Browsing Posts published in February, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutes Is the right time to invest in some new certifications cloud oriented? Probably yes, but which one? There are different types of cloud computing, with different types of services but also in different way to consume them. All private cloud services are already covered by exisiting product certifications and does not change too much (maybe just in the name of the certification). The only difference is that private clouds are not just an on-prem virtual infrastructure (virtualization is not cloud computing) but has management tools to provide better automation, agility and self provisioning.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like the vExpert 2016 announce, also this at the beginning of February the vExpert 2017 list has been announced. Also this time I’ve been confirmed as a vExpert. The list is available on this VMware blog site: vExpert 2017 Award Announcement.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2017 list with several renewal and some changes. The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT. For several aspects, like the VMware vExpert or Microsoft MVP program, where the communities contribution is one of the main aspect. In this first round there where 31 individuals. Now (in the third year) there are 40 people chosen for their […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Veeam® Certified Architect (VMCA) certification is the highest level of Veeam technical certification and was introduced in 2016 (initially based on v8 of the product, but now it include also v9 and v9.5). It require an exisisting Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification and also complete the Veeam Certified Engineer – Advanced: Design & Optimization (VMCE-ADO) training and exam:

Reading Time: 3 minutes Data protection products are evolving faster in those years and regarless of the technologies behind those products (depending mainly on the hystorical era on when the product born) we can found a common set of capabilities and trends. Two main recent trends are basically the primary (and maybe also the secondary) storage native integration and also the (public) cloud integration.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arcserve is an historical company in data protection: first emerged in 1990 as Cheyenne Software, and then quickly flourished as a backup software provider with their flagship ARCserve BACKUP product. They have announced the new release of Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution that accelerated cloud and on-premise capabilities, and support for AWS Cloud, Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR and Office 365.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting European IT events: Cisco Live 2017 – Berlin (February 15-19) Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Europe 2017 – Berlin (February 15–17) Chief Data Officer Europe – London (February 20-23) Mobile World Congress – Barcelona (February 22-25)

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