Veeam updates – sales reference

Lately I have been asked by resellers in the field in Belgium to help position Veeam at larger accounts. Most of those customers have tested Veeam at one point, either in a full PoC (Proof of Concept) or just in a lab. Some of them got the value immediately, others were not ready to jump but feel themselves forced today to review that statement because their legacy system is still lacking a modern approach to virtualization protection. One of the questions I get at that point is: what has Veeam done since version X.x ? Reverse Roadmap instead of making

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The horror of Agent-Based system restores

A day in the life of a Data Protection Auditor STEP 1: List VM hardware details! vCenter (CPU/MEM/vDISK/vNIC) including vNIC & SCSI Controller type!!! STEP 2: List in-Guest Backup Agent details (case-sensitive) http://backup.local Remark: Operating Systems description are not (always) up to date, which could lead to wrong choice of template. Remark: Everyone using the same (personalised) admin accounts is not a best-practise for logging purposes > use admin groups! STEP 3: list IP Configuration details http://cmdb.local Issue: NO DNS information available Remark: everyone using the same (personalised) admin accounts is not a best-practise for logging purposes > use admin groups! STEP 3:

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TechFieldDay Extra at VMworld US

Oh yes, I’m honoured to be included in the TFD crew yet again. I previously was included in Storage Field Day 1 and Storage Field Day 5 but also at several of the smaller RoundTable events at VMworld, Cisco Live and Interop New York. TechFieldDay is by far the most interesting event for an independent blogger like myself. This for two major reasons: You get to see the newest of new technology (or newest iterations) explained by the smartest brains of the respective companies The team of likeminded delegates brings the best out of yourself and each other. This is

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VMware uses its right to bear arms!

Waaw … I hoped I would never have to write this post. Earlier this week I noticed someone tweeting they missed Nutanix as a sponsor at  VMware’s annual Partner Exchange (PEX) in San Francisco, California. Going through the list of partners on the PEX website I found that there were a few of my loved ones missing. So I asked them how that comes as they have been VMware fans and best friends as long as I can remember. I just couldn’t imagine that they would turn their backs on the partner that helped them become who they are today. As I follow these kind of

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Ready for something new …

Yes, this one is sad news. I have been informed that Veeam EMEA has no more need of my services. They have ensured me that this has been a business decision on the long term and has no personal reasons. On the positive side: I have never had a job that I loved so much, and never worked for a company (and team) that I loved so much. Not to forget this awesome product that I could ‘evangelize‘ for. A big Thank You to Veeam and all colleagues for this opportunity. So what’s next? I have no idea. As of

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The Gospel of Hans

A technical or technology evangelist is a person who attempts to build a critical mass of support for a given technology in order to establish it as a technical standard in a market that is subject to network effects. It’s been a nice ride these last few weeks. Less than a month ago I publicly announced resigning my current vacation as a Solutions Team Lead and I am already looking forward to this new opportunity.  VEEAM speed One of the first things I came across in my search for this new gig was “VEEAM speed“. I know some local people like @bertarnauts and @d_steven

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