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Podcast #94: Dave Russell Talks Veeam Backup Solutions, Ransomware and VeeamON

by Harold Fritts

While Brian and Kevin were in Denver working with Quantum, Dave Russell, VP Enterprise Strategy Veeam Software, drove down from Boulder to sit with Brian for a chat about Veeam and Quantum tape backup solutions. Dave and Brian have known each other for a few years and the conversation was relaxed and candid. They talked about the simplicity of the Quantum architecture and Veeam software and how they are addressing the multi-cloud environments most enterprises are building.

While Brian and Kevin were in Denver working with Quantum, Dave Russell, VP Enterprise Strategy Veeam Software, drove down from Boulder to sit with Brian for a chat about Veeam and Quantum tape backup solutions. Dave and Brian have known each other for a few years and the conversation was relaxed and candid. They talked about the simplicity of the Quantum architecture and Veeam software and how they are addressing the multi-cloud environments most enterprises are building.

Veeam has been delivering backup and restore solutions since 2006 with options for on-prem, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud installations. Deployments on physical systems, SaaS services, public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud partnering with a large ecosystem including Quantum, Dell, AWS, Microsoft, and Lenovo to name a few.

Here is the timestamp for the podcast. Skip to the topics that are interesting to you, but you will find this conversation to be interesting and open.

Minutes 0-4:00

  • Intro from Brian
  • Dave talks about the relationship with Quantum 
  • Discussion about tape solutions
  • Hot topic on how Quantum addresses ransomware with Ransom Block and Active Vault
  • Security is key component for any backup solution

Minute 4:00

  • Cost of migrating to cloud especially during a pandemic
  • Tape performance and architecture
  • Using Veeam to restore data via tape
  • Benefits and capabilities of tape cartridges
  • off-site archival is not as relevant when using Quantum solution

Minute 9:00

  • Veeam Best Practices
  • Customer feedback is key to the development cycle
  • Business requirements and asset investment
  • Edge from a Veeam perspective
  • What is considered key focus at the edge

Minute 13:00

  • What’s new or different with the Veeam solution
  • Client interface and new Mac agent
  • Acceleration of cloud acceptance
  • Cloud is not being deployed as a replacement
  • Working with competitors and other vendors
  • How to utilize the cloud for backup/restore

Minute 18:00

  • Staying relevant
  • Veeam growth plans
  • The number of backup apps in the enterprise. How does it affect admin and performance?
  • What will be the next wave
  • Workload expansion across enterprise

Minute 25:00

  • How customers think about backup software
  • Emerging workloads
  • What are the needs for data movement
  • Customer retention
  • Resources for customers
  • Free and paid training events
  • Customer feedback

Minute 30:00

  • Customer research and usage from downloads 
  • Using feedback from forums
  • Hybrid VeeamOn event in Las Vegas
  • Veeam resources to everyone

Minute 35:00

  • Wrap up

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