Browsing Posts published in March, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 has been released just two months ago, that now there is a new Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a release. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a is a cumulative hotfix rollup that addresses issues reported by customers on the original build of Update 4, and adds the following platform support enhancements:

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, not only the Veeam Backup&Replication Free edition has been discontinued, but also the Veeam ONE Free edition will be discontinued and replaced with a new Community Edition, like happened with the Veeam Backup & Replication. This means that more functionality will be available within the community edition compared with the previous free version.

Reading Time: 3 minutes A huge news of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 was that the Veeam Backup Free Edition has been discontinued. What does it means? No more free “version” for backup VMs? No… simple it means a new (and better) for to backup your VMs for free (but only for small enviroments).

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kubernetes 1.14 is the first release of 2019 year with a production-level support for Windows Nodes. Kubernetes 1.14 consists of 31 enhancements: 10 moving to stable, 12 in beta, and 7 net new. The main themes of this release are extensibility and supporting more workloads on Kubernetes with three major features moving to general availability, and an important security feature moving to beta.

Reading Time: 2 minutes CloudCredibility.com has selected 8 Pro players to make the leap into the inaugural first CloudCred Pro League. Typically, on CloudCred, players complete learning or engagement tasks on their own or with their team, earn points, and move up the leaderboards.  No one but the player can observe what strategies he or she has used, and no one is able to watch this process.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Also this year the results of the annual contest Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. This content has become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classification on who is best compared to another), but the top 5-10 are honestly the real top blogger. And it has become a ritual event  in this period of each year (there is also a nice History of the Top vBlog).

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is VMware’s unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud and it’s based on VMware’s compute, storage, and network virtualization technologies to deliver a native integrated software stack that can be used on-premises for private cloud deployment or run as a service from the public cloud with consistent and simple operations. The core components of VMware Cloud Foundation are VMware vSphere (for the compute part), vSAN (for the storage part), and NSX DataCenter (in version -v or -T, for the network and security part).

Reading Time: 4 minutes Aparavi has announced major enhancements to its Active Archive℠ platform, delivering improved resource management and operational efficiency, as well as enhanced insight and management of archived data. Aparavi’s Active Archive SaaS solution delivers intelligent multi-cloud data management to organizations grappling with large volumes of unstructured data.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve already wrote about the different reasons on Why upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7 (or why not), but I’ve not yet provide tips and hints on how perform the upgrade process. If you are lucky enough to have a full VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) stack, then you don’t have much problem… the VCF Lifecycle Manager that can make your life easier (see also Simplify VMware’s products update/upgrade). Otherwise you need to plan this activity carefully and perform different tasks, some manual, some automatic.

Reading Time: 6 minutes VMware Horizon version 7.7 was released on December 2018, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.8 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Definitely VDI is not dead, and maybe 2019 it’s not the year of VDI… just because each year is an important year for VDI and EUC. Note that not only Horizon 7 version 7.8 has been released, but also VMware Horizon Client 5.0, VMware ThinApp 5.2.5, VMware User Environment Manager 9.7.0, VMware App Volumes 2.16 and Client Agent […]

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