Welcome to our 9th monthly episode where we discuss data backup with Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam Software. The GreyBeards just talked with Rick and Veeam at last month’s Storage Field Day 5 (SFD5) in Silicon Valley and once again we would suggest everyone who wants to know more about Veeam backup and even better, new Veeam V8 restore capabilities view the video of their session.
Rick’s has been an icon in the backup industry for many years now and as Veeam’s strategy specialist he spends a lot of time in social media (twitter link below), writes the Rickatron Blog, travels the world attending various conferences and produces the award winning, Veeam Community Podcast. Moreover, Rick said this podcast will be co-distributed by Veeam on their community podcast page, so you can listen to it there as well.
In this podcast we discuss current IT data protection activities, such as the values and risks of elemental restores, Howard’s recent survey results on data protection for InformationWeek Analytics, and a bit about the best storage for backup. All in all a good overview of the backup problems in the virtualized server market today and how many of them can be solved right now.
In addition, Howard identified the single “best thing to hit backup over the past 20 years”, (and it wasn’t tape libraries, Ray). Listen to the podcast to find out more …
Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist
Rick Vanover (vExpert, MCITP, VCP, Cisco Champion) is a product strategy specialist for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualization community. Rick’s IT experience includes system administration and IT management; with virtualization being the central theme of his career recently. Follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover .