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Feb 29 2008   12:44PM GMT

VMworld Europe 2008: Day Two: Evening Meal with Veeam.com

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I was very kindly invited to an evening meal with Veeam.com. If you don’t know Veeam, where have you beean? ;-) They’re the guys behind the Reporter, Configurator and that FastSCP Tool for ESX. I recently did a webcast for the TechTarget.com guys on the subject of storage – and the Veeam people were very kind to sponsor the entire thing. Whitepaper to follow. I first became acquainted with Veeam last year, and was invited to their dinner event at VMworld 2007. So it was a chance to re-enforce that relationship. They are a really friendly bunch of guys. I caught up with Doug from Veeam who was the moderator/interview for the webcast. So it was a real name to face situation. I also got a chance to quiz Doug and Carrie who work Veeam about their backgrounds – and how they found themselves to be work Veeam. As ever in our industry Veeam’s almost like a little family with everyone having worked for previous companies in the past – liking and respecting each other – and deciding “hey, let’s make a company”.  With the history of Russia being what it is – it’s this generation of people who are really at the forefront of trying to foster, created, generate and protect a true entrepreneurial spirit out there. I’m no hard-nosed “Thatcherite” at heart but I have an awful lot of respect for people who prepared to put their heart n’ soul into something they believe in.

There was a couple people there I wasn’t expecting like Tarry and some of the instructors who work for resellers in EMEA. It just goes to show this whole virtualization thing is still a very tight community of enthusiastic individuals (like me!) all the way from USA, to the UK, and to Russia.  

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