AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC321 — GPS: VMware on AWS Cloud Technical Deep Dive & Native AWS Services Integration

As you might guess, there was a lot of interest in this topic as the session was filled to capacity.  At a high-level, VMware on AWS architecture was reviewed along with how to use native AWS services with VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) workloads with the goal that those attending would walk away with practical …

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Part 3 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Attaching the VTL to Windows

This post, attaching a Virtual Tape Library (VTL) to a Windows server, is the third in the series in regards to integrating Veeam with an AWS tape gateway.  Here are links to the previous posts: Post 1 - Deploying the Tape Gateway Post 2 - Creating Tapes As just mentioned, to this point we've deployed …

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AWS Associate vs. VMware VCP

I passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam this week, and rather than re-inventing the wheel with another recap post (you can find a great one here!) I wanted to do a little comparison.  I was thrust into the world of AWS earlier this year, so the learning curve was pretty steep in a short …

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Part 2 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Creating Tapes

The diagram shown below, taken from Veeam's AWS/VTL Deployment Guide, is a representation of the infrastructure we are creating in this series: In part 1 of the Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway integration series, we looked at the process of deploying the AWS Tape Gateway OVF (Gateway VM) on VMware vSphere.  In this post, we'll …

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Part 1 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Deploying the Tape Gateway

As I'm sure many of you are, I've been working on ways to effectively harness the power of the cloud.  One idea I decided to pursue was integrating an AWS Tape Gateway with an on-prem Veeam infrastructure in order to move my archived backup data from my local datacenter to AWS S3 storage. Now, I'll …

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