Why it’s a favorite: "Availability 24-7-365 is paramount in our industry, because if at any time the system is down, game development teams get behind. With Veeam, I can quickly recover our data – and I’m talking in minutes, even for a big VM. Veeam has saved the day numerous times. Once, we had a software vendor who assured us that an upgrade would be quick and easy, so we went ahead with it. In fact, it destroyed a key database. Everyone panicked, but I said, ‘Hey, I think Veeam’s got this.’ I crossed my fingers, did a restore, and in 15 minutes the entire database was back online. I’ve used a lot of solutions in 20 years for backup and recovery, and nothing has been as fast or efficient as Veeam Availability Suite."
Years in IT: 21
Upcoming IT projects: "I’m really keen on the next evolution of virtualization and storage technology and how combined they can make enterprise systems more resilient in terms of disaster recovery and business continuity."