When I first learned about Microsoft Scale Out File Server, I realized that the name was not correct, as in reality there were shared SAS jbods between the storage nodes. The main concept of a true scale-out architecture is Share-Nothing: there should be no shared component between nodes, and the failure of a component should not impact the overall storage solution. During TechED Europe 2014 in Barcelona, a new and really interesting solution has been announced, and the name is promising: Storage Spaces Shared Nothing.
One of the new and greatest features of Veeam Backup & Replication V8 is Veeam Cloud Connect. With it, Veeam users can easily send backup copies offsite to remote locations managed by Veeam Service Providers with their cloud services. This Reference Architecture is aimed at service providers looking for a comprehensive guide to design, configure and deploy a complete Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure.
VeeamON 2014 was just a month ago. The videos of the breakout sessions has now been published; the top5 presentations are visible for free, while if you attended the event or you are a Veeam partner you can see all the 55 recorded sessions.
Veeam Backup & Replication and the entire Availability Suite V8 is available today, and it has also a solution to fix the VMware CBT bug.
Veeam has always been a great supporter of Tech Field Day. As a sponsor Veeam presented several times at various TFD events, and both me and my colleague Rick Vanover have been previously TFD delegates before joining Veeam. We had another opportunity to meet Stephen Foskett and to present at TFD during VMworld EMEA 2014 in Barcelona last week. We had a 1 hour meeting and it was a really pleasant meeting as always. This time, we used our slot to talk a little bit more in details of two new upcoming features in Veeam Backup & Replication v8.
The first of a series of technical white papers I’m writing in these months has been published: Veeam for VMware Cloud Providers. Achieving the best RTOs and RPOs with Veeam Backup & Replication in Multi-Tenant environments. If you want to learn how to operate Veeam in a service provider environment, this paper is for you.
I always liked the series “7 blog posts MSPmentor didn’t write” from MSPMentor website. It was one of the first examples of blog digest I found several years ago. This is my personal digest: these series is not going to be scheduled; instead, as the title suggests, I will publish a new post everytime my favorite list will reach 5 posts. Also, I’m trying to have a common topic among the blog posts I’m linking, and the first topic is Veeam Backup & Replication.
Virtual Volumes is a new VMWare technology that will make possible to apply policies at the VM level. If you are a software-only storage vendor, have you thought about publishing a vVol-enabled version of your storage? You will instantly become the hero of every virtualization guy in the world.