Do you have a ‘reality gap’ in your IT strategy?

One of my favorite exercises to help executives with is to separate their business unit leaders into one room and their IT leaders somewhere else nearby. Then, we ask each group a version of the same question: Ask the business leaders, “How long can your operations function if the IT systems go offline?” Ask the IT … Read more

Veeam Cares: Spotlight on Scouting

Veeam Cares is the #Veeamazing corporate program that encourages Veeamers to volunteer in order to impact our world (in addition to fixing the world’s data protection and data management challenges). One of the perks of being a Veeamer is that Veeam gives our employees 24 hours (three business days) of volunteer time, above and beyond PTO … Read more

VeeamON 2019: Innovation happens here

If you aren’t in Miami this week, you are missing a lot of fun — and that doesn’t include the famous Veeam Party planned for this evening. Building on what happened yesterday: Veeam announced the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator version 2. I’ve preached for quite a while that there are two distinct differences between … Read more

The hype of copy data management and secondary storage

This week, we’re looking at “The Hype of Copy Data Management” (CDM), which some vendors call Active CDM, Enterprise CDM, pick-your-fancy-adjective CDM, or similar permutations of secondary storage, data virtualization, or “Use your data smarter” (Veeam does it too). If you put aside the jargon and IT marketing-speak, it is really a classic case of … Read more

When you modernize production, you must modernize protection

We are starting a new six-week vlog series based on interpreting some industry research that I helped deliver prior to me joining Veeam last year. With thirty years in the data protection industry and the last seven as an industry analyst, I’m going to examine some concepts and research data, and hopefully make it actionable … Read more