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vInfrastructure Blog

Just five years ago this blog has started its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live), initially with a different domain name, but fastly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler).

In those four years I’ve wrote about all the vSphere 5.x editions (starting with the first 5.0 announce), but not only on vSphere, by covering also other VMware (and non VMware) products.

Compared to the previous year (see the related post: Fourth year of vInfrastructure blog), the blog has grow, expecially in the number of visitors (and recurring visitors) and in its popularity (for example see this ADV classification of some blogs).

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VCAP-DCD

Finally, after a lot of months after the beta version (with still no info about the results), VMware has released the live (aka “GA”) versions of two of  the first two VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) exams:

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CloudPhysics provide a SaaS service of data-driven insights for smarter IT quite powerful e with lot of features. One interesting feature is the Cloud Cost Calculators to better understand your public cloud costs and when they can be cheaper compared to the on-prem solution of also compared across multiple cloud provider.

Now they announced that it has added Cloud Planning Rightsizer analytics to its Public Cloud Cost Calculators for enterprises who want to move to the public cloud and their channel partners. CloudPhysics’ Cloud Cost Calculators discover the configuration of every virtual machine (VM) in the data center and determine the cloud instance that best fits those discovered configurations. The Cloud Planning Rightsizer then examines the resource consumption patterns of those VMs and automatically identifies the on-premises VMs that are over-provisioned and have more resources than they need. The customer can then “rightsize” the VM and see what the costs would be to run the smaller, more appropriate VM in the public cloud.

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SwiftStack is a software solution to help people easily create large scale object storage infrastructure in their own data center. They can run their own globally-distributed storage cloud running behind the corporate firewall and keeping the data secure and locally.

The core engine IS OpenStack Swift. It’s not forked, fattened, or watered down. This means you get to utilize what drives some of the largest storage clouds, leverage the power of a vibrant community, and there is no vendor lock-in. To learn more on SwiftStack 4.0 just have a look at the product page.

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SwiftStack is a software solution to help people easily create large scale object storage infrastructure in their own data center. They can run their own globally-distributed storage cloud running behind the corporate firewall and keeping the data secure and locally.

Now, during the event Cisco Live they announced a collaboration with Cisco to further deliver a turnkey enterprise cloud solution that enables customers to innovate faster, and respond to market opportunities with start-up speed and enterprise reliability. The integration of SwiftStack 4.0 with Cisco Metapod enables enterprise customers to build public cloud storage capabilities into their on-premises data centers. The new solution is available from Cisco and builds on SwiftStack’s membership in the Cisco Solution Partner Program.

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StorMagic, a software-defined storage company enabling hyper-converged infrastructure for two nodes configuration and SMB,  has announced the launch of SvSAN 6. With the launch of Version 6 StorMagic will, for the first time, offer SvSAN in a Standard and Advanced Edition. Both will be available globally now that StorMagic is a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco® Solutions Partner Program and via the company’s OEM agreement.

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According to Microsoft, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others”.

The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”. An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year.

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Award-TopBlog-2016-bronze

Finally the results of the annual contest Voting for the 2016 top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced.

This content is become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classification on who is best compared to another), but the top 5-10 are honestly the real top blogger. And it has become a ritual event  in this period of each year (there is also a nice History of the Top vBlog).

Also this year I’ve received some votes and vInfrastructure site is number 31 (last year was 21, two years ago was 29, three years ago 40 and four years ago was 54) in the entire rank.

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In less than one year Cohesity announced the v1, the v2 and now the v3 of Cohesity Data Platform, a product designed to consolidate all secondary storage use cases on a unified environment that helps organizations control growing data demands.

The Cohesity Data Platform combines a web-scale storage architecture with standards-based hardwar, in the same as there more and more HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure) solutions and platform in the primary storage world.

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During the last Veeam ON was announced a Veeam Backup for Linux systems (physical or virtual) with the main purpose to protect Linux workload on public cloud.

But with the success of the Veeam Endopoint for Windows, this project has become a more general Veeam Backup program for all Linux workload (of course for virtual workload running on vSphere or Hyper-V you can simple use Veeam Backup & Replication).

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