It’s less than one week away from VeeamON 2022 and yes… I am bloody excited!

Things are shaping up really well from a behind the scenes point of view and the event’s team has put together a remarkable show with a lot of value for those attending in person, or for those that are going to view things remotely. We will be hosting VeeamON from May 16 to 19 in Las Vegas at the Aria resort. The Aria holds a special place for me personally, as it was the location of my first VeeamON back in 2015. It is going to bring back some memories without doubt, but what’s more important about this VeeamON is the chance to reconnect and be in person with other Veeam workmates and our great customers and partners.

To say, I am busy is an understatement, but I wouldn’t have it any other way given it’s been over 26 months since my last overseas work trip and three years since out last in person VeeamON in Miami.

Hybrid is the New Normal Looking back at the end of last year there were a number of events that went in a hybrid mode, the biggest one being AWS reinvent. Having talked to people that were on the ground at the event it seemed like it worked well. Of course in this world we all have to be aware of COVID protocols and we all have to do our part to remain safe while attending these events. For people enduring the travel to get to these events moving forward… a little COVID health and safety pain will be tolerated.

My Top Session Picks!

So, nearly three years after last in-person VeeamON at Miami, VeeamON 2022 has been announced and the website has been live for a few weeks now and you have been able to build out your agendas. Here are my top session picks across the two days.

Monday 16th

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT – Palms Pool at the ARIA
Welcome Reception
Join us at the Palms Pool to hang out with industry peers, Veeam advocates and the Veeam team.

Tuesday 17th

6:30 AM – 7:15 AM PT – Virtual Only
Kasten K10 Uncut – All Demo, No Slides

In this all demo, no PowerPoint session, we take you through a complete end-to-end deployment of Kasten K10, with demos of the three main capabilities: backup and recovery, application mobility, and DR. Nothing cut, nothing edited. Takeaways: how to prepare a Kubernetes cluster and validate your cluster is ready for Kasten K10 installation using the pre-flight check tool and Kubestr, how to install Kasten K10 from a Helm chart and do an initial configuration with a simple backup and restore operation, how to migrate applications between Kubernetes clusters running on completely different cloud providers, and how to perform a complete DR recovery of a K8s cluster using Kasten K10.
Michael Cade
Senior Technologist, Veeam Software
Adam Bergh
Solution Architect, Cloud Native Partnerships, Veeam Software

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Pinyon Ballroom
The Future of Modern Data Protection

The last two years has seen the technology landscape evolve at an exponential rate. Data volumes have surged thanks to the increased use of collaboration tools and adoption of hybrid cloud; however, with this, the risk of cyberattacks have multiplied.
Anand Eswaran
Chief Executive Officer, Veeam Software

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM PT – Ironwood 1
VCPP, VMware Cloud Director and Veeam — Bringing It All Together as a Full Stack

In an ever-changing cloud landscape, providers need to make the right cloud platform choice to deliver sustainable and differentiated services to end customers. VMware Cloud Director is an industry leading cloud platform used by over 1200 VMware Cloud partners globally.
Sean Smith
Staff Solutions Architect, VMware

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM PT – Juniper 1
Veeam Backup & Replication v12: What’s new and introduction
This super session being brought to you live from Vegas will overview Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v12’s new capabilities. Throughout the rest of the event, there are technical breakouts that will overview many of detailed topics of V12
Billy Cashwell
Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Veeam Software
Chris Spencer
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Veeam Software

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM PT – Ironwood 2
What’s New for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud?
Whether you’re all in with the cloud today or you’re just getting started, this session is for you! Veeam® can help you protect, control and manage it all with ease, and we’re constantly adding new and enhanced features across the platform to make your job easier and your organization
Sam Nicholls
Director, Product Marketing, Veeam Softwar
David Hill
Global Technologist, Veeam Software

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Ironwood 3
Doing More with Your Backup Data, Harness the Power of the Data Integration API
Enterprises are ingesting backup data at astonishing rates, so why not put this data to work? Come see real world examples, where we will show machine learning and AI applications, as well as multi-engine malware analysis, all with the Data Integration API
Ben Young
Head of Cloud Products, Softsource vBridg
Chris Arceneaux
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Cloud & Service Providers, Veeam Software

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Ironwood 8
V12: New capabilities for service providers
Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v12 brings a number of enhancements and new capabilities across the board. In this session, Anthony Spiteri and Tim Hudson will take a look at some of the new capabilities for service providers of all types
Anthony Spiteri
Senior Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
Tim Hudson
Senior Solutions Architect, Systems Engineering, Veeam Software

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM PT – Ironwood 3
The Hitchhikers Guide to Kubernetes ― 101 Zero to Hero
Awareness is a great thing, as being informed will give you the advantages you need to make better decisions. In this session, we are going to boil down the complexities of Kubernetes and build out a cluster while explaining the fundamentals of the cloud-native platform
Michael Cade
Senior Technologist, Veeam Software
Tom Sightler
Vice President, Product Management, Veeam Software

