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VeeamON 2017 conference is jsut finished (remain the final big party, but the rest of the event is really finished). It was a great event in an interesting location (unusual for the IT conference), at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at New Orleans (Louisiana) during May, 16-18 2017. During those days there were several announces of new products and new features. I’ve already covered the news related with the v10 of the Availability Suite (that means Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE). But there where also other news…

There are several news at the VeeamON 2017 event: during the first general sessions new products have been announced, but also the new features of Veeam Availability Suite v10 that will drive business continuity and agility to new levels by extending the ‘Always on Cloud’ Availability Platform to manage and protect. With v10, Veeam offers a complete end-to-end Availability and cross-cloud data management platform for enterprise customers by supporting any workloads (virtual, physical or cloud) on any infrastructure in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environments (private, public, managed or SaaS).

Veeam has just released the Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 patch that will add not only fix and improvements, but also new features. Please confirm you are running version 9.5.0.580, 9.5.0.711, 9.5.0.802 or 9.5.0.823 prior to installing this update. You can check this under Help | About in Veeam Backup & Replication console. After upgrading, your build will be version 9.5.0.1038.

After the public beta period, finally Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 is now in GA. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is built on the extremely successful Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE and includes two brand new editions — Workstation and Server — with additional features designed to ensure the Availability of your Windows workloads by providing backup and recovery for physical and cloud-based workloads, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users.

After less than 3 years from the introduction of Generation 13 of PowerEdge series, Dell has announced the new 14th generation of DellEMC servers (and will be the first server line with the new name). The newly designed 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a secure, scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics or software-defined data center initiatives. The new portfolio delivers innovation in three key areas:

The Dell EMC World 2017 will be at Las Vegas (The Venetian hotel) during May 8-11 and will be the first big event after the definition of Dell Technology: one huge event that include companies like Dell, (Dell)EMC and VMware! A good opportunity to learn how those companies can really work together to build better products and solutions. 4 days. 500+ topics. 3 unique breakout tracks. 10+ session formats. 20+ technical certifications. 13+ expo hours. 5+ artists. It all adds up to the one conference you don’t want to miss.

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across hybrid cloud environments.

NAKIVO Backup and Replication has a scalable architecture, that consists in some components (Director, Transporter and Backup Repository), and could be installed in several different way: including on Linux server and abbedded in NAS appliances. Until today there was only an official integrations with Synology and WD NAS, but potentially, using the Linux installer, you can install the transport role also on other Linux x86 based NAS. Now NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 is available in QNAP App Center, and can be installed on x86-based QNAP NAS servers.

During the last Red Hat Summit (May, 2-4 2017 at Boston), there were a lot of news showing how Red Hat is moving from the Linux business to new business in the OpenSource and the cloud computing area (OpenStack it’s probably one big case, but, funny, was not part of relevant news). The most interesting news are:

StorMagic has announced the full release of StorMagic SvSAN 6.1 that takes the several capabilities of SvSAN 6.0 and augments it with a host of new features including predictive caching, automated storage tiering and a range of new management capabilities. By triangulating your compute and storage requirements with the patent pending caching features within SvSAN 6.1, you can simultaneously:

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, the latest release of the company’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered enterprise virtualization platform. Providing an open source infrastructure and centralized management solution for virtualized servers and workstations and built on the enterprise-grade backbone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 delivers expanded automation capabilities through integration with Ansible by Red Hat while new networking and storage capabilities offer a stable, flexible foundation for IT innovation.

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