I attended the annual VeeamON show in New Orleans last week and all I should say is that Veeam really knows how to put on a conference. VeeamON wonderfully mixes deep technical content, company insights, meeting and greeting, and perspectives from vendors, partners, and customers to create a complete welcoming ecosystem that surrounds Veeam and Veeam’s products and services.
Here at the conference, Veeam announced their new release of Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR), version 10. The announcement detailed the new features of Veeam’s main platform scheduled for release in Q4 of this year. Among the highlights were tighter integration with the cloud as a backup repository and a very tight embrace to Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure among the other standard cloud providers like Amazon S3 and Glacier.
VeeamON 2017 included an exposition where vendors displayed their capabilities with Veeam. Many storage, server, and infrastructure companies were in attendance.
VBR v10 will add Veeam Agents for Linux and Windows. These agents connect non-virtualized servers to the Veeam platform so that physical servers can enjoy all the benefits of VBR that previously were limited to virtualized servers. Veeam announced plans for an agent for the Mac platform, so I hope that a FreeBSD agent is not far behind. With VBR v10 and the upcoming Mac agent, Veeam will be able to backup VMs as well as physical Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms, letting you keep them all on a TrueNAS platform.
At the VeeamON conference, I got to put faces to the many names we’ve interacted with over the years. I found that the Veeam executives were extremely accessible as well as the various product managers and marketers for all the Veeam products. You really feel you get heard as a partner at VeeamON. Also, VeeamON is a great place to renew old acquaintances and make new friends all with common experiences and goals.
It was important for iXsystems to attend VeeamOn 2017. We just completed our VBR v9.5 certification for TrueNAS and look forward to completing the v10 certification once the product gets closer to release. TrueNAS has proven integration with Veeam as well as with VMware and attending VeeamON is important for our relationship with Veeam.
To learn more about how iXsystems and TrueNAS can help with your Veeam solution, send us an email at info@iXsystems.com.
Brad Meyer – Senior Technical Marketing Engineer