Top 5 sessions

Veeam Support vs. Ransomware

Session code: VT201
Veeam Support handles customers impacted by ransomware on a nearly daily basis. This presentation is intended to review some of the variety of ransomware we are seeing from a support perspective, as well as detail some experiences with customers. We will be covering how Veeam Support handles ransomware attacks and how to protect oneself appropriately as this type of threat continues to develop.
Ben Milligan
Ben Milligan

Director, Customer Support - Americas
Veeam Software

Twitter: @BenMilligan 

Ben Milligan is the director of Veeam® Support for the Americas and was the first support engineer based in the United States for Veeam Software in 2008.
Mike Zolkin
Mike Zolkin

Regional Director, Support
Veeam Software

Twitter: @MikeZolkin 

Mike Zolkin is the regional technical support director for EMEA and APAC at Veeam.
Technical (200-level / High level)|Veeam Backup & Replication|Backup storage systemsPrimary storage systemsNetworkingVMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-VCloud systems, physical server, workstation and endpoint technologies

Top 15 Easy Performance Optimizations

Session code: VT306
Whether you are about to deploy a new environment or are already using Veeam Backup & Replication™, there are many small optimizations to be made that will have a high impact on the performance on your Availability solution. When upgrading to the latest version, many new features will be available, but not enabled unless you know which checkboxes to tick or which settings to adjust. Join us in this presentation as we guide you through these top 15 easy performance optimizations tweaks and explain the impacts they will have and how they will benefit your environment.
Rasmus Haslund
Rasmus Haslund

Principal Technologist
Veeam Software

Twitter: @Haslund 

Rasmus Haslund has been working in IT for more than 10 years, in roles such as IT administrator, consultant, system engineer and instructor. He is all about community and is on the leadership teams for Veeam® User Group Denmark and VMware User Group Denmark in his spare time. In his previous job, Rasmus was teaching Veeam Certified Engineer classes since the beginning with Veeam Availability SuiteTM v7 up to v9, and many VMware classes. Today, he is the global technical owner of the Veeam Certified Engineer program. You can also find him blogging on http://www.perfectcloud.org
Irina Lentsner
Irina Lentsner

Cloud Systems Engineer EMEA
Veeam Software
Irina is a senior system engineer at Veeam and focuses on cloud programming and solutions for service providers. She started with the company as a support engineer for Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM & Veeam Management PackTM products when the whole support department consisted of only four people. Irina is a VMware Certified Professional, Veeam Certified Engineer and keen on new cloud technologies.
Technical (300-level / Architecture)|Veeam Backup & Replication|VMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-V

Tools and Practices for Sizing, Planning and Maintaining Veeam Deployments

Session code: VT311

There are big differences when it comes to deploying and maintaining a Veeam architecture for large environments, and a lot of best practices to consider. We have several tools available that can be used to make this decision-making process easier that have evolved over the years. This is a must-attend session for Veeam Certified Architects (VMCAs) and anyone interested in solution architecture. We will cover:

  • The available toolset: Automated data gathering, assisted decision making and sizing for Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM, Veeam ONETM and Veeam Management PackTM (MP)
  • Current standards and practices around Veeam deployment: Automated data gathering, informed decision making and sizing for Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE and Veeam Management Pack.
Johan Huttenga
Johan Huttenga

Solutions Architect
Veeam Software

Twitter: @johanhuttenga 

Johan Huttenga is a solution architect for Veeam® Software, specializing in integration and automation, providing consulting and training for partners and customers. Assisting with architecture, deployment, automation — scripting and programming — and anything in between.
Timothy Dewin
Timothy Dewin

Sr. Systems Engineer
Veeam Software

Twitter: @tdewin 

Timothy is a senior systems architect for Veeam's Benelux region. Timothy is also the creator of the recovery point simulator (http://rps.dewin.me).
Preben Berg
Preben Berg

CTO
CLOUDIO A/S

Twitter: @PoulPreben 

Preben Berg is the CTO at ScaleOut, delivering manged services, consultancy and trainings for some of the largest Veeam customers across Europe. Preben also co-authored the e-book "Best Practices for Veeam Backup & Replication", and has a strong focus on scalability, maintainability and automation.
Technical (300-level / Architecture)|Veeam Backup & Replication|Backup storage systemsPrimary storage systemsVMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-VCloud systems, physical server, workstation and endpoint technologies

What’s New with Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0

Session code: VT312
Are you running applications in the cloud? Do you still have some remaining physical servers? Do you struggle to ensure Availability of your mobile workforce? Join Veeam technical evangelist Clint Wyckoff and Dmitry Popov from product management as they dive deep into the installation, management and recovery options that the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows provide. After this session, you will have the knowledge and skills required to manually install, automate the installation and configuration deployment. You will also have the knowledge to manage and perform advanced recovery utilizing Veeam.
Dmitry Popov
Dmitry Popov

Senior Analyst
Veeam Software
Dmitry is a senior analyst on the Veeam® product management team, mainly focused on Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows (successor of Veeam Endpoint BackupTM) product and Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM tape support. Before joining Veeam, Dmitry spent more than 10 years in various IT roles working for Blackberry, Intermedia and Rusal.
Clint Wyckoff
Clint Wyckoff

Technical Evangelist
Veeam Software

Twitter: @ClintWyckoff 

Clint Wyckoff is a global technical evangelist at Veeam® with a focus on all things Microsoft. He is an avid technologist and virtualization fanatic with more than a decade of enterprise data center architecture experience. Clint is an energetic and engaging speaker and places a large emphasis on solving the real-world challenges IT professionals face. Additionally, he is a 2x Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a 2x VMware vExpert, as well as a Cisco Champion. Clint is also a Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Technical (300-level / Architecture)|Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows|VMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-V

Backup Repository Best Practices: 2017 Edition

Session code: VT402
Backup storage is the central part of any backup strategy that can lead your efforts to either complete success or complete failure. And yet, backup storage impact is always heavily underestimated by users. In this session, you’ll learn about the most typical mistakes observed in the past nine years by over 230,000 users deploying and using Veeam Backup & Replication™, so you can avoid the same mistakes. You’ll learn how Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 has completely changed the game for many Veeam users with its advanced ReFS integration — and get a sneak peek of how v10 is going to dramatically expand your backup storage options. Finally, Anton will share lots of interesting (and sometimes scary) statistics we’ve picked up from support log mining that may change your attitude on backup storage forever!
Anton Gostev
Anton Gostev

VP of Product Management
Veeam Software

Twitter: @gostev 

Anton is responsible for strategic planning and technical direction for Veeam® offerings. He is well known in the IT community for speaking at various conferences and leading the Veeam Community Forums - a popular virtualization and data protection board with tens of thousands of registered members. Anton’s IT background includes positions in software development (five years), software analysis and program management (five years), and in product management since 2008. The software products Anton has managed during his career have won over 70 major industry awards. Anton has also been awarded multiple patents, as well as the titles of VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management.
Technical (400-level / Internals)|Veeam Backup & Replication|VMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-V