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In the ever-evolving world of technology, where data rules supreme and innovations abound, finding your way through the digital labyrinth can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a seasoned tech enthusiast, a curious newcomer, or just someone looking to make sense of the rapidly changing tech landscape, “The NAS Guy” is here to be your guiding light.

Welcome to my tech-savvy haven where we unravel the mysteries of cloud computing, dive deep into storage solutions, explore the intricacies of data backup, and navigate everything in between. If you’ve ever found yourself lost in the jargon of terabytes, cloud migrations, or RAID arrays, fear not – you’re in the right place!

Recent Blog Posts

  • Empowering Resellers: Unlocking Success Through Expertise
    The partner landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, with customers expecting resellers to be a one-stop shop for all their technology needs. In such a crowded market, it can be challenging for resellers to stand out and showcase their expertise in providing Veeam solutions. That’s why Veeam established the Veeam Competency Program. This blog will explore … Read more
  • A Security Leader’s Guide to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0
    Introduction It’s not surprising that every blog or whitepaper you read today about cybersecurity revolves around ransomware. It’s tiresome (we know!), but it has become the biggest threat to organizations of all sizes and targets our most critical infrastructures like healthcare. It’s a game of cat and mouse, and as new threats emerge, security teams … Read more
  • Salesforce Einstein Copilot: Your AI-Powered CRM Assistant
    You’re no stranger to the power of AI. As a CRM user, you’ve likely seen how AI can transform customer experiences and streamline workflows. But what if your CRM could leverage AI in an entirely new way — as a trusted advisor that feels like having a coworker by your side? Enter Salesforce Einstein Copilot, … Read more
  • Analyze and Document Backup Resiliency with Veeam Data Platform
    Organizations are continuously looking for ways to improve, from business processes to product innovations all the way down to application security and configuration. They want to ensure they are operating efficiently to meet demand and changing expectations. Security is a priority for IT leaders, they need to keep bad actors out, their applications running, and … Read more
  • AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon EC2 G6 instances, Mistral Large on Amazon Bedrock, AWS Deadline Cloud, and more (April 8, 2024)
    We’re just two days away from AWS Summit Sydney (April 10–11) and a month away from the AWS Summit season in Southeast Asia, starting with the AWS Summit Singapore (May 7) and the AWS Summit Bangkok (May 30). If you happen to be in Sydney, Singapore, or Bangkok around those dates, please join us. Last … Read more
  • Expanding Horizons: Embracing Oracle Linux Virtualization and oVirt 
    The virtualization landscape is evolving, and with it, so are the strategies for data protection and disaster recovery. Veeam’s latest release, Veeam Backup for Oracle Linux KVM and Red Hat Virtualization v4.1, marks a significant step in this evolution, building on the initial KVM backup technologies by offering official support for Oracle Linux Virtualization managed … Read more
  • A Guide to MSP Backup: Features, Best Practices, and Solutions
    Backup and recovery systems are essential for any business continuity plan. Offering backup solutions as part of your managed services adds value and gives your clients peace of mind that their data is in the best hands. In this guide, we will explore the key features of backup solutions via service provider programs and some … Read more
  • Introduction to Cloud Backup Services for Small Business
    For small or medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the importance of safeguarding their operational backbone — customer records, financial documents, and project files — cannot be overstated. These digital assets are vital, yet they stand vulnerable to the significant risk of data loss. The consequences of hardware failure, accidental deletion, or cyberattacks can be far-reaching, potentially leading … Read more
  • Tackle complex reasoning tasks with Mistral Large, now available on Amazon Bedrock
    Last month, we announced the availability of two high-performing Mistral AI models, Mistral 7B and Mixtral 8x7B on Amazon Bedrock. Mistral 7B, as the first foundation model of Mistral, supports English text generation tasks with natural coding capabilities. Mixtral 8x7B is a popular, high-quality, sparse Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) model, that is ideal for text summarization, question … Read more
  • Introducing AWS Deadline Cloud: Set up a cloud-based render farm in minutes
    Customers in industries such as architecture, engineering, & construction (AEC) and media & entertainment (M&E) generate the final frames for film, TV, games, industrial design visualizations, and other digital media with a process called rendering, which takes 2D/3D digital content data and computes an output, such as an image or video file. Rendering also requires … Read more
  • Veeam Education Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence in Technical Training
    Veeam is committed to providing best-in-class backup and recovery software for cloud, virtual and physical components. The Veeam Educational Services program brings this same focus to delivering Veeam technical training too. Through these trainings, Veeam empowers channel partners and end users alike to effectively deploy, configure, manage, and optimize their Veeam solutions. The Program Our … Read more
  • AWS Weekly Roundup — AWS Chips Taste Test, generative AI updates, Community Days, and more — April 1, 2024
    Today is April Fool’s Day. About 10 years ago, some tech companies would joke about an idea that was thought to be fun and unfeasible on April 1st, to the delight of readers. Jeff Barr has also posted seemingly far-fetched ideas on this blog in the past, and some of these have surprisingly come true! … Read more
  • Top 10 Cybersecurity Trends in 2024
    Business insurance company Allianz reported that in the first half of 2023, the number of ransomware victims surged by 50% year-on-year. But in 2024, organizations are fighting back. As cybersecurity threats and ransomware attacks continue to increase and evolve, it’s become increasingly important to stay vigilant and adopt the most current cybersecurity trends. Some of … Read more
  • Amazon GuardDuty EC2 Runtime Monitoring is now generally available
    Amazon GuardDuty is a machine learning (ML)-based security monitoring and intelligent threat detection service that analyzes and processes various AWS data sources, continuously monitors your AWS accounts and workloads for malicious activity, and delivers detailed security findings for visibility and remediation. I love the feature of GuardDuty Runtime Monitoring that analyzes operating system (OS)-level, network, … Read more
