Way back when Veeam Backup & Replication v10 was released, there was a lot of new features and functionalities focused around the Linux ecosystem, this ranged from the ability to now leverage Linux Proxies in hot add mode to protect your VMware virtualised environment, on top of that the ability to use NFS repositories, well this was possible pre v10 but it required a middle man to achieve this, the middle man I mention is where we required a Linux server to write the data to the NFS share, ideal for some smaller NAS devices. VIX for Linux was another important feature for file levelRead More →

I think it is fair to say, the public cloud is very much in everyone’s mind when looking at an IT refresh or how you approach the constant requirement to innovate on where you enable your business to do more. A constant conversation we are having is around the ability to send workloads to the cloud by using our Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure or AWS, taking care of the conversion process and configuration migration. The most common use case to date has been around performing testing against specific application stacks. Then it comes down to data recovery, for example if you have a failureRead More →

For those interested in Configuration Management and those that are looking to use these tools to also set established rules from which your infrastructure management software should adhere to including your backup software for creation, deployment, maintenance and deletion. There has been an on going community project happening where the CHEF Cookbook that was released firstly back in 2018 has been maintained mostly by one contributor Jeremy Goodrum and you will find his other contributions over on his GitHub. You can find some further deep dive into why we chose CHEF over other configuration management options at the time and walk you through the keyRead More →

The ways in which you can deploy Veeam Backup & Replication and all Veeam products for that matter is vast. You could just take the ISO and install on the physical or virtual and click next, next, and you can be protecting your workloads and data within 15 minutes. This is the same software regardless of the size of your environment, no where flexibility in deployment does become a challenge is when you have many sites that require their own Veeam Backup & Replication configuration. This is where automation plays a huge part in this story, the great thing about Veeam is that it isRead More →

The releases just keep coming from Veeam this year, we have seen releases to the flagship products within the Veeam Availability Suite which consist of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE, releases for your Cloud IaaS backup requirements with offerings for both AWS and Azure. SaaS backup aimed at Microsoft Office 365. Business continuity and disaster recovery with Veeam Availability Orchestrator and that’s just the big releases. There have also been some updates. 10a released today, and this release concentrates on and addresses issues reported by customers, but it wouldn’t be a Veeam release if it did not contain some new features and functionality.Read More →

In recent years, On-Demand Labs have become an important part in our IT industry to train employees but also to run customer demos and get hands-on experience. One of the most innovative and capable On-Demand Labs is Cisco’s dCloud. Cisco dCloud is a huge catalog of demos, trainings and sandboxes for every Cisco architecture that are fully scripted. The customizable environments are available almost instantly in the cloud. It’s very easy to work with and to get started all you need is a Cisco account. That’s why I’m more than happy to let you know that as of mid-November we provide you a with fullRead More →