This will be my first Cloud Field Day, I wasn’t lucky enough to attend as a delegate, I put this down to the fact that I managed to get myself into vendor land around the same time I was really putting a lot of effort into this blog and other social media facets. However, I have been a huge fan of the Tech Field Day brand and I would often find myself keeping a keen eye on the various sessions that were happening throughout the year. Ever need to see in a few short videos what a company is doing in a space, then TechRead More →

ONTAP 9.5 went GA a few weeks back, waking up this morning to see the weekly digest from Anton Gostev mentioning the support for ONTAP 9.5 with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a. This will not support the new feature released with ONTAP 9.5 synchronous SnapMirror. I have been preaching the powers of NetApp & Veeam for a few years now, but if you have not seen the power of the integration between the two vendors then I am going to summarise everything in this post here today. Explorer Let’s start with the free stuff you can do with Veeam in a NetApp ONTAPRead More →

    Introducing Veeam Community Edition, a FREE version of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE with limited capabilities. (but not that limited, more on that later) The Community Edition allows for 10 instances free of charge. What is an Instance?   With the release of update 4 there was also a new type of license released from Veeam, an instance can be any of the following Physical, VMware, Hyper-V and AWS workloads, on premises and across public clouds. Regardless of where that workload is running you have the ability to protect it using the Veeam software. Lots of benefits from this such asRead More →

Spoiler Alert: Veeam first entered the world of protecting physical workloads back in 2015 with the v1 release of Veeam Agent for Windows v1 and then a year or so later the Veeam Agent for Linux v1 was released. Don’t get me wrong this wasn’t the first to market when it comes to backing up physical workloads but once again certain vendors in the industry are making out, they are doing something differently, they are not. Release information: 04/14/2015:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v1 08/06/2015:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 1.1 03/17/2016:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 1.5 05/11/2017:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft WindowsRead More →

Before we get started, I wanted to share something that I found whilst testing out the beta releases and RC of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. I mentioned whilst running my live Veeam DataLabs: Secure Restore at our Velocity sales and partner event that was also part of our 9.5 update 4 launch event that there was a huge influx of new things you could do with Veeam Backup & Replication and PowerShell Cmdlets. If you want, see for yourself then run the following command this is going to output all of the cmdlets available in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 update 4.Read More →

It’s funny how in the industry some new vendors come into the field and they have the exact same or similar technology that allows you to bring a machine up in minutes or seconds and telling a great story about how this can be used for fast recovery back into production. But also, how this can be used for test and development (because test and development or DevOps is the cool buzz word now) As a technologist it’s great. The more the merrier and the faster we can get data back up and running within an environment the happier the world will be. Veeam haveRead More →

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 →

Object storage doesn’t need to be in the public cloud it can also be on-premises. But there is a strong use case for why people want to be putting their long-term retention backups into object storage. On-Premises Object Storage Introduction Since the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 and the introduction of the Cloud Tier feature, more can be read here on what the premise is here. I have been looking at other options and specifically around on-premises customers a lot of the verticals I am speaking to cannot for various reasons leverage the power of the big hyperscale public cloud providers, butRead More →

After having a super busy week last week and not having much chance to share some of the top stuff Veeam have released with this monster release, I am now back home and can get some content out the door. I wanted this post to touch on some of them top features that are worth taking a deeper look into. External Repository Lots of people are going to be jumping into the new Veeam Backup & Replication console and they are going to see several new “repositories” that can be added to their Veeam Backup Infrastructure. One of them, is the new External Repository. TheRead More →

Closing out my own events season with the final event being NetApp Insight in Barcelona, this blog is something I put together live during the general session. This is a pretty special year for me and NetApp as this marks my 5 years anniversary of being a member of the NetApp A Team. I was lucky enough during the keynote and general session yesterday to have the chance to have my colleague Adam Bergh and fellow 5-year members be interviewed as people were taking their seats during the session. The final general session is normally packed full of technical detail and announcements I am goingRead More →