Win a FREE ticket to VMworld 2018

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Who’s ready to attend VMworld, the premier digital infrastructure event where you can learn everything about the future of digital business? Lucky for you, Veeam is giving away 10 tickets to VMworld 2018 (both Europe and US, your choice!).

Why attend VMworld 2018?

Our future is digital and VMworld is the right place to discover the trending technologies and meet the industry movers and shakers who are innovating to take IT to the next level. Session tracks will revolve around everything data center & cloud, networking & security, digital workspace, next-gen trends and digital transformation, so there’s plenty of knowledge to gain.

Moreover, VMworld is a great opportunity to connect with industry colleagues, exchange ideas, and demonstrate your expertise by adding VMware certifications. There will also be recreation events, sponsored get-togethers and, of course, Veeam’s legendary VMworld party!

VMworld is held in both the US and Europe. This year, the US event will take place from August 26-30 in Las Vegas, NV and the European VMworld will occur in Barcelona from November 5-8.

Veeam is a platinum sponsor at VMworld 2018 and at VMworld US you’ll find us at booth #1412. Join us for a demo of the latest Veeam products, pick up your Veeam t-shirt, and enter our raffle for your chance at our great prizes.

During VMworld 2018 US, there will be two speaking sessions from the Veeam Experts: What’s new in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 by Danny Allan, Vice President of Product Strategy and Rick Vanover, Director of Product Strategy, and Veeam and VMware – Intelligent Data Management for the Hybrid World by Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade, Product Strategy Technologists. Make sure to add the sessions in your agenda!

More info on VMworld 2018 Europe will be announced at a later date.

Good luck!


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Key takeaways from VeeamON 2018: Hyper-Availability is the new black

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VeeamON 2018 is still fresh in my memory after three busy, yet inspiring conference days in Chicago, IL. Over 2,200 attendees from all around the world attended VeeamON 2018, and I had the chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones as well. There were many things to learn, discover and experience during the conference. Here are the most important moments from VeeamON 2018.

New messaging

As we step forward into the enterprise neighborhood, during VeeamON Chicago, we introduced our new messaging and vision: To be the most trusted provider of Intelligent Data Management solutions to meet the expectations of a world that demands the Hyper-Availability of data. This mindset shift reflects the new way organizations deal with data, which is growing rapidly, is crucial for business and is highly distributed across many different platforms and infrastructures. Therefore, enterprise data requires a new solution, one that is able to transition from traditional policy-based data management to a more behavior-based system.

These are the five stages of the journey to Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise:

Veeam Innovation Awards

The inaugural edition of the Veeam Innovation Awards took place during VeeamON in Chicago. We celebrated several organizations that were innovative while providing state-of-the-art Veeam-powered solutions for enterprises across the globe. The winners were iland, Merrimac Solutions, Probax and SIS. To find out more about the Veeam Innovation Awards 2018, check out this blog post.

Net Promoter Score update

We announced our current Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 73. The research was conducted by an independent third-party vendor and is 5x the industry average, showing immense satisfaction from our customers, the core of our business!


My favorite sessions at VeeamON 2018 were Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 3650 and What’s New and Deep Dive, held by Mike Resseler and Kostya Yasyuk. Microsoft Office 365 is a great tool that most of us use on a daily basis, and big things are coming in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0:

  • NEW Data protection for OneDrive for Business — fast, efficient backup of Office 365 OneDrive for Business accounts with the ability to restore and export files and folders (including OneNote notebooks) with the NEW Veeam Explorer for Microsoft OneDrive
  • NEW Data protection for SharePoint — The ability to back up SharePoint Online and SharePoint on premises with fast, flexible recovery of SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists with the already-familiar Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint now built-in
  • ENHANCED Major ease-of-use and backup flexibility improvements in a newly redesigned job wizard to make setup, search and maintaining visibility into your data easier than ever
  • NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Free Edition

It’s important to know that Microsoft’s responsibility is the Office 365 infrastructure, and the data remains the customer’s responsibility. Backing up Office 365 data is about integrity, compliance and having access to and control of data.

