Browsing Posts published in August, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Four years ago I’ve written a post about the Virtualization with ARM based servers when some vendors announce the possibility to have new server’s series based on the ARM processor. Now seems that there are more than rumors with the announce, during the latest VMworld US 2018, of VMware vSphere for ARM. To be honest, not exactly vSphere, but just ESXi… anyway an interesting announce. But to be clear, limited to embedded and edge IoT systems, so not like a general purpose solution for ARM servers.

Reading Time: 5 minutes The US edition of VMworld 2018 is finally over and maybe you want to know what’s new (or if there are something news compared to previous year). Last news from the event is where will be next year: back again to San Francisco. Good news for somebody (me included, considering that I found Vegas too boring if you already have visited it 2-3 times), bad news for others… Anyway a change. And what’s happened during VMworld US 2018?

Reading Time: 3 minutes As announced one month ago, after the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book I was working on a new book project, still based on vSphere 6.5, but this time focused on the VCP6.5-DCV exam. Still, with Packt, the title of the new book is: Data Center Virtualization Certification: VCP6.5-DCV Exam Guide

Reading Time: 2 minutes OpenIO SDS transforms commodity servers into large object storage and compute pools. They build a scalable solution designed to grow as you need, that can handle from terabytes to petabytes. This Object Storage solution became Open Source in 2012 (with AGPLv3 license). OpenIO is a pure (open) software object store. OpenIO SDS has a 6-month release cycle and after the a limited preview in April 2018 (for selected customers), now there is the new OpenIO SDS 18.04 version. This release is a consolidation and maintenance release, developing the foundation for features for the next version that […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Only a few weeks after the release of NAKIVO v7.5 with vSphere 6.7 support, now NAKIVO has announced the new version 8.0 of Nakivo Backup & Replication. The new version introduces the Site Recovery feature, which can help customers achieve business continuity and 24/7 availability of IT services.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Red Hat Virtualization is one of the different virtualization platform available. It was one of the first OpenSource platforms with a good management layer and quite general to virtualize Linux but also Microsoft Windows workloads. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), it features management tools that virtualize resources, processes, and applications—giving you a stable foundation for a cloud-native and containerized future.

Reading Time: 3 minutes We have already talked about the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, but what about its Cloud Management Platform for the customers (and not the providers)? Also this year the VMware’s vision remains to provide the best way to run any application on any cloud and access from any device:

Reading Time: 6 minutes With the announce of the new vSphere 6.7 Update 1 you should expect also a new version of VMware vSAN (the bits are included in vSphere) and that’s it: vSAN 6.7 Update 1 (strange that has not been used the name vSAN 6.8). VMware vSAN has grown very fast in those years, not only in the number of versions (quite impressive) but also in the customers’ adoption, with more than 14000 organizations using vSAN and with a 110% growth year-over-year.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As usual, VMworld has several announcements, and for the second year in a row, there are some important announcements about the core virtualization platform: VMware vSphere. First news is a not surprising new vSphere 6.7 Update 1… At the begin of the year, my bet was that vSphere 6.7 was announced during VMworld US and maybe vSphere 6.7 Update 1 at VMworld EU, but seems that the releasing of the product has been accelerated (in my opinion to accelerate vSAN growing).

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has announced the intent to acquire CloudHealth Technologies, a company that delivers a cloud operations platform across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. CloudHealth Technologies platform enables customers to help analyze and manage cloud cost, usage, security and performance centrally for native public clouds.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the past, the relationship between VMware and the public cloud was, in my opinion, quite confusing. Initially a vCloud program for third-party cloud services providers, then the VMware vCloud Air era (in direct competition with the third-party cloud services providers), then the idea to sell the vCloud Air brand to OVH (one of the third-party cloud services providers)… And now? Again a strong third-party cloud services providers program, but also VMware Cloud on AWS.

Reading Time: 9 minutes With all those Meltdown, Spectre, Foreshadow, … bugs that affect several CPU, you may be interested in what can be the overall performance impact for all the related patches. There isn’t a simple answer, because it really varies by the processor vendor (Intel CPUs are more affected than AMD CPUs), probably also by CPU the family, for sure by the type of workloads (CPU bound workloads will be more affected, but it depends also on which instructions are used), … but also the type of environment.

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