Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Today I want to talk about backups, and the importance of encrypting them, everywhere. When people think of encrypted backups, the usual first thoughts are around portable backups such as tape and USB or backups outside of your trust domain such as cloud storage. This is a great starting point, and if you’re not currently… Continue reading Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Fix: AzureAD/Teams – Unable to Update SIPProxyAddress

I had an interesting issue over the past week that stumped Microsoft Support for a while. A customer of mine had created a user but accidentally left a trailing space after their UPN. When the user had synchronised to AzureAD with this attribute and their Microsoft 365 licensing had deployed, this created a SIPProxyAddress with… Continue reading Fix: AzureAD/Teams – Unable to Update SIPProxyAddress

New Blog Series: Cloud Object Storage Deep Dive

Hi, Today I’m excited to finally share my blog series that I’ve been working on for some time, a deep dive into the object storage solutions available from the “big three” public cloud hyperscalers (Azure/AWS/GCP). Part one is available now over at the Veeam Blog and I’ll be updating this post as the other sections… Continue reading New Blog Series: Cloud Object Storage Deep Dive

Microsoft Skype for Business Online’s Retirement is this Month! What to do?

So, you’ve been living under a rock, or you’ve just been busy with everything else, it doesn’t matter, if you’re either using Skype for Business Online exclusively or in a hybrid state with Lync Server/Skype for Business Server, you need to take action this month. Within this blog post we’ll be looking at the Skype… Continue reading Microsoft Skype for Business Online’s Retirement is this Month! What to do?

Microsoft Azure Sentinel Log Analytics- Not Collecting Syslog

Today I was asked to advise on why a particular firewall was unable to send its syslog data to Azure Sentinel and found something rather interesting I thought would be useful to share. Firstly I validated that the deployment steps had been followed and that the VM Extension for Linux had been attached to the… Continue reading Microsoft Azure Sentinel Log Analytics- Not Collecting Syslog

Designing Meaningful Recovery Point Objective (RPO) & Recovery Time Objective (RTO) Policies

Today, I’d like to talk about creating and scoping realistic and enforceable RPOs and RTOs for your Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) policies and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) within your organization. As every organization will have different requirements the focus of this blog post is on general considerations for shaping your policy. Additionally… Continue reading Designing Meaningful Recovery Point Objective (RPO) & Recovery Time Objective (RTO) Policies

The Cloud: Dipping instead of Diving

Afternoon, Today I wanted to write about a recent experience I had when I looked at investing further into the cloud and why I wanted to do so. I’ll be explaining how I’m not even spending a two digit sum a month and got a major benefit for my business.

Cloud vs On-Premise: Where to draw the line?

Morning, For my first blog post I’d like to shine a light on the burning question in everyone’s mind recently. The cloud. There will always be salesmen trying to pitch on-premise or hosted solutions to your problems but unfortunately they’ve often only known about your business for 10 minutes and are hardly the ones to… Continue reading Cloud vs On-Premise: Where to draw the line?