Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at Cloud Field Day 5 (a Tech Field Day event). Joined by Michael Cade and David Hill, we took the delegates through Veeam’s cloud vision by showcasing current product and features in the Veeam platform including specific technology that both leverages and protects Public Cloud workloads and services. We also touched on where Veeam is at in terms of market success and also dug into how Veeam enables Service Providers to build services off our Cloud Connect technology.
First off, I would like to thank Stephen Foskett and the guys at Gestalt IT for putting together the event. Believe me there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes and it is impressive how the team are able to setup, tear down and setup agin in different venues while handling the delegates themselves. Also to all the delegates, it was extremely valuable being able to not only present to the group, but also have a chance to talk shop at the offical reception dinner…some great thought provoking conversations where had and I look forward to seeing where your IT journey takes you all next!
Getting back to the recap, i’ve pasted in the YouTube links to the Veeam session below. Michael Cade has a great recap here, where he gives his overview on what was presented and some thoughts about the event.
In terms of what was covered:
- Veeam Company Overview (David Hill)
- Veeam Portable Data Format and Cloud Mobility (Michael Cade)
- Live Demo – Restore to EC2
- Veeam Cloud Tier (myself)
- Live Demo – Disaster Recovery and Resiliency with Cloud Tier
- Veeam Backup & Recovery for AWS and External Repository
- Live Demo – N2WS EC2 Backup and Restore
- Veeam for Cloud and Service Providers
We tried to focus on core features relating to cloud and then show a relatable live demo to reinforce the slide decks. No smoke and mirrors when the Veeam Product Strategy Team is doing demos… they are always live!
For those that might not have been up to speed with what Veeam has done over the past couple of years it is a great opportunity to learn about what we have done innovating the Data Protection space, while also looking at the progress we have made in recent times in transitioning to a true software defined, hardware agnostic platform that offers customers absolute choice. We like to say that Veeam was born in the virtual world…but is evolving in the Cloud!
Once again, being part of Cloud Field Day 5 was a fantastic experience, and the team executed the event well. In terms of what Veeam set out to achieve, Michael, David and myself where happy with what we where able to present and demo and we where happy with the level of questions being asked by the delegates. We are looking forward to attending Tech Field Day 20 later in the year and maybe as well as continue to show what Veeam can do today…take a look at where we are going in future releases!