Veeam introduced specific support for vSAN back in mid-2014 as part of Veeam Backup & Replication v7.0 Update 4. More than support I should say integration, because the software is capable of leveraging the specific architecture of vSphere vSAN to improve the backups executed against this platform.
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 has just been released in its GA (General availability) version yesterday, which means that every customer can download the new version and upgrade their own installation. While you download the software, let’s have a look at the What’s New document. There are as usual some really interesting things!
As Microsoft Windows 2016 is now finally generally available, people are starting to seriously looking at its features, and no doubt S2D together with the new ReFS 3.1 is one of the hot topics. I’ve first of all updated my lab with the final version of Windows 2016 in order to have my cluster in a “stable” state, than I started to focus on the different topics related to Windows 2016 and its usage as a Veeam repository. And I started to ask How can we leverage ReFS BlockCloning and Storage Spaces to make Windows 2016 the best solution for Veeam repositories? What about Storage Spaces Direct?”.
VeeamHub is a new github repository for the Veeam community, curated by Veeam engineers and architects. Here you can find scripts and other useful code.
After many years thinking about writing one, and many years never being able to do so, I was finally able to write a technical book. Topic? Veeam Cloud Connect.
This August I will present together with my colleague Clint Wyckoff at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Our session is going to be a technical deep dive in one of the upcoming features of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5, dedicated to service providers using vCloud Director.
DNS is a great technology that everyone uses over internet. How would you reach a given website if you weren’t able to solve its name to the IP address? Would you memorize the public IP addresses of any website you want to reach? No, and with IPv6 coming in the future, DNS will become even more important for internet consumption. But DNS has one drawback: its records are usually static, and if a platform is dynamic and spawn/removes instances on the fly, it needs to have a way to modify the DNS records that are published, so that a non-reachable instances is not even listed.
It’s no doubt Scale-out Backup Repository is one of the biggest and most talked new feature of Veeam Backup & Replication v9. I wrote a new whitepaper to guide readers in exploring and learning how to get the best out of this new exciting technology.