Attending VeeamON 2022

I am attending VeeamON 2022

Yes, I am attending VeeamON 2022. So should you! I mean it. Data protection is becoming ever more diverse. That means you need to keep up and invest in yourself. That is what I do, nearly every day. I want to, I need to and I like to do so.

Attending VeeamON 2022
https://www.veeam.com/veeamon

The landscape has fragmented due to locations such as on-prem, hybrid, cloud, service models like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and technologies such as virtual machines and containers. And that is only scratching the surface of the challenges we face while protecting our data. We often have a wide mix of the above and technology trends evolve fast.

Keep learning

The key is to keep learning. That takes a never-ending commitment and effort. We learn in many different ways and VeeamON caters to all of them. Theory, practical guidance, hands-on labs, exams, interaction with peers and industry experts. You name it, VeeamON has it!

Education

Education leads towards a better understanding so you can analyze challenges, design solutions, see relations, and understand dependencies. It is acquiring knowledge that is used to become better at your job by using the technologies optionally in the ecosystem where they need to deliver their value.

Training

Training is getting ready to deploy and operate solutions. It is very focused on specific jobs at hand. That doesn’t necessarily make it easy. On the contrary, it can be difficult but well-trained people can make the hard look easy and look smart because the knowledge and skill have been drilled into them. It is that simple, but again, that doesn’t make it easy.

Networking

Exchanging ideas, experiences, solutions, techniques with others helps us all learn and grow. It builds professional relations that source the common brain of the community so everyone gains. It helps your clients, your employers, your colleagues, and yourself grow and learn. That is good for your job, your career, or your business, whichever it happens to be in your case.

Join me in attending VeeamOn 2022

Join me and the excellent crew Veeam is bringing to bear at VeeamON 2022. You can join online or in-person in Las Vegas. Register here! Online is free, bar the investment of your time. But trust me, you are not a second-class citizen, it is a real and valuable conference. If you are attending in person, be ready for an immersive experience!

Las Vegas – oh my, I want to attend VeeamON 2022 and go on a long road trip after.

I would love to go in person and enjoy the immersion in a world of expertise and learning at the conference, but alas, it will not be this year. If you can attend, do whatever it takes to convince your boss or yourself, it is a rich and rewarding experience, that pays itself back in no time. If you can’t make it, don’t despair, join online like I will. Know that there will be other chances to attend and if the boss is the biggest issue, there are better bosses out there ;-).

TechNine SMB Technology User Group

Introduction

The TechNine SMB Technology User Group has a meetup on December the 4th 2019. It will be the last event of 2019.

It takes place at Ingram Micro who is hosting this at Ingram Micro, Hermeslaan 1b / 3rd floor, B-1831 Diegem. Thanks for this.

There are 3 speakers who will share some of their insights with you.

Hyper-V backups. The good, the bad, the ugly

This is the session I am giving. I presented this before and I have found that it still delivers a lot of value and insights to people. Every time it has helped some attendees out. We’ll discuss how Hyper-V backups have improved and why. I will also share some insights into what can trip you up with Windows Server 2016/2019.

7 Habits every Azure Admin Must Have

Wim Matthyssen, a well known Azure specialist at Cegeka and is an experienced speaker delivers this one. It will help you be a better Azure admin. As he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer his teaching talents are well developed. We can only benefit from this.

The mystery session

Diego Lens is an experienced trainer, speaker, and Citrix expert. He works as a Cloud Technology Strategist and he will bring us a mystery session. Actually, it is such a mystery I honestly have no idea what it is all about. You’ll have to attend to find out! a talk about Azure Migrate This is “the” tool for migrating workloads to Azure. Is this the forklift for lift and shift or is there more to know? Come and find out!

TechNine SMB Technology User Group event on December 4th 2019

Calendar:
18h00: Welcome & Food
18h30: Hyper-V backups. The good, the bad, the ugly – Didier Van Hoye
19h15: 7 habits every Azure admin must have – Wim Matthyssen
20h00: Break
20h15: Mystery session 😊 – Diego Lens
21h00: Networking and Questions
21h30: End
When: Woensdag 4/12 om 18:00
Where: Ingram Micro, Hermeslaan 1b / 3rd floor, B-1831 Diegem

Register

If you are interested in attending just navigate to the TechNine SMB Usergroup website read up un the other sessions and register. It is as easy as that. If you don’t even have the time for that, the blow button takes you directly to the Eventbrite site for registration.

I hope to see you at the TechNine SMB Technology User Group on December 4th 2019.

Back from Experts Live Europe 2019

Back from Experts Live Europe 2019

I am back from Experts Live Europe 2019. The conference was very well organized and a great success. The speakers and attendees alike were passionate, drive and inquisitive IT professionals. We all came there to learn from each other. To talk shop and share our experiences and war storage. There were plenty of opportunities to network to do exactly that.

k from Experts Live Europe 2019
Back from Experts Live Europe 2019

I call these types of conferences “boutique conferences”. They are open to all who want to learn and be part of the community. The real-world content is not driven by marketing but by people sharing their experience and knowledge. People like you and me, who practice IT on a daily basis.

A big thank you to the attendees of my session Hyper-V Backups – The good, the bad, the ugly. I had fun presenting and the vibe in the room felt good. It enjoyed seeing that I was pointing out some of the problems some of my attendees encountered. It was even better to able to help them out. I sent the slide deck (pdf) to the conference organizers and it will be shared with you shortly. If you found my contributions helpful and enjoyed the session and the talks we had let the conference organizers know via your feedback. Also, note if something could have been done better. It helps us improve.

Well done!

Finally, dear Isidora and Marcel, well done. We all felt so welcome and appreciated at the conference. This made it easy to share with each other and learn how to become better technologists together. I hope to make it back next year! Thank you!

I can only advise you to try it out and attend or speak in order to learn with the community. Be part of it and advance professionally as well as personally.

I am speaking at Experts Live Netherlands 2019

I am speaking at Experts Live Netherlands 2019

I have the distinguished honor of announcing that I am speaking at the Experts Live  Netherlands 2019 conference.

This conference is a high quality event for ICT professionals in any role in any place. Infrastructure, DevOps, DevSecOps, 0365, automation as well as data & service availability and protection in any cloud (private, hybrid and pubic).  Over the years it has proven to be an excellent conference that has grown fat beyond the Dutch borders. It’ both rewarding and humbling to be able to speak there.

RDMA & SMB 3: State of the union

I will be giving a state of the union on RDMA & SMB Direct. We’ll look at best practices, guidance, trends and current developments that are interesting to decision makers, analysts, architects and hands on professionals that work with SMB Direct in ever more use cases.

As always I’ll be around the entire day to learn and educate myself, networking and I am available to talk shop on any subject within my area of expertise.

Call to Action

You need to do one simple thing. Register here to secure your spot and come learn with and from your peers.

The content is excellent, the speakers are passionate technologists, the attendees smart and experienced practitioners. This means it is an excellent opportunity to network, share ideas, experience and gain new and different insight. All this helps you set a course for your work and career. Make the most of it and have fun while doing so!