more has been covered. Today had presentations from Platinum Sponsors, Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft Azure, ExaGrid and IBM Cloud. Here are two slides from Veeam presentations that I found compelling:
“From the Architect’s Desk: Sizing of Veeam Backup & Replication, Proxies and Repositories”
This session was presented by Tim Smith, a solutions architect based in the US (Tim also runs the Tim’s Tech Thoughts blog and is on Twitter at: Tsmith_co). Here is one slide where Tim outlines the sizing of the Veeam backup server for 2,000 VMs with eight jobs (just as an example). This is important as sizing goes all the way through the environment: backup server, proxies, repositories, etc.
“Let’s Manage Agents”
This session was presented by Dmitry Popov, senior analyst, product management in charge of products, including Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Here is one slide where Dmitry shows a cool tip where unmanaged agents (where agents running without a license in free mode will show up) can be put into a protection group to have centralized management and a schedule:
For attendees of the event, you will be able to access the recording of these and all other sessions. More information will be sent as a follow-up email for the replay information.
Check out this recap video by our senior global technologists Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade:
We will have more content tomorrow as well! I’ll be posting another blog with a recap from today’s event. For those of you at the event, be sure to use the hashtag #VeeamON to share your experiences!