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Eric Siebert (from Sphere-Land.com) has opened THE contest for voting the Top vBlog 2018, aka the ‘Top VMware & Virtualization Blogs’.

This is a recurring and estemeed contest in the VMware & virtualization world and not only (see also the history of the top blog voting over the years).

Last year over 1,600 people voted from all over the world and when the votes were tallied  the top 25 bloggers were revealed.

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This year has started with the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities afftecting most of the (old and new) processors including Intel, AMD and ARM… but also others.

In little less than one year we are still far from the solution because there are some patches, but those patches have serious performance impacts and sometimes are those patches require more and more time to become effective (instead of causing new issues).

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Every year, the VeeamON Virtual online event brings together more than 2,500 industry experts to showcase the latest technology solutions for data hyper-availability.

During this event, Veeam explores the challenges of data growth and inevitable data proliferation, the threats they pose to data availability and protection, and the steps to be taken to achieve Intelligent Data Management.

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Rubrik has just announced the new Rubrik Andes 5.0 to deliver automated backup, recovery, archival, search, cloud, and development in a simple, scale-out platform built for the hybrid cloud.

Rubrik Andes is the company’s 14th and most significant release to date of its Cloud Data Management (CDM) platform, that supports for the key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds.

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The last week I’ve realized an article for the StarWind blog and focused on the design and architecture of VMware vCenter and PSC topologies (see VMware vCenter and PSC topologies).

Some days ago, there was an interesting post from Emad Younis, on how the external PSC deployment it’s not only an old approach, but will also become no more supported in future release of vSphere (see: External Platform Services Controller, A Thing of the Past).

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Veeam Backup & Replication does not have a native integration with “entry-level” NAS appliance, but there are some different options if you want to configure a Veeam repository on a NAS hardware appliance.

The most common option is just to use the CIFS/SMB protocol on the NAS appliance and connect the repository as a network share.

But for some NAS appliances there is also the possibility to export a LUN with iSCSI and then you can connect it with a software iSCSI initiator to the Veeam Backup Server and use as “local storage”.

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On April was released Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 and now it’s the turn of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.1  the next leap forward for the leading container platform in the industry and the only one designed for both Windows and Linux apps.

With Docker Enterprise 2.1, is possible improve Windows Server application migration program, organizations get the best platform for securing and modernizing Windows Server applications, while building the foundation for continuous innovation across any application, delivered anywhere.

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VMworld EU 2018 it’s now over and it’s possible shared what’s happened during this event.

First to all: when and where will happen VMworld EU 2019? Again in Barcelona and it’s planned on 4-7 November 2019! To get the latest news and be updated on the future event, you can become a VMworld Insider.

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During the VMworld US 2018, one of the announces was the VMware ESXi for ARM porting, specific for the embedded and edge IoT systems, so not like a general purpose solution for all ARM servers (but an interesting move to increase the possibility for bringing the virtualization on ARM).

VMware demonstrated ESXi on 64-bit ARM running on ARM hardware built to common industry standards; note that VMware demonstrates not just virtualization, but also resilient operations and ease of management at the Edge, via FT-protected 64-bit Arm VMs and vMotion in a high-availability DRS cluster…

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This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on the design and architecture of VMware vCenter and PSC topologies. See the original post.

You can “federate” multiple vCenter Server systems using vCenter Linked Mode (introduced in vSphere 4.0) to build a single pane of glass and share information between vCenter instances, like view and manage the inventories of all the vCenter Server systems that are linked.

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During the VMworld 2018 Europe, VMware has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Heptio, a leader in the open Kubernetes ecosystem. Terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 2016 by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, two of the creators of Kubernetes, Heptio has applied its unique insight to a growing set of products, open source projects and contributions to upstream Kubernetes. This is complemented by Heptio’s work with organizations through training, support and professional services that speed integration of Kubernetes and related technologies into the fabric of enterprise IT.

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VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is VMware’s unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud and it’s based on VMware’s compute, storage, and network virtualization technologies to deliver a native integrated software stack that can be used on-premises for private cloud deployment or run as a service from the public cloud with consistent and simple operations.

The core components of VMware Cloud Foundation are VMware vSphere, vSAN (for the storage part), and NSX (for the network and security part).

It’s more than a simple products bundle, because it gives a full validate stack with a fast provisioning, but also a better lifecycle management.

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