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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 […]

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 […]

CloudPhysics provide a SaaS service of data-driven insights for smarter IT quite powerful e with lot of features. One interesting feature is the Cloud Cost Calculators to better understand your public cloud costs and when they can be cheaper compared to the on-prem solution of also compared across multiple cloud provider. Now they announced that it has added Cloud Planning Rightsizer analytics to its Public Cloud Cost Calculators for enterprises who want to move to the public cloud and their channel partners. CloudPhysics’ Cloud Cost Calculators discover the configuration of every virtual machine (VM) in the […]

Holiday are finally arrived and new years is approaching. Usually it’s time to make the biggest (or the most obvious) predictions for the next years (in  IT, trying to do predictions longer than 5-10 years could be quite difficult considering how fast is changing). I don’t really want to make my own guest on what could happen. For sure will be interesting in the virtualization world, considering that the beta of the next VMware vSphere is running and that 2016 will be also see the new Windows Server 2016.

VMware and EMC took an important step forward in their cloud strategies by announcing plans to combine a critical mass of managed services assets from EMC II, and public cloud services from VMware vCloud Air under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream was acquired by EMC earlier this year, and is the leader in hosting mission-critical applications, such as SAP, in the cloud.

During the first Italian Tech Field Day Extra (at Cisco Live 2015 in Milan) the company that we met was, of course, Cisco. For an entire day we had different sessions with different Cisco’s people and talk about their different products, but also their different solutions and approaches. It was a full day (January 26th) from 9:00 to 17:00 with a bunch of interesting information (especially for me, where the networking part is usually the simplest part of my project, considering the medium size of Italian projects and environments).

During the last IT Press Tour (the 14th), in the Silicon Valley (December 1-5, 2014) we met several companies in different categories (Cloud, Storage and Big Data). The second company that we met on the second day was ObjectiveFS, an interesting company with a single but unique product in the cloud area.

VMware announced the general availability of new cloud management offerings including a significant update to VMware vRealize™ Suite 6, a cloud management platform built for the hybrid cloud. The suite was announced during the last VMworld EU, but finally it’s available for the download. New product releases now available include VMware vRealize™ Operations™ 6.0, VMware vRealize Business™ 6.0 Standard, VMware vRealize Business 8.2 Advanced and Enterprise, VMware vRealize Automation™ 6.2, and VMware vRealize Log Insight™ 2.5. VMware vRealize Code Stream™ 1.0, a new solution for supporting agile development and DevOps processes, is also now available.

During the last IT Press Tour (the 14th), in the Silicon Valley (December 1-5, 2014) we met several companies in different categories (Cloud, Storage and Big Data). The second company that we met on the third day was SpanningCloudApps, a company founded on 2010 and based in Austin (TX) that provide unique cloud-to-cloud backup solutions and recently (October 2014) acquired by EMC (now is formally called Spanning by EMC).

Spanning CloudApps is a company, recently aquired by EMC, leading provider of cloud data protection for cloud SaaS appliacation like Google Apps and Saleforce. Was also one of the company that I’ve meet during the IT Press Tour 14 (for more information see also this post). Now they announced the first enterprise-­grade cloud-­to-­cloud backup solution for Office 365. It’s designed from the ground up to be fully functional on desktops, tablets and mobile devices, allowing users to access information whenever and wherever they work. This marks the latest expansion of Spanning’s product offering, through which the […]

VMware vRealize Operations 6.2 is the new name of the vCloud Automation Center product that will be now part of the new vRealize suite. But will be not only a barely renaming of an existing product, instead it will be a completely new version with several interesting improvements and enhancements. Of course, there will be a tight integration between vRealize Operations and Automation (like in health status displays and reclaims inactive VMs) but also lot of enhancements in usage (more ease of use) and supportability and an admin Friendly CLI (to simplify scripting of vRealize Automation […]

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