Unitrends vBE Introduction

vBE (short for VM Backup Essentials), converges enterprise-grade backup software, ransomware detection, and cloud continuity into a powerful, easy-to-use, all-in-one platform priced 30% less than comparable products. An “All-in-One Solution” vBE provides a disruptive approach to backup – with complete vertical integration (including the cloud), fast time to value and an all-in-one solution provided by a single vendor with industry-leading customer service. vBE includes all the software and features you would find in an enterprise-level data protection and recovery solution. vBE includes operating system, security, backup software, WAN acceleration, replication, cloud integration, and archiving. With an easy to use interface […]

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Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0

This product review is off the back of the vRetreat experience back in February, for details of the vRetreat experience check out my previous post. I personally have been using Zerto for some time, I was introduced to Zerto back in 2013 where we reviewed the product to conduct a very large Datacenter migration, and since 2013 I have installed and used Zerto for several large customer deployments, providing Datacenter and Application replication and resilience. The latest version of Zerto (6.0) was released in February this year, this release is feature rich and has “Evolved Beyond DR” providing an IT […]

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2018 1st Quarter

    2018 So Far … 2018 has started extremely well for myself, the first event which I was privileged to attend was vRetreat in London on 16th February, this was a great event hosted by Patrick Redknap, sponsored by Cohesity and Zerto, my full write up of the day can be found here.     Next up on 22nd February we had the first North East VMUG event of 2018 where we smashed our attendance figures with five new sponsors, some great VMware Keynotes and three excellent community sessions, the recap of the event can be found here. Next […]

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AWS North East User Group – Recap

This month we were pleased to announce and host the first AWS North East User Group, this is a joint venture that myself & Kyle Jenner have pondered over for a few months, therefore for the start of 2018 we decided to re-activate this User Group in the North East of England. We were surprised at the initial uptake of the group on Meetup where we now have over 100 members signed up. With this in mind the planning of the first event was well underway, as like all User Group communities we were looking for our first sponsor and […]

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NEVMUG February 2018 – RECAP

Yesterday was our first North East VMUG event of 2018 and what an event it was, we arranged for an all-star lineup as we missed an event in 2017 and for this event we schedule a full day’s worth of sessions as we had a lot to cover to keep our attendees gripped to their seats. First up we had a Keynote from Frank Denneman, Senior Staff Architect @ VMware R&D “VMware Cloud on AWS” – Where Frank gave us a closer look at VMware Cloud on AWS key features. Next we had a Keynote from Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist […]

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vRetreat 2018

  I was lucky enough to be invited to the vRetreat 2018 event this year, this event is organised by Patrick Redknap and can I say what a very well organized event it was. The location of the event this year was held in little old London Town in no other place than the “The Crypt on the Green” followed by a team adventure in “The Crystal Maze”.     This event is designed to bring together “Bloggers” and “technology evangelists” reviewing vendor presentations on some cool, new technology with some added adventure. Attending the event this year were the following […]

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NEVMUG February 2018

NEVMUG February 2018. The Next North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event will be held on Thursday 22nd February 2018 @  “The Royal Station Hotel” in Newcastle.     We have NOT ONE but …. FOUR new sponsors to kick of the New Year along with some EXCELLENT VMware & Community sessions and of course we are well known in the VMUG community for our great Prize Giveaways …. “You Have to be ….in IT to WIN IT”. #inittowinitnevmug, nevmug nevmug Check out the Line up !!!nevmug nevmug nevmug VMware Session by “Frank Denneman” @FrankDenneman Senior Staff Architect @ VMware R&D “VMware Cloud on AWS” | “Tech […]

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