Veeam VeeamON: help us making it better!

Veeam has announced some weeks ago its own first worldwide conference: it’s called VeeamON, and it will take place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, from 6 to 9 October 2014.

Registrations are already open, and the agenda is in the works. Now, you have the possibility to express your preferences by taking a quick survey, and choose among the submitted sessions, or to suggest new ones. We want to build a great conference, and since I’m among the people responsible for the technical content of the event, I’d really like to hear your opinion! So, open the survey, and choose your 8 favourite sessions.

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 Patch 4: VSAN support!

Veeam just released the new and latest patch for Backup & Replication 7.0, numbered Patch 4. The new patch can be installed on any previous version of 7.0 release, since as usual the patch is cumulative. The final build number after the upgrade will be now 7.0.0.871.
There are as usual many improvements and fixes, and two big enhancements. The first one is the added support for Microsoft SQL 2014, but for sure the biggest news is with no doubt the support for VMware Virtual SAN, unofficially shorten VSAN by many.

See you at HP Discover in Las Vegas?

HP Discover is the main worldwide event organized by HP every year. There is a US event and an EMEA one. In the past, I’ve attended a couple of times the EMEA version.
This year it’s going to be different for me. I joined Veeam Software few months ago, and Veeam is going to be, like in previous years, a sponsor of HP Discover. This means first of all I will attend this time also the US version of the event for the first time, and I will also have two presentations.

The hidden story of the Veeam and Nutanix white paper

Last week, Veeam and Nutanix have published a joint technical paper, regarding the best practices to use Veeam Backup & Replication v7 in a Nutanix infrastructure, when running VMware vSphere. The paper is 20 pages long, it has been written by myself and Derek Seaman, and you can download it here. This post however is about what’s “not” written in that paper, its story, and what I learned from this great experience.

Nutanix NX-7110: GPU power for VDI

Nutanix announced today the availability of new and updated models based on Ivy Bridge CPUs, for its NX-3000 and NX-6000 families, and most of all a completely new model specifically designed for High PErformance VDI environments.
The new model is named NX-7110, and for the first time in Nutanix catalog, one of their product is built with Nvidia Grid GPU cards.