Who is Michael Paul?

Techie | Father | Husband

Personal Interests: Gaming, Snowboarding, Photography

I’m a data protection consultant that has been fortunate to work at many great places in many great roles and as a result I wear many hats. Primarily interested in infrastructure (VMware vSphere & Azure), Microsoft 365 and Veeam. With strong experience in VDI (VMware Horizon), Unified Communications (Audiocodes, Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams), and VMware vSAN.


Most of my vendor accreditations are available via Credly.

Industry Recognition

Community Contributions


Veeam Legends Backup & Replication Pocketbook – Version 1

Co-Author & Editor. Link

Veeam Whitepaper: Windows and Physical Servers Backup – Configurations and Best Practices

Quote contribution. Link

Veeam Blog

Guest Author. Link

Public Speaking Engagements Timeline


Tuesday 23rd / Wednesday 24th May – Virtual Speaker, VeeamON

“What I Wish You Knew About SureBackup” – Link

Tuesday 9th May – Virtual Speaker, Cloud City Veeam User Group Event

Introduction to Cloud City Veeam User Group, Session: “Backup Copies vs Geo-Redundant Storage: An Exploration” – Link

Wednesday 5th April – Speaker, Veeam UK – London Event

“A Day in the Life of a Data Protection Consultant” Link

Thursday 16th March – Speaker, UK Veeam User Group Event

“Diving into SureBackup” – Link


November 2022 – Business Insider Interview

Interview on the state of vendor certifications. Link (Paywall)

Tuesday 15th March (AMEA), Wednesday 16th March (APAC) – Virtual – Veeam Webinar

“Azure SQL Data Migration and Protection” – With Kirill Zverev. Link

Friday 21st January – Virtual – Veeam’s Friday Tech Bites

“Data Protection Best Practices – Backup Encryption” – With Rick Vanover. Link


Friday 27th August – Virtual – Veeam’s Friday Tech Bites

“Veeam Legends: The First 6 Months” – With Kseniya Zvereva & Rick Vanover. Link

Wednesday 26th May – Virtual – VeeamON

“Hold My Beer While I Recover to the Cloud” – With Rick “Rickatron” Vanover. Link

Wednesday 17th March – Virtual – Veeam v11 CrowdChat

Veeam v11 CrowdChat – With Michael Cade, Jorge de la Cruz, Chan Ekanayake, Dan Middleton, Paul Stringfellow, Wolfgang Taitl & Dean Lewis. Link


Thursday 7th November – Exeter – Nexus Open Systems / Cyber Security Associates @ Kaleider Studios

Delivering a Meaningful Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Experience – Speaker. Link to press release.


Thursday 26th January – Virtual – Infosecurity Magazine

Beyond Prevention – How a Cyber Resilient State can Provide a Ransomware Defense – Co-Speaker. Link

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