Veeam Executive Blog

Jason Buffington

Jason Buffington,
VP, Solutions Strategy

The race to zero downtime and zero data loss

Today, we continue with our six-week series of vlogs.

It wasn’t that many years ago that recovery time was measured in days (or partial days), whereas data loss was rigidly aligned to nightly backup or up to a day of loss. That isn’t true anymore.

Simply put, backup is the foundation of any data protection, recovery, retention, and availability strategy — but backup alone isn’t enough. Instead, organizations need to combine backups, snapshots, and replication within a holistic strategy (and within consistent policies), regardless of where ...

Published: April 16, 2019

When you modernize production,
you must modernize protection

We are starting a new six-week vlog series based on interpreting some industry research that I helped deliver prior to me joining Veeam last year. With thirty years in the data protection industry and the last seven as an industry analyst, I’m going to examine some concepts and research data, and hopefully make it actionable for you.

This week, we’re looking at why “Improving backup” is on most organization’s top ten IT spends within their data center strategies every year.

Published: April 9, 2019

Why IT doesn’t modernize data protection

What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

 

For far too many organizations, the main reason they don’t modernize IT architectures as fast they probably should is a failure to communicate. Even for something as simple as backup, it stands like this:

  • Technology professionals think in terms of IT capabilities, such as the protection or restoration of data, and discuss those capabilities through terms like Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
  • Business or operations stakeholders focus on their teams’ productivity ...

Published: April 4, 2019

The future of data protection is data management

In this last installment of the series, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:

Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ

Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG

This week, we’re talking about how the future of data protection is data management:

  • “Y” should your data protection strategy evolve
  • What should data management really look like

Published: March 12, 2019

Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy

Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:

Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ

Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG

This week, we’re talking about using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy:

  • There is no such thing as THE cloud
  • How cloud services should expand your data protection strategy
  • Consider agility and mobility ...

Published: February 26, 2019

The data protection landscape

For the next few weeks, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:

Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ

Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG

This week, we’re talking about the landscape of data protection vendors, without the “quadrants”:

  • Discussing legacy vendors and noisy startups
  • What multi-cloud really should mean from a data protection strategy
  • What does ...

Published: February 13, 2019

Veeam innovation continues

At our Velocity 2019 event last week, we celebrated four Veeam partners who developed some really great solutions that are powered by Veeam technologies. Our most heartfelt congratulations and thanks to each of these Veeam Innovation Award (VIA) recipients. If you haven’t seen them yet, please check out the short videos of each VIA partner and their solutions:

 

Published: February 4, 2019

VOTE NOW for the “Best of Show” among the Veeam Innovation Awards 2019 partners

Later this month, Veeam will be celebrating the first of two rounds of Veeam Innovation Awards (VIA’s). At Velocity 2019, our annual internal kickoff and partner enablement event, we’ll be celebrating four Veeam partners who have built some truly great offerings:

  • iLand helps their customers be successful with Disaster Recovery through “an A to Z approach” for onboarding customers, assessing their SLA expectations, bandwidth capabilities, and retention/replication policies. With Veeam 9.5 U4, iLand is taking their solution further with vulnerability and compliance assessments, as well as ...

Published: January 15, 2019

Veeam Innovation Awards for 2019

Building on the success of the inaugural Veeam Innovation Awards (VIAs) at VeeamON 2018, where we recognized partners who were developing solutions that were powered by Veeam, we are announcing open submissions for Veeam Innovation Awards 2019.

The top three solutions will be awarded VIAs at Veeam’s Velocity event in January 2019 in Orlando, Florida. These three VIA winners will be notified of their selection on November 15th and Veeam will help the three VIA winners in developing videos and ensuring their ability to join us ...

Published: October 3, 2018