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I’m very proud and honored to have been invited at the second Security Field Day (#XFD2) event. This is a brand new Tech Field Day (TFD) event, the Tech Field Day team started the Security Field Day event because they recognized that security is just as vital to IT operations as storage, networking, or virtualization. And of course there is more demand on those type of topics.

You can learn more in this post by Tom Hollingsworth: Security Field Day – The Non-Conference.

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The VMware vExpert 2019 Applications are now open again for the second round of submissions.

Applications will stay open from June 18th and will close on July 31st for a August 9th announcement.

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Scale Computing is an alternative hyperconverged solution that cover the entire stack: from the hardware, to the hypervisor and storage, to the management part. Their HC3 platform is an hyperconverged solution that can be used for small- and medium-sized businesses but also in some enterprise departments with a simple (and different) approach to virtualization and storage.

Now the HC3 family is growing with the announce of the HE500 series of appliances.

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The VCP-NV 2019 certification proves you can transform the economics of network and security operations for your company.

VCP-NV 2019 certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.

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Experts Live Europe is a technical conference for IT Professionals and other technical-oriented people who are focused on Microsoft products and technologies. 

Experts Live Europe cames from the System Center Universe Europe (SCU Europe) events, focused on mainly System Center. With the highly increasing developments in IT, the focus of SCU conference expanded to covering a large scale of different (cloud) technologies and the conference change the name and the target.

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Interesting European IT events:

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Excelero and ThinkParQ announced that their joint go-to-market relationship is bearing fruit and the firms have successfully integrated Excelero’s NVMesh software-defined block storage solution for shared NVMe at local latency along with ThinkParQ’s leading parallel cluster file system BeeGFS.

Excelero NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO.

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Among the recent trends and buzzwords, one of the latest concepts is the idea of composable infrastructures. But, the question is what does it really stand for: just another fancy word (because the cloud has been used far too often), HCI 2.0, Blade 2.0, or something more?

In a recent article for the StarWind blog, I’m going to take a closer look at composable infrastructures to understand why they are such a hot topic.

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The Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) is a new option for the installation of the hypervisor part, in a virtualization enviroment, or more important in a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) host!

The dual SD option was already present in all PowerEdge, also in previous generations, and was a good choice to separate the hypervisor from the disks or simple use diskless based solutions. And was a good option for vSphere ESXi when servers were only used as a compute nodes.

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The VeeamON 2019 at Miami Beach it’s in the books, but what’s happened during the event and which are the more exciting news?

The first big news is consolidatin Veeam’s position from the last VeeamON 2018, no more just a leader for the SMB market, but now it’s a clear leader of the Enterprise market.

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ZertoCON is the Zerto conference focues on IT resilience for the modern leaders driving digital transformation.

The 2019 edition has just finished with some interesting news.

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SwiftStack is a software solution to help people easily create large scale object storage infrastructure in their own data center. They can run their own globally-distributed storage cloud running behind the corporate firewall and keeping the data secure and locally.

Now the new SwiftStack Software Appliance has a 1click Application Profile for Veeam to further simplify setup and management of cloud or on-premises object storage for Cloud Tier, a new feature in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4.

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