Veeam Backup I/O Control and Snapshot Hunter at Tech Field Day X 2014

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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.

I talked about my favourite “tech gem” new feature, Backup I/O Control. I really love to talk about these highly technical features we have in any version: not that the main announcements are less important, but because of my technical background, these are by far the ones that excite me the most; also, they are usually too technical for the general audience so they are not promoted heavily by our marketing, so this was the perfect opportunity to talk about them. We already posted a blog post on Veeam corporate blog about Backup I/O Control, but here in this video I’m diving a little deeper into the tech details of how it works. We also showed a running demo of the new feature, and the “Gods of the live demos” were kind with us and we were able to show it without issues 🙂

After me, Rick Vanover talked about Snapshot Hunter. This is another great solution that will be available in any Veeam Backup & Replication edition, and we are pretty sure it will be loved by all the VMware admnistrators dealing with ghost snapshots. Enjoy the videos, and let me know what do you think of the new features.