1.3 Acknowledgements

What you are reading is the fourth edition of the book.

After the initial release of Version 8.0, it was followed by Version 9.0 that has been a major upgrade, and the result of many weeks of hard work during 2016, equally divided between writing the content and working in my Veeam Cloud Connect lab to create what I’ve described in the book. During this journey, I’ve become a service provider myself, to the point that the examples you see — even comprising IP addresses, DNS names and SSL certificates — are all real. Then, several weeks have been spent between July and December 2018 to update the book to v9.5 Update 4 and the new capabilities available for Cloud Connect. Finally, after 3 years, in the first half of 2021 I finally found the time and will to update the book to v11, with some major changes to my lab too.

Many people worked hard alongside me to guarantee that this book would exist and be of the highest quality.

First, I’d like to give a huge thanks to my colleagues at Veeam — Product Management, R&D, Quality Assurance, Support, and my Solutions Architects and System Engineers peers — who took the time to review the different drafts of the book, give me feedback and verify every technical detail. Say thanks to all of them if you find this book accurate and useful.

Second, thank you to every other people in Veeam I’ve worked with, who contributed at any level to this book.

Another huge thanks goes to the guys at PhoenixNAP for hosting my lab.

Finally, I’d like to thank my family. This book, and every upgrade it has received during the years, has taken a large part of my time for many, many weeks, and it’s all because of them that I was able to focus on this project without worrying too much about other matters.