  • Maximizing AWS Cost Optimization: A Comprehensive Guide
    The public cloud is an increasingly important part of IT infrastructure for many organizations. Cloud services offer scalability and flexibility, but those benefits can be costly. According to the Flexera State of the Cloud Report for 2023, 82% of organizations report managing cloud spending as one of their top challenges. Cost optimization can help lower … Read more
  • Announcing Veeam Data Cloud Vault
    Hot on the heels of Veeam and Microsoft’s five-year strategic partnership announcement and the release of Veeam Data Cloud, I have exciting news for you. Veeam Data Cloud Vault is now Generally Available (GA)! Read on to learn why and how Veeam gives you the power to be Radically Resilient. The Need for Secure Backup … Read more
  • Crafting a Robust CRM Backup Strategy
    In the realm of customer relationship management (CRM), data is king. And when it comes to safeguarding this precious asset, having a comprehensive backup strategy is non-negotiable. In this blog, we delve into the intricacies of creating a secure CRM backup strategy, with a spotlight on Salesforce – a leading player in the CRM space. … Read more
  • Ensuring IT Continuity in Small Business: Essential Strategies & Tools
    Small businesses face unique challenges in today’s tech-driven environment, and maintaining effective IT continuity is crucial for their stability and growth. In this blog we will explore the critical role IT continuity has in ensuring operational resilience, the challenges that small businesses typically encounter in managing their IT systems and offer a series of practical, … Read more
  • Run large-scale simulations with AWS Batch multi-container jobs
    Industries like automotive, robotics, and finance are increasingly implementing computational workloads like simulations, machine learning (ML) model training, and big data analytics to improve their products. For example, automakers rely on simulations to test autonomous driving features, robotics companies train ML algorithms to enhance robot perception capabilities, and financial firms run in-depth analyses to better … Read more
  • AWS Weekly Roundup — Savings Plans, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CodeArtifact, and more — March 25, 2024
    AWS Summit season is starting! I’m happy I will meet our customers, partners, and the press next week at the AWS Summit Paris and the week after at the AWS Summit Amsterdam. I’ll show you how mobile application developers can use generative artificial intelligence (AI) to boost their productivity. Be sure to stop by and … Read more
  • Migrating to Kubernetes? What Platform Teams Need to Know
    You finally convinced the powers that be to migrate to Kubernetes. Way to go! But now the real work begins. As the team responsible for the Kubernetes platform, you need to plan and execute a successful migration. No pressure! Don’t let the complexity intimidate you. With some strategic planning and the right guidance, you can … Read more
  • What is Microsoft Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?
    Microsoft Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a comprehensive set of tools and policies designed to help organizations prevent the unauthorized exposure of sensitive information. Primarily integrated into various Microsoft services and applications, including Microsoft 365, Azure, and others, DLP serves as a stalwart guardian of critical data assets. At its core, the goal of Microsoft … Read more
  • Improve the security of your software supply chain with Amazon CodeArtifact package group configuration
    Starting today, administrators of package repositories can manage the configuration of multiple packages in one single place with the new AWS CodeArtifact package group configuration capability. A package group allows you to define how packages are updated by internal developers or from upstream repositories. You can now allow or block internal developers to publish packages … Read more
  • The CIA Triad: A Pillar in Cybersecurity
    The CIA Triad might sound like something from a spy movie, but in the cybersecurity world, it’s one of the principles that can keep our digital information safe. It’s an acronym representing a straightforward idea: protect data (confidentiality), keep it accurate (integrity), and make sure it’s there when you need it (availability). Confidentiality is about … Read more
  • No Need for a Time Machine — How Our Data Strategy Paved the Way for Our Future
    Technology has always fascinated me because of its tremendous potential to change lives. My interest began with flipping through IT magazines as a teenager, before studying computer studies at school and kicking off a career in PC sales. But I soon realized that sales weren’t for me, and it was the support and operational side … Read more
  • Salesforce Data Recovery: Methods & Best Practices
    In the dynamic realm of business operations, data stands as the lifeblood that fuels growth, innovation, and informed decision-making. Within this landscape, Salesforce has emerged as a cornerstone platform, empowering organizations to harness the power of their data for strategic advantage. However, amidst the vast opportunities lie inherent risks of data loss and corruption, underscoring … Read more
  • AWS Weekly Roundup — Claude 3 Haiku in Amazon Bedrock, AWS CloudFormation optimizations, and more — March 18, 2024
    Storage, storage, storage! Last week, we celebrated 18 years of innovation on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) at AWS Pi Day 2024. Amazon S3 mascot Buckets joined the celebrations and had a ton of fun! The 4-hour live stream was packed with puns, pie recipes powered by PartyRock, demos, code, and discussions about generative … Read more
  • Protecting Backup Data from Ransomware Made Easy With Pure Storage and Veeam
    The long weekend is finally here. It’s Sunday morning, you’re having your first cup of coffee thinking about what’s for breakfast, and your phone explodes with emails and messages that your company’s users can’t access their critical files and databases. You swallow hard and your heart races as you log in to your IT systems … Read more
  • Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Guide
    Chances are, if you have used a spreadsheet, you have used Microsoft 365 – one of the most popular office suites in use. According to Statista, Microsoft has 46% of the world market. The suite consists of numerous related applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. In total, there are up to 14 … Read more
  • Run and manage open source InfluxDB databases with Amazon Timestream
    Starting today, you can use InfluxDB as a database engine in Amazon Timestream. This support makes it easy for you to run near real-time time-series applications using InfluxDB and open source APIs, including open source Telegraf agents that collect time-series observations. Now you have two database engines to choose in Timestream: Timestream for LiveAnalytics and … Read more
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