Now updated for Windows Server 2016 GA release!
Efficient management of your Hyper-V environment is critical for Availability and your Always-On Business™. Make it easier with this free Veeam white paper, Automate Management of your Hyper-V Environment, by Microsoft System Center VIP Pete Zerger.
When Windows Server 2012 hit the market in 2012 a new feature called - Hyper-V Replica hit the shelf. In 2013, when Windows Server 2012 R2 was released, the Hyper-V Replica feature was improved. This white paper gives you an in-depth look at Hyper-V Replica: what it is, how it works, what capabilities it offers and specific-use cases.
End of support (EOS) for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 is July 14, 2015. Companies still using this operating system can face both security and compliance issues.
Hyper-V has cemented itself in many organizations and nearly every company is using or evaluating Hyper-V today however many of these virtualization IT Pros are new to Hyper-V if not Microsoft technologies in general which is why this paper will arm readers with the most important ten things every Hyper-V using IT Pro needs to know.
This document will provide you with all the steps necessary to test out Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 in a Proof of Concept environment and validate for yourself how easy it is to protect your running VMs and to recover an entire VMs or parts of it.
This white paper explains the factors that should be examined when deciding to virtualize Microsoft Exchange 2013. Although Exchange 2013 is an excellent candidate for virtualization, many caveats presented in the paper must be respected, and it is important to carefully evaluate whether the decision to virtualize Exchange will meet the needs of your particular IT environment and your company’s business needs and long-term strategy.
This white paper examines Hyper-V management and monitoring provided by Veeam Management Pack for System Center. Veeam MP extends System Center, providing deep visibility and collecting critical information with more monitors, alerts, rules and performance collection.
Recommendations for the optimization and scaling of Veeam Backup & Replication v8 with Nutanix for Hyper-V.
Businesses now need to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. Services must be kept online or customers will be lost. In today’s global marketplace, it is critical for systems to always be available so companies can remain competitive and keep their users satisfied. High data-center availability can be achieved in several ways, but the most common and easiest is through the combination of server virtualization and failover clustering.
This eBook will discuss Windows Server 2016 Virtualization, also known as Hyper-V 2016. Many Hyper-V components have evolved with each Microsoft release, and knowing this information is key to understanding the increased functionality and usability.
While these technologies can be used at the physical layer (storage array), at the virtual layer (Hyper-V) or a combination of both, what we choose depends on the environment, budget and workloads. They offer:
This “Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012” is a detailed e-book providing you with simple step-by-step instructions for performing a variety of Hyper-V-related tasks. Upon reading this guide, you will be able to manage Hyper-V 3.0 infrastructures like a seasoned expert!
Check out the hybrid cloud solutions from Veeam and Microsoft Azure — extending world class Availability from your on-premises environment into Microsoft Azure. Veeam offers state of the art innovations in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) with Microsoft Azure.
Advanced integration with Microsoft’s ReFS 3.1 enables fast clone technology and the ability to create and transform synthetic full backup files up to 10x faster. There’s no need to physically move data blocks, thus dramatically reducing load on backup storage. This spaceless full backup technology makes raw disk storage rival the capacity efficiencies of a deduplication appliance.
Windows Server 2016 is out and it is a game changer!
Did you miss Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta? Are you curious about the major announcements from Veeam® and Microsoft? If so, join Clint Wyckoff, Technical Evangelist and Microsoft MVP, for an offline recap of this major Microsoft event. We will review all of the major Microsoft announcements as well as the Veeam sessions.
It can be challenging to manage and secure all of your virtualized resources, especially for SMBs and mid-market customers that may not have dedicated virtualization and security specialists.
Server Core has never been a popular subject among IT professionals — despite the advantages it could deliver. And now, Nano is coming. Should you ignore it or should you start investigating?
The many new enhancements that Microsoft has been developing for Windows Server Hyper-V 2016 are creating a lot of anticipation.
Do you struggle to meet service level agreements (SLAs)? Are you concerned about the capabilities of your traditional monitoring and management systems to keep pace with the growing capacity planning requirements of your modern data center?
Good news for IT pros worldwide! Windows Server 2016 is here and it’s game-changing; this is the first Windows Server OS built with the cloud environment in mind, rather than on-premises environments. In this video, you will find serious reasons to try the technical preview.
Although the new interface is an important aspect of the Windows 10 adoption, this session will mainly focus on all the other great stuff to talk about.
Learn how to squeeze the most out of your Hyper-V environment with Veeam Availability Suite™, from deployment and configuration to best practices for daily use. You’ll learn about:
Even if you didn’t get to attend Microsoft Ignite, this webinar will provide a great recap of key moments from the event. Product Strategy Specialist Rick Vanover will give a recap focusing on:
Watch this session and learn the challenges facing organizations when devising a strategy to manage Windows Server 2003 End of Support (EOS) and specifically how features in the Veeam product suite can ease the migration process. Learn how to make the move easier from a 32-bit, physical, client/server operating system to a 64-bit, virtual, cloud-based operating system.
