Ravello it’s a powerful IaaS platform with the ability to run your VMware/KVM development, test, training and demo environments in without any changes. They are using AWS and Google as an underlying IaaS platform to offer IaaS services (and more) over that with really interesting costs and flexibility.
You can build new VMs or simple import existing VM from your platform and run on Ravello. And you can have also nested virtualization for your labs!
Some days ago, I’ve wrote a post about this interesting solution, but I’ve not provide enough information on how import your data in this platform.
In the previous posts I’ve describe what is 3CX Phone System, how install it and how configure it. Now it’s the turn on how use it thought VoIP phones or soft-phones.
One plus of this product is the provision part for all the IP phones. Soft-phone provision is really powerful, because you will receive an email with a simple config file. By double click on it you will have your extension ready to run!
I found the Windows version really powerful and useful, more than the apps for iOS or Android: for example the android application have some minor bug (at least on an S5 phone), like the presence that works, but you cannot change the status.
In the previous post I’ve describe what is 3CX Phone System and how install it. But the installation part is really easy and short because the most interesting part is the configuration.
Compare to the installation flow, the 3CX Phone System configuration wizard is a little more complex (at least require that you think on what you are doing) but is better structured. The wizard will appear the first time you will walk you through a number of essential tasks that you need to do in order to get your system up and running.
Using VMware View was possible set specific shortcuts using the View client CLI in order to automatically open a specific virtual desktop. The CLI has not changed (at least not so much) in the recent Horizon View Client, but starting from version 3.0 there are also new options.
The old approach was build a Windows shortcut like this one:
It’s not a secret that there are several changes in enterprise, not only in the infrastructure part, but also on how applications are developed and operated (for example with DevOps), how they’re architected (for example with micro-services apps), and how they’re deployed (for example with Docker and containers).
The agility of (public) cloud and the possibility that offer brings new type of applications called “cloud-native” as they’re may or must re-designed for the mobile-cloud era. Those new type of application can completly change the future of enterprise IT and more faster that previous innovations.
After the E2EVC 2014 Brussels and E2EVC 2014 Barcelona events, the next European E2EVC event (and the first one for 2015 year) will be in Berlin:
The next Spring E2EVC Virtualization Conference in Europe in summer 2015 will take place in Novotel Berlin Mitte Hotel, Fischerinsel 12, 10179, Berlin, Germany.
E2EVC Virtualization Conference is an independent, non-commercial, virtualization community event build from experts to experts. Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 23 very successful events grown to awell-recognized event with over 140 attendees.
Zadara Storage is a USA company (with a Research & Development Center in Israel) with a unique approach at the storage: their solution is an enterprise-class Storage-as-a-service (STaaS). The company’s as-a-service model offers enterprises, SMBs and startups a flexible, agile and cost-efficient storage infrastructure, available on-premises and through public cloud providers.
There is a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. And now available also through Cloudreach’s Cloud Platform offering.
Ravello was founded in early 2011 with the sole purpose of changing the way companies, large and small consume the public cloud. Ravello’s Smart Labs have self-contained capsules to run your VMware/KVM development, test, training and demo environments in the cloud without migration.
They are using AWS and Google as an underlying IaaS platform to offer IaaS services (and more) over that with really interesting costs and flexibility. But much important they are giving a powerful platform to manage your “applications” (that are similar as a vApp concept).
Veeam Endpoint Backup is a free data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical machines. After the announce of Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, in October 2014, there were some beta (initially private, then public) about this new product.
Now has been announced the general availability of the product so you can start using it on your clients (and maybe also on some physical servers).
In the previous post I’ve talk about 3CX and their main product (3CX Phone System), its characteristics and the different users cases. Now it’s the turn to describe the installation, that it’s really simple, easy and fast, and also well describe in the Administrator Manual.
As written this product require a Windows operating system, but it support several version, included client edition of Windows. From NT 6.1 (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) almost are supported, but installations on Microsoft Windows server Core versions is not supported. Installations on Small Business Server 2008 are not recommended. However if you wish to use SBS, ensure that you use Abyss as a web server.
Windows embedded or Windows Storage Server are not listed, but I guess that it can work without big issues and can be interesting to build customized appliances.
3CX is a company, founded in 2006 by Nick Galea, with a simple and clear scope: build a software PBX for Microsoft Windows platform. Could be a strange choice, considering that most of PBX are based on Linux (and there are also a lot of distributions or virtual appliance already targeted for the PBX and VoIP world), but the company as grow in those years.
They develop 3CX Phone System, the software-based PBX for Microsoft Windows which not only replaces proprietary phone systems, but it also delivers a complete Unified Communications solution. And it’s also an open standard software based IP PBX which can be integrated with other applications running on Windows.
By maintaining a global presence with fifteen offices worldwide including the US, the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong and more as well as fully localized websites available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Japanese and many other languages, 3CX is able to accommodate companies’ telecommunications needs all over the globe.
LoginVSI announce that Login PI 1.0, a real-world performance insights on Virtual Desktops, is available and you can start your trial today.
Login PI is a new way to measure the user experience of your VDI environment. More than just measuring performance counters, Login PI reports on how the environment is really performing – how long does it take to log in, and what’s the response time of apps.