VMware and Amazon have announced a strategic partnership that brings those two companies together to deliver a vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier for customers to run any application, using a set of familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment.
Currently in Technology Preview, VMware Cloud on AWS, will bring VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS cloud, and will enable customers to run any application across vSphere-based private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It will be operated, managed and sold by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service and customers will be able to leverage AWS services such as developer tools, analytics, databases, and more.
Finally after five technical preview, Windows Server 2016 is now officially in GA. For more information see the Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016 or the new features of this OS.
Remember the big change in licensing: now cores will count for the total number of needed licenses and you can start to re-consider also servers with one socker and lot of cores in your design.
You can download the evaluation and experience first-hand how Windows Server 2016 can work for you:
Another way to try, test or use it, is from Azure that already has Windows Server 2016 virtual machine in its catalog.
Is (system) virtualization becoming legacy or old style? Sounds a strange question, but there are three main trends that are changing the role and the weight of virtualization in the IT:
- Competition and more choices and options: VMware vSphere is still the leader (in most cases), but other hypervisors like Hyper-V and KVM are growing fast and become mostly features comparable.
- Cloud management and cloud services: in most cases virtualization is hidden by the managemed and also for IaaS cloud virtualization is not necessary mandatory (see also virtualization is not cloud).
- Container and microservices: are moving new application to a new level of abstraction (and automation); in some cases virtualization is used to provide containers, but still is not mandatory.
Caringo has announced Swarm 9, extending the most advanced object storage platform with enhanced features focused on simplifying tenant and data management at scale. Swarm 9 features a next-generation UI, data encryption, and comprehensive protection policies making it even easier for organizations to provide storage services to their end-users.
Swarm 9 comes on the heels of SwarmNFS, the first lightweight file converter to use up to 80 percent fewer resources than traditional gateways and bring the benefits of object storage to NFS applications. With SwarmNFS, Swarm 9 features are available to organizations with no disruption to current workflows and processes—their files can now be continuously protected, easily distributed, accessed and modified via multiple protocols.
There is just a week before the new edition of VMworld EU and also if lots has been announced during the US edition, we can expect some interesting news also at this event.
For me will be a good way to meet again lots of friends again, visit some booths to learn more from sponsors, pass some time in the community area and try to see some sessions.
This year, I don’t want to write a complete pre-conference guide, old posts like VMworld 2015 EU or also VMworld 2014 EU tips tips are still valid.
Disk Drill is an file undelete for Windows and MacOSX that permit to recover your data in a matter of minutes and in an easy way. Any storage device you can connect to your Windows PC can be scanned by our free data recovery software.
The free version recovers up to 500MB, otherwise you can buy the PRO or Enterprise version.
Neil Anderson, from Flackbox, has realize a free ebook on ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP Lab… For Free’. In it he provide a complete step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, about how to build a fully ready and complete NetApp simulator lab from scratch, using NetApp’s latest operating system ONTAP 9.
Almost all NetApp features can be practised and tested using the lab. You can use it as a study tool or for testing features before deploying them in your production environment.
The book is available on this site.
As usal, the #vBrownbag TechTalks are returning again in Europe also this year. October 2016 will be a big month for vBrownBag in Barcelona with both the OpenStack Summit and also the VMworld EMEA TechTalks.
The TechTalks are ten-minute presentations by community members at an industry conference. Most of them (and the original idea of the vBrownBag “unconference” was this) are originated with sessions not being accepted for the main conference catalog. We know we want to learn from the community so we arranged an alternative forum. TechTalks are limited to ten minutes; they deliver the very core of an idea. Keeping presentations short also means we can do a lot of sessions in a day. Most TechTalks use a slide deck, some use a whiteboard and a few brave souls do live demonstrations.
Tech(nical) Field Day are well know events, organized by Stephen Foskett and his team, with the purpose of bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format.
Is a must in the format: with a selected elite of few people, but open to everybody with the live stream and the archived video.
Is also a great source of technical information from the vendors but also from the attendeeds.
Interesting European IT events:
- GOTO 2016 – Copenhagen (Oct, 3-4), London (Oct, 12-14)
- LinuxCon / ContainerCon – Berlin (Oct, 4-6)
- TECHunplugged – Amsterdam (Oct, 6)
- Dell / EMC Forum – London (Oct, 6)
- Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2016 – Munich (Oct, 10-11)
- Embedded Linux Conference Europe / OpenIoT Summit Europe – Berlin (Oct, 11-13)
- Docker Roadshow – London (Oct, 11), Paris (Oct, 12), Frankfurt (Oct, 13)
- VMworld Europe 2016 – Barcelona (Oct, 17-20)
- TechField Day Extra @ VMworld EU – Barcelona (Oct, 17-20)
- O’Reilly OpenSource Convention – London (Oct, 17-19)
- OpenNebulaConf 2016 – Barcelona (Oct, 24-26)
- OpenStack Summit – Barcelona (Oct, 25-28)