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...

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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!

BA Episode 20 - Windows Server 2012 R2: What’s new

December 1, 2015

In this new session, Mike Resseler covers all major updates of the latest Windows Server 2012 R2. He talks about changes and additions to:

  • File Services and Storage
  • Networking
  • Clustering
  • Hyper-V
  • Windows PowerShell
  • WDS
  • Directory Services & Security and much more.

BA Episode 19 - Keeping Hyper-V healthy

December 1, 2015

In this new session Brien Posey explains what routine tasks Hyper-V requires to remain healthy including:

  • Resource metering
  • Patching
  • Cluster aware updating
  • Reporting

BA Episode 18 - VMware vCloud Director and how it works

December 1, 2015

In this Backup Academy podcast David Hill (vExpert) covers the following topics:

Business Requirements
VMware vCloud Director Architecture
Virtual Data Centers
Allocation Models
And much more!