I just wanted to take a moment and write up a quick post on my first sponsor Veeam. If you have read most of my articles on this blog you will no doubt know that I am a very big Veeam fan and am proud to have them as a sponsor. The timing couldn't be any better as they have just released a new version (version 6) of their virtual machine protection software called Backup and Replication. You can check out the slew of new features that are bundled int Veeam Backup and Replication by following the banner on the left hand side of this page.
The Official Stuff
Veeam is an international company with their North American offices based out of Columbus, Ohio. The latest customer counts from their website state 30,000 plus and expanding at roughly 1500/month. Veeam's flagship product called 'Backup and Replication' feels like two products in one allowing for both backup and replication of virtualized guests in both VMware and Hyper-V environments. Veeam also offers products to optimize performance, configuration, and utilization of VMware environments by bundling three of their products (Veeam Monitor, Veeam Reporter, and Veeam Business View) into their Veeam ONE solution. Veeam also offers nWorks Management Pack for Microsoft Systems Center and nWorks Smart Plug-in for HP Operations Manager in order to extend the operations and monitoring of virtual environments to your current enterprise reporting tools.
To me, the official company profiles always sound great, but its the experiences you have with the companies and vendors that really make or break a deal, and Veeam is certainly on the make end of things. I've never had a question go unanswered when either dealing with them through their official support or through social media outlets. They continue to amaze the masses with the new and exciting features that they pack into their releases. They have a very strong presence in the VMware community, and for all intensive purposes, have a community of their own. The Veeam products that I use have been incredibly simple to install, configure and operate. If you don't believe me, ask one of the other 30,000 customers and I'm sure you will hear the same story. Veeams always gave back to the community, for example they offer NFR licenses for VCPs and vExperts, throw their infamous Veeam party @ VMworld, and sponsor community and customer blogs such as this one. So, if you get a chance follow the banner on the right hand side of the page over to Veeam's website, Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, Connect with them on LinkedIn, or +1 them on Google.