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 →

This morning on the final day of NetApp Insight 2017 in Las Vegas, it was announced in the General Session that Veeam would be added to the NetApp global price list. Here is the executive blog from Veeam – https://www.veeam.com/executive-blog/direct-integration-with-netapp-ontap.html From my point of view being a bit of a NetApp fanboi this is pretty special, we have some pretty deep integration with NetApp ONTAP systems today already but now to bundle Veeam licensing with any ONTAP solution and allowing NetApp sales and partners to easily order this bundle from one location. It’s not just about that integration though, we still have some other stickyRead More →

This morning in the General Session at NetApp Insight 2017 in Las Vegas, NetApp announced ONTAP 9.3 In todays IT world that is ever-changing there are a number of issue areas that most companies are facing. Shrinking pool of admin resources Data Center costs Security Data mobility These issues really play into the overarching vision from NetApp the Data Fabric by offering the following as well as ONTAP being able to aleviate some of the challenges above. Simplicity Automated Efficiencies Security Enhancements Performance Optimizations FlexGroup Volumes The first area that is worth mentioning is the FlexGroup volumes. FlexGroup volumes offer 2-6 times the performance forRead More →

What’s great about the E2800? A good while ago now I put a post together about some great target storage repositories these included Cloud Integrated Storage, The Cisco C Class range which now the S3260 is a great “Appliance” one stop shop for compute and high density storage and the post regarding a SAN backup appliance. Each have their own use cases and rights and maybe if you are interested we can have a discussion on those use cases and where you would see one over the other etc. I am talking about the blog post I put together regarding the NetApp E2700 or inRead More →

This trip has been like no other, the other 5 times to Vegas this year have been pretty uneventful. Currently sat in the General session at NetApp Insight, to begin with i thought continuing with the conference was a disrespectful act based on the tragedy that had happened on Sunday evening. But actually i now realise that this was the right thing to do. George Kurian the NetApp CEO opened things up saying about the fact that the show must go on. I am going to try to be as active on here as possible and get some good information out there in regards toRead More →

Why am I writing this, well in less than 24 hours I will be travelling over to Las Vegas for NetApp Insight 2017, and coming toward the end of the year I will have worked with NetApp technologies for 10 Years! To say I have been a bit of a fanboi might be pushing it a little. During these 10 years I have been involved from a support perspective on a helpdesk, Design & Implementations for small and large global infrastructures and now I work for a vendor that is strategically positioned and partnered with NetApp. Also along the way I became a member ofRead More →