Before we get started, I wanted to share something that I found whilst testing out the beta releases and RC of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. I mentioned whilst running my live Veeam DataLabs: Secure Restore at our Velocity sales and partner event that was also part of our 9.5 update 4 launch event that there was a huge influx of new things you could do with Veeam Backup & Replication and PowerShell Cmdlets. If you want, see for yourself then run the following command this is going to output all of the cmdlets available in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 update 4.Read More →

It’s funny how in the industry some new vendors come into the field and they have the exact same or similar technology that allows you to bring a machine up in minutes or seconds and telling a great story about how this can be used for fast recovery back into production. But also, how this can be used for test and development (because test and development or DevOps is the cool buzz word now) As a technologist it’s great. The more the merrier and the faster we can get data back up and running within an environment the happier the world will be. Veeam haveRead More →

With the recent GA release of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4, the next storage integration also arrived, leveraging the Universal Storage API that was released late 2017 the list continues to grow. Here is an overview of the integration points previously I wrote about. Functionality is covered in the post linked above, I wanted to take this time to highlight the simple process of getting your NetApp HCI or SolidFire storage added within your Veeam Backup & Replication console. Before you begin you need to make sure you have added your vSphere environment this will unlock the Storage Infrastructure tab. This week someRead More →

Object storage doesn’t need to be in the public cloud it can also be on-premises. But there is a strong use case for why people want to be putting their long-term retention backups into object storage. On-Premises Object Storage Introduction Since the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 and the introduction of the Cloud Tier feature, more can be read here on what the premise is here. I have been looking at other options and specifically around on-premises customers a lot of the verticals I am speaking to cannot for various reasons leverage the power of the big hyperscale public cloud providers, butRead More →

After having a super busy week last week and not having much chance to share some of the top stuff Veeam have released with this monster release, I am now back home and can get some content out the door. I wanted this post to touch on some of them top features that are worth taking a deeper look into. External Repository Lots of people are going to be jumping into the new Veeam Backup & Replication console and they are going to see several new “repositories” that can be added to their Veeam Backup Infrastructure. One of them, is the new External Repository. TheRead More →

The usual last blog of the year, highlighting things that have happened, travel, website and twitter stuff. I really do this to highlight to myself how things looked when I get to this point next year and we see some progression in some or all areas. If anyone else finds it interesting, then great stuff. 2017 – Year in Review 2016 – Year in Review 2015 – Year in Review 2014 – Year in Review I also tend to write some sort of predictions for the year ahead in another post, but I did one at the beginning of this year. This is something IRead More →

Closing out my own events season with the final event being NetApp Insight in Barcelona, this blog is something I put together live during the general session. This is a pretty special year for me and NetApp as this marks my 5 years anniversary of being a member of the NetApp A Team. I was lucky enough during the keynote and general session yesterday to have the chance to have my colleague Adam Bergh and fellow 5-year members be interviewed as people were taking their seats during the session. The final general session is normally packed full of technical detail and announcements I am goingRead More →