Browsing Posts published in March, 2017

Permabit provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning for Linux systems. Their VDO (Virtual Disk Optimizer) product is a ready-to-run software package that delivers block-level deduplication, compression and thin provisioning capabilities to Linux. VDO operates inline at a 4 KB granularity, delivering the best possible balance of performance and data reduction rates. It leverages existing file systems, volume management and data protection to provide the fastest route to market for delivering superior data reduction solutions in Linux storage environments. Now Permabit announced General Availability (GA) of Permabit Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) Release 6 for its […]

In just one month, after 10 years of service Exchange Server 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle. Microsoft suggest customers who are using Exchange Server 2007 for any of their email and calendar services should begin planning to move the associated mailbox data and resources to Office 365 or update their infrastructure to a newer version of Exchange, such as Exchange Server 2016.

The ecosystem surrounding VMware and its virtualization and cloud infrastructure software is still vibrant. There is a great community (VMTN) but also a huge number of bloggers (VMware employees and not only) with some good list of them available from v12n/vExpert Blogs and also the vLaunchPad blogger list (with the Top 100 VMware/virtualization people you MUST follow on Twitter – 2017 edition). Influence Marketing Council, a membership organization for B2B technology marketers who work with influencers, advocates, and community, has also presenting their list of top 50 overall influencers for VMware. This is an algorithmic […]

After the spin-off of HPE (see HPE will spin-off the software part) seems that the company is going to increase its storage portfolio and become a huge storage company. HPE already has the StorVirtual (aka LeftHand) solution (that is become quite old in the approach) but also the more interesting StoreServ (from the 3PAR acquisitition) that cover mostly the storage portfolio with great AFA and hybrid products. The hyperconverged area has been improved two months ago with SimpliVity products (see HPE and Simplivity: the deal is done) but now there is a big news.

Runecast is a company that provide actionable predictive analytics for VMware vSphere environments. Runecast Analyzer is a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting.  Runecast Analyzer is deployed in VMware environments across the globe within enterprise and SME customers. This solution can discover hidden issues in your vSphere environment by using the current VMware Knowledge Base articles, that is probably the most trusted, complete and up-to-date public source of known issues and best practices related to VMware products, but it’s also typically used reactively, […]

Virtual Instruments is a company focused in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments. Their VirtualWisdom platform provides end-to-end visibility into real-time performance, health and utilization metrics from the entire systems stack and drives improved performance and availability while lowering the total cost of the infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications. Also it can be used to select the right storage technologies for each environments, optimise configurations and reduce overprovisioning, mitigate deployment risks, ensure adherence to production SLAs, move from reactive to fast, proactive troubleshooting and identify and eliminate bottlenecks to increase application […]

Scality, a well know vendor in object and cloud storage, announced its new Scality HALO Cloud Monitor, a turnkey 24/7 monitoring solution for the Scality RING object storage platform and S3-focused products. Scality HALO provides customers continuous uptime for their managed private cloud storage environments and delivers transformative analytics to help streamline business operations. Using this service, Scality guarantees 100 percent uptime for private cloud storage environments, due to the constant moniting and by providing a comprehensive dashboards with 100s of useful diagnostic metrics, monitoring system level statistics, component processes, memory, disk and many other […]

Interesting European IT events: Mobile World Congress – Barcelona (February 27-Mar 2) IoT International Conference – Brussels (Mar 7-8) Cloud Expo Europe – London (Mar 15-16) Gartner Data & Analytics Summit – London (Mar 20-22) WHD.global – Europa-Park (Mar 25-31)

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