I recently wrote a blog post on how to migrate an on-prem VM to AWS as an EC2 instance using Veeam. At the end of the post I had mentioned that I initially was unable to RDP into the new instance once it was restored into AWS because of an error message saying that The … Continue reading AWS Systems Manager Agent – Veeam AWS Restore (continued)
VMware held their second annual Empower US conference in Atlanta, GA last week. Empower is a stand-alone partner conference that replaces the Partner Exchange conferences of the past. I was lucky to have attended again this year, and was impressed at the work VMware put in to improve upon last year's conference.The highlight for me … Continue reading VMware Empower 2019 Recap
With the recent release of Veeam 9.5 Update 4, long awaited cloud capabilities finally came to fruition. One example of this is the ability to restore a virtual machine into AWS as a native EC2 instance. I finally had the time to play around with this process in the lab, and it certainly works as … Continue reading How to migrate a VM to AWS with Veeam
We are off to a cold and rainy Monday morning here in Raleigh, so things were already a bit dreary to start the week. I was going about my typical Monday morning catch-up routine (albeit a little bit more slowly due to some birthday celebration yesterday) when David (@davidjasonball) pinged me on IM and asked … Continue reading Veeam Vanguard 2019!
The new year is well under way, and with 2019 in full swing, tech conference chatter will start to heat up. While VMworld is just over six months away, there are still opportunities to get your dose of VMware updates well before then. One of those opportunities is VMware's vForum Online, which will take place … Continue reading VMware vForum Online 2019
Yesterday was the big announcement at Veeam Velocity for the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. This release has been long awaited, and finally hit the streets during Veeam's kickoff conference. Some very big and anticipated features were announced, along with some smaller features that don't get the big headlines. Below is my … Continue reading Veeam 9.5 Update 4 is here!
Certifications are a topic that are sure to come up during everyone's career in the IT industry. Whether you are a rookie looking to break into the industry or a veteran who is looking to move into a different type of role, the possibility of getting a certification will weigh heavily in your decision making … Continue reading Are IT certifications worth it?
Now that 2018 is coming to a close, it is interesting to look back and see that lots of trends in data center technology are becoming more mainstream. Cloud adoption is ramping up, Kubernetes is bringing containers to the enterprise, and hybrid cloud looks like the blueprint many organizations will be adopting for the future. … Continue reading Contrasting the HCI Landscape
With any new updates to vSphere, there are always a flurry of announcements about all of the shiny new vSphere features. This can understandably lead to many customers rushing to upgrade and take advantage of the latest features. Most seasoned IT professionals tend to err on the side of caution, and either wait for a … Continue reading Veeam compatibility with vSphere 6.7 U1
HammerSpace announced the release of their Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform at Tech Field Day 17. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and innovation to the world of unstructured data. Their goal is to provide access to unstructured data everywhere, regardless of which data center or cloud the data is stored in. HammerSpace believes that "you … Continue reading Hammerspace – Unstructured Data Anywhere