We seem to be heading fast toward VeeamON 2019, this year our conference heads to Miami and none other than the famous Fontainebleau Miami Beach luxury hotel and resort. I have never been to Miami, so I am really looking forward to being there but also there is nothing quite like the VeeamON feeling and that of your own conference.
The conference officially runs from May 20th to May 22nd all in the same resort. But the fun actually starts on the Saturday for the die-hard techies heading out to Miami they will be starting their VMCE course that runs from Saturday to Monday before the conference kicks off with a welcome reception on the Monday evening.
We then have two full days of conference, breakout sessions and general sessions both of which I am going to get into more detail on later on.
Obviously, it wouldn’t be a Veeam conference if we didn’t have the famous Veeam party to close out the conference, pretty excited to see Flo-Rida perform.
My Breakout picks for the conference
We have I think 60+ breakout sessions this year, lots of technical content, business decision maker content, alliance content it’s a full-blown packed agenda of sessions and I have no doubt that everyone has put an enormous effort in to get the right content for the audience.
The length of the sessions are 45 minutes, I think this is a great move as this means the content needs to be on point and resonating with the audience but also not too long to lose interest. An attendee can hit 7 breakout sessions, so you have to choose carefully and plan your agenda accordingly with that in mind. Below are some of my picks.
There is an App for the event you can grab that will show all the other sessions and what else is happening during the event.
1. To Download the app, search for CrowdCompass AttendeeHub in the App Store or Google Play.
2. Once downloaded, search the app for VeeamON 2019 Miami event.
3. Log in to the VeeamON Event with the same First and Last name you used to register for VeeamON
I am pretty sure I won’t get to attend many of these sessions, unless I am presenting so anyone reading this, I would love an overview of the sessions you attend.
10:20 – 11:05
Cumulonimbus – Cloud Tier Deep Dive & Best Practices – intrigued by what Cumulonimbus means but also the level of technical differentiation we have with our Cloud Tier feature that landed in the early part of 2019 is well worth seeing.
11:25 – 12:10
From the Architect’s Desk: Sizing of Veeam Backup & Replication, Proxies and Repositories – Now I have seen the presentation for this, and I know that this is going to get quickly get pretty technically deep, well worth the spot.
13:30 – 14:15
NetApp and Veeam: Deep Dive Into How Snapshots and Secondary Storage Can Help You Get More Out of Backup – This seems to be the Alliance 45 minutes, I am going to highlight the NetApp & Veeam story as one to attend, the end to end capabilities we have with NetApp is truly worth seeing.
09:15 – 10:00
Activate Your Data with Veeam DataLabs – of course I am going to kick start day 2 with this one, and I will be making this one. I will be presenting on an end to end overview of Veeam DataLabs, what it is and how you can use it.
11:50 – 12:35
Now at this time there is a top-secret session and I cannot divulge what that is going to be about but that might be worth attending if there is room.
Architecture, Installation and Design for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 – This one will be a full on deep dive into Veeam offering with Office 365 and if this is your world or is going to be soon then it’s worth knowing how the parts fit together and how to architect VBO for your environment.
14:00 – 14:45
Veeam ONE 9.5 U4 Part 1: Monitor, Veeam Intelligent Diagnostics and Business View – Veeam ONE got a lot of love with the most recent release but it’s always been such a great product and really opens up the visibility into your whole environment not just your backup infrastructure.
Also, this slot has a session on Veeam Explorers another capability that is such a powerful differentiator and worth understanding some of the tips and tricks there.
15:05 – 15:50
Veeam ONE 9.5 U4 Part 2: Reporter, Heatmaps and Custom Reports – this is part two of the previous session so if that one got your interest then carry on listening to what can be done with Veeam ONE.
How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Tape Media – There you go I have done it. I have suggested a tape session, and why not it’s still a massive strategy within many IT environments and still many require tape functionality this session will take a look into what Veeam is doing around Tape.
Technology General Session
The thing I want to close on is the Technology General Session where we will be live streaming out beyond the audience that are with us in Miami and we will be showing some technical demos. We then have an exclusive second half of the session where the stream will be turned off and we will share some of the futures that Veeam have coming later on in the year or sooner. This session will be live streamed from 15:30 Miami time.
With that I hope to see some of you there, if you are then don’t be shy and say hi, I will be the guy scrambling around between sessions and other matters probably wearing a funky vZilla t shirt or hopefully something if they arrive in time before I leave.
Hope you have a great VeeamON