Browsing Posts published in January, 2017

There is a big new in data protection and business continuity market: StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Exablox Corporation joined forces to completely focus on helping businesses analyse, protect, and store their data. The new entity is the first company to bring together a new approach that recognizes the disappearing lines between primary and secondary storage as well as between data availability and data protection. A new big player will appear and will be interesting see how it will be positioned compared to other products and considering existing OEM and Technological partnership from both companies.

Finally Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1 is now available and will add full VMware vSphere 6.5 support (version 9.5 was already supporting Windows Server 2016 and new Hyper-V version). Be sure to have version 9.5.0.580, 9.5.0.711 or 9.5.0.802 before upgrade. After upgrading, your build will be version 9.5.0.823.

Atlantis Community Experts (ACE) is the way that Atlantis Computing recognizes expert members of the virtualization community and their passion for technology and transformative approaches to data center designs. Basically is the “vExpert” or “MVP” award from Atlantis. As written in a previous post, this is a new program (introduced on 2016) and there isn’t yet an official form, but it’s possible nomitate yourself using the info in this post.

So finally, after several years of rumours, seems that HPE is going to acquire SimpliVity, one of the leading provider of software-defined and hyperconverged infrastructure, for $650 million in cash! A sign that the hyperconverged market is going mainstream (the hyperconverged market was estimated to be approximately $2.4 billion in 2016, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent, to nearly $6 billion, by 2020) and that HPE is looking for a better solution rather than the “LeftHand” VSA approach that was interesting at the beginning, but now (in […]

I’m very proud and honored to be invited at the 13rd edition of Tech Field Day (#TFD13) that will be in Austin the first week of February (February 1–3, 2017). After some Virtualization Field Day, one Data Field Day and some Tech Field Day Extra, I’m back for the first time in Austin and for the first time at a Tech Field Day (TFD) event format. The TFD event format replaced the Virtualization Field Day (VFD) event format more than one year ago (maybe because the buzzword virtualization is no more attractive). But to be […]

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 is actually in public beta and it’s interesting way to see or test the new functions of this release. Also all beta program participants completing the program requirements will receive an Amazon gift card. Actually most of the news seems related to Windows Server 2016 (and of course the related Hyper-V), but I suppose that there will be something also for VMware vSphere in the GA (at least I guess the support for the 6.5 version).

To make it simpler and easier for partners and customers to securely deploy and manage apps and desktops through XenApp and XenDesktop, Citrix announced the acquisition of Unidesk, the inventor of the groundbreaking Windows application packaging and management technology known as layering. Unidesk offers full-stack layering technology, which enhances compatibility by layering the entire Windows workspace as modular virtual disks, including the Windows operating system itself (OS layer), apps (app layers), and a writable persistent layer that captures all user settings, apps, and data. With its groundbreaking Unidesk 4.0 architecture, Citrix customers will be able […]

Don’t miss your chance to win each month a TurboStack home lab (next drawing will be February 1st) offered by Turbonomic. The TurboStack Home Lab is an expertly crafted hardware and software bundle that has been engineered to allow you to easily bring OpenStack to your virtual environment.

Interesting European IT events: IoT Tech Expo Global – London (Jan, 23-24) Bett 2017 – London (Jan, 25-28) ReCon – Brussels (Jan, 27-29)

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