8 gems in Veeam Availability Suite v8. Part 4: support for vSphere tags

Veeam Backup & Replication v8, part of Veeam Availability Suite v8, has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software.
I’ve created a list of my favourite 8 new technical features, my “gems”. In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this fourth episode, we will talk about support for vSphere tags.

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.