Free 180-day NFR license for Veeam Backup & Replication v7

Veeam is giving away FREE 180-day NFR licenses for 2 sockets of Veeam® Backup Management Suite™ for VMware or Hyper-V for your home or work lab. This offer is for  VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals (VCP), Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS) and Most … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Veeam Backup & Replication v7

Veeam will release Veeam Backup & Replication v7 in Q3 2013. The  new release will have 2 disruptive innovations, 7 market changing features, and 75+ enhancements according to a tweet of Veeam! Some of the enhancements are shown in this document. Besides new features there will be a new edition as well: Enterprise … [Read more...]

Gartner Catalyst session: Modernizing Business Continuity and DR Using Virtualization and the Cloud

One of the presentations at Gartner Catalyst Conference was titled Modernizing Business Continuity and DR Using Virtualization and the Cloud. It can be watched online for free here. If you do not have an account you can create one for free and watch three sessions for free. This blogpost has a summary of what was … [Read more...]

Veeam announces Backup & Replication plug-in for vSphere Web Client

Today Veeam announced that Veeam Backup & Replication v7 (to be released in Q3 2013) will feature a plug-in for the vSphere Web Client. From the same console used for management of hosts, vm’s, networks and storage administrators are now able to get an overview of protection status of VMs. The vSphere Web … [Read more...]

Storage issues on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Microsoft struggling to fix!

Storage is a crucial component of any virtualization platform. Issues on storage will have an effect of performance and availability of virtual machines. In Windows Server 2008  Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) had a couple of issues. I remember redirected io issues during backup operations, the way iSCSI is used to handle … [Read more...]

Zerto announces Virtual Replication 3.0

For disaster recovery  (DR) of virtual machines running on vSphere just a few rocksolid solutions are available, in particular for enterprise environments. In April 2012 I published an overview of the three major vendors of DR solutions for vSphere. VMware Site Recovery Manager is  well known. Zerto Virtual Replication … [Read more...]

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 announced

At VMware Partner Exchange Veeam announced one of the new features of the yet to be released Backup & Replication v7 (B&R v7). The 7.0 version is expected to be released in Q3 2013. B&R v7 will support VMware vCloud Director. Using the vCD API, Veeam will display the vCD infrastructure directly in Veeam … [Read more...]

Microsoft releases 2nd bug fix to fix issues on CSV backup of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Microsoft customers using Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V had serious issues when back-ups were made of virtual machines running on CSV volumes of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts. Virtual machine enters a paused state or a CSV volume goes offline when you try to create a backup of the virtual machine on a Windows Server … [Read more...]