Improving the Accuracy of Domain-Specific Information of Large Language Models With Ben Young

Ben Young’s Ignite Talk at Edge Field Day delved into the challenges of large language models (LLMs) and introduced a potential solution through retrieval-augmented generation (RAG). Using RAG, Young crafted a chatbot that leverages the Veeam knowledge base to accurately deliver domain-specific information without the need for retraining. His work demonstrated how this AI framework can fine-tune LLM responses, ensuring accuracy and up-to-dateness by incorporating external context and authoritative data sources. Give the article a read at Gestalt IT and watch the Ignite Talk here on the Tech Field Day website.

Configuring Veeam Backup for Microsoft365 With Encrypted Object Storage

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, which was recently showcased at Cloud Field Day 12, has been leveraging object as a way to make it’s storage consumption more manageable since version 4. Jim Jones, a Field Day delegate, discusses how this object also provides a couple more advantages in relation to VBM. Check out Jim’s thought here on Veeam’s presentation!

Achieving All-Round Data Protection at Minimal Cost With Veeam Software

Much of the modern-day data and workloads today live on the cloud or in on-prem data centers or in both. That makes data protection a standard ask of all organizations. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses Veeam Software’s presentation from this past Cloud Field Day. She explains the cloud solutions that make the complex job of managing and preserving data in cloud and hybrid environments easy, reliable, and cost-effective. Check out Sulagna’s thought here!

State of the Cloud

Check out the latest State of the Cloud interview featuring Gestalt It’s Stephen Foskett and Field Day delegate Matt Leib. They discuss the observations made at Cloud Field Day in November 2021 while talking about containerization and container orchestration as the next-generation platform for enterprise application.

Cloud Field Day Recap and Session Breakdown

Check out Veeam Software’s recap of Cloud Field Day from their very own Anthony Spiteri! This was Anthony’s third time presenting at a Field Day event and his first time experiencing a hybrid event. Read more here on their new Service Provider features, Backup for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud as well as an update on how Kasten is fitting into the Veeam platform.

Cloud Field Day Returns November 3-5, 2021

It’s that time of year again. Cloud Field Day returns to Silicon Valley from November 3 through November 5, 2021.

The Cloud Is Finally Ready for the Enterprise

The question of cloud readiness has plagued the enterprise for a decade, but we have finally gotten to the point that enterprise IT is coming to the public cloud. Check out the latest On-Premise IT Roundtable where two Field Day delegates, Jim Jones and Nico Stein, and founder of Gestalt IT, Stephen Foskett, discuss the cloud enterprise and the upcoming Cloud Field Day in November.

Kasten by Veeam K10: Cloud-Native Data Protection

During their Cloud Field Day appearance, Kasten by Veeam showcased the newest iteration of their product, Kasten K10. This post covers their presentation, including how their product provides cloud-native data protection across Kubernetes instances. Read the piece for more info, and watch Kasten in the including recording to hear all about their product.

Cloud Field Day Recap and Kasten Session Breakdown

Anthony Spiteri, a veteran presenter for Veeam at Tech Field Day, didn’t present at June’s Cloud Field Day but definitely tuned in to watch Kasten by Veeam! This post by Anthony recaps their appearance, as well as the timeline of the presentations that occurred. Read on to learn more, and be sure to watch the Kasten by Veeam presentations while you’re at it.

Kasten, Kafka & the Quest to Protect Data

Ray Lucchesi, delegate at June’s Cloud Field Day, details his experience at the event, and his takeaways from the presentation by Kasten by Veaam. He hones in on how the product can be used to backup Apache Kafka instances, diving into deep technical detail about his takeaways. Watch the presentation from Kasten by Veeam to learn the basis behind Lucchesi’s breakdown.

Whose Cloud Is It Anyway? Recap From Cloud Field Day 10

Adam Fisher recounts his experiences as a Cloud Field Day delegate in this wrap-up post from his blog, Virtual Bonzo. In it, he details his takeaways from the presentations of this spring’s Cloud Field Day. Read on to see what all Fisher has to say, and be sure to watch all of the Cloud Field Day presentations for more info.

How Veeam Supports Multi-Cloud Backup and Recovery Efforts

The modular data management architecture that Veeam detailed during April’s Tech Field Day event promises to centralize backup and snapshot management while also saving time and money. This piece covers Veeam’s presentation by their Cloud-native Global Technologist, David Hill, who describes the ways customers have and can use Veeam to accomplish their data management needs with ease. Learn more by checking out the piece and its associated Tech Field Day video.

Is Veeam’s Strategy Unsexy but Customer-Focused?

Delegates Joep Piscaer and Raff Poltronieri joined us for Cloud Field Day in March. Veeam Software presented at this event and discussed their cloud strategy, including insight on how they enable customers to manage their data across multiple platforms. In this video, Joep and Raff tackle the question, “Is [Veeam Software’s] strategy to support data protection across on-prem, cloud, SaaS and containers unsexy but customer-centric, or are they missing the point of cloud-native?”

Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience

Cloud Field Day happened earlier this month and the presenters are happy with the experience of everything involved! To see what makes Tech Field Day events special to companies, what they learned, and their thoughts on the overall experience of Cloud Field Day, check out this video and post on!

Veeam Targets Cloud-Native Data Protection

Towards the end of last year, Veeam presented its company’s journey at Tech Field Day, describing its journey in two acts. Act I established Veeam as a well-respected and successful data center data management and protection solution. As it has seen its success as a backup solution provider, Veeam introduces Act II of its story with an intense focus on cloud-native solutions, aiming to become the most trusted provider of backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. To learn more about Veeam’s story and its intentions for the future, check out the videos from Tech Field Day on our website!

Creating a Backup Repository in Veeam Backup & Replication V11

Last December, Veeam highlighted Veeam Availability Suite v11 at Tech Field Day. Al Rasheed, a Veeam Vanguard, decided to create a Backup Repository in Veeam Backup & Replication (v11) using his Synology DS920+. On his blog, Al walks through the steps he took to create this. To see his detailed dive into the process, be sure to check out his blog!

Creating a New Physical Protection Infrastructure Group in VBR V11

Veeam presented at Tech Field Day in December and showcased its Veeam Availability Suite v11. For his blog, Al Rasheed walks through installing Veeam Backup & Replication on a Windows Domain Controller (DC) to “test the concept of creating a new Physical Protection Infrastructure group in the v11 console.” To see his detailed dive into this, check out his blog!

Looking Forward to Cloud Field Day 10

We’re excited for the upcoming Cloud Field Day and so is Ken Nalbone, who is joining us as a delegate for the event. In this blog, Ken looks forward to the event and provides his thoughts on the different presenting companies. Be sure to tune in from March 10-12, 2021, to catch the presentations and use #CFD10 on Twitter to join in on the discussion!

Tech Field Day 22: Protecting Your Cloud With Veeam

On his blog, Lino Telera writes that “the need to protect and recover infrastructure is still a mission-critical task for all IT departments of every sized company.” With this in mind, Lino details his interactions with Veeam both at Tech Field Day last year as well as through some thorough product testing after the event. In his post, Lino talks through his thoughts on Veeam, their acquisition of, and his tests of Kasten.

Veeam ONE at Tech Field Day 22

Al Rasheed saw Veeam at Tech Field Day in December and shared his thoughts on its Veeam ONE demo. Al was impressed with the demo, as he mentions that Veeam ONE will cover Monitoring and Intelligent Diagnostics with documentation included. He also notes that Veeam ONE allows customers to dig deeper into their Veeam environment to address and diagnose potential issues before they occur. For more on Al’s analysis of the Veeam ONE demo, visit his blog!