Regardless of size, many organizations face the same data protections challenges – efficiently meeting virtual workload demands, and getting backups offsite for Disaster Recovery (DR) purposes.
Regardless of whether you call them stores, branch offices, plants or something else, remote sites present a unique set of engineering challenges. Customer facing applications require high availability but replicating the solutions we use in the data center to tens, or thousands of sites would cost more than the GDP of a small country.
Because today’s IT managers are faced with increasingly complex environments and ever-growing data volumes, they need simple and affordable solutions to solve critical business challenges. Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions and Veeam Availability Suite v8™ provide a joint solution that’s perfectly tailored to meet the organizational challenges of data protection within virtualized infrastructures.
Demands on your critical workloads can change quickly and threaten your service level agreements. Can you react fast enough?
Migration from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 can be daunting. Learn how to make the move easier from a 32-bit, physical, client/server operating system to a 64-bit, virtual, cloud-based operating system. Join us as we discuss the benefits of using Veeam Backup & Replication™ to make the Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 migration process easier. Watch and learn:
In this session, the author of the Veeam study guide for Microsoft’s Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center 74-409 exam will go through the study guide and provide you with tips and tricks for successfully taking this exam.
In this episode learn how to avoid data loss, perform high-speed recovery, verify your protection, leverage your data and achieve complete visibility with Availability Suite™ V8
With a need for 24/7 operations, protecting data in ways that minimize downtime is an essential requirement for all IT departments. Data replication is a key tool that enables virtualization administrators to deliver continuous operations in virtual server environments. There are important considerations which determine where best to implement replication technology.
If you want to maximize physical and virtual resources, you need to know what is going on and when it is going on. The same goes for backups and replication.
Veeam Availability Suite v8 is now available and in case you haven’t followed the news yet, it is a fantastic new version with an extensive range of improvements and new features. In this webinar we are going to discuss all the new capabilities so that you know what is there in v8.
Veeam Availability Suite v8 is here and it’s awesome! Join us as we discuss five reasons why you will love Veeam Availability Suite for Hyper-V.
Is your company reaping the benefits of virtualization? Although virtual resources are faster to deploy and manage than hardware, they come with significant risks. Can you say for certain that the VMs in your data center are operating at SLA-required availability levels?
Everyone needs a place to store their backups offsite, and the cloud is becoming a popular place to do so. This creates a huge business opportunity for service providers like you. But where to start?
Data encryption is critical component of your security strategy, and with Veeam Availability Suite™ v8 and Veeam Backup & Replication™ v8, encryption is here!
Enterprises have virtualized the majority of their workloads but, in many cases, they haven’t achieved any higher availability than they did with their physical infrastructure.
Recent events such as the NSW flash floods are a timely reminder to us all that disasters can and do happen. Don’t be caught in nature’s crossfire without a solid Data Centre strategy!
If you thought Hyper-V was a fad, think again! Microsoft has positioned Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 squarely at the crossroads of virtualization, cost savings, and the cloud. Join us for this exciting session as Chris Henley, published author and Veeam’s resident Microsoft evangelist, will discuss and diagram details of Hyper-V licensing, component architecture, storage, and how Veeam Availability Suite adds value to the Hyper-V side of any business.
Interested in Windows Server 2012 R2 deduplication? In this FREE webinar, hosted by Jason Acord, you’ll find out all you need to know to get started. Learn how deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 works, including the methods used and what you need to watch for when starting a deduplication project. You’ll also get an in-depth explanation of how to leverage Veeam’s inline deduplication with Windows Server 2012 R2.
Achieving non-stop service and continuous protection has traditionally required a significant investment in fully redundant systems with instant failover capabilities. These kinds of investments could only be justified for a few applications, so the vast majority of workloads are served with lower performing, legacy backup solutions allowing RTOs and RPOs of several hours or days.
Check out this webinar to learn about the benefits of Hyper-V in small business as well as tips, tricks and best practices that'll help you get the most out of your Hyper-V deployment.
There are millions of instances of Windows Server 2003 still in operation today and Microsoft has officially announced the end of support (EOS) on July 15, 2015.
With the latest Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 release, the well-established, business-mail solution has undergone an evolution toward easier virtualization and higher availability. Exchange 2013 offers exciting new architecture, user interface, administration, accessibility, data protection features and enhancements.
Hyper-V is the up and coming player in the HyperVisor marketplace and the reason is that it just keeps getting better and better. In this session you can learn about some of the new capabilities of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Watch an introduction about how Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V works and a discussion of best practices, including demonstrations on managing, monitoring and optimizing using System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager with Symon Perriman, Microsoft’s Sr. Technical Evangelist, and Clint Wyckoff, Veeam’s Sr. Engineer.
In this session you will learn:
Hyper-V for Windows Server has changed significantly after it’s first launch in October 2008. Since that time, Microsoft has done a great job at enhancing Hyper-V for Windows Server . That is why Aseem Anwar, Veeam Software Systems Engineer and Thomas Maurer Cloud Architect and Microsoft Hyper-V MVP, have decided it’s time to guide you through the new and updated Windows Server 2012 R2 for Hyper-V features, and also see the following live demos:
Virtualization platforms like VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V provide performance flexibility and availability that physical environments just can't match. However, for most organizations, Tier-1 applications are the last to be virtualized.
