Lately I was updating a couple of my scripts, and when I re-used my script that automatically updates AWS records for Let's Encrypt DNS challenges, I realised that I never stored my AWS credentials anywhere, but I was just using those cached into my powershell environment. Time to have some proper credential management.
In my previous post, I talked about Veeam N2WS Backup and Recovery (known previously as CPM) and how to configure it to protect different AWS accounts. Now that the configuration is ready, it’s time to protect the virtual machines, and to export them into S3 so that we can have an offsite copy using Veeam Backup & Replication.
One of the main focus of this year for me as a cloud architect at Veeam, is to learn as much as possible about public cloud technologies, and how our software solutions can interact with them. I started a few weeks ago to deep dive into our solutions for Amazon Web Services, using N2WS Backup & Recovery. One of the things I’ve learned is how to create a dedicated account to protect other accounts.
A couple of weeks ago I presented to a customer Veeam's integration with AWS services, specifically the Direct Restore to EC2 feature. He was really interested, but he also immediately thought about possible large scenarios of this feature. This solution is not a Disaster Recovery technology, since a machine is not replicated into EC2, ready to be powered on, but it's rather a backup that is uploaded and then imported into EC2. But still, massive migrations or the creation of dev/test environments from a production copy were really nice use cases.
Da quando ho iniziato a scrivere i primi articoli su VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, mi sono arrivate alcune mail in cui diverse persone mi chiedevano come potessi conciliare questi articoli con il lavoro che faccio. Per chi non lo sapesse, lavoro in Svizzera presso un vCloud Service Provider, ed evidentemente questa mia posizione pareva in […]
Amazon Web Services ha recentemente aggiunto alla sua già impressionante lista di servizi cloud una nuova soluzione di storage, chiamata Glacier. Leggiamo nella loro presentazione: Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data […]
Few days ago, Amazon Web Services launched a new service called VM Export Service: now you can export a VM outside of Amazon towards your favorite HyperVisor: The service can export Windows Server 2003 (R2) and Windows Server 2008 EC2 instances to VMware ESX-compatible VMDK, Microsoft Hyper-V VHD or Citrix Xen VHD images. We plan […]
E’ notizia di pochi giorni fa di una nuova funzione introdotta da Amazon Web Services: tramite VM Export Service ora non solo è possibile importare una virtual machine “verso” Amazon, ma è possibile anche “esportarla” da Amazon. Ecco il comunicato ufficiale: The service can export Windows Server 2003 (R2) and Windows Server 2008 EC2 instances […]