Veeam Executive Blog

Rick Vanover

Rick Vanover,
Director of Product Strategy

3 Essential characteristics of managing planned downtime

Downtime can be an unpopular topic in regards to keeping IT services available today. But downtime does need to happen, whether it is to avoid an outage pre-emptively (such as an upcoming weather disaster) or to do much-needed maintenance and modernizations of critical systems. Whatever the reason, planned downtime does need to happen.

Everyone knows that unplanned downtime is not a popular topic, and the 2017 Veeam Availability report proves it! Modern enterprises can schedule downtime, and it can be an investment to ...

Published: October 10, 2017

Saying thank you the right way, on SysAdmin Day

Friday, July 28 is System Administrator Appreciation Day. At Veeam Software, where Availability is key, we want to take a moment to truly recognize and thank the IT professionals that keep our data and applications Available 24.7.365.

Given the date is also the launch of The Emoji Movie, there’s no better way to potentially show what’s going on inside the head of our superhero sysadmins as they answer not only the tough 1f4aa-1f3fc, but often absurd ...

Published: July 28, 2017

VeeamON 2017 breakouts: the BEST content for everyone

In one of my roles at Veeam, I have the privilege of working on the core team at VeeamON. 2017 marks the third VeeamON global event, and I’m more excited than ever for this year’s event. At current count, we have 88 breakouts that bring the full scope of content needed to allow organizations of all types to Experience Availability.

For the decision maker, I would like to highlight the business tracks (designated with “VB” in the track numbers). The business tracks are a ...

Published: April 24, 2017

Ransomware Survey: By the Numbers

If one thing has the attention of IT decision makers worldwide, it is the risk of ransomware. We frequently see headlines on outages caused by ransomware and the reality is that this is a big problem for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Veeam has taken ransomware seriously for a while now . We’ve incorporated features into products, as well as started recommending technical practices and designs to provide resiliency to recover, should there be an incident. We took an additional step and tried to quantify ...

Published: December 12, 2016