Browsing Posts published in January, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Meltdown and Spectre are critical vulnerabilities existing in several modern CPU: these hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. Meltdown and Spectre can affect personal computers, mobile devices, server and several cloud services. Actually, the only way to minimize those security risks is to patch your operating systems and the hypervisor level (if you are using virtual machines).

Reading Time: 2 minutes One month ago, VMware has released a new branch of the VMware Tools, the version VMware Tools 10.2.0 some a new interesting feature: the offline VIB bundle. With this package, you can simply upgrade the embedded VMware Tools components in your VMware ESXi hosts in order to continue to update your VMware Tools as usual!

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.4 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Some improvements are related to the connection servers:

Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft has announced a plan to acquire Avere Systems, a hybrid cloud data storage company based in Pittsburgh. Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage of new Flash-based storage media using real-time tiering. Founded on 2008 by a team of seasoned storage experts, and the President and CEO Ronald Bianchini, Jr. was a Senior Vice President at NetApp. Before it, he was CEO and Co-Founder of Spinnaker Networks, which developed the Storage Grid architecture acquired by NetApp. Also the CTO Michael Kazar has worked on versions of Carnegie Mellon […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes After few weeks of the recent Intel CPU security bug, not yet closed (considering that affect also the recent Skylake family), there are new threads on the CPU. Meltdown and Spectre are critical vulnerabilities existing in several modern CPU: these hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. Meltdown and Spectre can affect personal computers, mobile devices, server and several cloud services. Depending on the bug, the affected CPU are Intel processors (since 1995!), some AMD CPUs, and several ARM-based Samsung and Qualcomm system-on-chips used for mobile phones.

Reading Time: 3 minutes ioFABRIC Inc. is a data management company whose software solves data challenges while reducing complexity, and optimizing costs. It was founded in 2013 by an executive team that has worked together for more than 20 years is funded by private investors. Their main product, ioFABRIC Vicinity, is a multi-site, multi-cloud data fabric ensuring storage is always available, always protected, always evergreen. Vicinity creates a data fabric supporting applications running on legacy servers, VMs, containers, and clouds. Vicinity is sold through ioFABRIC’s reseller and distribution channel, through its powerful LEaD program. Partners sell Vicinity as licensed […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Neil Anderson, from flackbox.com, has announced an interesting giveway to help you in the Cisco CCNA certification. The giveaway will end on January 13, 2018 11:00 pm ALMT.

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: Nordic VMUG Meeting – Copenhagen (Jan, 11) Bett 2018 – London (Jan, 24-27) Cisco Live EU 2018 – Barcelona (Jan 29 – Feb 2) Networking Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Europe 2018 – Barcelona (Jan, 30-31)

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