v10 Update: On Demand Recovery with Cloud Tier and VMware Cloud on AWS

With the release of v10 of Backup & Replication came significant enhancements to the Cloud Tier. As I wrote about here, we introduced Copy Policy, Immutability and Object Storage Import into v10. This added to the capabilities found in 9.5 Update 4 release. Last year, we released the first version of the On Demand Recovery […] Read More

v10 for Service Providers – vCloud Director 10.0 Support and Self Service Portal Enhancements

Veeam Backup & Replication v10 has been Generally Available since mid Feburary and last week I posted a What’s in it for Service Providers overview blog post. In that post I briefly outlined all the new features and enhancements in v10 as it related to our Veeam Cloud and Service Providers. As mentioned each new […] Read More

Backup & Replication v10 – What’s In It For Service Providers

For more than ten years Veeam has supported our service provider partners by delivering industry-leading, innovative features that allows them to build service offerings underpinned by Veeam products and technologies. This extends to the Veeam Platform as a whole. Many of the features and enhancements that we have released over that time have been leveraged […] Read More

COVID-19 – Impact, Working from Home Tips and some Thoughts on the Mass Hysteria

The world has lost its proverbial you know what! We are living through a historic event, triggered by the fear of the unknown. That unknown is the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s caused mass hysteria all around the world the likes of which recent generations haven’t really experienced. Societies general reaction to this has been concerning… and […] Read More

Never Deploy Backup Proxies Manually Again With Infrastructure as Code!

My recent obsession with automation and Infrastructure as Code in general has resulted in a lot of efficiencies in my day to day work life. Where I used to deploy Windows Templates manually through vSphere, I now use Terraform to handle repeatable deployments of lab server instances. I use Ansible and Chocolatey to install and […] Read More

Quick Post – Executing PowerShell through Guest Customizations with Terraform

Bootstrapping Windows during automated deployments is one of the more frustrating aspects of working with templates that are being deployed by Infrastructure as Code toolsets. When I say bootstrapping, i’m talking about executing post deployment actions on templates such as configuring WinRM or setting Windows Firewall settings to allow for future operations after deployment. VMware […] Read More

VCSPs Please Note: v10 RTM to GA Patch Available

In early Feburary we released the RTM Build of Backup & Replication v10 to our Cloud and Service Provider partners. This was to ensure that any keen early adopters who have Cloud Connect services with VCSP providers are able to backup and replicate without issue when GA dropped on the 18th of Feburary. I know […] Read More

vExpert 2020 – Nine Years Worth of Value…A Collection of Thoughts

Today, VMware announced the vExpert class of 2020 and as per usual this generated lots of social media buzz as well as the now customary backlashes that have to do with non selections and exclusions. For me, it’s my 9th year in the program and while things are very different for me compared to when […] Read More

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