I have been meaning to write this for a while, I spend a lot of time on a plane and one of the best things I find to pass the time is watching TV shows / series on my iPad. Now I don’t just go after Tech shows but given the industry we are in they do become quite enjoyable to watch. These call outs are in no order at all, I actually expect most of you would have seen the large majority of them. The IT crowd  The IT crowd was probably the first IT related show I at least saw on TV. “InRead More →

Kubernetes also known as K8 was built by Google based on their experience of running containers in production it is now an open source project and is arguably best and most popular container orchestration technologies out there. In this post I want to share some of my #SummerLearning project and try to explain Kubernetes at a high level. My first observation is that Kubernetes is the buzz at the moment but in order to understand Kubernetes we have to understand two other areas first, Containers and Orchestration. Containers The Container technology I chose to try and learn over the summer was Docker, but we probablyRead More →

I have recently been testing and working through some scenarios where I require the NFS client on a Windows machine to access some NAS shares over the NFS protocol, not much has changed I believe between Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 but thought it might help some to see how easy it is to get going. I am picking up at this stage with my fully patched and ready to go Windows Server running 2019. As mentioned previously I want to use this machine to access my NFS share which doesn’t matter what it is or what it is for but this WindowsRead More →

Quite often it’s easy to forget some of the ground-breaking things we have been doing over the years. I am sure you have all seen the reverse roadmap from Veeam stating all the great things that have been released, changed the way we move data around from a protection point of view and also interacted with our data for different use cases. One of these topics and features is around the Data transport modes available in Veeam Backup & Replication that allow us to move data from production to our backup storage as fast as possible. Most people I expect leave the setting when configuringRead More →

Anyone else feel like they have more Slack channels than they do hot dinners in a week? Yep. Me too! Slack was a game changer for me it was a door opener to a remote team and communication became so much easier than email and even Skype. But it also has or had it’s moments of being an absolute drain on time. I want to touch on 5 things that either will help you in your Slack bubble or just show you that you might be spending too much time in a Slack bubble. 1. The problem with Slack Lets start off with what isRead More →

Yesterday I posted the What is NetApp StorageGRID post and normally in true Simon Sinek fashion I would or maybe should have started with the Why… but 24 hours later here you go with the why. As Duncan Moore would say this is the best kept secret at NetApp. It is as described before their Object Storage offering. I first want to point out the obvious and something we hear in every vendor meeting or conference “business” breakout and that’s how about trends or about the challenge of data management. We are the same at Veeam we have a lovely slide that outlines this, andRead More →

What is NetApp StorageGRID WebScale? Well it is NetApp’s software-defined unstructured data management platform. Or from NetApp themselves “StorageGRID is a software-defined, object-based storage platform that provides intelligent policy-driven data management.” Deployment   NetApp StorageGRID can be deployed a number of ways, this is one of the biggest advantages of being software defined, the ability to be deployed as a Docker container, within VMware environments or as an engineered appliance is all possible. This also allows for a mix and match approach to where and what is deployed in each location, you can choose to deploy differently in each location.   Scale & Service  Read More →

Introduction On May 30th, 2019 a small update was released by Veeam for the product Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV 1.0. this update contains some bug fixes that will improve performance but also could improve your day to day management of the proxy appliance and your Nutanix AHV backups. The release notes can be found at the bottom of this post. Minor fixes You can see from the release notes linked below the detailed improvements that have been made but a summarised list of those are as follows: Update 2 includes: Improved backup performance and optimal operation In some cases, the proxy appliance would scheduleRead More →

Today Veeam made generally available 4 new updates for 4 of the major components of the Veeam Availability Platform. Veeam Availability Suite that consists of both Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE both have their 9.5 update 3 update that I will touch on further down in the post. The agents for both Windows and Linux also get an update release. This shortly after the GA of the Veeam Availability Console release a couple of weeks back. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 Touted as the “biggest release” in Veeam’s history, and it’s just an update release, Built-In Agent Management The much anticipatedRead More →