During the last years I hear from several people that the huge VMworld event is becoming less attractive. Several people just say (for different reasons) that they probably will not attent VMworld event… unless finally going anyway…

But it’s VMworld still a valuable event? An unmissable event?

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Runecast is a powerful tool to monitoring and check a vSphere environment and recently also for a VSAN environment. But it’s not over, actually there is a beta for the new version (Runecast version: 1.7.6 probably) that can analyze also NSX-V environments and this could be quite cool, considering the potentially complexity of a NSX infrastructure.

I’ve tested the beta on a small lab, just to see how does it work.

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The new build of Windows 10 have a lot of new security settings and some of them can make cause issues with VMware Workstation (or potentially also other host hypervisors).

One common issue when you try to power on a VM in Workstation and instead you get this error message:

VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard.

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I’m very proud and honored to be invited to the next Storage Field Day in Boston. It will be the 16th edition of Storage Field Day (#SFD16), and seems to be very interestning both for the presenters and the delegates lists.

I’m very excited for this event, that remains a must for all techie-people: be a delegate is a unique opportunity to meet interesting people, learn more on products and solutions and usually learn directly by the higher (technical) level of each company… All without biased discussion and always with a high technical level … Contents first in very few words.

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Hitachi it’s a huge company with a lot of products, solutions, technologies in different verticals (including automotive, energy, healtcare, …) but also spreading from the consumer part to the business and research part.

But on September 2017, has launched Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.

This new company will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business focused on operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT). A new brand, but also a more clear brand focused on the IT part.

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The vExpert vSAN program is a specific VMware vExpert (sub)programs focused on the vSAN product. The idea to have specialized groups of vExpert was to bring again (like at the origins) the vExpert program as an “elite” program. After the vExpert vSAN 2016 and 2017 lists, now VMware has just announced the vExpert vSAN 2018 new list.

I was honored to part of this list again, and that’s pretty exciting, considering that I’m there from the first list.

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VMware has announced the general availability of NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0. VMware NSX-T Data Center is the next generation product that provides a scalable network virtualization and micro-segmentation platform for multi-hypervisor environments, container deployments and native workloads running in public cloud environments.

VMware NSX-T Data Center has been updated to provide networking and security infrastructure for on-premise deployments, for VMware Cloud on AWS and also for other native public cloud, like Microsoft Azure.

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Packt has stated a new BID opportunity called Summer Skill Up campaign.

Based on findings from their new Skill Up Industry report (that you can read here), the sale will help more tech professionals around the world learn the skills that matter.

Every single eBook and video is available for just $10, and it’s the perfect opportunity for new learners to discover your work!

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Interesting European IT events:

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During the last ZertoCON 2018, Zerto has announcement its IT Resilience Platform™ to converge backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility converged in a single, simple, resilient, scalable platform.

The core is the new version Zerto 7 will add new capabilities to its IT Resilience Platform to change the way that backup is done.

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OpenStack is a cloud management framework for providing developers with cloud-style APIs and tools on top of a choice of different virtual infrastructure technologies and products.

OpenStack software controls large pools of computing, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is an “Integrated Product” approach to OpenStack, to make simple to deploy and manage an OpenStack environment on a vSphere platform with the benefit to be still based on standard OpenStack but also to be fully supported by VMware.

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The VeeamON 2018 it’s in the books, but what’s happened during the event and which are the more exciting news?

First to all where is Veeam now? It was a leader for the SMB market, but now it’s a clear leader of the Enterprise market:

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In those days, there is the VeeamON 2018 event, from May  to  2018 at the McCormick Place, Chicago.

For sure will be a huge and successful event, as usual… considering also how the Veeam product’s portfolio has grow.

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As happened in the past, VMworld 2018 will be in the same locations, both for the US and the European editions: again Las Vegas and Barcelona.

Those will be the dates for both events:

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