Browsing Posts published in April, 2018

During the Dell Technologies World, in Las Vegas from April 30 to May 1st, there will be a special Networking Field Day event with VMware on the NSX (of course considering the network topic). For more information see the Networking Field Day Exclusive with VMware event page.

The Dell World event has been renamed last year in DellEMC World and was very very huge. But this year will be probably bigger. And this year the event name has changed again in Dell Technologies World to match the big company that has become Dell. So not only Dell and EMC, but also VMware and all the other companies in the group.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3 has been introduced in Nov 2017 with some minor new features. But now NAKIVO has just released the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication: the new version 7.4 for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS seems to be a big milestone if we count the improvements and features:

Unitrends has announced the release of a new backup solution, targeted for VMware environments, called VM Backup Essentials (vBE) and designed (and priced) for SMB use cases. The vBE product converges enterprise-grade virtual backup software, ransomware detection, and fully integrated cloud storage options (with WAN acceleration) into a powerful, easy-to-use product that is aggressively priced at $105 per socket per year, with a subscription model, but with a version full options.

Cohesity has start is journey focusing in the hyperconverged secondary storage area, but in the last two years Cohesity has embraced the cloud power focusing more on the public and hybrid cloud integrations. Now has announced new capabilities that empower organisations to leverage the public cloud for faster application testing and development while ensuring seamless backup and recovery. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes CloudSpin to provide organisations instant access to their backup data in the cloud for application testing and development (test/dev), eliminating manual processes that typically take weeks to complete. For organisations that are developing cloud-based applications, […]

Puppet eliminates manual work from your infrastructure management and software delivery process so you can more quickly deliver great software securely and on demand. Their main product is Puppet Enterprise that gives you and all your IT teams a common language they can use to successfully adopt DevOps practices, such as version control, code review, automated testing, continuous integration and automated deployment. But now Puppet has announced another product: Puppet Discovery. In this way Puppet expand its product portfolio and accelerate customers’ journey to pervasive automation.

The new VMware vSphere 6.7, recently available in GA, increase all configuration maximums to new limits (compared to the v6.5 and previous versions). Maybe we can say with no limit, or at least, to be serious, with really huge numbers compared to the actual needs and the existing compunting power. Those new limits are both for scalability aspect, but also to fit with possible performance requirements, considering that a bigger number of business critical applications are going in the virtual environment.

Docker has announced Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0, the enterprise-ready container platform to manage and secure applications on Kubernetes in multi-Linux, multi-OS and multi-cloud customer environments. Docker EE provides organizations with unparalleled choice – from orchestration (Kubernetes and Swarm) to applications (legacy or cloud native) to infrastructure (cloud or on premises) – enabling IT leaders to advance their digital and cloud initiatives with the flexibility needed to make adjustments as business requirements evolve.

There are only 5 months until VMware vSphere 5.5 will go End of Support, that will mean no more updates and possible limited support from VMware. The End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of support and subscription services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5, or to a newer version. With version 6.5 U1, VMware has extended the general support for vSphere 6.5 to a full five years from date of release, which means the general support for vSphere 6.5 will end November 15, 2021. Quite […]

VMware vForum Online provides expert insight that can help drive innovation for your organization. It’s a must-attend event for IT professionals who are driving their digital transformation and building a hyper-converged IT infrastructure. It includes virtual exhibits, a keynote presentation, multiple breakout sessions, live chat with experts and hands-on labs. And with no travel required, there’s no reason not to attend!

Virtual Instruments has announced the availability of integrations with Cisco SAN Telemetry Streaming and AppDynamics’ application intelligence platform with VirtualWisdom 5.6, the latest version of one of the industry’s most comprehensive infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics platforms. In October 2017, Virtual Instruments has announced an innovative technology integration with Cisco to dramatically simplify and lower the cost of real-time performance and availability monitoring for business-critical infrastructures. Now available, the integration of Cisco SAN Telemetry Streaming with VirtualWisdom eliminates the requirement to deploy physical network TAPs and probes.

Just one year ago, VMware has announced vSAN 6.6… now it’s the turn of vSAN 6.7, contextually of the release of vSphere 6.7 GA. VMware vSAN is the VMware’s Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution that also fits in the hyper(visor)-converged model to build a simple (to be managed) and scalable HCI solution. Although is a separate product, the core functions to implement it are already present in the vSphere versions making really easy to deploy and enable it.

VMware has just released the new version of vSphere 6.7 that includes ESXi 6.7 and vCenter Server 6.7, and, of course, it’s the foundation for vSAN 6.7! There are several news, improvements and new features. Most are well described in the vSphere 7.6 launch page.

On December 2017 Nutanix has released AOS 5.5 unleashed many new features that pushed the envelope on resilience, performance, security, and operational agility. Now it’s the turn of AOS 5.6 (code name Obelix) picks up where 5.5 left off and makes Nutanix an increasingly persuasive choice for IT organizations to build their enterprise clouds with.

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