With virtualized environments, we want more out of our storage each and every day. Whether it is VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V, primary VM storage or a backup storage resource; there are a lot of considerations when it comes to storage investments.
Now that you have set up your virtualization environment, you’ll want to automate it. In this webinar, you will learn how to do this with Service Management Automation (SMA) and how to integrate automated tasks into the Hyper-V virtualization environment. You will use different runbooks to automate some boring but necessary tasks that IT admins have to do.
Have you wanted to save disk space with deduplication? Did you know that Windows Server 2012 has built-in deduplication? What about using a deduplication appliance? Join this exclusive technical how-to webinar with Rick Vanover from Veeam Software.
A large risk for a company today is the loss of one’s own data. And possibly more disastrous, is the loss of customers’ data, which will soon be punishable with fines in South Africa under POPI legislation.
Have you virtualized with both VMware and Hyper-V? What are some best practices that apply to both virtualized environments? Join this webinar with Rick Vanover from Veeam to learn the following:
Watch this recorded Whiteboard Fridays session and learn how to optimize your vSphere and Hyper-V deployments to get the most from your virtual data protection solution. Topics include:
Backup best practices have undergone major chances since the release of Hyper-V in Windows Server. Today, there are more opportunities than ever to protect your virtual environment, thanks to the many improvements in Hyper-V, applications and software.
Have you ever wanted to save disk space with deduplication? Did you know that Windows Server 2012 has built-in deduplication?
Although most backup administrators understand the importance of testing their backups, comprehensive testing has often proven to be illusive. Server virtualization solves this problem by making lab testing much easier, but only if the virtual lab is configured properly. This webcast explores the challenges and benefits of testing your backups in a virtual lab. This webcast will focus on:
Like any other application, there are certain maintenance tasks that need to be performed in order to keep Hyper-V healthy. Although the majority of these maintenance tasks are relatively straightforward, there are two that are often misunderstood -- resource monitoring and cluster aware updating. This session discusses the benefits of performing these tasks, as well as how you might go about doing so in your own organization.
Hyper-V replica is an inexpensive way of putting a new layer in your Disaster Recovery plan. Learn the pro’s and con’s of this feature and see what added value Veeam Backup and Replication can give you in these scenario’s.
From enhanced storage protocols to a new file system, Windows Server 2012 introduces a range of amazing storage features. Watch this recorded webinar to learn how to take advantage of these features to increase the availability, performance and efficiency of your environment.
Windows Server 2012 has a lot of new storage features. Hear Prabu Rambadran of Microsoft and Chris Henley of Veeam Software explain how using these features will help you:
Join us as we talk about how to upgrade your existing hypervisor environment to contain the great new functionality available in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
Recovery flexibility is essential in any environment, but especially when it comes to virtualization! Using legacy backup methods on VMs can limit recovery choices. Finding a solution designed specifically for virtualization is the key to being prepared for any recovery scenario.
Public/private/hybrid clouds, converged infrastructures, software-defined datacenters... no matter what the buzzword is today, infrastructure always comes down to computing, networking and storage. We have virtualized the computing part with Hyper-V and vSphere, but storage virtualization is still a new idea for most people. Join Hans De Leenheer from Veeam to talk about his passion: enterprise storage.
Increase the availability, performance and efficiency of your virtualized environment. Join Doug Hazelman, VP of Product Strategy, to learn how to take advantage of top 5 Windows Server 2012 storage features:
Windows Server 2012 launch was great! Join Chris Henley when he talks about 10 of Windows Server 2012′s coolest technology innovations and why you would want to use them. A follow-up to the launch of Windows Server 2012, webinar topics include:
Join Greg Shields and Rick Vanover for the second of a multi-part webinar series: I've got Hyper-V, now what? You've been told for years to implement Hyper-V, and now that you've done it, you're probably asking, "Now what?" Improving backups and monitoring is your first, most critical concern. Better visibility comes next.
You were told for years to take a serious look at Hyper-V. And now that you’ve finally implemented it, you’re still asking, “Now what?” Hyper-V by itself is a great platform for hosting virtual machines, but it lacks in a few key areas such as monitoring and backups.
Join a well-known IT expert Tim Anderson for this FREE webinar and learn:
Watch this recorded webinar and learn best practices for backing up Hyper-V. Explore some common "gotchas" that can undermine your disaster recovery initiatives:
Join Doug Hazelman from Veeam for this webinar presenting 5 critical steps to ensure virtual machines are protected on Hyper-V to address these pressing questions. Learn how Veeam brings backup to Windows ITPro. Key topics at this event include:
Watch this Redmond Magazine recorded webinar to learn how to effectively manage both VMware and Hyper-V, all through Microsoft System Center. Special emphasis will be placed on the Veeam Management Pack™ for VMware and how it can be used to give you app-to-metal visibility of your VMware infrastructure. You will learn how to: