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Watch Veeam talk at Tech Field Day 20

On November 13th 2019 at 10am Pacific Time, Veeam Software will be showcasing its latest flagship products to the Tech Field Day delegates.  This is an exciting time for Veeam with the upcoming release of Veeam Backup and Replication v10, and consequently have some exciting new capabilities to show to the delegates and the wider audience. During the two-hour session, Anthony Spiteri, Michael Cade and Rick Vanover will discuss key capabilities around advanced NAS integration, instant VM restore, continuous data protection and other great capabilities and features. Tech Field Day bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, speakers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived by IT practitioners. This is a truly unique experience and Tech Field Day has brought […]

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Kubernetes backups with Kasten K10 platform

The Kubernetes world has exploded!  Its all you hear about now, Kubernetes, Kubernetes, Kubernetes!  VMware acquired Heptio, launched Project Pacific (see Anthony Spiteri’s blog), NetApp announced Application Lifecycle Management for Kubernetes, AWS has EKS, Azure has AKS, Google Cloud Platform has GKE (they invented the thing!) everyone is announcing something somewhere.  As this demand grows, the need for backing up and protecting these workloads is ever increasing.  More and more Kubernetes workloads are becoming stateful, in-fact I wrote a blog article during my day job about just this – Stateful containers in production, is this a thing?  Recently I came across a great company called Kasten.  They offer native integration with Kubernetes to backup and restore any Kubernetes workloads.  They have some really cool features including cross platform migrations.  I thought it would be great to dig into this and take a look: First, let’s take a look at the […]

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VeeamON 2019 Recap

Last week Veeam held its annual conference VeeamON in Miami at the FountainBlue Hotel! And what a venue it was.  This has to be the nicest venue I have attended a conference in. The event opened with the General Session with Ratmir Timashev announcing Veeam has become a $1billion software company!  What an achievement for a company started just over 10 years ago.  Ratmir talks about how sucesful Veeam has become and how that was Act 1.  Moving forward with Act 2, Veeam is focused on becoming the #1 Cloud Data Management Platform.  This is an important step in helping customers manage and secure data in a Multi Cloud World. After the General Session, later on in the day, Danny Allan kicked off the Technical Keynote.  Anthony Spiteri has written a nice recap blog on this session, check it out here. Anthony kindly broke down the key times in the […]

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