Browsing Posts published in November, 2017

VMware has announced a preview of VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension service as an add-on service to VMware Cloud on AWS. (like the Site Recovery add-on). Hybrid Cloud Extension service will enable customers to adopt the latest VMware Cloud on AWS offers, without the need to refactor applications and redo security and compliance architectures. Hybrid Cloud Extension service will provide large scale application migration and mobility between legacy VMware vSphere environments (vSphere 5.0+) and VMware Cloud on AWS to support this use case.

During AWS re:Invent 2017 event, VMware has announced a new service based on VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service brings VMware enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Disaster Recovery as a Service to the AWS Cloud. VMware Site Recovery™, a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises datacenters and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS.

Vembu is a player in the backup and data protection world, maybe not (yet) well-know, but for sure not new at all and with a complete suite that cover the physical world, the virtual (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V) and also some public cloud SaaS solutions. Now there are some important news in the licensing options.

NAKIVO has just released the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication: the new version 7.3 is now much friendly with enterprise-grade deduplication appliances such as EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, NEC Hydrastor, Quantum DXi, and other similar appliances, when they are used as a backup target. There is a new special backup repository type with the special architecture optimized for working with deduplication devices. Thus, before backing up VM data to a deduplication appliance, you can choose to use this repository type, and your data will be backed up to the storage server at a great performance […]

Microsoft has announced the preview of VMware virtualization on Azure, a bare-metal solution that runs the full VMware stack on Azure hardware, co-located with other Azure services. General availability is expected in the coming year. This new service will be delivered in partnership with premier VMware-certified partners, and not directly with VMware (like, for example, VMware Cloud on AWS).

VMware has recently released the new verion of vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.6 that adds key capabilities that enhance network and security visibility in customers’ SDDC and AWS environments, and that enable customers to confidently deploy, manage and scale their VMware NSX deployments. VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security and helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. Also it can accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.

VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availability.

Finally, one year after Broadcom announced the intention acquire Brocade the deal is completed: Broadcom Limited announced that it has completed its acquisition of Brocade. With the close of this transaction, Brocade’s storage area networking (SAN) business is now a highly strategic part of Broadcom’s enterprise storage portfolio. This is also an important milestone toward Broadcom completing the proposed divestiture of Brocade’s Ruckus Wired (ICX) and Wireless business to ARRIS International PLC (“ARRIS”). ARRIS has stated that it expects to close its acquisition once final regulatory approvals are complete.

In the server virtualization area the main type 1 (or bare-metal) hypervisors are: VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen and KVM. For the public cloud IaaS solutions the most used are Xen (AWS use a custom version) and Hyper-V (in Azure). For the on-prem infrastructure, ESXi is the most used, followed by Hyper-V and KVM. Both Xen and KVM are just a family, because each Linux distribution have it’s own version those hypervisors. If we speak about XenServer we are looking at the Citrix version of Xen (Citrix has bought the commercial version of Xen several […]

One of the best virtualization related book of 2017, in my opinion, is the VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive written by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort. It’s main target is for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and network resources. But the most valuable part, is that is not only update to vSphere 6.5, but also with new technologies, like new Xeon family, new type of disks, NVMe, …

November will be a rich month for VMUG UserCon in Europe. There will be two big UserCon : Italian VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 14th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/Italy-VMUG-UserCon-2017 UK VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 16th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/United-Kingdom-VMUG-UserCon-2017

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