Hands-on lab

During the event, when I wasn’t attending sessions, you could find me in the Expo Hall, attending live demos at our sponsors’ booths, engaging in conversations with other IT fellows or challenging people to table tennis. Another point of interest at the Expo Hall was the Hands-On Lab, where attendees came to see the Veeam solutions in action.

Did you miss VeeamON 2018, but you are still interested in experiencing the event? No problem — you can replay the general sessions and watch the VeeamON 2018 recap from Veeam LIVE.

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VeeamON 2018 Day 3 Summary

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Today was the last day of the VeeamON 2018 conference — the end of three busy days for an amazing experience.

Day three started immediately with breakout sessions, and the first one I took part in was Establishing a business-centric approach to data management, presented by Dave Chapa, global evangelist at Veeam. Dave showcased that for too long IT has been focused on what it means to IT to keep a system running. Instead, we should focus more on the business’ goals and objectives and how we use the technology we have available to meet those goals.

Later in the day, I went to the 18 tips to prevent ransomware attacks for 2018 session, held by Veeam’s Rick Vanover and Joe Marton. One of the tips they talked about is the 3-2-1 rule and I can’t stress enough how important this is for fighting ransomware. Having three different copies of your data, stored on two different media, one of which is off-site can address almost any failure scenario and works for all data types and all environment types (physical and virtual).

Rick and Joe also tackled the scenario in which users are storing data locally and explained how these endpoints can be protected from ransomware using the Veeam Agents.

The session room was a full house:

The closing general session was moderated by Jeff Gianetti, SVP of Americas Sales at Veeam. Jeff introduced our keynote speaker, Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor of The Economist who talked about the importance of data and how it’s going to change every aspect of our lives. “More data isn’t just more, more data is different.”

Veeam Innovation Award 2018

VeeamON 2018 marked the debut of the Veeam Innovation Award (VIA), recognizing innovative solutions powered by Veeam. There were many nominees with amazing projects, but we only celebrated the lucky winners during the keynote. Veeam’s Product Strategy Sr. Director Jason Buffington, Co-Founder Ratmir Timashev and President and Co-CEO Peter McKay presented the awards to the four winners: Probax, SIS, Merrimac Solutions and iland.

After three full conference days, I can say VeeamON 2018 was quite an experience! I had great talks with IT folks from all around the world, and I learned a lot from the breakout sessions and Hands-On Lab. Moreover, I saw some of the great innovations that industry leaders such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Cisco, VMware, NetApp, IBM and Microsoft are preparing, and I can only say that we live in a great time!

And the learning doesn’t stop here. Over 200 attendees also signed up for VMCE training, which takes place in the next three days.

Tweet of the day

We are now heading to the VeeamON party, arguably the best party in the industry. Don’t forget to check our social channels (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) for more news from VeeamON 2018, and I hope to see you again next year at VeeamON.

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VeeamON 2018 Day 2 Summary

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Hello from the Windy City! Today was the first full day of VeeamON 2018 dedicated to all attendees, and there were great sessions and speakers!

The first thing on the agenda was the general session, held by our President and Co-CEO Peter McKay, who showcased our new vision of providing the most complete Hyper-Availability Platform for Intelligent Data Management, which ensures business continuity, reduces risk and accelerates innovation.

The general session was followed by breakout sessions, which were a gold mine for every IT expert at VeeamON Chicago.

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect this month, I was interested to learn more about it. I attended both Regulatory Compliance Considerations sessions, held by Veeam’s Michael Cade, Mike Resseler and Mark Wong. They were very informative about the steps organizations need to take in order to be compliant, insisting on the fact that being compliant is not a one-time action, but a continuous process of implementing a set of principles.


