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I’m very proud and honored to be invited at the 13rd edition of Tech Field Day (#TFD13) that will be in Austin the first week of February (February 1–3, 2017). After some Virtualization Field Day, one Data Field Day and some Tech Field Day Extra, I’m back for the first time in Austin and for the first time at a Tech Field Day (TFD) event format. The TFD event format replaced the Virtualization Field Day (VFD) event format more than one year ago (maybe because the buzzword virtualization is no more attractive). But to be […]

Don’t miss your chance to win each month a TurboStack home lab (next drawing will be February 1st) offered by Turbonomic. The TurboStack Home Lab is an expertly crafted hardware and software bundle that has been engineered to allow you to easily bring OpenStack to your virtual environment.

Interesting European IT events: IoT Tech Expo Global – London (Jan, 23-24) Bett 2017 – London (Jan, 25-28) ReCon – Brussels (Jan, 27-29)

Nutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2017. NTC is a community awards similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members. The Nutanix Technology Champion program spans the globe and is comprised of IT professionals from every cloud, application group, and technology. They are committed to news ways of thinking that will power the next generation of enterprise computing. This year, after the PernixData acquisition, this list include also some people […]

AOMEI Backupper is a Windows program easy-to-use data backup & restore software to help you backup system / hard disk / partition / file, but can be also used it to clone system / partition / hard disk, or boot multiple computers with PXE Boot Tool. For PC/Laptop it’s available in a free edition or a Professional version (really cheap with lifetime free upgrades). There is also a specific version for Windows Server.

VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But on November 22 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availability.

The first European edition of Nutanix .NEXT Conference is over… So which news are coming from this event? First that there are enough numbers to make good European conferences, not only in the US… Several vendors already know it (see VMware with VMworld, but also NetApp and HP, to make some examples), but others does not bet on this region (see Citrix or Microsoft). There where a huge number of attendees, more than the expect number from the Nutanix. That’s a good sign for the future.

This year there will be the first Nutanix .NEXT Conference in Europe (Vienna, 8-10 November), after the US edition in Spring 2016 (that was the second .NEXT US Conference). I’m very excited to attend at this event and I have a lot of expectation from it (see how was the first .NEXT Conference). I’ve been invited (as a NTC) and I’m really curious to learn more about Nutanix products and technologies, their vision, their alliances, …. and of course to see a lot of friends. The agenda seems very interesting and I hope that the […]

Interesting European IT events: Blackhat Europe – London (Nov, 1-4) Storage Expo NL – Utrecht (Nov, 2-3) Gartner Symposium/ITxpo – Barcelona (Nov, 6-10) Web Summit – Lisboa (Nov, 7-10) Nutanix .NEXT – Vienna (Nov, 8-10) DataCentres Ireland – Dublin (Nov, 8-9) NetApp Insight – Berlin (Nov, 26-29) GOTO 2016 – Berlin (Nov, 14-15) Apache: Big Data – Seville (Nov, 14-16) Paris OpenSource Summit – Paris (Nov, 16-17) Cloud Admin Conference – Online (Nov 17) VeeamOn Tour – Online (Nov 22) Cloud Expo Europe – Frankfurt (Nov, 23-24) VMUG UserCon – Italy (Nov 15), UK (Nov […]

Each big vendor has some kind of “community award” for individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of the specific vendor’s users over the past year. Those kind of “technologies experts” could be book authors, bloggers (in most cases), leaders in some communities, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These people have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of the specific vendor’s technologies to their colleagues and to the community.

Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel. The bug has existed since around 2.6.22 (released in 2007) and was fixed on Oct 18, 2016. “A race condition was found in the way the Linux kernel’s memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and thus increase their privileges on the system.” (RH)

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