Browsing Posts published in October, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now that the VMworld EU 2012 is over, I can can summarize what I’ve liked and what not in this big event, as also done with the VMworld US 2012. The best moments and aspects where: Networking with other people is (IMHO) the main reason to attend at this kind of event. Was a pleasure and an honor know new people and see again old friends. vBrownBag TechTalks: started with the VMworld US 2012, this kind of speech is interesting and the level is quite good! VMware Office of the CTO event: great event with […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute As already written, there were two general session at the VMworld EU (plus another only for partners on Mon afternoon): Tue 9 October, 9.00 AM The new VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the CTO Steve Herrod have present the news about VMware products, vision and solutions and what they mean as a software-defined datacenter. Wed 10 October, 9.00 AM Steve Herrod and VMware partners take the stage on Tuesday as they demonstrate state of the art technology that is transforming IT and enabling the mobile workforce. Honestly, apart the annonce of new products and other small […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Thu 11 October the VMworld 2012 EU has finally been finished. The event’s sessions are already available. In the next days my event’s report! And what next? Actually the first info for the US edition 2013: will be again at San Francisco. No confirmation yet of the location of the EU event.

Reading Time: < 1 minute My speech of today vBrownbag Tech Talks is: Thursday 15:00 – 15:30 with the title “New VMware Certifications, who are they for and how do you get them” To follow the talk: Speech slides Video Picture VMworld US 2012 report: new certifications My thoughts on VMware beta exams

Reading Time: < 1 minute After the announcemens at the VMworld US 2012, VMware has announce new products versions for the Q4 2012: vCloud Connector 5.1 Basic Edition (free) Advanced Edition (that include also interesting feature to move VMs and keep in sync) vCloud Automation Center 5.1 (formerly Dynamic Ops) vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 vFabric Application Director 5.0 vFabric Application Performance Manager 5.0 The main thems where related to the IT innovation, where 84% of global executives believe innovation is extremely important to their growth strategies, but 94% are unsatisfied with their innovation performance! The VMware’s approach to cloud […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes After few months after the Veeam Backup & Replication v6.1 announce (one year after the v6.0 announce), today Veeam has announced the new release of their products. Backup & Replication v6.5 New support matrix for recent virtualization products:

Reading Time: < 1 minute My speech of today vBrownbag Tech Talks is: Tuesday 11:15 – 11:30 “Challenges for Virtualizing Small Business” To follow the talk: Speech slides Video Live session Approaching the SMB segment VMware for SMB

Reading Time: < 1 minute Officially the VMworld EU 2012 starts tomorrow, but today there is the VMware partner day, so most people are alredy at Barcelona! To follow the event on Twitter just use the hashtag #VMworld. It’s curious to see the keynotes to know the new announcement (after the other announcements at VMworld US about the vCloud Suite and the EUC products), it’s now the turn of the monitor and management suite? Or the PaaS part? I will arrive on late morning (and leave on later afternoon of Thu) and you can find me around the show (remember […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European edition will be in Barcelona from 17 to 19 October 2012.

Reading Time: 2 minutes In some previous posts I’ve described the Dell KACE product family, included the Dell KACE – K1000 and KACE – K2000 products. As I’ve written, one of the limit of the K1000 was the lack of (official) support for mobile device. This limit will be filled soon (estimation release data is Oct 9, 2012) with a new product: Dell KACE K3000 MDM (Mobile Device Management) Appliance with some interesting features. Single-step secure setup that gets you up-and-running in minutes

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the previous post I’ve described the challenge in the SMB segment and some possible scenarios. And how is VMware addressing this challenge? One of the news of the last VMworld, was the attention of the SMB segment with several sessions specific for it, group discussions, business cases and so on. But it’s not limited to VMworld, the attention is growing due to the challenge of fit in the the SMB requirements (that in most cases are quite similar to the enterprise requirements!) and the constrains (where usually are limited budget and limited IT stuff) […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes The challenge! SMB segment could be a (big) challenge due to the following reasons: Requirements: in most cases are the same of the enterprise segment. For example the required availability and SLA are really close and may imply similar solutions to achieve it. Constraints: are really different and in most cases very strictly. For example budget, but also the IT staff and skills. Evolution: and SMB may have big trend in evolution (or involution). Note that also in SMB, disaster recovery, business continuity, availability and security aspects have still to be considered. This kind of […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes VSA (VMware vSphere/Virtual Storage Appliance) is a solution, introduced in version 1.0 with vSphere 5.0, to transform local storage in shared storage. Basically a VA on each node use a local datastore to export it via NFS. But most important is also make a replication to another node. I’ve already talk about it in a VCP exam objective (VSA 1.0 questions are part of VCP5 exam), but honestly the VSA 1.0 had several disadvantages: Cost: from my point of was too high (expecially for the position of this kind of solution). Disks usage: is first […]

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