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During the last Veeam ON was announced a Veeam Backup for Linux systems (physical or virtual) with the main purpose to protect Linux workload on public cloud.

But with the success of the Veeam Endopoint for Windows, this project has become a more general Veeam Backup program for all Linux workload (of course for virtual workload running on vSphere or Hyper-V you can simple use Veeam Backup & Replication).

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During this edition of DockerCon, Platform9 announced that it is providing support for Docker containers with Platform9 Managed Kubernetes.

Platform9 Managed Kubernetes is an enterprise-ready container management platform that makes it easy to orchestrate containerized workloads, while providing mission-critical features for deploying and managing Docker containers in production and at scale.

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So the rumors were true: Dell is going sell the Dell Software division to Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, and Elliott Management Corporation. Just few months ago Dell sells Perot Systems unit to NTT Data at loss of $800 million, and with this new move is going to make as much cash is possible for the Dell-EMC deal.

Both moves are clear and clever: Perot was never been integrated in Dell services (at least non in all counties) and Dell Software was already an independent division. Probably there will something else that will be sold, but lets see.

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Scale Computing has launched their hybrid HC1150 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with a three nodes cluster for under $25,000 that will allow the SMB to more freely adopt hyperconvergence, making virtualization as simple and cost effective as a single server.

The HC1150 combines virtualization with servers and high performance flash storage to provide a complete, highly available datacenter infrastructure solution at the lowest price possible. Offering the full line of features found in the HC2000 and HC4000 family clusters, the entry level HC1150 provides the most efficient use of system resources – particularly RAM – to manage storage and compute resources, allowing more resources for use in running additional virtual machines. The sub-$25,000 price point also includes a year of an industry-leading premium support at no additional cost.

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Would you like to attent to VMworld 2016 US or Europe, but you don’t have the budget for the conference pass and/or the travel expenses?

Then try your luck with one of the existing contents. Like in the past years, there are some opportunity to win a VMworld 2016 pass and/or travel expenses.

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Calendar

Interesting European IT events:

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CloudOps-SIG

The VMUG CloudOps SIG events are back again! After the last one on VMware NSX, the first webinar of this year will be on vRealize Automation (vRA), and how build Hybrid Cloud Management with vRealize Automation.

There is still time to register for the upcoming CloudOps VMUG SIG Webinar taking place on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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Also if is not yet clear the impact of the EMC acquisition by Dell, at least in the storage portfolio, seems clear that the Dell storage strategy for the next years will be Compellent centric, with the position of this type of product also as a future replacement for the PowerVault MD3 and EqualLogic.

Dell storage portfolio has slightly change with the introduction of the SC4020 (as a mid-size solution) and then the SC2000v as a entry level solution. And also the new SC9000 at a high level position.

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Finally VMware has announced some good news about the vSphere clients: for the (old/legacy) C# client and the web/flash one:

  • the C# client (AKA Desktop Client/thick client/vSphere Client for Windows) will not be available for the next version of vSphere (finally!). Current versions of vSphere (6.0, 5.5) will not be affected, as those will follow the standard support period.
  • the web client based on Adobe Flash, will be soon replace (finally!) with a new vSphere pure HTML5 Web Client (actually available through a Fling).

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Tintri Inc. has announced a new scale-out storage platform to enable enterprises and cloud service providers (CSPs) to build their own Amazon-like cloud infrastructure for diverse virtualized workloads. The new platform forms the foundation for the industry’s largest all-flash scale-out, with support for up to 160,000 VMs, 10 petabytes of capacity, and 6.4 million IOPS, for less than $1/GB.

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As announced in the past VMworld 2015 US, the location US for VMworld 2016 will change from San Francisco to Vegas (probably for at least two editions). For the European edition the place will remain the same: again Barcelona. Those will be the dates (similar periods)

  • US edition: will be in Las Vegas during August 28 – September 1 (with a partner day on August 28)
  • EU edition: will be in Barcelona during October 17 – 20 (with probably the partner day on 17)

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As promised in the last VMworld, now VMware has introduced two new less-expensive versions of its NSX product targeted for the mid-enterprise. Also on NSX there are now different editions with different prices and, of course, features.

The full version will be the Enterprise one (sigh… on vSphere Enterprise has gone, wasn’t better call it Enterprise Plus), the intermediate Advanced and the starter just Standard. No Essential or Essential Plus, but will be difficult and non sense (yet) apply this kind of technology to the small business.

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