There is a big new in data protection and business continuity market: StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Exablox Corporation joined forces to completely focus on helping businesses analyse, protect, and store their data. The new entity is the first company to bring together a new approach that recognizes the disappearing lines between primary and secondary storage as well as between data availability and data protection. A new big player will appear and will be interesting see how it will be positioned compared to other products and considering existing OEM and Technological partnership from both companies.
Finally Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1 is now available and will add full VMware vSphere 6.5 support (version 9.5 was already supporting Windows Server 2016 and new Hyper-V version). Be sure to have version 220.127.116.110, 18.104.22.1681 or 22.214.171.1242 before upgrade. After upgrading, your build will be version 126.96.36.1993.
Atlantis Community Experts (ACE) is the way that Atlantis Computing recognizes expert members of the virtualization community and their passion for technology and transformative approaches to data center designs. Basically is the “vExpert” or “MVP” award from Atlantis. As written in a previous post, this is a new program (introduced on 2016) and there isn’t yet an official form, but it’s possible nomitate yourself using the info in this post.
So finally, after several years of rumours, seems that HPE is going to acquire SimpliVity, one of the leading provider of software-defined and hyperconverged infrastructure, for $650 million in cash! A sign that the hyperconverged market is going mainstream (the hyperconverged market was estimated to be approximately $2.4 billion in 2016, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent, to nearly $6 billion, by 2020) and that HPE is looking for a better solution rather than the “LeftHand” VSA approach that was interesting at the beginning, but now (in […]
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 is actually in public beta and it’s interesting way to see or test the new functions of this release. Also all beta program participants completing the program requirements will receive an Amazon gift card. Actually most of the news seems related to Windows Server 2016 (and of course the related Hyper-V), but I suppose that there will be something also for VMware vSphere in the GA (at least I guess the support for the 6.5 version).
To make it simpler and easier for partners and customers to securely deploy and manage apps and desktops through XenApp and XenDesktop, Citrix announced the acquisition of Unidesk, the inventor of the groundbreaking Windows application packaging and management technology known as layering. Unidesk offers full-stack layering technology, which enhances compatibility by layering the entire Windows workspace as modular virtual disks, including the Windows operating system itself (OS layer), apps (app layers), and a writable persistent layer that captures all user settings, apps, and data. With its groundbreaking Unidesk 4.0 architecture, Citrix customers will be able […]
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 […]
Atlantis USX is an HCI product is a software-defined storage solution (100% software or also available as an integrated in the HyperScale appliances). The Atlantis USX Community Edition allows technical aficionados to learn how Atlantis brings performance, agility, increased capacity, and mature data services to the data center.
Veeam Agent is the new brand name of the Veeam Endpoint (as announced in August event). After some betas (last was in September) the Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 is in finally in GA! Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup and powerful recovery tool designed to ensure the Availability of your customers’ Linux servers anywhere — in the cloud, on physical or virtual servers, or endpoints.
Finally the vSphere Integrated Containers is now in GA (General Availability) and will be possible using vSphere to also natively run containerized workloads and not only VMs. Because it relies on existing vSphere constructs to run containerized workloads, vSphere Integrated Containers can seamlessly leverage NSX, vSAN and the vRealize management suite out of the box. Using constructs from the Open Container Initiative to map Docker containers to vSphere infrastructure, containers are provisioned as virtual machines, offering the same security and functionality of virtual machines in VMware ESXi hosts or VMware vCenter Server instances.
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, announced a new addition to its award winning HYDRAstor storage platform: a Virtual Appliance designed to allow for extremely rapid provisioning of backup storage into virtualized environments and provide off-site backup capabilities ideal for small sites and branches. HYDRAstor architecture was initially introduced in March 2007. This marked the culmination of more than four years of intense research, development and market validation. It began with a pair of researchers obsessed by their vision of a whole […]