I’m back from holiday and have a list of new blog post ideas as long as my arm. Returning back online after being ‘out of the loop’ for a couple weeks has certainly made me appreciate the fast pace at which our industry and us as individuals move. There have been new product announcements a plenty, a new vSphere related book released and to top things off my friend Scott Lowe is embroiled in a stupidly insane fiasco after being named a supposed FBI insider – has the world gone mad???
Anyway, one of the many exciting announcements over the past week has been from Veeam Software who have announced that they are spreading some Christmas cheer by giving a dual socket CPU not for resale (NFR) license copy of their popular data backup and replication product, Veeam Back & Replication v5 to all VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) and VMware Certified Instructors (VCI).
Here is a copy of the announcement from Veeam:
Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, today announced that Veeam Backup & Replication™ v5 with vPower™ is now available free to all VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, and VMware Certified Instructors. Any vExpert, VCP or VCI can receive a free two-socket software license (valued at approximately $1,800) for non-production use, including training, evaluation and development.
So if you qualify for a NFR copy, how do you get your hot little hands on a copy? Easy, just follow this link to Veeams website and complete the fields with your details or logon with your existing Veeam logon. Also, don’t forget that Veeam have a whopping 42% off their Veeam Essentials package until the 24th December.
Full credit to Doug and the team at Veeam for being so community spirited by giving this NFR license away to vExperts, VCP’s and VCI’s – I know it will be greatly appreciated.