That Veeam DR Button

You’re fiddling in Veeam every day. It’s how you manage your VMs, track performance, consider capacity and take your snapshots. Every night, Veeam dutifully makes a backup of all your VMs while you’re peacefully eating your kale salad (or fries.. or Cuban sandwich). It’s really a delight. But, there’s a button in the corner taunting…

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And Then Magic Happens: DRaaS and DNS Management

In the years we’ve been working with DRaaS, one consistent feature of the sales process has been a bit of awe when someone first sees a failover happen. Let’s face it -awe is rarely an emotion invoked by infrastructure management tools. But, that moment when you click “fail over” and Zerto flips your workload to…

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Test vs Live Failovers in Zerto

In my role as a Cloud Services Engineer, I get a lot of questions from customers about the difference between Zerto Live and Test Failovers – many people seem todoubt the need to do Test Failovers. Test Failovers have become the industry standard for DRaaS – let me explain why and, in the process, outline…

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The Continuity Tools Explained: Replication

This is the third blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots – and the second covered Backup. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn’t, and how you might want to…

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The Continuity Tools Explained: Backups

This is the second blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots – and the third will cover Replication. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn’t, and how you…

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Gartner’s 10 DRaaS Questions: Answered

Recently, some esteemed analysts at Gartner wrote up 10 Strategic Questions to Ask Potential DRaaS Providers1. It’s an excellent report – if you get a chance to look it up. And, we proactively decided to answer those 10 questions for you – just to be helpful. 1. “How will the service provider ensure that reductions in…

Veeam Cloud Connect Replication FAQ: Part Two

Yesterday, I wrote up a set of questions we have gotten around the new iland DRaaS solution with Veeam Cloud Connect Replication (VCC-R). Today, I’d like to continue that list, but focus more on the networking and technical topics which were hot during the recent webinar. Without any further ado – Networking: What is the default network appliance included…

Veeam Cloud Connect Replication FAQ: Part One

My fellow solutions architect, Jeff Polczynski, and I had a great time on a webinar covering the new iland DRaaS solution leveraging Veeam Cloud Connect Replication(VCC-R) technology. There were a number of follow-up questions on the webinar, so I figured I would share them with you here. I’d also recommend watching the on demand recording of the webinar for a complete demo…

New! Veeam On-premise with DRaaS in the Cloud

Have you heard all about the new v9 version of Veeam Availability Suite? Have you been curious about the new DRaaS capability – that’s Disaster Recovery as a Service? In the last – v8 – release, Veeam enabled remote backup. All your meticulous backups of your VMs could be shipped off to the cloud, saving…