Browsing Posts published in September, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes As other companies and vendors, VMware is using the suite concept to identify a products collection with similar scope (or complementar functions) and usually with a common lifecycle plan (at least after that the suite is declared). It does not mean that all the products in a single suite will have a common look & feel or same versions, but new release are (usually) handled in a common way. The vSphere suite was probably the first one defined by VMware (before ESX and vCenter Server were two different products and with different versions) and after […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes After the Heartbleed bug storm, now there are new possible (serious) problems with a new bug in the Linux and OpenSource world: the Shellshock bug affect lot of Linux systems, in particular the bash (the standard shell on most Linux and also some Unix system). On Sept 24, 2014, a critical vulnerability in Bash (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169) was published that may allow for remote code execution. Use this exploit is quite simple (on affected system), that make this bug really critical. Major distribution have already realized a new bash version with the required path, but old […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes A3CUBE Inc., a company founded in 2012 as a result of more than 5 years of research and development operations, has introduced its Fortissimo Foundation building block software solution. Coupled with A3CUBE’s previously announced RONNIE Express platform, Fortissimo Foundation provides dramatic improvements in application performance and datacenter efficiency, particularly in unstructured, Big Data environments. This solution is not only a new approach to a scale out architecture (confirming this kind of storage trend) but also an innovative way to build converged (and also hyperconverged) systems.

Reading Time: < 1 minute After (several months) the last CloudOps events, the CloudOps VMUG SIG will organize a new event on Ansible about IT Automation. Next CloudOps SIG Event: Ansible Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:00 am, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00) Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02:00) Registration link

Reading Time: 8 minutes The VMworld US edition is finished some weeks ago and there are just four weeks until the European edition of VMworld 2014! Although those two edition are too close there are still lot of difference in the contents and in the events themselves. The European edition remain one of biggest event in EMEA and a must, especially if you have lost (like me) the US edition. I’ve explain why attend at this event (reason remain just the same from previous year) now I also collect some (I hope useful) information (like done in the previous […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dell’s networking portfolio was historically made by a Dell PowerConnect series for the switches in the SMB and mid-size target and the PowerConnect-W for the wireless offer. Some years ago there was also a PowerConnect-J series with the (temporally) partnership with Juniper (before the Force10 acquisition). The Dell Force10 was positioned in the top of the networking offer with several products both for the traditional networking approach (core, aggregation and access) and also for the emerging model (leaf-spine). But recently the entire networking family has been re-organized and renamed with new names, a clear positioning […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware’s technical certifications are almost simple and clear: actually there are four paths (Data Center Virtualization, Cloud, End User Computing, Network Virtualization) and for each four different levels (Associate, Professional, Advanced Professional or Implementation Expert, Design Expert) like in a piramid (with the first level optional, as discussed in a previous post). There is also a specific path for Cloud Application Platform (related to developer for the Spring framework), but actually could be considered as something apart and also is not included in the official VMware Certification Roadmap. On the partner side some of those […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Dell has just announced the new generation of PowerEdge servers: the Dell PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio features customer-inspired engineering built to optimize price performance for the widest range of web, enterprise and hyperscale applications, and features state-of-the-art advancements in storage, processing and memory technology coupled with industry leading systems management capabilities. The first wave of the new Dell PowerEdge servers includes the PowerEdge R730xd, R730, and R630 rack servers, the M630 blade server, and the T630 tower server, which are built with the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors. Combined with Dell’s end-to-end portfolio of […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes As written in a previous post, VMware NSX was one of the cool topics during the past VMworld and new version of this products has been announce. User cases are more and more and probably one of most interesting (and natural) usage of Network Virtualization is the micro-segmentation. This can give an immediate advantage in using this technology, and can also give an answer to a common security issue. Today’s security models are focuses on perimeter defense, but continued security breaches show this model is not enough. A deep and more granular approach is needed […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting European IT events: System Center Universe (SCU) 2014 – Basel-Switzerland (Sep, 17– 19) Canalys Channel Forum EMEA 2014 – Cannes (Sep, 23-25) EMEA Press & Service Provider Summit – Quinta do Lago – Portugal (Sep, 24-25) Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 – London (Sep, 25) CloudOps Summit 2014 – Frankfurt (Sep, 25)

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