I’ve already write about Atlantis ILIO USX in some previous posts (for example look at the one related to Virtualization Field Day 3). Their solution is a in-memory software-defined storage solution that pools existing SAN, NAS and DAS from across the datacenter and then optimizes how server applications and VMs consume this storage.
Now Atlantis Computing has announced the new version 2.0 of this product with the promise to enable enterprises to deliver better than flash performance, for half the cost of traditional SAN.
With USX they are jumping in the storage world making their ILIO solutions more than an storage acceleration product, but also a full software-defined storage that can work also as a storage virtualization.
In the past days a new bunch of VCDXs (around 30) are appear, but the interesting news is that they are (or at least most of them) VCDX-NV: the new track specific for Network Virtualization (that mean mainly VMware NSX).
Seems that they are all coming from the NSX Ninja program and most of them where already Cisco CCIE (matching the criteria described on the VCDX-NV official web page). This also may confirm that there isn’t a real VCAP level for the NX path (as already commented in a previous post and also supposed in this post).
Veeam Task Manager provides detailed Hyper-V performance monitoring metrics for CPU and memory at the individual VM level so you can identify which VMs are using the host resources. The metrics are updated every three seconds by default and can be configured to update less frequently if desired.
And Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V is not only free, but is also a portable (this lightweight tool can run from any USB device for emergency troubleshooting without any installation or integration) standalone performance monitoring tool.
There is a new player in the virtualization ecosystem and is called Platform9. The company is founded by early VMware engineers (with several years of experience) who have taken a fundamentally new approach to creating and managing private clouds.
As you can see from their first public blog post, Platform9 has launch a 100% Cloud Managed Platform designed to manage Docker, KVM and VMware vSphere environments. The idea is transforms an organization’s existing infrastructure into an agile, self-service private cloud within minutes, offering the simplicity of AWS-like public clouds with complete ownership of all resources and data.
Login VSI is announcing the version 4.1 of its product with several important new functionalities, included:
Has written in a previous post, Veeam has announced their first big multi-day event: VeeamOn 2014. An important milestone for a company that was founded in 2006 and now one of biggest in its field (and still a good example on how the virtualization ecosystem can grow using also the ecosystem itself).
VeeamON will be a big event (and potentially one of the “biggest”) not only about Veeam and their products, but on the entire availability and data protection area. The agenda is not yet available, but the contents are quite interesting and, of course, most related to the new products release.
Virtual Design Master is a great initiative by Eric Wright (@discoposse), Angelo Luciani (@angeloluciani) and Melissa Palmer (@vmiss33) with the original idea to build an “IT reality” build around a team competitors with a design challenge that puts their knowledge to the test, requiring many skills and disciplines from the virtualization industry.
Is something really interesting that demonstrate the power of the communities effort and is complementary with other community activities like #vBrownbags or study groups.
Also if you are not directly involved with the competition is a great opportunity to learn from other projects (check the design documents on the official web site).
Just three years ago this blog has started its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live), initially with a different domain name, but fastly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler).
Compared to the first year (see the related post: One year of blog) and also the previous one (see the related post: Another year of blog), the blog has grow, expecially in the number of visitors (and recurring visitors) and in its popularity (for example see this ADV classification of some blogs).
Whether you register for a User Conference, attend the Virtual Event, post in a discussion forum or connect with another user, you’re earning points!
The CloudOps VMUG SIG is working on the next events and on-line sessions. Do you have a nice idea, an interesting technology or example or would you like to hear about something special (of course CloudOps oriented)?
Just fill this Call For Paper module with your idea and suggestions in order to help the CloudOps SIG team in building a rich agenda for the next months.
VMware certifications path is a three level model: starting from VCP, VCAP to the top level VCDX certification. Plus an initial, but not relevant in the certification step (to increase your level) Associated level (VCA). And this for each technology area: datacenter, cloud and end user computing and soon the networking path.
Now there some new information about the network virtualization path, related to the VMware NSX product.