VMworld 2021 is today! This year, once again we will all be experiencing the conference remotely and a little more delayed than is usual for VMworld (US). With this being set in stone as a virtual event a long time ago VMware has adjusted to the challenges of running events during COVID times by bringing both the US and European events together online. For a look at my session and catalog analysis head hear, but once again data management and security are hot topic items and with the clear trend towards a hybrid-cloud/multi-cloud world the presence of Veeam as a leader in the industry is reflected in our commitment to the 2021 VMworld Virtual Experience.

As I mentioned almost every year, VMware still have a lot to say about where and how data is generated, processed and stored… and Veeam is right there to help protect and manage it.

The ecosystem that VMware has built over the past ten to fifteen years is significant and has only been strengthened by the extension of their technologies to the public cloud and now further with modern application platforms like Tanzu/Kubernetes

Veeam continues to build out own own strong ecosystem backed by a software first, hardware agnostic platform which results in the greatest flexibility in the backup and recovery market. We continue to support VMware as our number 1 technology partner and we look to build on that with support for all VMware Cloud and enhanced VMware feature and enhancements built into our core Backup & Replication product as we look to future platform releases, now extended with Kasten and Kubernetes data protection.

Veeam Sessions @VMworld:

This year we have three main sessions, with Melissa Palmer taking around the Disaster Recovery message, Michael Cade looking at Kubernetes and my session with David Hill looking more broadly at Veeam and VMware technologies.

  • Designing for Disaster: Design vSphere for Disaster Recovery with Veeam [MCL2834S]
    Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. From full site and storage array failures to natural disasters you can or can’t predict, or even malicious actors inside your environment, your business is at risk. Whatever the case, you need a plan, and all disaster recovery plans are not created equal. But how do you ensure your VMware vSphere infrastructure is designed to ensure recovery? Join Veeam to learn how to avoid these dastardly deeds and ensure all workloads can be quickly recovered.
  • Untangle the Kubernetes and Data Conundrum with Veeam [MCL2833S]
    New platforms, models and applications are the standard today. In this session, Veeam will take the fear out of protecting VMware workloads on premises, in the cloud and running Kubernetes while preserving complete mobility of your data. Whether you need to migrate an application to the cloud, provide better availability on premises, or protect Kubernetes applications in VMware vSphere, Veeam has you covered for any workload, even business-critical ones.
  • Quell Cloud Chaos: Data Protection for Any VMware Cloud Solution with Veeam [MCL2832S]
    In a multi-cloud world, not one cloud offering suits every workload. How do you ensure your data can be backed up and recovered for every workload, even across disparate cloud offerings? Veeam delivers modern data protection across any VMware offering, including the cloud and on premises. This session will tour how cloud technologies can be consumed through the VMware technology ecosystem

We also have a number of Veeam related and/or Veeam employee sessions.

  • Integrating Backup Into Your GitOps CI/CD Pipeline [CODE2809] – Michael Cade
    The ability to deploy code and version code has been a de facto requirement and a reason we have CI/CD pipelines for our application development, but with Kubernetes in particular we are seeing a closer tie between code and data. In particular, code being deployed can affect and change your data, for that reason, we need to consider protecting that data as part of our Continous Development pipelines, In this session, we will focus on how we can incorporate backup actions into your pipeline to ensure that any code changes will start by creating a restore point be it a snapshot or an export to another external repository. We will then as part of a demo incorporate a failure scenario into the environment pipeline to simulate how a configmap can manipulate data to cause data loss. Then we need a way to bring the data back!
  • Terraform for VMware Environments – A Sysadmin’s View [VMTN2803] Razvan Ionescu
    Have you ever wondered what is Terraform and what does it have to do with your vSphere environment? In this session you will get a short and fast intro into key concepts of immutability, infrastructure as code and how to apply it to a traditional vSphere infrastructure. You will also hear about a few hard learnt lessons.
  • Cost-effective Backup, Disaster Recovery and Cyber Recovery in IBM Cloud [MCL3195S] – Sam Fischer
    IBM Cloud VMware Solutions offer cost-effective backup, disaster recovery and cyber recovery solutions through a Shared/vCD offering. By using VMware together with a strong partner network, IBM Cloud is able to deliver a complete solution that ranges from self-managed to fully managed depending on the customer’s preference.
  • Modern vSphere Monitoring Using InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana [CODE2745] – Jorge de la Cruz
    On a modern Datacenter, we find ourselves surrounded by a lot of metrics, systems that require our attention or monitoring, alarms and events management, etc. In this session, we will learn how to create beautiful, and meaningful Dashboards from our vSphere most critical assets like Hosts, VMs, Cluster, and Datastores. The best part is the whole monitoring system can be deployed in seconds using Docker, and it does use the vSphere SDK, which makes it non-intrusive and very efficient. Did I already mention that this whole monitoring and dashboarding is entirely free for our vSphere Environments?