Browsing Posts published in January, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification is documented proof that an engineer possesses the necessary level of expertise to correctly architect, implement and configure Veeam Software Solutions. This certification is a great investment for an IT professional looking to increase productivity, reduce operating costs, propel personal career advancement and achieve industry recognition. It’s a new certification announced by Veeam some month ago in order to bring a technical certification level in the existing partner’s related certifications (sales and technical pre-sales), similar at the (initial) certifications in the VMware partners program. Note that each VMCE is related […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes One possible issue during an upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.1 or 5.5 (but also in a new installation) is related with the introduction of the the SSO (introduced in vSphere 5.1) component in vCenter Server that handle the authentication across the different vCenter Server components, but also against the users. In some cases you may have the following issues during the user autentication: You can log into vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 with the vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client only with local users Logging into vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 using the vSphere Client […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dell Enterprise Forum (DellEntForum) is the new name of the event previously named Dell Storage Forum. Worldwide there were already some events with this new name, but only on 2014 there will be the first EMEA event (properly this should be the third Dell’s EMEA event, after London and Paris Storage Forums): EMEA event: 14-17 April 2014 | Frankfurt, Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the past months I’ve seen some posts and tweets enthusiastic on the a possible introduction of new server’s series based on ARM processor, with some considerations on how they could change the actual scenarios, for example in the virtual infrastructures. But I have really some doubts in the server scenarios or at least in the virtualization user case: first to all we have to notice that most of the hypervisor are designed for the Intel/AMD server. Actually VMware vSphere (but also Microsoft Hyper-V) is working only with Intel/AMD x64 platform in order to provide […]

Reading Time: 8 minutes Some months ago I described the characteristics of a new Dell’s product, intended to redefine the existing server form factors and the server converged concept: Dell PowerEdge VRTX is the first and so far only Dell product (at present there aren’t similar solutions for other vendors) to merge together three different form factors (tower, rack and blade) into one with unique characteristics. It could be defined a Data Center in a box, or (using a quote from Dell) a (private) Cloud in a box. Basically it’s an integrated tower format system (complete with wheels if […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some weeks ago I’ve got the opportunity to talk with some people from Maxta Inc. about their storage solutions. Maxta’s mission is to dramatically simplify and streamline IT by thinking outside the storage box. Maxta has redefined enterprise storage, enabling our customers to realize the full potential of the Software-Defined Data Center. Their idea is simple (and not necessary new): eliminate Storage Arrays and Storage Networking with a completely software based storage solution that provide an hypervisor agnostic, VM-centric Enterprise-class data services for VM agility, continuous availability, data protection, and capacity optimization.

Reading Time: 1 minute With the new year, there was an opportunity to fix the site (started on July 24, 2011), especially in order to replace the theme and some plugins that were no longer up to date and easily to keep updated. Compared to what happened long ago, there has been no change in the domain of the site, but some URLs may not work (because some permalinks, due to the changing of the multilingual module, may not be all up to date). In those cases, just report the problems using the comment form. Happy 2014!

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