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#VMworld 2021 Q&A: Veeam Showcases Easy to Use Solutions - Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE, Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator

vmworld 2021 QA 

VMworld 2021 digital.  Will you be in attendance?  Make sure you check out Veeam!

VMworld, the world's largest virtualization and cloud computing event hosted every year by VMware, is back again for 2021 in a digital setting.  And one of the show sponsors this year is a company called Veeam.

Veeam is a leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection.  The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments.  Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry.

Are you gearing up for VMworld 2021?  Get started now by reading this exclusive interview with Melissa Palmer, Senior Technologist & Team Lead, Product Strategy at Veeam, to learn more, and start getting excited for what's to come!

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VMblog: Veeam is back sponsoring the VMworld 2021 digital event.  Can you talk about what that sponsorship looks like?

Melissa Palmer:  Veeam is proud to be a platinum sponsor of VMworld 2021. In addition to our dedicated page in the sponsor demo zone, attendees will be able to access two on-demand sessions from Veeam and a live session during the event. And don't miss our commercial on the digital platform!

VMblog: What type of things will people be able to do and find at your virtual booth this year?

Palmer:  If your curious about the latest developments in Modern Data Protection, check out the Veeam booth where you can watch videos about our products, download helpful assets, access our sessions and even live chat with Veeam experts from around the globe.

VMblog: And do you have any speaking sessions during the event?  If so, can you give us the details?

Palmer:  Veeam has some great sessions lined up. I'll be giving a live presentation on designing a vSphere Disaster recovery solution on Wednesday, October 6 from 12:30pm-12:33pm EDT (Session MCL2834S). My colleagues Anthony Spiteri and David Hill will be sharing the latest on protecting VMware Cloud Solutions in their combined session available on-demand (Session MCL2832S). And Michael Cade is also presenting an on-demand session on anything and everything the VMware crew wants to know about Kubernetes (Session MCL2833S). Check out or register to view our Veeam sessions here.

VMblog: Are you giving away any prizes at your virtual booth or participating in any prize giveaways?

Palmer:  Attendees can access our Veeam + VMworld site here and enter to win great prizes like Apple AirPods Max, Lenovo Tab M10 Plus and a PartyBox Portable Party Speaker!

VMblog: What are you personally most interested in seeing or learning at VMworld 2021 digital?

Palmer:  I always try to learn everything I can at VMworld. Personally, I think I'm most interested in the Security track this year, because it's an area that is really starting to show its importance in VMs. I'll be interested to see the latest and greatest developments as more and more people are emphasizing VM security.

VMblog: Can you give us the high-level rundown of your company's technology offerings?  What kind of message would a virtual attendee hear from you?

Palmer:  Really what it comes down to is this: wherever you are in your data center transformation journey, Veeam can help you protect and, more importantly, recover your data. Keeping things on prem with vSphere? No problem, we have you covered. Looking to start to take a more hybrid cloud approach and take advantage of VMware cloud? Veeam has a solution to keep your data safe and secure for just about every scenario.

VMblog: Talking about your product solutions, can you give readers a few examples of how your offerings are unique?  What are your differentiators?

Palmer:  This sounds clich√©, but Veeam just works. Our product is super simple not only to design and install, but to operate and manage too. It's also powerful, because it's a software-based solution. Veeam gives customers the flexibility to meet their business requirements in any number of ways, using their preferred hardware of choice.

That's one of the things that attracted me to Veeam in the first place, the simplicity and flexibility, especially when it comes to protecting virtual machines!

VMblog: What specifically does your company offer a VMware shop or VMware implementation?

Palmer:  There are way too many cool integrations and bells and whistles to cover here, but to make a long story short, Veeam is the easy button for virtual machine protection. It couldn't be simpler to install and operate, is expressly flexible and can protect every criticality of workload in your environment.

Veeam Backup & Replication is at the core of things, protecting data. Then, there's Veeam ONE that keeps an eye on your Veeam environment, and your VMware environment. My favorite thing about Veeam ONE its ability to find the VMs in your environment that may have been overlooked, which it can then automatically protect! There's also Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator which automates the two most time consuming and error prone tasks of disaster recovery for your VMware environment - creating DR plans and testing them. Between these three products, you can be ready for just about any scenario in your VMware environment, including ransomware!

VMblog: How does your company work with VMware?  Where do you fit within the VMware ecosystem?

Palmer:  Veeam has been a VMware partner for ages, and we have deep integration into VMware in order to provide the best possible protection for our customers. Take Veeam's Continuous Data Protection which is new in Veeam V11. In this case, Veeam is leveraging VMware's vSphere API for I/O Filtering (also known as VAIO) for deep integration which results in near zero RPOs.

VMblog: VMware may be covering things in their keynote, but what big changes or trends do you see taking shape in the industry for 2021 and heading into 2022?

Palmer:  Unfortunately, we're seeing more and more cases of both ransomware and new vulnerabilities coming out, targeting VMware environments. While this isn't new, it is becoming more frequent. Luckily, VMware is fantastic about getting patches out there, however there's still a lag between patches coming out and adoption by customers. I think we're going to see everyone become a bit more security-minded on the VMware side in the coming year, which is a powerful thing.

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Published Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:32 AM by David Marshall
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