Edge & IoT Edge Computing is here and is going to be coming faster and harder as we move into 2020, the requirement for businesses to get processing functions to the specific location where it is needed at the edge of a company network in locations such as traditionally could be called Remote Offices but realistically this could now be a windfarm and IoT devices living on each wind turbine. This craze and adoption will have to come with some serious investment around network architecture and how this is dealt with. 5G will contribute massively here also. What is Edge computing and why it mattersRead More →

Time for a new calendar! Last year went incredibly fast, I think I must be getting old because I remember my parents saying these years are going so fast and I was like not really, I have all the time in the world… oh well now we are saying the same thing. 2019 has been an incredibly busy year for me from a travel perspective and events, some milestones and challenges encountered and conquered but overall a good year, I think. These sorts of posts are actually for myself to look back on, but it also seems that some people do have some level ofRead More →

This post will continue from part 1 and will cover protecting the VBO Server in AWS with Veeam Backup for AWS and bringing it back to vSphere on premises. We now have our VBO server running as an Amazon EC2 instance and continued protection of our Microsoft Office 365 environment. What if we wanted to move that back on premises? The last thing we did was confirmed that we had a successful backup of our Microsoft Office 365 environment, this was covered in part 1. Veeam Backup for AWS (FREE) I actually wrote about this a few weeks back, introducing the latest product release intoRead More →

How do we backup the backup? Veeam have a solution to that as well, although today the Veeam Backup for Office 365 product is separate to the flagship product Veeam Backup & Replication, they still have the same simple and easy to approach to boring backup. Our customers running Veeam Backup for Office 365 they are most likely today to be running the software within their datacentre running as a virtual machine most likely on VMware vSphere. Because of that scenario we can leverage Veeam Backup & Replication to perform a backup of that machine and that opens the doors to lots of possibilities. VeeamRead More →

Taking a backup is just the start, it’s always been the insurance policy for your data or infrastructure, that doesn’t change when it comes to SaaS based workloads. Why do we need to protect Microsoft Office 365? Well because it’s your data, Microsoft are not backing that up. I will argue with anyone that thinks a litigation hold is a backup, the same as I would argue with anyone that thinks a snapshot is a backup.. If you right click on your organisation or you select the Explore button from the top ribbon then you can then start looking into the restore options around ExchangeRead More →

Ok so we made it this far, it’s time to create a backup. Being 3 posts in and only now talking about backup makes it sound like this is really long winded this is not the case at all, all of this process was completed in less than an hour. Head back to the “organizations” section of your console and select Backup. Very simply add a name and description for your backup job. Our first choice is do you want to backup the entire organisation or a subset of users. I have one user in my organisation so that makes my selection easy. The nextRead More →

In the previous post we went through the super simple process of getting Veeam Backup for Office 365 installed. This post will touch on more of the components and how to get things configured in the v4 product where we have the option now to send our backups directly to Object Storage. This post will walk through the configuration steps. The screen below is what you will see when you open the console and connect to a brand-new installation. The first task we have to perform is adding an organisation. Here we can add an Office 365 organisation but this product will also allow forRead More →

Before we get going, I have a confession to make, this is my second time of installing Veeam Backup for Office 365, the first time was v1.5 and now we fast forward to v4. The gap in releases is really fast though so I am not too far behind. In true Veeam fashion the installation is super simple. Download the bits you need from veeam.com in the download you will find the Veeam Backup for Office 365 installer along with the Exchange and SharePoint explorers. I should mention the system requirements here also but I would also refer you to the user guide which IRead More →

At AWS ReInvent this week Veeam announced and released the free version of the Veeam Backup for AWS. The free version is only the start and expect to see additional versions later on down the line, and in particular where the product integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication for those customers that have a hybrid cloud approach. What is Veeam Backup for AWS Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition and subsequent versions are available within the AWS Marketplace. The FREE edition allows you to protect 10 Amazon EC2 instances using native EBS snapshots and then tier those snapshots to an Amazon S3 repository. Within theRead More →

I last wrote something about Veeam Backup for Office 365 back when version 2 was released. Version 2 extended the ability to protect not only Exchange online but also into SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. You can if you really want read back here. This was released July 24, 2018 and we are now up to version 4. Version 3 just to play catch up can be found here The payload for v3 was in a quick recap, Improved security with multi-factor authentication support Enhanced visibility Simplified management for larger environments Flexible retention options Which then leads us up to now, last week VeeamRead More →