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM PT – Virtual Only
Veeam ONE v12 Preview
In this session, Melissa Palmer and Fedor Maslov will give an exclusive VeeamON sneak peek to what is coming with Veeam® ONE™ v1
Fedor Maslov
Product Manager, Product Management, R&D, Veeam Softwar
Melissa Palmer
Manager, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

Wednesday 18th

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Pinyon Ballroom
VeeamON 2022 Technology General Session
This is the general session you were waiting for! Veeam® CTO Danny Allan will guide this session through a number of new and upcoming Veeam products, including several live demos. This session will focus on Veeam positioning on security, the cloud and Kubernetes. You’ll also see the first previews of new capabilities from Veeam Backup & Replication™ V12, Veeam Backup for Salesforce and more!

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM PT – Ironwood 7
A PowerShell User’s Guide to RESTful APIs
Did you know that most Veeam® products have a RESTful API? Do you know how to leverage a RESTful API using PowerShell? This session will explain what a RESTful API is, how it differs from PowerShell and how you can easily use PowerShell to automate a RESTful API
Tim Hudson
Senior Solutions Architect, Systems Engineering, Veeam Software
Chris Arceneaux
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Cloud & Service Providers, Veeam Software

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PT – Ironwood 8
Deep Dive of V12 Object Storage Enhancements
Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v12 changes the game with object storage, truly becoming a first-class storage option. This session with Anthony Spiteri and Dustin Albertson will cover everything from immutability in new places to the highly anticipated capability to write backups
Anthony Spiteri
Senior Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
Dustin Albertson
Manager, Cloud & Applications – Product Management, Veeam Software

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PT – Ironwood 7
TOP Secret: VeeamON exclusive access session
In this session, we will share some top-secret updates with Veeam’s® Software as a Service backup products.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PT – Ironwood 2
Veeam Proxy Sizing Workshop & Best Practices
Veeam® proxies are a critical part of a Veeam Backup & Replication™ deployment for NAS, VM Backup and File backups. In this session, Tim Smith and Adam Congdon will go start to finish on what a proxy is and how you can size and deploy proxies with success
Adam Congdon
Solutions Architect, Veeam Software
Tim Smith
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Software

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM PT – Ironwood 8
Driving Innovation Through the Power of APIs
Business environments are highly competitive and customers are demanding more. How can you stay relevant? This is the story of how a small Kiwi service provider increased customer satisfaction, decreased costs and increased scalability all through the use of the Veeam® APIs.
Ben Young
Head of Cloud Products, Softsource vBridg
Chris Arceneaux
Senior Solutions Architect, Veeam Cloud & Service Providers, Veeam Software

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM PT – Juniper 1
V12: Security enhancements
Veeam® Backup & Replication® v12 changes the game in regard to security of your Veeam backup infrastructure, but also your connectivity and more. In this session, Tom Sightler and Edwin Weijdema will overview the latest capabilities related to Multi-Factor Authentication.
Tom Sightler
Vice President, Product Management, Veeam Software
Edwin Weijdema
Global Technologist, Veeam Software

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM PT – Virtual Only
Protecting K8s on vSphere with Kasten K10 with Veeam® Backup & Replication™ Integrations
In this session we will dive into the world of Kubernetes offerings on VMware vSphere and how to protect applications with Kasten K10 with Veeam® Backup & Replication™ integration. We’ll detail differences in support for VMware’s own Tanzu offerings, as well as the difference in support

6:30 PM – 11:59 PM PT – Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub
Veeam’s Legendary Party at Drai’s
Join us at the annual, legendary Veeam party at Drai’s Nightclub! This is a party you can’t miss! Drai’s is one of the premier hot spots of the Vegas strip, spanning 35,000 square feet. Needless to say, this late-night spot is the epitome of luxurious, unforgettable entertainment. And we have two big names for entertainment: Grammy-award winning artists Nelly and Coolio will be performing!

It’s getting Hot in Here! Still Time to Register for the Virtual Event!

Given VeeamON 2022 will be a hybrid event some things are going to be a lot different for example, they’ll be virtual content and in-person content. The virtual pass is free and attendees will be able to access this content during the event. For the in-person event there’s a conference pass as well as training and certification. The conference pass is limited to only 1500 seats this is obviously to make sure that we can hold this hybrid event in a comfortable safe way. In terms of the certification there’s VMCE & VMCA training which will be held on May 14 to 16.

Suffice to say, myself and the rest of the Veeam Team who are attending and presenting are seriously looking forward to this event. It’s going to be jam packed as well… believe me… i’ve seen the working agenda.

Register here!