Browsing Posts published in August, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the (few) new products announce during the VMworld US 2016 was the VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 3.0 release. OpenStack is an framework for providing developers with cloud-style APIs and tools on top of a choice of virtual infrastructure technologies. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

Reading Time: 2 minutes So the rumor about the acquisition of PernixData by Nutanix is true and finally confirmed: Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData and the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Nutanix and PernixData share an architectural design philosophy that next-generation datacenter fabrics must keep data and applications close in order to drive the fastest possible performance and to deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure scaling. With this common vision, the two companies will develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects. These […]

Reading Time: 1 minute On July, SwiftStack has asked bloggers to use the Free Trial for a spin and post their experiences on their blogs, earning them an automatic $50 donation towards the charity of their choice. Between July 11 and August 11 there was an “engagement points” to award an additional $1,000 charitable donation to the winner, and $250 more to the runner-up. Here are the final results:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday there was the biggest product announcement in Veeam history: the new availability platform. A new set of products and tools that provide availability spanning the data center/private cloud and the hybrid cloud, both for managed clouds (service prodivers) or public clouds.

Reading Time: 1 minute On the second half of 2016, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert VSAN. And finally the list of 2016 vExperts who received the VSAN award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware Virtual SAN. There will be an application once per year for each of the sub-programs. Applications for 2017 will open around February of 2017.

Reading Time: 1 minute On the second half of 2016, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert NSX. And finally the list of 2016 vExperts who received the NSX award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware NSX. There will be an application once per year for each of the sub-programs. Applications for 2017 will open around February of 2017.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nutanix has announced Acropolis Version 4.7 GA on June 28th (announcement details can be found here), but if you plan to use it it’s highly recommend downloading the latest maintenance release of this version, Acropolis Version 4.7.1 and start from it. The new version of the NOS (previous name of the Nutanix Operating System) adds a lot of new and interesting features.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMTurbo was founded on the vision of assuring the performance of any workload, on any infrastructure, anywhere at anytime. Over the past few years, they’ve delivered a platform that empowers over 1,500 customers to deliver better application performance, agility, and efficiency. Now virtualization is something mainstream (or maybe it’s also become legacy, in some cases): several customers are moving beyond VMs to leverage containers and public clouds as they transition from monolithic to cloud-native applications.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rubrik has extended the capability of it’s Rubrik Converged Data Management platform and introduce now its Cloud Data Management: a complete platform to deliver data protection, search and analytics, archiving and compliance, and copy data management capabilities for hybrid cloud enterprises. In this way now it’s cover not only the backup aspects and functions (like was at the beginning), but more new features, closing the gap with Cohesity, a similar solutions (still hyperconverged) but build from the beginning with more features (initially less in the backup space, compared to Rubrik) and confirming that a secondary […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes On August 12, 2016, Microsoft announced a plan to retire Azure RemoteApp. Based on customer feedback and market dynamics, Microsoft adjusted their strategy to focus more on the cloud platform that underpins finished desktop and application virtualization services.

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