One of the key capabilities highlighted this year is Veeam DataLabs. DataLabs is the new name for Veeam’s virtual labs. The new name comes from the many innovations since 2010 when virtual labs were first introduced.

DataLabs are capabilities in Veeam Availability Suite as well as Veeam Availability Orchestrator. They are a combination of critical application backups and network configuration that provides a safe environment for testing, audits, analytics, simulation and more.

One of my favorite innovations over the years with DataLabs is that now they can be run from either a backup file, replicated VM or even a storage snapshot. These each have their own I/O performance and provide a gateway to Hyper-Availability. The possibilities are endless!

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0: What’s New

My favorite session so far is Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0: What’s New? The room was a full house and I really hope everybody interested had access to the session, because some very interesting stuff is coming in version 2.0.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing access to your business-critical data and ensures that you remain in complete control. Now it’s easier than ever to set-up, search and maintain visibility into your Office 365 data with version 2 delivering:

  • NEW Data Protection for OneDrive for Business. Fast, efficient backup of Office 365 OneDrive for Business accounts with the ability to restore and export files and folders with the NEW Veeam Explorer for Microsoft OneDrive
  • NEW Data Protection for SharePoint. The ability to back up SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises with fast, flexible recovery of SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists with the already-familiar Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint now built-in
  • ENHANCED Major ease-of-use and backup flexibility improvements in a newly redesigned job wizard to make set-up, search and maintaining visibility into your data easier than ever

In addition, version 2.0 marks the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Free Edition. This FREE product functionality will be identical to the paid version, but with the following limitations:

  • Maximum number of Exchange Online users: 10
  • Maximum number of OneDrive for Business users: Accounts associated with these same 10 users
  • Maximum amount of SharePoint data protected: 1TB

This version includes best effort support (which means there is no SLA guarantee and it is typically limited to email-only support requests).

*Please note that the feature-complete beta is available now and the GA version is coming soon.

Tweet of the day

Did you miss the first day of VeeamON 2018? Read the summary here and check our Twitter account for pictures from the conference.

If you want to get in touch, tweet me at @Cristi_Antonio! I will be back tomorrow with more news from the last day of VeeamON 2018.

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VeeamON 2018 Day 1: Partner Summit

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VeeamON 2018 kicked off today and more than 2,200 attendees from around the world transformed the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago into a tech capital. Traditionally, the first day of VeeamON is dedicated to partners, and today was no exception.

The Partner Summit was opened by our President and co-CEO Peter McKay, who talked about Veeam’s vision for 2018 and beyond and how we team up with our partners to provide the best solutions on the market for Intelligent Data Management. Peter continued his keynote with sharing the great results Veeam achieved in 2017, including the Net Promoter Score (NPS) score of 73, 3.5 times higher than the industry average.

N2WS is now part of the Veeam family, and I was very interested to find out more about it. I attended the session held by Ezra Charm, N2WS VP of Marketing, who showcased our new offering for backup and DR for AWS.

Another highlight of the day was Anton Gostev’s session, Ask me anything: Veeam R&D and Support. This session became official at VeeamON 2018 after more unofficial Q&A sessions at previous editions. The questions were very diverse, people were very interested to find out about future releases and everybody got an answer.

There also were two winners for “Best Questions,” chosen by Anton Gostev and Rick Vanover. These two winners received a 1 TB USB hard drive — perfect for holding backups for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows!

The Expo Hall is a big attraction at every VeeamON conference. The attendees are interacting with the Veeam experts in an out of the box setup and get hands-on experience with Veeam solutions.

Tweet of the day

Engage with the VeeamON community

To discover even more from the first day of VeeamON 2018, follow our social channels:

You are welcome to join the conversation using the #VeeamON hashtag! And don’t forget, there is a mobile app with everything you need for VeeamON 2018 (available for iOS and Android).

I will be back tomorrow with more news from VeeamON 2018 Day 2. Stay tuned!

