Episode 121 Leveraged Data - You can do it too!

October 11, 2016

In this episode, Rick Vanover (Twitter @RickVanover) and Clint Wyckoff (Twitter @ClintWyckoff) outline one technical Veeam feature: the virtual lab. The virtual lab has been around for years (since v5 of Veeam Backup & Replication), but now with additional options around using storage snapshots and replicas; organizations may find new and powerful use cases for this versatile technology. This presentation is also available as a video from the vBrownBag series at VMworld.



Episode 120 Matt McSpirit and Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

June 30, 2016
In episode 120, Clint Wyckoff (@ClintWyckoff) hosts Matt McSpirit (@MattMcSpirit), Technical Evangelist with Microsoft. Matt and Clint discuss the upcoming release of Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and chat about many of the important features. The topics discussed were Security, Bitlocker, Shielded Virtual Machines, Credential Guard, Nano Server, Azure, Containers, Microsoft Ignite 2016 and much more!

If you're interested in learning more about Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V here's some valuable links to check-out:

Episode 119 Veeam Vanguard Panel at VeeamON Forum

June 21, 2016

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts five Veeam Vanguards from around the world in a panel discussion at the VeeamON Forum held in London. The Vanguards participating in the panel are:

The discussion traversed a number of relevant topics today: Modern storage systems, cloud and service provider technologies, the latest from Microsoft virtualization capabilities, training options and community involvement.

Episode 118 Live from Atlantic Security Conference

April 13, 2016

In this episode, Rick Vanover (Twitter @RickVanover) and Clint Wyckoff (@ClintWyckoff) record alive episode from Atlantic Security Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Rick and Clint provide a quick update on the Vanguard program as well as we hada chance to have a chance with two security experts.

Travis Barlow (@Travis_R_Barlow) is one of the board members of the AtlanticSecurity Conference and he offers a really good tip for preventing Cryptolockerin your environment! 

Jeff Man (@MRJeffMan) from Tenable also was a guest and shared insight to PCI and security strategies as well as what’s next.



Episode 117 Veeam Community Spotlight: Matt Crape

February 22, 2016

In this episode, Clint Wyckoff hosts Matt Crape (@MattThatITGuy). Matt is a 1st time VMware vExpert, avid community contributor and renowned blogger @42u.ca. Matt discusses how he stays involved within the vSphere Community as well as how he's started up the Southwestern Ontario Veeam User Group - SWOVUG! Clint and Matt also discuss sizing backup repository best practices and how he's achieving the 3-2-1 rule...

Notes and mentions:


Episode 116 Veeam Vanguard Spotlight: Dave Kawula

January 26, 2016

In this episode, Clint Wyckoff hosts Dave Kawula (@davekawula). Dave is a Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, Inaugural Veeam Vanguard, Community Evangelist and Independent Blogger (CheckYourLogs.net). Dave and Clint discuss the Microsoft MVP Program, Hyper-V 2016 as well as community events like TechMentor and MVPDays.

Mentions in the episode:
MVPDays - Use code VEEAM to register

Episode 115 Software Defined Storage 101 - 2

January 18, 2016

In this episode, Rick Vanover (@RickVanover on Twitter) hosts Rawlinson Rivera (@PunchingClouds on Twitter). Rawlinson is based in California and works for VMware in the Office of the CTO, as a Principal Architect in the Storage and Availability group. Rawlinson also writes the Punching Clouds blog.

Rick and Rawlinson discuss the Software-Defined Storage offerings specific to VMware, including VMware Virtual SAN and vSphere Virtual Volumes. 

Episode 114 Veeam Vanguard Spotlight: Rasmus Haslund

December 14, 2015
In this episode, Clint Wyckoff hosts Rasmus Haslund (@haslund). Rasmus is a vExpert, an Inaugural Veeam Vanguard and Independent Blogger @PerfectCloud.org. Rasmus and Clint discuss the IT Pro Community, Instructor Lead Training and the IT Industry as a whole. Also in this episode Rasmus makes a large announcement!

Episode 113 Software Defined Storage 101 - 1

December 3, 2015

In this episode, Rick Vanover (Twitter @RickVanover) welcomes back Jason Perlow (Twitter @JPerlow). Jason writes the Tech Broiler blog at ZDNet and also writes the OffTheBroiler blog. Jason and Rick talk about a number of the approaches available today for delivering storage at a software-defined level, including network and server architectures from the various data center brands available today. 


BA Episode 21 - vSphere 5.5: new features and tips

December 1, 2015

In this new session Rick covers some of his favorite features in the vSphere 5.5 release and even shows a live demo. In this track you will learn:

  • new vSphere 5.5 features
  • nested ESXi and Autolab
  • additional vSphere 5 resources
  • upgrade tips
  • and more!