Veeam Vault #3: Two New Product Releases Plus VeeamOn and Vanguard Updates
Welcome to the third edition of my Veeam Vault series. As most of you know I am now working at Veeam as a Technical Evangelist focusing on Veeam’s Service Provider products and working with VCSP’s to help enhance service offering around Veeam’s product portfolio. In this edition I am going to talk about a couple new products that where released since the last Veeam Vault and continue to talk little more around VeeamOn happenings. To finish off I’ll post a roundup of what the Veeam Vanguard team have posted recently on their blogs.
Veeam Agent for Linux:
When this was first announced at VeeamOn 2015 I thought it was an interesting addition to the Veeam product family and with it’s release just over twelve months later I know have a better understanding of the vision for the Veeam Agents and having the ability to backup physical and virtual Linux workloads in guest adds a greater amount of flexibility and options in making workloads on Linux system more available.
Agent for Linux comes in three editions and there will an always free version that has almost all the features of the Workstation and Server editions.
For VCSP’s Veeam Agent for Linux presents an opportunity for using the Veeam Backup & Replication console to now manage Linux backups for customers along with their other Veeam backups extending Veeam’s Backup as a Service capabilities for the entire environment!
Veeam Management Pack 8.0:
We also released Update 3 to the Veeam Management Pack for System Center v8. This is a product i’ve not used due to not too much exposure to System Center over the past eight years of my career however I’m told that its a valuable addition to System Center and is one of our most underestimated products…mainly due to it being outside of the core VBR focus. Of major interest to me is that this update adds support for vSphere 6.5 and also has some of the best vSAN health checks going around while also extends support for monitoring Scale out Backup Repositories.
VeeamOn 2016 News Update:
Super Early Bird pricing is still available until the 31st of December meaning that from the 1st of January the cost of a ticket goes from $549 to $699…which is still considered Early Bird pricing. There is also still four days left for you to win airfares and accomodation to attend VeeamOn in 2017 in our Holiday Giveaway…if you are still looking to secure your ticket to New Orleans, click here.
I am really looking forward to the event and Veeam have secured two quality keynote speakers in Mark Russinovich who is the CTO of Microsoft Azure and Sanjay Poonen who is now COO at VMware. Don’t forget if you are a Blogger you can Blog your way to VeeamOn…Once you have a blog written, submit the link here and from there wait to see if you are one of the five monthly winners being announced up to the 31st of March 2017.
Also a reminder that the Call for Presentations is still open to those looking to submit a session at the event. This is a great opportunity to share you insights and experiences that you have gained in and around Veeam software solutions and don’t forget that if selected, presenters will receive a complimentary VeeamOn registration pass along with travel and hotel accommodations. Head to the site below to submit an abstract before February 7, 2017.
Veeam Vanguard Blog Post Roundup:
Before the links to the posts, I want to wish all the existing Vanguards who renominated and those that nominated or where nominated for the 2017 Vanguard Program good luck…hopefully we will have some news towards the end of January on who has made the cut!
- Alex Samoylenko: Out Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 – Linux-backup systems now works simply
- Jim Jones: Fixing Domain Controller Boot in Veeam SureBackup Labs
- Jorge de la Cruz: Veeam Agent for Linux is now available and comes in three different formats
- Makoto Kawakami: Veeam + Cloud Berry Easy backup virtual environment data to arbitrary cloud storage with cooperation and Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 for Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V
- Nick Furnell: Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux Pricing – First look
- Piotr Masztafiak: Veeam forecasts for 2017 years: cloud crucial for business development
- Craig Dalrymple: Veeam v9.5 – Not just about the headline acts
- Matt Crape: Using Veeam Replicas for Granular Restore Points and Veeam Office 365 backup, non-domain accounts, and UNC shares
- Paolo Valsecchi: Veeam Backup & Replication update to version 9.5
- Andrey Vakhitov: Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Fast Merge on ReFS
- Gorka Izquierdo: Configure Alarms to Monitor Snapshots with Veeam ONE