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#VeeamON 2018 Social Media Survival Kit

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VeeamON 2018 will kick off in 5 days in Chicago and it’s beginning to look a lot like the premier conference for intelligent data management. To make sure that you’re fully equipped for the VeeamON conversation, whether you’re attending onsite or just engaging online, I prepared a short guide that will support your social media presence.

Social media channels to follow

There will be a lot happening during VeeamON 2018, from product announcements and the partners’ lounge, to networking and innovative breakout sessions. If you don’t want to miss a thing and engage with the community, follow our official social channels:

On these channels, you’ll find LIVE coverage of the event, including highlights of sessions, interviews, news and announcements. Moreover, at the end of each day, we’ll publish detailed daily recaps on the Veeam Blog.


You are welcome to post your own updates from the event on your social channels. For a consistent and neat online activity during VeeamON 2018, here are few best practices that will help you:


  • Do use the official #VeeamON hashtag in all your VeeamON related posts
  • Do re-share appropriate posts from other event participants and engage them in relevant discussions
  • Do be conversational and informal
  • Do post visual content – photos, videos


  • Don’t post content depicting sexualized images, alcohol consumption and inappropriate behavior
  • Don’t comment negatively about competitors, colleagues, partners or customers
  • Don’t engage in arguments or use bad language

Besides the official #VeeamON hashtag, you can also include the #datamanagement hashtag. Additionally, I recommend you download the VeeamON 2018 mobile app to stay in touch with everything related to VeeamON (available for iOS and Android).

If you’re attending VeeamON onsite, we encourage you to announce it on your Twitter account and invite other users to meet you at the venue. See you in Chicago!

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The sessions you don’t want to miss at VeeamON 2018

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VeeamON 2018 is only three weeks away and I think it’s time to decide which sessions to add to your agenda. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still grab your ticket!

In my last post, I mentioned that the breakout sessions are a major source of learning. Now, with VeeamON just around the corner, I want to highlight several sessions that might be of interest to you.

Backup and disaster recovery for AWS — Native, free and enterprise-level options

At the beginning of this year, we announced the acquisition of N2WS, a leading provider of cloud-native enterprise backup and disaster recovery for AWS. Through this move, we’ll be able to provide world class data protection and management for the AWS workloads.

N2WS VP of Marketing Ezra Charm will be on the VeeamON stage Monday, May 14 and will showcase the N2WS offering for the AWS public cloud.

Ask me anything: Veeam R&D and Support

Anton Gostev’s sessions at VeeamON conferences are a big success, and this year will be even better. The engagement and questions from the attendees that usually occurs after Anton’s sessions will now be an official session during VeeamON 2018!

If you have questions about anything Veeam-products related, this is the session for you! It will take place Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. And that’s not all from Gostev. If you haven’t registered yet, you can use GOSTEV-100 discount code for a $100 discount. See you there!

Understanding the Availability Gap in 2018

In this session, Senior Director of Product Strategy Jason Buffington will be exploring the gap organizations are facing between user demand and IT’s capacity to deliver services. Join this session to learn more on the Availability trends of 2018 and how organizations should implement them to meet their users’ expectations.              

18 tips to prevent ransomware attacks in 2018

Unfortunately, ransomware is still a hot topic and there are no signs of retreating. These cyberattacks are spreading to organizations of any size and verticals and preparedness is the key to fighting it. It started just as a malware scam, but ransomware is now a very profitable business that generated more than $5 billion in 2017 from taking data hostage.

Director of Technical Product Marketing and Evangelism Rick Vanover will cover this session and will provide important best practices to help you stay out of trouble. I know I’ll put this on my list!

Top 10 most popular questions about Veeam Availability Console

Veeam Availability Console is a comprehensive tool for centralized data management and monitoring, entirely designed for service providers that offer Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to their customers.

