Browsing Posts published in June, 2014

Reading Time: 1 minute This month Packt Publishing celebrates 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, they are offering ALL eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th. There are several interesting books related to virtualization (VMware and not only) and other IT technologies.

Reading Time: 3 minutes As happened in the past year (with the Veeam Backup & Replication 7 announces), Veeam is periodically announce new features and concepts about the new 8.0 suite, that will be called Veeam Availability Suite. One of the recent announce is about the end-to-end encryption included in Veeam Backup & Replication v8. Encryption was not so new in Veeam products, considering that was introducted in the Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition, but was only on data stored on the cloud provider.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nutanix does not need presentation: it’s one the first example of hyper-converged storage architecture and probably one of the most know (for an overview see this post). Dell also does not need any presentation and their storage portfolio has some interesting products, included PowerVault MD (based on NetApp technologies), other PowerVault products, EqualLogic and Compellent solutions. This week Dell announced is new partnership with Nutanix to provide a new series of their converged appliance built on Dell servers and powered by the Nutanix software extending Dell’s SDS portfolio. This is another step for Dell into […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware Virtual SAN (or VSAN) is a Software Defined Storage solution from VMware that also fits in the hyper(visor)-converged model. Although is a separate product, the core functions to implement it are already present in the vSphere 5.5 U1 version making really easy to deploy and enable it. Also the HCL is mainly the same from vSphere 5.5, but some requirements and special considerations must be considered before implementing a VSAN solution. You can start from the scracth buy scratch your hyper-converged architecture, or you can directly bought a Virtual SAN ready nodes (minimum 3 […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting from vSphere 5.0, the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) is a new deployment options with some pros and cons. Some of the cons may limit it in the large environments, but starting with the version 5.5 the embedded database has more interesting limits to make it suitable for most of the SMB cases. Honestly I like the idea to have a vCenter Server as a single black box: it make simple to manage and backup it. But also to update (update vCSA is really faster compared to update a tradition vCenter Server). Anyway there […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Like in the past VMworld 2013, this year the location of VMworld 2014 will be again San Francisco (for the US edition) and Barcelona (for the EU edition). US edition: will be in San Francisco during August 24-28 2014 (with a partner day on 24) EU edition: will be in Barcelona during October 14-16 2014 (with a partner day on 13) Registrations for the US event are already open (with the early bid that will close on Jun, 10; for the EU edition will close on Jul, 29). For the pricining and the discount see […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve got the opportunity to read one of the few book about the Horizon Workspace solution: VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials from Peter von Oven, Peter Bjork and Joel Lindberg. This book came from a different editor, compared to most of the VMware related books (from VMware Press) that is Packt Publishing and has several interesting books (really a lot on virtualization and still growing). As written this is one of the few resources (or the only one?) about VMware Horizon Workspace that is a really interesting product, but with not so much labs, course and material compared […]

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