As I am in a new job, a few people have asked me what I do. When I say I am on the SolidFire HCI team at NetApp they are curious, usually about what is HCI. This is how I explain it. In the past, we had new server projects, new storage projects and new … Continue reading What is NetApp HCI?
Hi all, I was going to mention this topic in my newsletter this weekend. But things got sort of crazy and now there is so much info it is confusing out there so I thought I would treat this as a separate subject rather than as part of my newsletter. Here is an article by … Continue reading Meltdown and Spectre – what you need to know!
Hello all, Monday I saw the email that QA had approved release of our next batch of software: Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 3 Veeam Agent for Windows 2.1 Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0 I am most impressed that our R&D team can do so well as begin able … Continue reading Major releases from Veeam – Amazing in fact!
I was able to play with the new Veeam Backup & Replication v10 feature CDP before we showed it to the public. I talked about it a lot with the product manager Vlad and it was very cool. I know it will help a lot of customers. I want to talk about it in this … Continue reading VBR 10 – Veeam CDP Replication
I hear backup companies talking about protecting against Ransomware and it normally means after the fact it will help you recover. Some of them do talk about it that way - and some don't. But this article will be about the defense. Not a detail type plan but good and important things to think about. … Continue reading Protecting against Ransomware
Hi all, I had an amazing time at the VMworld EMEA 2016 Hackathon last night. Team 4 was a bunch of smart people working on an interesting issue. We wanted to have a script that would produce a host availability report - just like the MUI did once upon a time. Perhaps it is worth … Continue reading What a great time – VMworld 2016 Hackathon rules!
Hello all, One of my co-workers at Veeam - a field SE - has written a short article that I quite like, and with his permission I have reprinted it here. You can find his blog here and in fact there are a number of article about the recent Veeam launch you can find. This … Continue reading How are Veeam backup files written?
As I look for work, this term - technical product manager (TPM) comes up and not everyone knows what it is. I know some amazing product managers - like Jacob Jensen and Azmir Mohamad - hope they don’t mind my saying that publicly - and they are quite different then a TPM. Make no mistake … Continue reading What is a Technical Product Manager?
Hi there, I hope for some comments on this to improve my thinking. Background The idea of Management Clusters is not particularly old or new. My first exposure was when I was part of Integration Engineering in R&D at VMware. We had a management cluster that held our GA management software, and we had compute … Continue reading Management Cluster (Stack?) thoughts
Hello everyone, I am back with my wife now (after almost three weeks at DG HQ), and with her family for Christmas and it is the way Christmas should be. With family and friends that mean a lot to you. And good food and good wine are nice too! Unlike the last couple of Christmas … Continue reading Happy Holidays 2015!