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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)

Today the VMworld EU 2016 will officially begin with a specific day dedicated to partners (also considering the lack of the Partner Exchange event). What you should expect from this VMworld? Something has already been announced (see the AWS partnership). But finally, after three VMworld (counting both the EU and US edition) there will be some news on the core product: VMware vSphere (considering also the release of Windows Server 2016). And, for sure, more info and probably more news con SDDC (including VSAN and NSX) and CNA.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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