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

Windows Server 2022 Released – What to remember before you start upgrading!

Microsoft dropped a surprise on us today by releasing Windows Server 2022 to no fanfare at all. It’s been released today 18th August 2021, it will have mainstream support until the 13th October 2026 and will be considered end of life on the 14th October 2031 (how are we talking about the 2030’s already?!). This… Continue reading Windows Server 2022 Released – What to remember before you start upgrading!

Veeam Backup & Replication Monitoring Feature: Tape Drive Alerts

Hi, Everyday is a school day, and today I found out something really cool that Veeam was doing, that I never knew about because “It Just Works”. I had an alert generated from a customer system today that I had never seen before. Now I’ve seen plenty of alerts for different backup issues, whether they’re… Continue reading Veeam Backup & Replication Monitoring Feature: Tape Drive Alerts

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

Veeam Certified Engineer 2021 Exam Released & Reviewed

I was recently made aware that Veeam have released the 2021 edition of the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) exam. If you’ve already got a VMCE 2020 certification, or have taken the VMCE 2020 training course within the past year, (or even been lucky enough to already take a seat on the VMCE 2021 training course)… Continue reading Veeam Certified Engineer 2021 Exam Released & Reviewed

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