VeeamON 2022: Recap

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Last week was VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas. After a lot of internal back and forth, I ended up making the decision to attend. Going into it, I knew that I had really missed seeing people in person after 2+ years of lockdown, but I really underestimated how great it would feel to see folks in person again. All that aside, I wanted to reflect on some over-arching trends that I saw at the conference as a whole.

First off, as a full disclaimer, Veeam provided me with a conference pass. Flight, accommodations, and meals outside of the conference were all self-funded.

SECURITY IS FRONT & CENTRE

VBR 12 will include MFAI alluded to this a couple times during the conference, whether in conversations or via Twitter, but security was absolutely a front and centre topic. Veeam specifically have been touting various protection mechanisms and features for awhile (e.g. immutable backups, hardened Linux repositories, etc.). In fact, it was announced on the main stage that Multi Factor Authentication was coming to V12. I

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