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FlashGrid is a new company founded in 2015 by some industry veterans (coming from Veritas, Intel, EMC, HGST, VMware, IBM). FlashGrid is a software-defined storage technology company specializing on solutions for high availability high performance databases both on-prem or also on public cloud (for more information about their solution see also FlashGrid – Hyper-converged storage solution for Oracle systems).

Veeam will provide a free NFR (Not for Resale) license (for 1 year up to 10 users) for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to all VMware vExperts, Microsoft MVP, VTEC members, Certified Engineers and Trainers. This license allows for non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations. Registration page is available at this link.

Platform9 is a company founded by VMware engineers (with several years of experience) who have taken a fundamentally new approach to creating and managing private clouds. Their management SaaS solution (or MaaS) went GA two years ago and as grow really faster and moving from the managing of on-prem resources (KVM and vSphere environments) with the all stack (including storage and networking) to public clouds and containers. Platform9’s model makes it easy to run hybrid clouds across any infrastructure, using leading Open Source cloud frameworks based on OpenStack for VM and IaaS management and Kubernetes for […]

CloudPhysics SaaS solution is absolutely interesting and I’ve write about them in my #VFD3 report, but what is really interesting is that they are using customer’s feedbacks to improve the product and make their day-to-day virtual data center operations smoother. Their SaaS delivery model enables the creation of the largest IT Data Lake in the industry. An they publish those data in different reports, lastes one is Global IT Data Lake Report – Q4 2016. In this report, they offer insights about global trends and changes that are occurring in the world of data center […]

VMware has updated their supported Products list with a new version (updated at February 1,2017) of VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix document. Finally this document has become smart and short, with few pages and highlighted in a right way both the products version is within 6 months of End of General Support or End of Technical Guidance and also products version that has gone past its End of General Support.

In VMware vSphere there was an hystorical limit of VMDK disks around 2 TB (2 TB – 512 B), but the real “usable” was also less due to the need to make a snapshots on it (if you want use native backup solutions) and depending on the block size (for more informations see Veeam KB 1091). Starting with vSphere 5.5 was finally possibile have bigger disks up to 62 TB (that I will call just “jumbo” disks), but again with several limits describe in VMware KB 2058287 (Support for virtual machine disks larger than 2 TB […]

Uila Application-aware Infrastructure Performance Management is an end-to-end solution available as a public cloud service or also as an on-prem solution. The overall architecture is similar to other SaaS monitor and anlysis solution  but with some interesting difference: first the possibility to have and on-prem infrastructure, second the ability to monitor not only infrastructure related countes (like from vCenter) but also applications related counters, third the UI and its capabilities.

Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2017 list with several renewal and some changes. The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT. For several aspects, like the VMware vExpert or Microsoft MVP program, where the communities contribution is one of the main aspect. In this first round there where 31 individuals. Now (in the third year) there are 40 people chosen for their […]

Arcserve is an historical company in data protection: first emerged in 1990 as Cheyenne Software, and then quickly flourished as a backup software provider with their flagship ARCserve BACKUP product. They have announced the new release of Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution that accelerated cloud and on-premise capabilities, and support for AWS Cloud, Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR and Office 365.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 (announced few weeks ago) helps application development and IT operations teams create and deploy apps with the speed and consistency that business demands. It includes Docker, Kubernetes 1.4, Project Atomic, OpenShift Origin, and of course Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This new release provides significant enhancements to OpenShift in order to lower the barrier of adoption of containers in the enterprise with simplified storage provisioning, enhanced multi-tenant capabilities and new reference architectures in hybrid cloud environments.

During our announcement on Aug. 23, one of the announced changes is that new versions of Veeam Endpoint Backup which will be renamed Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 was already available, and now Veeam Agent for Windows is in public beta. This next version of Veeam Endpoint Backup will expand on the current free offering by providing a more robust and enhanced business feature set by adding two new paid editions but also with a FREE offering.

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