Browsing Posts published in November, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the reason to wait before upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.5 was the lack of supported backup programs; except the one from VMware (vSphere Data Protection and the Advanced version). Now Veeam has released a new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (called 7.0 R2) with some important features included the official supporto of VMware vSphere 5.5, vCloud Director 5.5 and also Hyper-V 2012 R2.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The next Wednesday #CloudOpsChat will discuss task vs. process automation with your CloudOps peers. Hosting the chat is CloudOps expert Rich Pleasants, Business Solutions Architect and Operations Lead for Accelerate Advisory Services at VMware. The #CloudOpsChat topics are: What business tasks or processes has your company successfully automated? When discussing automation, how do you determine whether you should automate a task vs. a process? Do you have people in your company whose primary role is automation? What technique do you use primarily for automation? Policy, orchestration or scripting? How does the blueprint concept impact your […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the EMEA edition of #vBrownbag, finally there will be also an Italian Chapter (in the same timeframe of the EMEA edition), to increase the local language version of this great initiative (like already done with the #vBrownbag LATAM edition). For more information about the #vBrownbag initiative see this page. The Italian #vBrownbag Chapter will be handled by the VMUG.IT guys (and everybody who want to join) and will cover (in this first cycle of weeks) VMware technologies and related certifications.

Reading Time: 2 minutes PernixPro members are an elite community of IT professionals committed to advancing Flash Hypervisor technology. By facilitating collaboration between PernixData experts and the industry’s top luminaries, PernixPro breaks down the barriers to widespread flash adoption, giving companies of all sizes a cost effective solution for scaling storage performance independent of storage capacity. The PernixPro program is targeted at experts in the IT community involved in advancing virtualization and storage technologies. This includes, but is not limited to: vExperts, VMUG leaders, Analysts, Bloggers, Ecosystem champions, PernixData enthusiasts, …

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Serge Shats, CTO FlashSoft a division of SanDisk about their storage cache product and their users cases in virtualization projects. I’ve already wrote a post about FlashSoft 3.2, and this was the opportunity to know the news about the new versions and the future plans. By talking about SanDisk, most people think about the “consumer” market of the flash cards, where it’s well know. But SanDisk it’s not only flash cards, considering that they also product Solid State Devices (SSDs) for desktops, laptops, and ultrabooks.

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Henrik Rosendahl, SVP of Cloud Solutions of Quantum about their products for virtualization enviroments. I’ve already met them one year ago, during the past edition of Powering The Cloud and this was the opportunity to know the news about those months. Quantum is one of the global expert in data protection and big data management solutions. Since 1980, they’ve been focused on helping IT departments address data protection and big data challenges with innovative solutions and world-class service and support. Quantum sells its branded products through […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes E2EVC Virtualization Conference is an independent, non-commercial, virtualization community event build from experts to experts. The 20th edition take place in November from the 1st (starting at 12.00) to Sunday 3rd (at 14:00) in Rome, Italy in the H10 Hotel Roma Città. I was very curios about it (I’ve tried to attend at the Vienna’s event, but I’ve not found the right time frame) and will be an opportunity to face also with expert in other area.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Disclaimer: usually in this list are not included (because they are too much) webinars or events too much vendor oriented or with a significant access fee. Also this is not the list of my monthly events (days are limited and I have also to works)… Let’s say that it’s almost a whish-list. Interesting European IT events: E2EVC VirtualizationConference – Roma (Nov, 1-3) The Cloud Circle Forum 2013 – London (Nov, 5-6) Seventh DeepSec In-Depth Security Conference – Vienna (Nov, 19-20) MCT Summit 2013 – Helsinki (Nov, 28-30)

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