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 →

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 →

Announced at the end of August at VMworld in Las Vegas was VMware on AWS, nothing new here as this was spoken about a year ago, but things are now moving towards being available. From the small bit of exposure, I have seen it really does look like they have done a great job in making things seamless between an on premises vSphere deployment and the new vSphere offering on AWS. Let’s firstly look at what VMC looks like. What do you get if you want to spin this up? Minimum 4 ESXi Hosts 36 Cores, 512GB RAM 8x2TB NVMe SSD for vSAN HA, vMotion,Read More →

My First VMworld This was my first ever VMworld considering I have held my VCP and been a member of the vExpert community for several years. When I was telling people this they were shocked. It just so happens that over the course of the last 10 years I have either been transitioning or just not in the list to attend. I wanted to put this post together really to one remind me of what went on but also to give some insight into what sessions were attended if anyone wanted to take a watch when they become available. Saturday It did not disappoint! IRead More →

Availability for AWS Introduction I wanted to wrap this week up with a bit of an overview on the newly announced Veeam Availability for AWS. The official landing page on Veeam is here. More and more people are moving some form of workload into the public cloud our ability to now deploy our agents into those supported Operating Systems is one way to protect those workloads. However the agent is not always going to be the option, especially if the instance is not a supported OS or it shouldn’t be an agent based approach. This is where the partnership with N2W Software has come inRead More →

Storage Integration is an ever expanding feature set with Veeam. The ability to leverage production storage snapshots offloading performance down from the VMware environment to that storage layer and then give Veeam customers the ability to Backup & Restore from, Orchestrate Application aware consistent snapshots and also leverage those performant and storage efficient snapshots to better leverage that investment. It wont come as any surprise that Veeam announced last week at VeeamON. Three new storage integrations, with IBM, Lenovo and Infinidat. IBM was announced back in August 2016 but seeing the demo on stage made it all real. Universal Storage API Setup In terms ofRead More →

For those of you lucky enough to have attended VeeamON in New Orleans, Wednesday you would have heard the announcement for the new Archive Tier. You would have probably also seen both of my demos on the mainstage. One thing I must note is that the screen shots below are from a pre-alpha build and all options are subject to change. What is it? The archive tier that will be one of the many features in Veeam Backup & Replication version 10. The Archive Tier which is an extension of the scale out backup repository released in v9 allows for automatically moving the oldest backupRead More →

There was that much information and announcements to come from VeeamON 2017 that I decided to split things up into two parts. EcoSystem Partner Announcements StarWind VTL Tape is still a requirement in a number of environments, to virtualise the legacy tape infrastructure to remove that physical pain point is exactly what StarWind has done. This new release from StarWind allows veeam to see this disk based storage to see as a tape library, this then allows for a replication task to copy backup files or tier those backup files to Amazon S3 and/or Glacier. This is available NOW. I know I need to getRead More →

The week after the week before, last week it was our VeeamON event in New Orleans, I have to say this was my first own conference and boy did I get through some steps on my fitbit. An amazing oppurtunity for me to be able to speak on the main stage in both of the general sessions, as well as present with a few friends of mine within our industry. But lets get into the meat of the burger. I want to take this time to outline ALL of those announcements that were made regarding Veeam Availability Suite v10, ecosystem partner integrations and other cloudRead More →

Welcome back to this 2 part blog covering the session I did in Manchester for the UK Veeam User Group. vSphere Web Client The Veeam vSphere Web Client is for sure a hidden little gem, it allows vSphere administrators to really see the level of Availability of their vSphere environment. Providing a cool dashboard showing an overview of virtual machiens, processed VMs, backup repositories and job statistics. I suggest anybody out there with a vSphere environment and Veeam to get this installed and have a play. It does require Enterprise Manager for the deployment as you will see in the video along with the greatRead More →