Are you are working with Veeam software solutions? Are you passionate about sharing your experiences, knowledge, and insights? If so, you might want to consider a nomination for the Veeam Vanguard program. If you are already a Veeam Vanguard I’m pretty sure you already know submissions for Veeam Vanguard Renewals and Nominations 2020 are open.
Veeam Vanguard Renewals and Nominations
As we are nearing the end of 2019 Veeeam has opened the Veeam Vanguard Renewals and Nominations for 2020.
Describing the Veeam Vanguard program is not easily done. But Nikola Pejková has done a great job to do exactly that in Join the Veeam Vanguard 2020 class! She also explains how to nominate someone or yourself. Read the blog post and find out if this is something for you. I enjoy being a part of it because I get to learn with and from some of the best minds in the industry. This allows me to help others better while also keeping up with the changing IT landscape whilst helping others.
I would like to emphasize that the diversity of the Veeam Vanguard is paramount to me. It works because we have people in there form around the globe, from all kinds of backgrounds and job roles. This helps open up discussions with different points of view and experiences. Customers, consultants, and partners look at needs and solutions from their perspectives. Having us together in the Vanguard benefits us all and prevents tunnel vision.
Nominate someone, yourself or be nominated
Nikola explains how to do this in her blog so read Join the Veeam Vanguard 2020 class! and apply to become Vanguard! It is quite an experience. Quality people who are active in the commumnity and help by sharing their knowledge are welcomed and appreciated. Maybe you’ll find yourself to be a Veeam Vanguard in 2020!
While attending the Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2018 I received notification that I was renewed as a Vanguard in 2018. This is my forth year, as I’m one of the inaugural members in 2015.
The Veeam Vanguard group is a collection of smart, hardworking IT experts that have a healthy interest in data protection and availability. No matter what you build in IT to support your business or customers it requires to be protected against down time. You also need the ability to perform disaster recovery and deliver business continuity for those days things are not going smoothly. Those requirements keeps these technologist busy and honest. They have to deliver on those requirements and they can’t talk their way out of not being able to do that when needed. The result is that this group of experts is very experienced and knowledgeable in both their specialties and in how to protect their workloads. Being part of the Veeam Vanguards means sharing that experience and knowledge and tapping in to their collective brain power. I’m happy and proud the be a Veeam Vanguard as it is a great learning experience and it helps me to deliver even more value to my employers and all Veeam customers. It’s win-win all over. Thank you Veeam for the opportunity and recognition.
Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 was released just in time to put under the X-Mas tree of you IT staff. It’s a major release and they’ve gone above and beyond what’’ you’d expect from an update. Also read this post to see all the goodness it offers. It’s clear Veeam has the intent to become the backup provider for even more environments whether these are physical, virtual or containers and whether these are on-premises or in private, hybrid or public clouds. Read up on some details in this blog post by Rick Vanover on the Veeam web site.
As a Veeam Vanguard I did not waste time and downloaded the updates to test the deployment in the lab and that went fine. From there it went to the proving grounds (real life hardware & labs) before deploying it in production. All of these deployments went super smooth.
I’m happy to report Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and Veeam One 9.5 Update 3 is running very well in production and I have not seen any issues yet. In case you’re wondering or nervous about it the SAN deployments with Off Host Proxies didn’t miss a beat. That’s the quality and smooth experience of Veeam that we have come to rely on. I’m still impressed, even after many updates, with how smooth it goes and how streamlined the update process is.
Are you located in the EMEA region? Do you live to protect & recover the IT systems businesses depend upon in a 24/7/365 economy? Are you convinced you should really attend VeeamON 2017 but you have not been able to secure a ticket or get the budget approved to do so?
Convince me of your need to attend. Show me why you are the person that should really be at VeeamON 2017 but for some reason or mistake has been left behind. Why? Well, as a Veeam Vanguard who’s attending as well, I get to offer you to enter a raffle to be able to attend. The package includes a fully paid trip to VeeamOn 2017. That includes your flight, hotel and conference attendance!
I need you to send me a short explanation via my contact page on my blog why you need to be at VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans. I will only filter for valid answers in order to sort out anyone not treating this seriously. Those valid replies will go into the Veaam Raffle where the lucky winner will be drawn. Don’t forget to include your full name so I can pass it along to Veeam with your e-mail address. The deadline is April 7th (CET). So don’t delay!
So, for those people serious about attending VeeamON 2017 but didn’t not get approval due to budget restrictions or management not will to let you go, this is your opportunity. With some effort and luck, you can step into an awesome world of techies that operate in an always on mindset. Those that live to protect IT systems so their businesses can thrive and if needed, survive when a calamity happens. You can come and learn with the best of the best.