v12.1 release – Veeam Data Platform

Yesterday, Veeam Software released their newest update for the Veeam Data Platform ’23H2′. 11 products have received updates. There’s a major focus on security with this release, like the Inline Malware Scan, YARA rules, ‘four-eyes authentication’, Incident API and much more. The Best Practice Analyzer has been renamed to Security & Compliance Analyzer, and now contains much more detailed checks and can be scheduled. And the new Threat Center Dashboard gives you a central view on your data protection security status, while it’s a Veeam ONE feature, the dashboard is also visible in Backup & Replication and the Recovery Orchestrator. The release version of Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 is available for download at Veeam website starting from December 5, 2023.

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VMware Explore 2023 General Session Recap

VMware Explore 2023 General Session Recap – Looking forward to an exciting week full of knowledge acquisition and networking, the event has begun with the General Session at VMware Explore in Barcelona. Basically, the keynote provides some very good techie announcements, but it needs to also apply more of a business perspective of how these deliver business value. If you’re in Barcelona for the big event and still have some space to fill in your schedule, be sure to meet Monaco Digital’s teams and talk about Cloud, Edge, Data Protection, and Security.

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Veeam v12.1 – Integration with SIEM Systems

Veeam revealed the new features that will be available with the next release of VBR v12.1. With these new releases, Veeam further extends the feature set available in these products with a focus on Security & Compliance general improvements. Here’s blog post about SIEM integration.

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Veeam v12.1 – Object Storage as backup target

Hello, I do expect the on-prem object storage adoption to go through the roof with backup solutions support for backing up directly to object storage. The ratio between the on-prem and cloud looks to be about 50/50. Thanks to S3 endpoint names often carrying a hint on the object storage device behind it, it is clear that Dell EMC ECS remains the king of large-scale on-prem object storage deployments. Data showed that object storage was almost exclusively used by enterprise customers, these days there is also a long tail of smaller deployments on vendors like Wasabi (Cloud Hot Storage). Here’s a blog post about Object Storage as backup target with Veeam B&R v12.1.

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Veeam v12.1 KMS Support

Veeam revealed the new features that will be available with the next release of VBR v12.1. With these new releases, Veeam further extends the feature set available in these products with a focus on Security & Compliance general improvements. Here’s blog post about Key Management System Support.

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