Browsing Posts published in June, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Veeam Software announced (on 11 June) a new part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8, called Veeam Cloud Connect. The new functionality is designed for Veeam Cloud Providers (VCPs), both current VCPs and new service providers, and gives an easy way to host backups for Veeam’s customers. Veeam customers get a fully integrated, secure and efficient means to move backups to an offsite backup repository managed by the service provider of their choice, but without the upfront capital investment of an offsite infrastructure.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hyper-converged architectures consolidate and manage computing, networking, and storage resources via software so they can run on any vendor’s server hardware. Several years ago they where (apparently) strange approach to storage implementation used mainly for cheap solution (using VSA, that lacks, in much cases, of right scalability), or for special user cases like ROBO or VDI (with solution like NexentaVSA for View). But starting with Nutanix (probably the first real player in those kind of solution) the idea of simple VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) has dramatically changed by introducing a large scalability with new scale-out (or web-scale, […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes In an old post about storage architectures is described in a simple way some basic concepts, including the scale-in (or scale-up) vs. the scale-out approach. They are different approaches in scaling with different implications. Unfortunately there is a simple an well accepted definition on what is a scale-out storage is (or not is): some are limited in specific contests (like this one only for NAS or this SNIA tutorial still applied to a NAS storage), other are too much vendor specific. But usually a scale-out storage imply: Multi-device (or multi-array) storage systems (aggregated in a […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some days ago (June 3, 2014), Infinio has announced a change in executive board with an important new entry: Scott Davis, former VMware CTO (storage and end-user computing divisions), joins Infinio as CTO. Infinio founder Vishal Misra (previous CTO), moves to the newly created role of Chief Scientist. Misra is also a professor in the Computer Science department at Columbia University. Infinio has a really interesting storage acceleration product (see this post for the 1.0 version, but actually we are at 1.2 version) with a really innovative approach. Let’s see how this changes will accelerate […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes According with the Veeam KB1891 (Patch 4 Release Notes for Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0) there a new patch for Veeam Backup & Replication 7. This patch was already avaiable some days (but only thought the technical support); now it’s available for the public download. After upgrading, your build will be version 7.0.0.871. There are some interesting new features and new support matrix that make this patch really interesting. Remember that is cumulative also of the previous patches because this patch contains also all fixes from Patch 1, R2 update and Patch 3.

Reading Time: 1 minute Atlantis Computing has announced a new product: Atlantis ILIO for Virtual SAN, that mainly combined Atlantis ILIO with VMware Virtual SAN and VMware Horizon 6 with the declared intention to build a ultimate hyper-converged platform for VDI. Atlantis ILIO will insert a transparent software layer between the virtual machine and the underlying storage infrastructure. The joint solution leverages pooled local solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disks (HDDs) created by VSAN with Atlantis ILIO to optimize the resultant storage pool improving storage performance and increasing the available storage capacity provided to the application.

Reading Time: 2 minutes As written, Veeam Availability Suite v8 will be the new suite that will replaces Veeam Backup Management Suite (remaining at same price, same editions, of course with new features of v8). The launch is declared in Q3 of 2014, but there are several announces, week by week, about new features. On the storage side, there was a announce of a new Snapshot Storage integration (for Veeam Explorer), this time with NetApp. But there is a new announce about a new storage integration: this time not at source level (or proxy level), but at target level. EMC […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seems that VMware is cleaning its products portfolio. After the End of Availability of VSA, now VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EoA) of all VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat versions effective June 2, 2014. As a result, all versions of vCenter Server Heartbeat will be removed from the VMware price list on June 2, 2014. After this date, you will no longer be able to purchase these products. All support and maintenance for the removed versions will be unaffected and will continue on per VMware Life Cycle policy through the published support period until […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes The 2014 spring (EMEA) edition of E2EVC is now over and it’s time to archive it and take some considerations. E2EVC Virtualization Conference is an independent, non-commercial, virtualization community event build from experts to experts. The 22th edition (counting also to past LAX edition) was from May 30 to June 1, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, as usually starting from Friday until mid Sunday. This was my second time (I’ve attend also at the E2EVC XX Rome event) and I can confirm the reason to attend at this kind of event (see E2EVC 2014 Brussels: Why […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: E2EVC 2014 – Brussels (May, 30 – Jun, 1) – Why attend Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit – Berlin (June, 2-3) Pen Test Berlin 2014 – Berlin (June, 15-21) Cloud World Forum and Enterprise Apps Conference & Event – London (June, 17-18)

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