Join this session, hosted by Director of Product Management Vitaliy Safarov and Cloud Solution Architect Timothy Hudson, for a technical deep dive into the features and functionalities of Veeam Availability Console.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0: What’s new

While Microsoft Office 365 is a great Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that allows users to work from anywhere at any time, the data it generates is yours and it’s your responsibility, as a user, to protect it. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 does just that by backing up Office 365 email data, with the possibility of fast recover of individual mailbox items.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 2.0 will bring many requested features and improvements, and if your organization already migrated or is looking to migrate to Office 365, that’s a session you shouldn’t miss!


There will be two and a half days of breakout sessions, split on different tracks so you can choose what’s the most important for you. I hope my post will help you to choose wisely!

PS: There is a mobile app that will help to build your schedule at VeeamON 2018, available for iOS and Android.

See you in Chicago!

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Watchdog your entire IT environment with Veeam ONE

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With data becoming so valuable these days, organizations can’t afford to have their IT systems unavailable even for minutes. Monitoring your environment plays a key role to ensure Availability. You need to be alerted when things could go wrong and when it’s time to fix issues before they negatively impact your business. Veeam ONE does just that, not only for your VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments, but also integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication and, starting with Update 3, provides visibility for Veeam Agents as well.

In this blog post, I will talk about some of the Veeam ONE capabilities that will help you keep an eye on your IT systems.

Categorizing your infrastructure objects

Veeam ONE helps you categorize objects inside your infrastructure by business unit, department, purpose or SLA by means of its Business View component. This business categorization is integrated with Veeam ONE Monitor, enabling you to monitor, troubleshoot and report on business groups of VMware and Hyper-V objects.


The Configuration tab allows you to configure the basic application settings


After adding business categories into Veeam ONE, you can start monitoring your business groups through the Business View tab in Veeam ONE Monitor.


Business View in Veeam ONE Monitor, showing a virtual machine in the VMs with Snapshots category


You can also build reports for specified categories of objects. In the Workspace view of Veeam ONE Reporter, when you select a report, you can either choose to get details on the entire virtual environment, or on specific business view objects. For example, if you group VMs by department, you can create reports for a specific department in your organization.


The Business View objects window in Veeam ONE Reporter

Using alarms

There are predefined alarms in Veeam ONE for VMware vSphere and vCloud Director, Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam Cloud Connect, Veeam Agents, and for internal Veeam ONE issues. All of them are designed to alert IT admins when any notable events or issues occur in their environment. With these alarms, you can easily identify, troubleshoot issues and quickly act to keep business operations running.

If they are used properly, alarms can be a critical method to notify you about the performance of your virtual environment. It’s important to know that too many alarms can lead you to ignore them, while too sensitive triggers can lead to false alarms.

The predefined alarms are built on best practices thresholds and trigger when the parameters defined in the alarm are different against collected data from the virtual and backup servers.


Alarm details in the Alarm Management tab. You can create custom alarms for any kind of tasks and events


When an alarm is triggered, the Veeam ONE console displays details about the root cause of the issue and some ways of resolution. Veeam ONE alarms are customizable and you can edit them to fit your business needs by adding different rules, changing thresholds or assigning them to different objects. You can also choose to send an email to a group when alarm’s severity changes or to suppress an alarm during scheduled activities. Moreover, in the Knowledge base tab you can add custom text to help you with solving the alarm next time it’s triggered.


Alarm Settings

Performance and health state monitoring

Veeam ONE enables you to monitor the performance of your VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V environment through comprehensive charts. In Infrastructure View, you can find information about the latest alarms, CPU, memory and disk resources for different timeframes, as well as network usage details. As you browse in the Infrastructure tree, the Summary tab will display different information for different objects and the rest of the tabs will vary too as you move deeper in the environment.


If the parent object is selected, the Infrastructure Summary tab will display the health state overview, including the Host State, Datastores State and the Virtual Machines state.


