Browsing Posts published in October, 2015

During the first VeeamON 2015 general session several announces has been done, with some surprise, considering that also new products have been announces. Of course the announce of Veeam Backup & Replication v9 (that potentially may change the name in the future, considering that is not doing anymore ONLY backup & replication), with a fanta-movie during the introduction of the general conference. Lot of features, some already well know, other new. But also two new products: Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers and Veeam Backup for Linux.

Like in the last VeeamON event, the #vBrownbag TechTalks are returning also this year at VeeamON 2015. The TechTalks are ten-minute presentations by community members at an industry conference. Most of them (and the original idea of the vBrownBag “unconference” was this) are originated with sessions not being accepted for the main conference catalog. We know we want to learn from the community so we arranged an alternative forum. TechTalks are limited to ten minutes; they deliver the very core of an idea. Keeping presentations short also means we can do a lot of sessions […]

Past year I totally miss the first VeeamON event and was a pity because there were a lot of reasons why attend. But this year, thanks to the Veeam Vanguard program, I will attend at the second edition, from Oct, 26th to 29th, including a special pre-event session for Vanguard people. I’m really curious to see how is this event (because I think that the VeeamON tour events could be nice, but never comparable to a massive and huge event!).

Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk for a combination of cash and stock. Western Digital and SanDisk seems two consumers related names, but they both have a huge enterprise market.

VMware and EMC took an important step forward in their cloud strategies by announcing plans to combine a critical mass of managed services assets from EMC II, and public cloud services from VMware vCloud Air under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream was acquired by EMC earlier this year, and is the leader in hosting mission-critical applications, such as SAP, in the cloud.

Each big vendor has some kind of “community award” for individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of the specific vendor’s users over the past year. Those kind of “technologies experts” could be book authors, bloggers (in most cases), leaders in some communities, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These people have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of the specific vendor’s technologies to their colleagues and to the community.

Now that VMworld EU 2015 has finished and I’m back to home, I can point some takeaways from this trip and give my event’s impression. Like the US edition this was a a VMworld (since several years) without any news related to a new vSphere release… focus has shift on other products and VMware is changing (the change has start some years ago) from a virtualization company to somethin more… something slighlty diffent (but it take more space to define this concept and I prefer keep for another post).

Cohesity announced the public launch of the Cohesity Data Platform, a product designed to consolidate all secondary storage use cases on a unified environment that helps organizations control growing data demands. The Cohesity Data Platform combines a web-scale storage architecture with standards-based hardware components that enable companies to transition from today’s expensive silos for different data use cases to a simple, pay-as-you grow solution for data management. By consolidating a wide range of functions onto a single platform, Cohesity can reduce storage costs by more than half and make enterprise data management incredibly simple.

The big news from the European VMworld event was something external to the VMworld event, but with some possible impacts on VMware (and of course for VMworld). Dell is going to acquire EMC for around $67 billion!

As usually in the past years (see for example the 2014), the European VMworld is used to announce new software releases in the VMware Cloud Management Platform. In VMware strategy, Cloud Management is the control plane for the Software-Defined Data Center and the Hybrid Cloud and, of course, is one strategical aspect for both pillars. In the past year there is a shift from multiple products, multiple suites, to a unified platform:

The European VMworld 2015 edition is starting today with Partner Exchange Day and some Executive Roundtable with NSBU Executives. But also with the Hands-on-Lab and the parties (really a lot on Monday). More than 200 sponsors, more than 250 technical sessions, more than 10.000 expected attendees!

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