Deploying Veeam Backup for AWS – Free Edition

Introduction During AWS re:Invent 2019, Veeam released "Backup for AWS", a backup and recovery solution designed, at this time, to protect AWS EC2 instances. In this upcoming (and now here) series of posts, I'll detail how to deploy and use Veeam Backup for AWS to backup and restore data from your AWS EC2 instances. This … Continue reading Deploying Veeam Backup for AWS – Free Edition

Veeam Backup for AWS – File-Level Recovery (FLR) Task Stops with Failures

I had a curious issue recently while testing Veeam Backup for AWS.  I had no issues deploying it, initializing it, configuring backups, nor restoring instances or volumes.  I did however, run into an issue when performing a file-level restore (FLR).  About 40 seconds after starting the FLR, I received the error (shown below) stating that … Continue reading Veeam Backup for AWS – File-Level Recovery (FLR) Task Stops with Failures

Getting Started with Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) Beta

A Bevy of AWS Announcements!! AWS re:Invent is next week….it’s almost hard to believe I’ll be leaving in just a few days. What’s been equality hard to believe is the speed of announcements about new features/services coming from AWS just this week, including but certainly not limited to: • Amazon Athena adds support for running … Continue reading Getting Started with Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) Beta

Quick Hit #2 – The One with AWS WorkSpaces and WorkDocs

Just a couple tidbits regarding AWS WorkSpaces and WorkDocs... An Error Restoring An Unhealthy WorkSpace when using PowerShell for AWS In an effort to reduce the workload of your IT support staff and provide end users more control over their experience, AWS WorkSpaces provides some self-service WorkSpace management capabilities including the following: Increase the personal … Continue reading Quick Hit #2 – The One with AWS WorkSpaces and WorkDocs

Replacing Traditional File Shares…A High-Level Introduction to AWS WorkDocs

The Ever-Increasing Remote Workforce By all accounts, the number of remote/work-at-home employees is increasing.  The third article seen within the Additional Resources heading at the bottom of this post stats that the remote workforce has increased by 159% since 2005.  It also states that up to 90% of the US workforce would like to work … Continue reading Replacing Traditional File Shares…A High-Level Introduction to AWS WorkDocs

Clumio dives into the Data Protection as a Service market

Clumio unveiled a new cloud based backup service today and formally threw their hat into the Data Protection ring. Built from the cloud up, Clumio looks to expand upon the relatively new "as a service" model of Data Protection. Most of the major Data Protection players have focused on private cloud solutions and evolved into … Continue reading Clumio dives into the Data Protection as a Service market