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The Dell(EMC) World event has been renamed last year in the Dell Technologies World Conference and has become a very very huge event and this year will be probably bigger than ever.

Dell Technologies is the “umbrella” that includes all those companies: Dell, the new DellEMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, VirtuStream, VMware.

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Veeam Agents could be easily managed from Veeam Backup & Replication console, but this works only for licensed agents.

If you have a free agent or simply a standalone agent you must manage it directly, including manage its lifecycle.

But it remain very easy like in the past (see for example
Upgrade to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.2 ), by using directly the Veeam Agent console, where you can check if a new version is available and start the download and upgrade process.

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Six month ago there were only few VMware vSphere 6.7 books, but fortunately now there is a better offer with also some good and valuable resources.

I’ve already wrote about the new edition of Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7, now I would like to write some comments about the VMware vSphere 6.7 Data Center Design Cookbook – Third Edition book released on March 2019 and written by Mike Brown and Hersey Cartwright.

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As usual during the holiday season, Packt is launcing an interesting deal for all ebooks and videos: all can be purchased for only $10 each on packtpub.com website.

This specil bid will run from April 18th 2019 until April 30th 2019, and every eBook and video is available for just $10 each.

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Most people probably already know the terms Converged infrastructures (CI) and HyperConverged Infrastructures (HCI) that are both become quite common in the IT world, with several products and solutions that aim to be fit in those classifications. With the addition of new terms, like composable infrastructures.

But HCI has become a hot topic with several vendors that aim to be a leader in this area, or with several “magic quadrants” that try to define who is in.

And most people say that HCI market will just eat all (or most) of the primary storage market.

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The new VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 has been announced some weeks ago, but was not yet available (although lot of people have already wrote about most of its features)… now finally VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 is general available (GA) and you can download the bits and really test all its features

This is a huge step and called just an update release is too limiting… there are so much difference with the VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (released on October 2018) to make it much more like as a 6.8 version.

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Nutanix product on HPE servers was announced two years ago where HPE ProLiant servers have been fully tested and certified by Nutanix to run Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software.

Was not the same as the Nutanix OEM partnership with Lenovo or the historical Dell and Nutanix Alliance… but still a great opportunity to leave the freedom of choice of the hardware platform.

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VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) focused of course on Veeam products, but that has become an importan event that cover the data protection, the availability, and cloud data management aspects.

It will be the fifth big global Veeam’s conference, excluding the local and virtual events… After the first edition in 2014, the second in 2015, the third in 2017 and the fourh in 2018.

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VMware vSAN does not need anymore an introduction: is the
Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution from VMware integrated in the ESXi kernel… and is growing more and more in the last years and more more than 500,000 VMware customers for years.

There are different way to implement a vSAN solution and one common approach remain to build yourself using vSAN Ready Nodes or certified hardware components.

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VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) enables centralized, automated patch and version management for VMware vSphere and offers support for VMware ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and virtual appliances.

For ESXi hosts it can manage both the update and the upgrade workflows, but can also be powerful for adding custom VIB package, like for example new drivers.

Usually it takes the updated files from the VMware repository, but you can also add custom repositories (or depots).

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Veeam has introduced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in November 2016, and it became a great success because it’s simple, light, fast to deploy and the restore process remain quite the same of Veeam Backup & Replication with the powerful granular restore.

Version 2.0 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 was a huge milestone
with the support both for SharePoint and OneDrive (Business).

Now there is the new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.0 version.

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vOneCloud is an OpenNebula distribution optimized to work on existing VMware vCenter deployments to provide full cloud features.

The new version vOneCloud version 3.4 is powered by OpenNebula 5.8 “Edge”, and, as such, includes functionalities present in Edge relevant to vOneCloud:

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