Browsing Posts published in August, 2013

VMware has announce other news in its certification path: first the new Network Virtualization path (already discussed in a previous post) and second a new level (or the re-introduction of a previous level). Also the VMware Forum reflect this change with a new area dedicated to the new VCA level. Actually the official page reports all the new Associate level, and also the Certifications roadmap show the new path (actually only with the Associate level) and the new level:

As you know the EMEA edition of #vBrownbag his covering the the Cloud path with the relavitve VCAP exams and blueprint (for more information, see the full list of certification paths and my session at the #vBrownbag at VMworld). The next scheduled session is dedicated at VCAP5-CIA certification (the admin part of the cloud path) with an analysis of section 3 of the official blueprint (related to Managing vCloud Director Resources):

During the VMware NOW – Live Launch Event with Pat Gelsinger (VMware CEO) and other executives there where several news also with new products. The VMware vision announced (or confirmed if you prefer) during the last Partner Exchange was all around three main points: Software Defined Datacenter, Hybrid Cloud and End User Computing. Most news (or the most important) are around the first point, considering that the several previous announces have already covered the Hybrid Cloud strategy and that the EUC will be probably covered better during the European VMworld edition.

This interesting infographic branded by TrainSignal (now Pluralsight) is about virtualization skills to boost your career, and includes data like the top 10 most-watched virtualization courses and a training roadmap. Maybe could be nice if, in an updated version the courses and the roadmap will also include more about the different virtualization certifications and their paths.

Zerto has announced the new version 3.0 of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) during the last VMware Partner Exchange. Now this product it’s available for public, private and hybrid clouds. In addition to enterprise-class RPO and RTO, simplicity and scalability – key features of Zerto’s core technology – ZVR 3.0 includes new functionality for effective disaster recovery, data protection and workload migration and mobility.

Veeam has just released the new version of Backup & Replication program with a lot of enhancement and new cool features (and also with a new product edition). Most of the related news are already know (partially I’ve describe some of them in this previous post), now it’s time to test and use them!

On July 21st I’ve recevied an email from the VMware certification team for the first big changes in the transcript page: a unique ID for all VMware certifications and also consisten with the VUE ID. This also explay why, starting from VCP-Cloud, there was always the same VCP number also for new type of certifications. The result was a new transcript will all the ID replaced by one in the new form: VMW-00061532M-00014099. The last part is exactly the old VCP number. My guess was that this could be the first step to have a […]

Although there are some comparison between Hyper-V 2012 R2 (the version 4 of this product) and the existing vSphere 5.1 suite (like this one: Comparing WS2012 R2 Hyper-V and vSphere 5.1), I prefer keep consistency in the available product versions and compare the actual releases (and replace the precedent and old comparison between Hyper-V 2012 and vSphere 5.0). The 3rd release of Microsoft Hyper-V and the VMware ESXi (and vSphere suite) 5.1 has similar technical features (and both of them are in the top-right Gartner quadrant), and probably for the first time, VMware has added […]

After one month from the v3.2 announce, NAKIVO has announce the new v4 release (available in 2013) of their Backup & Replication product with several new features. Note also that new edition will be introduced with this new release: Enterprise and Cloud Service Provider editions. Starting from the v3 features, the new key features are: multi-tenancy, self-service, scalability, object recovery, backup verification. For more information join the NAKIVO v4 – New Enterprise and Cloud Editions webinar or 20th August.

Some weeks ago I’ve got the opportunity to speak with Steve Crawford, vice president of marketing and business development at Jamcracker Inc, about their solution and their vision about the cloud. Jamcracker is a global leader in cloud services brokerage (CSB) enablement solutions. They help companies become cloud services brokers with their Jamcracker Services Delivery Network (JSDN) solutions. Jamcracker can help companies to unify delivery of private, public, or hybrid cloud services to your customers, through the channels, and to their employees.

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