Browsing Posts published in January, 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute VMware is going to announce something BIG (you can guess about what) on February, 2nd 2015 during a live event. Considering that next week there will be also the VMware Partner Exchange 2015, it’s clear that new products versions will be released. And not only one event, multiple events for the different timezone. All event registrants will automatically receive access to additional content, engagement, and activities via our online event platform, AND you can win your way to VMworld 2015.

Reading Time: 8 minutes The design of the VMware vCenter Server and related services has several decision that you have to take, and of course some of them will change with the version number of this products (for example SSO design are different from 5.1 and 5.5). During the last Nordic VMUG User Conference I’ve taken a session about some the design aspects and I want to comment some of the aspects. There are also other references that you can use, like a post of Max Mortillaro (vCenter Server Design Considerations) that can add more information or other point […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Big Switch Networks is a company in the Software Defined Network (SDN) area with a clear declared mission: to bring hyperscale networking to a broader audience, by delivering fit-for-purpose products based on hyperscale networking technologies. They have two main products: Big Tap Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. The first one is an entry level solution for monitoring existing networks, the second one is an advanced bare-metal SDN switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). First version of Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) was […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes X-IO has a long term (over two decades with different names) of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. After extensive research and development, now they announced a major update to its storage technology. The X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) G3 Storage Arrays is offered in a wide range of hard disk and flash enabled configurations, each designed to address the most challenging performance demands of today’s datacenters. The ISE deeply integrates with a wide variety of operating systems and hypervisors, making it a perfect solution for virtualization and server administrators. And still with […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tech(nical) Field Day are well know events, organized by Stephen Foskett and his team, with the purpose of bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. There are different Tech Field Day events by topic (Storage, Virtualization, Networking, Wireless and, this year, also one on Data), but also some special events live from other IT events: Tech Field Day Extra and Tech Field Day Live. And although not a Tech Field Day event, the same staff has occasionally organized a live Symposium event to showcase a particular area of enterprise IT technology.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Veeam Endpoint Backup is a free data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical machines. Veeam has announced this product on Oct 2014 and presented in several events, included the Tech Field Day Extra at Barcelona, and actually it’s available in a public beta (with almost all functionalities). It can work with Veeam Backup and Replication, but it’s not mandatory for the overall architecture. The interface it’s similar (also the version is starting, is some betas, from 8.x, alligned with actually version of the major product) and there is some kind of integration. And although […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday, January 21st there will be an event on Microsoft’s Redmond campus talk about the next chapter of Windows 10 (actually available in Technical Preview). You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer who will talk about the Windows 10 consumer experience – continuing the story we began in September. You’ll also hear from Microsoft0s CEO Satya Nadella as well.

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