The TechTalks are ten-minute presentations by community members at an industry conference. Most of them (and the original idea of the vBrownBag “unconference” was this) are originated with sessions not being accepted for the main conference catalog. We know we want to learn from the community so we arranged an alternative forum. TechTalks are limited to ten minutes; they deliver the very core of an idea. Keeping presentations short also means we can do a lot of sessions in a day. Most TechTalks use a slide deck, some use a whiteboard and a few brave souls do live demonstrations.
Veeam has just released Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 3 with several fix (also the one related to vSphere 6.0 update 1) and add new features.
Please confirm you are running version 18.104.22.1687, 22.214.171.1247, 126.96.36.1991, 188.8.131.527, 184.108.40.2068, 220.127.116.111, 18.104.22.1689 or 22.214.171.1240 prior to installing this update. You can check this under Help | About in Veeam Backup & Replication console. After upgrading, your build will be version 126.96.36.1994.
Veeam Endpoint is a powerful (and free) backup tool for physical system that is very easy to install and configure (for more information see this post).
Also if it is quite limited (due to the usability and simplicity approach) it has different backup modes: the entire computer, volume level backup or file level backup:
Nutanix has release the new version Acropolis Base Software, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), version 4.5.
Acropolis is not only the name of the “native” hypervisor (Acropolis Hypervisor or AHV), but is becoming the name of the entire NOS:
Veeam has released the version 1.1.2 of Veeam Endpoint Backup with few changes: the most important is the ability to run the task from the command line.
In this way you can build your custom job or script to manage your jobs (like appened with the free edition of Veeam Backup & Replication).
Each big vendor has some kind of “community award” for individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of the specific vendor’s users over the past year.
Those kind of “technologies experts” could be book authors, bloggers (in most cases), leaders in some communities, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These people have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of the specific vendor’s technologies to their colleagues and to the community.
VMUG Advantage is an interesting way to stay on top of your technical skills with discounts on training, certifications, attendance at VMworld and on product licenses.
It’s an exclusive yearly subscription program offering for all VMUG members with a lot of advantages.
Interesting European IT events:
The VMworld US edition is finished some weeks ago and there are just four weeks until the European edition of VMworld 2015! Although those two edition are too close there are still lot of difference in the contents and in the events themselves.
The European edition remain one of biggest event in EMEA and a must, especially if you have lost the US edition. This year I’ve followed also the US edition, so that I can make a comparison between them. And anyway, I’ve attend at all the EU editions and was a pity miss one of them.
VMware vCloud Air is the public cloud offer by VMware (formally known as vCloud Hybrid Service) built on the foundation of vSphere and compatible with your on-premises VMware’s based data center. Actually it included several different services: infrastructure, disaster recovery, data protection, and various applications as service.
VMware site and blogs cover more of the information about using this service, but there is a book: Learning VMware vCloud Air.
Mastering VMware vSphere Storage book is intented for users who already have some experience with the VMware vSphere platform and want to learn and design VMware vSphere storage solutions and how to troubleshoot vSphere storage issues.
The main purpose of this book is monitor and optimize the storage capabilities of your vSphere environment.
Datto is an innovative provider of comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of managed service providers worldwide. This is the description from their web site, but honestly was not so easy understand what they really during the first part of the presentation.
One myth of public cloud services is that is cheaper compared to private services, but it’s (or it could be) wrong. The reality is that you don’t have CapEx and you have usually monthly OpEx.
But in the long (or sometimes also in the short) term could become more costly rather than an on-prem solution. Of course it depends by the service type and the real OpEx cost of your on-prem solution (sometimes not so easy to evaluate).
But also public cloud services may have some costs that are not so easy to be evaluated or estimated. Some services provider are really good by bring the credit and the cost much visible as possible, some others maybe not (or not yet).