Luke Brown, Zettagrid's Technical Specialist, and Evangelist had the pleasure of heading over to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017. As a Veeam Vanguard and vExpert he had some insight into the new products and technologies Veeam are working on.
Take a read to find out what he thought of VeeamON 2017!
VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans has come to a close and I’m back on board at Zettagrid, catching up on the hundreds of emails I missed. This year's event was unreal, with over 2,000 attendees and a variety of awesome speakers, it was one of the best events I've attended so far.
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience from Veeam, not only the event itself but, as I’m lucky to be part of the Vanguard Program I was also given a sneak peek to what the product development teams are working on and some very juicy NDA.
The event was full of insight into the latest innovation and product development that I could bring back to the team at Zettagrid, this is what allows us to be current in our product offering, finding solutions for issues that businesses face every day. We have been using Veeam for many years now having developed three product offerings that utilise and embrace the various components of the Veeam suite.
What was my favourite part of the event? Veeam put a huge emphasis on service providers and partners, following the announcement of Availability Suite 10. This opportunity is huge for cloud providers like Zettagrid. Our clients want a product that is going to support their business 110% - with this new release, Zettagrid will be able to take business continuity, backup, and disaster recovery to another level. Taking a look, and exploring the new releases that are coming in 2017;
- Veeam PN - Allowing super easy connectivity between Zettagrid zones or your on-premises remote offices or branches
- Veeam Agent for Windows - Watch this space, we're going to kickstart your backup strategy with this release
- vCloud Director support - Yes finally!!!! Oh, and a little thing called CDP which means no longer relying on snapshots, you'll be able to get super low RPOs!
- Backup for Office 365 - Zettagrid were the first in Australia to offer Office 365 ProPlus, this is going to be an awesome product for our clients
The overall event was great, these events are the best way to grow and learn, engaging with like-minded peers that are just as enthusiastic about all things cloud as I am.
I can’t wait to see what’s next…