Along the navigation menu, Veeam ONE Monitor also provides details about Alarms (as you saw earlier in this post), as well as very well-organized metrics on resource consumption. Here you can check the VMs and hosts that use the most resources (CPU, memory, network usage and more), but also the hosts with the lowest load. These stats are available for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

The CPU chart shows the amount of used processor resources on a machine where a backup infrastructure component runs. Graphs in the CPU chart illustrate the level of processor usage for every separate CPU on the machine. The Total graph shows the cumulative processor utilization for all CPUs.

Capacity planning

While Veeam ONE Monitor provides extensive visibility over your IT infrastructure, the Reporter makes it easy for IT administrators to obtain detailed analysis of their virtual infrastructure and helps to take the guesswork out of capacity planning.

In virtual environments, capacity planning is a critical task for housekeeping and allows IT admins to make correct decisions based on accurate forecasts. The first thing we can see in Veeam ONE Reporter is the VMware Capacity Planning dashboard, which includes few widgets that offer a sneak peek into the more detailed reports of the infrastructure.


The VMware Capacity Planning dashboards displays details about Hosts and Clusters, Datastores, loss of a host and how many VMs can be added to the infrastructure without having to purchase more resources


Now let’s take a look at the capacity planning reports that we have available: Capacity Planning, Host Failure Modelling, How Many More VMs Can be Provisioned and Over-provisioned Datastores.

The reports are based on collected and analyzed historical data and they are very customizable, allowing you to choose individual or all datastores, set limits for CPU and Memory, select timeframe of the analyzed performance data, as well as the period of planning.


The Capacity Planning report provides very detailed forecast on my virtual infrastructure


At the end of the day, the capacity planning exercise helps you answer some simple questions: Do I have enough resources for more virtual machines? When will I run out of resources? Don’t underestimate these questions, they may save you time and money one day.

Agents monitoring and reporting

Update 3 came with many new features for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and Veeam ONE 9.5, and one of the most highly-anticipated is agent management. Veeam ONE 9.5 now supports agent monitoring and reporting for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux, enabling you to have visibility into both your virtual and physical infrastructures.

You can have real-time monitoring and alerting for the Veeam Agent jobs managed by Veeam Backup & Replication servers that you monitor in Veeam ONE. To do so, go to Data Protection view in Veeam ONE Monitor and open the Agent Jobs tab of the desired backup infrastructure node. For each job, you will gain information such as the status of a backup job (Success, Warning, Failed, Running, or jobs with no status), backup job name, type, transferred data and more.


Veeam Agent jobs in Veeam ONE Monitor


In the Veeam Backup Agents report you can choose to include business groups (defined in Veeam ONE Business View) or Veeam Backup & Replication servers and protection groups. Likewise, you can choose to include in the report either specific Veeam backup agents or backup jobs and policies.


Selecting the report’s parameters

In my example, I chose to have a report for Windows-only machines with the RPO (Recovery Point Objective) of 1 week, meaning I will get a list of computers protected weekly. On the second page, you’ll find a detailed list of protected and unprotected computers, including information like IP address, Backup Job/Policy, Last Backup Date and more.


Monitoring your entire IT infrastructure can often be overlooked. This is a mistake that can not only cost your business money, but also its reputation. Minor breaches, due to their complexity, can cause performance issues in virtual and physical environments. However, this can be avoided with a good monitoring tool that alerts you when things are not working as they should. Veeam ONE provides a comprehensive set of alerts and a very user-friendly interface that facilitates visibility, troubleshooting and resolving issues.

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5 reasons your boss should send you to VeeamON 2018

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VeeamON 2018 is only one month away, but there is still enough time to grab your ticket! Are you excited about attending the premier conference for Intelligent Data Management, but you aren’t sure how to convince your boss to fund your trip? Well, the ROI of attending VeeamON lies in staying relevant in a technological landscape that is changing faster than ever, but don’t just take my word for it.

In this blog post, I will share five solid arguments with you that will support your motivation to be in Chicago this spring. And don’t forget — you can always recap the energy and success of last year’s VeeamON!


  1. Discover the latest innovations of industry leaders at the Expo Lounge and learn how to implement them in your organization. There will be more than 40 exhibitors showcasing their new solutions, including tech pioneers such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Cisco, VMware, NetApp and IBM. IT experts from around the world can answer all your questions and share their knowledge and best practices, making the Expo Lounge a must-have on your agenda!
  1. It’s a good opportunity to enhance your knowledge with the VMCE training. This year, there are four types of classes that you can choose from, based on your level of knowledge: VMCE test prep, VMCE standard 9.5 U3, VMCE-Orchestrator and VMCE-Advanced Design & Optimization (ADO), which requires you to have taken the VMCE training upfront.
  2. The VMCE certification helps you to develop the necessary skills to correctly deploy and configure Veeam products. Through this training, any IT savvy individual can become an industry-recognized expert on Veeam solutions for data management and protection. To find out more about VMCE training at VeeamON 2018, check out our dedicated page.

  1. The breakout sessions are a major source of learning. There will be more than 60 breakout sessions, where Veeam engineers, technical experts, end users and even developers will walk you through various scenarios, provide best practices and share their vision for Intelligent Data Management with Veeam solutions.
  2. You can take a sneak peek at some of the sessions that have been announced already on the conference website. Don’t forget, there are more to come, and you’ll need to choose wisely which ones to attend.

  1. There will be keynote speakers that you want to hear from. Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor at The Economist is one of them and he will share his views on the Hyper-Available future. You’ll also hear success stories from industry movers and shakers that may inspire you to find innovative solutions for your organization.
  1. Networking is a great way to share your ideas and to make meaningful connections. Yes, those small talks during coffee breaks and meals can be more important than you think. You’ll discover new people from around the world that you have many things in common with, which could lead to new business opportunities. You might find your future business partner or customer during the breakout sessions — you never know.

I have described five compelling reasons to attend VeeamON 2018, but there are more! If you’ve decided to attend VeeamON 2018, you can REGISTER NOW.

Do you still need to convince your boss? We’ve got you covered. We have prepared an email draft to help you open the conversation, whether you’re a partner or an end user.

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VeeamON 2018: The Attendee Kit

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After a great 2017, during which the Veeam Team hit it out of the park for a new sales record, VeeamON 2018 is on the horizon. There are three months left until we’ll all be heading to Chicago and, if you have not decided yet whether to make the trip, just remember this is THE Availability event of the year.

In this blog post, I will share with you some event updates, as well as our NEW resource page on the VeeamON website, which provides everything you need to make VeeamON 2018 an unforgettable experience. Keep reading!

Travel, venue and accommodation

The conference takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, May 16-18. This is the largest convention center in North America, ready to hold Veeam’s biggest event and connect the world’s leading IT experts and visionaries. The venue is in the proximity of the O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport, the two airports serving the Chicago metropolitan area.

To facilitate your staying during the event, there will be two hotels offering discounted rates for VeeamON attendees – Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Marriott Marquis, both connected to the venue. To book a hotel room and for more information about the location, please check our dedicated page.

Make yourself visible through social media

Amid digital transformation, social media plays a key role in how we communicate and do business. At #VeeamON 2018, you have the chance to be part of the conversation by sharing your conference experience with the entire world through different types of content. To make your online presence even better, we shared some best practices and VeeamON banners on our resource page!

Other resources

Wondering what else you can find here? We’ve got you covered with personalized out of office messages to display during VeeamON 2018 and you’ll also find a neat set of digital banners to use when talking about VeeamON, including logos and email signature banners. Furthermore, there is a VeeamON mobile app coming soon for you, so stay in touch for updates!

We also invite you to listen to Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Director and one of the Veeam All-Stars, as he discusses Availability trends you will learn about at VeeamON 2018. See below!

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