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.
Like in the past year, I’ve decided to stop posting (or at least reduce the number of posts) for the summer’s week, to have more time with my family, finish some pending works and also have time to prepare new posts and test new products.
There will be some post for the announce at the VMworld 2014, so stay tuned!
In the past days, VMware has officially announced the launch of two beta programs:
Although those beta programs not public, but private, for the first time, and unlike previous beta cycles for vSphere, the vSphere beta and VVols beta are open for everyone to sign up. This approach allows participants to help define the direction of the world’s most widely adopted, trusted, and robust virtualization platform.
According to Microsoft, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others”.
The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”. An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year.
Is more than an award (or accreditation) instead of certification and is quite similar (in the concept) like other “community” award, like the VMware vExpert.
This month Packt Publishing celebrates 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, they are offering ALL eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th.
There are several interesting books related to virtualization (VMware and not only) and other IT technologies.
As happened in the past year (with the Veeam Backup & Replication 7 announces), Veeam is periodically announce new features and concepts about the new 8.0 suite, that will be called Veeam Availability Suite.
One of the recent announce is about the end-to-end encryption included in Veeam Backup & Replication v8. Encryption was not so new in Veeam products, considering that was introducted in the Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition, but was only on data stored on the cloud provider.
Dell also does not need any presentation and their storage portfolio has some interesting products, included PowerVault MD (based on NetApp technologies), other PowerVault products, EqualLogic and Compellent solutions.
This week Dell announced is new partnership with Nutanix to provide a new series of their converged appliance built on Dell servers and powered by the Nutanix software extending Dell’s SDS portfolio. This is another step for Dell into the hyper-converged solutions for the web-scale market (there were already other OEM partnership).