Archive for the ‘Sponsor’ Category

Organizations can now back up and restore their Office 365 mailboxes with ease.

Altaro launches new solution incorporating secure storage and centralized backup management:

Altaro Office 365 Backup

Altaro Office 365 Backup enables customers to back up and restore all their company’s Office 365 mailboxes on an annual subscription. It automatically backs up Office 365 mailboxes to a secure cloud backup location on Altaro’s Microsoft Azure infrastructure and enables users to centrally manage and monitor their backups through a cloud-based management console.

Altaro successfully entered the Office 365 backup market a few months ago with its solution that enables managed service providers (MSPs) to provide their customers with Office 365 backup, recovery and mailbox backup storage services. The channel-focused company is now also extending this offering for use by businesses and organizations who do not wish to subscribe to an MSP model, and to the IT consultants and resellers that service them.

A central component of data protection strategies

As part of their data protection strategy, it is crucial that businesses back up their Office 365 mailboxes: Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, so companies risk losing critical data due to malicious or accidental incidents, such as mailbox deletion and malware attacks.

Altaro’s latest solution meets this need by providing customers with reliable and constant backup and recovery services for Office 365 mailboxes – emails, attachments, contacts and calendars – coupled with automatic storage to Altaro’s Azure infrastructure.

Convenient, fuss-free Office 365 backup and recovery

For one all-inclusive annual or multi-year fee, Altaro Office 365 Backup customers receive backup and recovery services, backup storage services, access to the cloud console for centralized backups management, and outstanding 24/7 support from a team of experts.

This means customers can avoid the headache and expense of setting up local storage infrastructure or software to save backups to. Additionally, thanks to the product automatically backing up the mailboxes several times per day, customers can literally set it and forget it.

Combatting Office 365 data loss risks

"Many Office 365 subscribers wrongly assume that their data is backed up as part of the Microsoft package – but this is not the case, as Office 365 was not intended to be a data protection tool. This means several organizations out there are currently vulnerable to data loss risks," said David Vella, Altaro CEO.

"This is where Altaro Office 365 Backup comes in, providing robust backup, recovery, and backup storage and management services that customers can rely on," he explained. "We’ve built on our backup expertise and proven track record in the industry to help set Office 365 subscribers’ minds at rest."

Free trial

Resellers, consultants and organizations wishing to try the solution can do so for free and with no commitment for 30 days, by registering here.

clip_image002

Free eBook – How to Get the Most Out of Windows Admin Center

image

If you already use Windows Admin Center, there’s probably a lot more to it than you realize. For those just starting out, a guidebook is the ideal way to ensure you use it properly. How to Get the Most Out of Windows Admin Center covers all you need to get started and maximize its potential.

In this free 84-page eBook from Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter MVP Eric Siron, you’ll learn everything about the free Microsoft management tool, Windows Admin Center, from the basics of requirements, to installation, optimization, configurations, managing extensions and more!

Windows Admin Center (formally Project Honolulu) is a browser-based app that is designed to help users easily manage servers and Windows 10 PCs. It can be used to manage clusters or even single severs which means it’s something admins of all levels should be keen to ensure they are following best practices. Although the tool is accessible, it’s importance means you won’t want to leave any stone unturned and this comprehensive guide accomplishes that.

Download your free copy today

This eBook is brought to you by Altaro, producers of the award-winning Altaro VM Backup. Trusted by over 40,000 businesses, Altaro VM Backup is a fast, affordable, high performance backup and replication solution. It cuts the waste and hassle found in most other backup providers to provide an agile, streamlined solution that is easy to use and with outstanding support as part of the package. Download your free 30-day trial today

Free Windows Admin Center Webinar from Altaro

If you’ve ever attended an Altaro webinar before, you’ll know these sessions are always highly informative and worthwhile events to remember. And this upcoming webinar on Windows Admin Center looks to be no exception!

Windows Admin Center is a powerful suite of management tools that was released along with Windows Server 2019, however with such a large number of features it can be difficult for regular Windows Server administrators to know what to focus on. This webinar, presented by Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze and Eric Siron, is designed to do exactly that and demonstrate live the features of Windows Admin Center that give the greatest benefit to managing Windows Server!

How to Manage Windows Server Like a Boss will be held on April 9th and as always the webinar will be presented live twice at 2pm CEST/8am EDT/5am PDT and at 7pm CEST/1pm EDT /10am PDT. The reason they go through it all twice is to try and cater for live audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Both sessions have the same content so it’s just a way of enabling as many people as possible to attend live and have the opportunity to ask questions while the guys present the content!

