And now a 24th Stanley Cup banner will hang from the rafters of the famous Forum in Montreal! The Canadiens win the Stanley Cup!. – CBC’s Bob Cole in the dying seconds of game 5 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals

Veeam v7 adds SureReplica

veeamlogoVeeam has announced another feature of their upcoming release of Backup and Replication v7.  This time, applying the virtual lab and their SureBackup technology to your Veeam Replica’s – SureReplica.   A lot of environments I have seen that use Veeam use it to backup locally and replicate to a DR site.  So being able to put all of those dedicated resources in your DR site to work and spin up those replica’s inside isolated labs is a pretty awesome feature.  Aside from simply ensuring the integrity of the replica there are many use cases for an isolated virtual lab.  Think of things like patch management testing, application update testing, penetration testing, the list goes on and on!  This was only the 7th feature unveiled of v7 and Veeam has a couple more to showcase before finally releasing the product sometime this year 🙂   Sign up if you interested in being on of the first to know the new features.

TOVMUG Represent!

TorontoVMUG1-300x79You can’t be involved in the virtualization community and not know about Mike Lavericks’ chinwags!   If you don’t, certainly his latest one with Toronto VMUG Leader Angelo Luciani is a good one to start out with.  They had a great conversation in regards to VMUGs and community participation.  I’d definitely recommend checking it out!

Hey!  They were supposed to be 14th!

No surprise to anyone that follows me, or even reads the odd rant on this blog that I’m a huge Montreal Canadiens fan.  Well last night was a hard one to swallow but the team I’ve watched rally to 2nd place in the East were eliminated from the playoffs.  As much as I’d like to place blame on the refereeing, the 6 key injuries, the horrible icing calls, the fact of the matter is the Habs just weren’t good enough and Ottawa wanted it more.  Also they ran into some pretty steller goaltending by Anderson and it’s hard to beat that.   Either way its been nice to see that spark back into the Habs lineup, the one that used to be there when I was a kid.  For once in the last 10 years it’s evident that the habs have a future ahead of them with some great young players.  Au Revoir Les Habitants.  Lever Le Flambeau!