Finally the Dell – EMC fusion has started and, as announced on May 2016, the new big company will be called Dell Technologies and will include all those companies: Dell, the new DellEMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, VirtuStream, VMware.
As also, as announced some months ago, Dell Software will not be part anymore of this big picture.
The US edition of VMworld 2016 is finally over (and the location and venue are been announced for next year: August 27 – August 31 still at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center). But which news are coming from this event?
This year, I’ve not attend at the US edition, but I will go, as usual, at the European one. So I cannot make a detailed report, or at least I can only comment other reports.
The first “news”, is the Dell-EMC fusion and again (like at the last VMworld EU) Michael Dell was present (this time physically) during the event. Nothing will change (at least not so much like with EMC) was the “tantra”, but something of course has change also for VMware. One public move is that Michael Dell joins VMware board of directors as chairman. With this change, Joseph M. Tucci, VMware’s chairman of the board of directors since 2007, as well as John R. Egan who served as a director on the VMware board of directors since 2007, are resigning from the VMware board. Let’s see the future moves.
Veeam Agent for Linux Beta2 is now available! Before installing the Beta2, please review the list of known issues and solutions.
For more informations on this relese and if you need help deploying the software, please refer to this blog post.
Interesting European IT events:
- FSFE summit – Berlin (Sep, 2-4)
- CloudSec 2016 – London (Sep, 6)
- Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2016 – London (Sep, 12-13)
- GWAVACon 2016 – Berlin (Sep, 13-14)
- The Future of Cyber Security – London (Sep, 13)
- Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016 – London (Sep, 21-22)
- Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2016 – London (Sep, 21)
- European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2016 – Heraklion, Greece (Sep, 26-27)
- Cloud Foundry Summit Europe – Frankfurt (Sep, 26-28)
One of the (few) new products announce during the VMworld US 2016 was the VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 3.0 release.
OpenStack is an framework for providing developers with cloud-style APIs and tools on top of a choice of virtual infrastructure technologies. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.
So the rumor about the acquisition of PernixData by Nutanix is true and finally confirmed: Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData and the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
Nutanix and PernixData share an architectural design philosophy that next-generation datacenter fabrics must keep data and applications close in order to drive the fastest possible performance and to deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure scaling. With this common vision, the two companies will develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects. These planned strategic investments in new server and storage technologies will provide customers with a re-imagined data fabric for a post-flash era of enterprise computing.
On July, SwiftStack has asked bloggers to use the Free Trial for a spin and post their experiences on their blogs, earning them an automatic $50 donation towards the charity of their choice. Between July 11 and August 11 there was an “engagement points” to award an additional $1,000 charitable donation to the winner, and $250 more to the runner-up.
Here are the final results:
Yesterday there was the biggest product announcement in Veeam history: the new availability platform. A new set of products and tools that provide availability spanning the data center/private cloud and the hybrid cloud, both for managed clouds (service prodivers) or public clouds.
On the second half of 2016, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert VSAN. And finally the list of 2016 vExperts who received the VSAN award has been published.
The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware Virtual SAN. There will be an application once per year for each of the sub-programs. Applications for 2017 will open around February of 2017.
On the second half of 2016, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert NSX. And finally the list of 2016 vExperts who received the NSX award has been published.
The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware NSX. There will be an application once per year for each of the sub-programs. Applications for 2017 will open around February of 2017.