I’ll be attending the event and if you run Windows Server then this is a must-attend event for you too! Join me and save your seat today

Webinar Title: How to Manage Windows Server Like a Boss with Windows Admin Center

Presenters: Andy Syrewicze (Microsoft MVP) and Eric Siron (Microsoft MVP)
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Session 1: 2pm CEST / 8am EDT / 5am PDT
Session 2: 7pm CEST / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Save your seat for the webinar!

clip_image002

Celebrate World Backup Every Day and WIN the CONTEST!

World Backup Day is something we’re used to mark as an event every year, as a reminder we need to take good care of our data. But this year Altaro challenges us to change our mindsets and start considering the value of a good backup solution not just once, but every day.

On this occasion, they’re launching this contest where you might win an Oculus Rift & Touch Virtual Reality System! Let’s hope you’ll be the lucky winner, but if not, they’re giving free eGift Amazon cards as well for all the valid entries. So, for those who want to give it a try, this seems to be a good time to do it.

To enter the contest, click here. Good luck and happy backup!

1200 x 628

Happy New Year…!!

As we end another year and preparing for 2019 to start, I want to thank all the sponsors and visitors of my blog.
Without this great sponsors this blog would not be possible, so again many thanks!! I want to specially thank:

  • Veeam;
  • Altaro;
  • Turbonomic;
  • Vembu;

2019 will be a great year, with a lot of great content, blogposts, products and community power.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and great 2019!!

Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 Generally Available (GA)

This week Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 became Generally Available (GA). With a lot of new features, customer requests and performance enhancements, it’s a realy nice product to backup your workloads.

My attention goes sepcially to Hyper-V backup, because I’m a real Microsoft geek!!

Here’s a overview of some enhancements:

  • Hyper-V Failover CLuster Support;
  • Checksum Based Incremental Tracking;
  • Shared VHDX support for Hyper-V;
  • Credential Manager;
  • Improvements to the User Interface (UI);
  • Reconnection for VMware and Hyper-V jobs;
  • New Disk Addition for VMware and Hyper-V;
  • Live Recovery to VMware;
  • Live Recovery to Hyper-V;
  • Quick VM Recovery Report;
  • API for VM list with Storage utilization report;

Some major features in the new Vembu BDR Suite:

  • Agentless Microsoft Hyper-V Backup with CBT Incrementals;
  • Disk Image Backup for WIndows Servers and Workstations;
  • Native Tape Storage support;
  • File & Application Backup for Windows, Linux and Mac;
  • Bare Metal Recovery;
  • Vembu Universal Explorer;
  • Failover and Failback;
  • Free Edition support;

This is only just a bunch of new features and major features in the new Vembu BDR Suite v4.0. Check the release notes here.

Personally I’m realy happy with the Hyper-V Failover Cluster Support!! In my daily job I’m designing and building a lot of Hyper-V environments, inclusing huge and complex clusters.

The whole team from Vembu did a realy great job with the new release of Vembu BDR Suite v4.0. Great enhancements, great new features and realy easy to use! With the new features, new major features, enhancements and support for cluster environments, Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 is a very powerful solution for backup and disaster recovery.

Below some handy URL’s. Check it out and try Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 yourself!!

Note:

Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 is available only for fresh installation. Soon it will also be available for existing environments to upgrade from older versions.

 

 

 

 

Altaro Dojo forums

Altaro has kicked off the Altaro Dojo forums. The forum brings fellow IT pros together, connect the community and enable members to learn and share their knowledge with one another.

Some info on how people can use the forum can be found here.

Please register on the forum and share your knowledge with other IP pros! Let’s make some community!

I want to become a ‘Ninja’. Let’s go!!!

Webinar – What’s new in Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 Webinar
With Microsoft Ignite just around the corner, Windows Server 2019 is set to get its full release and the signs look good. Very good.

Unless you’re part of the Windows Server insider program – which grants you access to the latest Windows Server Preview builds – you probably haven’t had a hands-on experience yet
with Windows Server 2019 but the guys over at Altaro have and are preparing to host a webinar on the 3rd of October to tell you all about it.

The webinar will be held a week after Microsoft Ignite so it will cover the complete feature set included in the full release as well as a more in-depth look at the most important
features in Windows Server 2019.

Whenever a new version of Windows Server gets released there’s always a lot of attention and media coverage so it’s nice to have an hour-long session where you can sit back and let
a panel of Microsoft experts cut through the noise and give you all the information you need.

It’s also a great chance to ask your questions direct to those with the inside knowledge and receive answers live on air.

Over 2000 people have now registered for this webinar and I’m going to be joining too. It’s free to register – what are you waiting for?