Veeam Vanguard 2024 – 9th time in a row!

Hi, last weekend, I received a great news from Nikola Pejkova. I have been selected for the Veeam Vanguard program for the 9th year! Honored and proud to be selected as a Veeam Vanguard 2024 then congratulations to all the returning and new Vanguards! 🙂

What is “Veeam Vanguard” program?

Veeam Vanguard 2024

Veeam Vanguard program:

A Veeam Vanguard represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which they engage. Since 2015, Veeam Software has considered relevant to promote the values of Veeam (understand the products and are closest peers in IT). This program is both much like other award programs you may be familiar with yet different in their own way (for example Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert Cisco Champion community). Some Vanguards are bloggers, partners, customers, and influencers others are very active users (Veeam forum), others are Spiceworks where users share content and answers about Veeam, etc. Veeam Vanguards are people who embrace Veeam the best in their respective communities. They come from all backgrounds and are spread across different products. The best way to follow Veeam Vanguards is to follow the official Twitter account @VeeamVanguard and hashtag #VeeamVanguard.

Veeam Vanguards Summit 2021

Vanguards Summit 2021 in Prague
Many thanks to Veeam and Veeam Vanguards Staff: Rick Vanover, Kirsten Stoner, , Nikola Pejková, Dmitry Kniazev, David Hill, Michael Cade, Anthony Spiteri, Niels Engelen and Andrey Zhelezko.

My story and 2023 overview:

I’m a Chief Technology Officer at Monaco Digital / Monaco Cyber Sécurité. I’m currently focused on Hybrid Cloud, Cybersecurity and AI. Veeam Certified Engineer since 2024 and recognized as an international Veeam Expert with Veeam Vanguard award. I have been sharing my experience and knowledge for 10 years through Training, Publications and Public Speaking at workshops and webinars. Author of IT blog mainly focused on Data Management, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Backup, and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am responsible for generating Veeam content, evangelism, designing and production, and presenting at events. My function is also to support and strengthen the local sales teams and Channel aggregators dedicated to this market. I have experience in designing and managing IT services needed by companies to support their business.

Secure IT Day Paris 2020

Last year I participated in Vanguards Summit 2023 in Prague for the Vanguards global meeting and VeeamON 2023 in Miami. I had the incredible opportunity to do a session on stage and introduce Monaco Cyber! Still pretty cool to see a full house! We shared what happens during a ransomware attack and our best practices to react faster with efficiency. By sharing our combined experiences in France and Monaco, and the tips we’ve learned along the way, our hope to help you avoid these kind of cyberattacks from happening to you and your company and if they do, what you can do to quickly recover. Grateful for the chance and filled with a sense of accomplishment! Big thanks to Rick Vanover, Nikola Pejková, Madalina Cristil and Julia Furst Morgado for the great opportunity and thanks to my mates Julien Mousqueton and Eric Machabert for the great performance!

Thanks to effective marketing, the company has seen steadily rising sales for 9 years! Special thanks to my Market Team, and my mate Jérôme, they did very amazing work! Basically, its an amazing experience working together (#DreamTeam). Thanks to sales and production teams, also to the head management for this trust. Proud to work here and helping them grow their businesses.

Thanks to Veeam User Group France VUG France. I had the opportunity to organize the first VUG in France, it was an amazing experience.




Veeam benefits of Vanguards:

Some of the benefits of being Veeam Vanguards are:

  • NFR licenses for all Veeam products,
  • Access to betas and RC before they are on the market to pick up our Feedback and propose changes,
  • Access to Webinars and meetings with Veeam head staff like Anthony, Michael, Mike, Rick, Jorge, Luca, or Gostev,
  • Exclusive access to a forum for Veeam Vanguards in which we talk about large subjects,
  • Exclusive access to support Veeam, when Vanguard all cases we opened are automatic “Priority 1”,
  • Exclusive access and the invitation to events organized by Veeam.

    Blog Posts about Veeam ecosystem:

    v12.1 release – Veeam Data Platform: Blog Post
    Veeam v12.1 – Integration with SIEM Systems : Blog Post
    Veeam v12.1 – Object Storage as backup target: Blog Post
    Veeam v12.1 KMS Support: Blog Post
    Veeam v12.1 Malware Detection and YARA: Blog Post
    Wasabi Object Storage new features: Blog Post
    VUG Fr Day in Monaco Recap
    Detection & Response to Ransomware with Veeam: Blog Post
    Offline versus Immutable Backups: Blog Post
    Cuba ransomware and Veeam CVE-2023-27532: Blog Post
    Akira ransomware infection routine: Blog Post
    2023 Ransomware Trends Report
    Play ransomware infection routine: Blog Post
    New Veeam v12 Platform Overview: Blog Post
    Veeam v12 Linux Without SSH And SUDO: Blog PostHardened Repository in Veeam v12: Blog Post
    Wasabi Object Storage Usage with Veeam B&R v12: Blog Post
    VeeaMover in v12: Blog Post
    Ransomware & Cybersecurity with Veeam v12: Blog Post
    Why backup directly to Object Storage? Blog Post
    Veeam B&R v12 New Features Overview: Blog Post
    [REPLAY] Webinar Veeam v12 and Wasabi: Replay
    Protect your data with Veeam and Wasabi: Blog post
    Wasabi – Object Lock feature spotlight: Blog post
    Veeam and the S3-compatible object storage solutions: Blog Post
    [PODCAST] VeeamUser Group France #1: Record
    Conti initiates their attacks on Backup: Blog Post
    Backup with Trusted Repository Storage: Blog Post.
    Protect your Backup against Ransomware: Blog Post


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