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NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 was released with some interesting features. Most are minor features, but there is one very huge and almost unique: it support native backup and replication of Amazon EC2 instances!

Considering that Amazon EC2 is one of the most popular public compute cloud, which enables customers to rapidly deploy and run cloud-based instances.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 is one of the first to provide native backup and replication of Amazon EC2 instances and features:

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Past week, Nutanix has released the Acropolis File Services (AFS): a web-scale native file serving solution built using the same technology that powers Nutanix Enterprise Clouds.

Announced at the last .NEXT Conference, this solution open also to non VM based services and make Nutanix a more complete storage vendor. AFS make possible manage storing and serving unstructured data, like home directories, user profiles, application logs and department shares, with the same Nutanix technologies and approach.

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Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE provides a simple solution for backing up Windows-based desktops and laptops. With Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, you can easily back up your PC to an external hard drive, NAS (network-attached storage) share or a Veeam Backup & Replication repository.

Now there is a new minor update with the latest Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5 version, waiting for the 2.0 that can be released at the end of the year.

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Finally VMware vSphere 6.0 update 2 is now available on the download site. This mean also the availability of Virtual SAN 6.2, that is included in this upgrade.

Some of the interestening news are:

  • VSAN 6.2: erasure coding, compression and deduplication! See also More data services in VSAN 6.2.
  • VMware Host Client: The VMware Host Client is an HTML5 client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used to perform administrative tasks to manage host resources, such as virtual machines, networking, and storage. The VMware Host Client can also be helpful to troubleshoot individual virtual machines or hosts when vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client are unavailable. For more information about VMware Host Client, see VMware Host Client 1.0 Release Notes.
  • vSphere Web Client support: vSphere Web Client now supports Microsoft Windows 10 OS.
  • vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO) Enhancement: read more about VAIO on this post.
  • High Ethernet Link Speed: ESXi 6.0 Update 2 supports 25 G and 50 G ethernet link speeds.

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DDN Storage is a company that, in more  than 15 years (was founded in 1998), has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. It’s one the the leader in the HPC market (2/3 of the top 500 supercomputers run on DDN), the largest private storage company in world, with double digit growth, still profitable and self funded.

During the last A3 Communications Technology Live I’ve got the opportunity to learn more about their solution and their position.

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Tarmin is Data Defined Storage company delivering key advanced technologies in big data and information management, leveraging the promise of cloud computing to create a new storage paradigm. They are focusing on providing active archive, Content Addressable Storage (CAS), Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and intelligent storage software optimized for secondary storage environment.

I’ve met this company for the first time at the Powering the cloud 2013 event and recently during the last A3 Communications Technology Live!

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Scale Computing is an international company, with the HQ at Indianapolis and several offices worldwide (Silicon Valley, London, Paris, Toronto, Dubai). Their HC3® platform is an hyperconverged solution that can be used for small- and medium-sized businesses but also in some enterprise departments with a simple (and different) approach to virtualization and storage.

I’ve wrote about their solution one year ago (see the post Scale Computing make virtualization simple (and different)), and was interesting met them during the last A3 Communications Technology Live!

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OpenIO is a startup founded in 2015 by a team of 7 co-founders, experts in mail and data infrastructures. The headquarter is located in Lille, France, and there is also an OpenIO office in San Francisco.

Was one of the companies that I’ve see during the last A3 Communications Technology Live!, also I’ve met them some months ago during the IT Press Tour #17.

They build a scalable solution designed to grow as you need, that can handle from terabytes to petabytes. This Object Storage solution became Open Source in 2012 (with AGPLv3 license). OpenIO is a pure (open) software object store.

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A3 Communications helps organisations in the data storage and virtualisation industries to significantly increase their brand awareness and create leading reputations among their target audiences through unparalleled expertise, reliability, and results thanks to bespoke PR, AR and SoMe programmes. Every day A3 Communications helps larger and smaller players, established and emerging ones alike, increase their share of voice, mindshare and ultimately market share.

Today A3 Communications has a direct presence in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and USA and a proven network of partners in the rest of the world.

A3 Communications Technology Live! is a highly interactive tech demo day that brings together a handful of vendors with the industry’s most technical writers and influencers.

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Most of us have a love-hate relationship with our data backup services: we love having a physical copy of our data, all on one hard disk system. But by nature, HDDs are prone to failure, and we end up losing most of our backup data in the process. Thankfully, one great solution is the cloud backup system! After all, it’s cheap, it’s convenient, and most importantly, it’s almost future-safe. Of course, we’re all paranoid about cyber theft and hackers, but if you follow these ten tips you will have absolutely no reason to worry.

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Interesting European IT events:

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VMware has announced the End of Availability (“EoA”) of all versions of vSphere Enterprise, vSphere with Operations Management Standard and vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise. The EoA effective date is June 30, 2016. After these dates, you will only be able to purchase these products on an exception basis

VMware has also announced price changes for vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus from $4,245 per CPU to $4,395 per CPU, and VMware vCenter Server™ Standard from $4,995 per instance to $5,995 per instance (referenced pricing represents suggested MSRP for the U.S., in USD; regional prices will vary, please refer to regional pricing resources). These price increases will be effective April 1, 2016.

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