Browsing Posts published in May, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Excelero and ThinkParQ announced that their joint go-to-market relationship is bearing fruit and the firms have successfully integrated Excelero’s NVMesh software-defined block storage solution for shared NVMe at local latency along with ThinkParQ’s leading parallel cluster file system BeeGFS. Excelero NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO.

Reading Time: 1 minute Among the recent trends and buzzwords, one of the latest concepts is the idea of composable infrastructures. But, the question is what does it really stand for: just another fancy word (because the cloud has been used far too often), HCI 2.0, Blade 2.0, or something more? In a recent article for the StarWind blog, I’m going to take a closer look at composable infrastructures to understand why they are such a hot topic.

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) is a new option for the installation of the hypervisor part, in a virtualization enviroment, or more important in a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) host! The dual SD option was already present in all PowerEdge, also in previous generations, and was a good choice to separate the hypervisor from the disks or simple use diskless based solutions. And was a good option for vSphere ESXi when servers were only used as a compute nodes.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The VeeamON 2019 at Miami Beach it’s in the books, but what’s happened during the event and which are the more exciting news? The first big news is consolidatin Veeam’s position from the last VeeamON 2018, no more just a leader for the SMB market, but now it’s a clear leader of the Enterprise market.

Reading Time: 5 minutes ZertoCON is the Zerto conference focues on IT resilience for the modern leaders driving digital transformation. The 2019 edition has just finished with some interesting news.

Reading Time: 3 minutes SwiftStack is a software solution to help people easily create large scale object storage infrastructure in their own data center. They can run their own globally-distributed storage cloud running behind the corporate firewall and keeping the data secure and locally. Now the new SwiftStack Software Appliance has a 1click Application Profile for Veeam to further simplify setup and management of cloud or on-premises object storage for Cloud Tier, a new feature in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4.

Reading Time: 5 minutes During the last Dell Technologies World 2019 event one of the interesting topics was the idea of (real) composable infrastructure. DellEMC already have the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX platform, but at this stage is more like a converged infrastructure 2.0, insteat that a true composable infrastructure. In fact DellEMC define the MX7000 a kinetic infrastructure, but during the event there was an interesting prototype to demostrate that can become a composable infrastructure.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The 2018 was the year of the CPU related threats, starting with the Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting several processors, but with most of issues related to Intel based CPU. Unfortunately, this was only the beginning and many other bugs were discovered later. And we’re probably just at the tip of the iceberg.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware is acquiring Bitnami to accelerate application delivery for multi-cloud and Kubernetes and expand Bitnami adoption in the enterprise. Bitnami, a leader in application packaging solutions providing the largest catalog of click-to-deploy applications and development stacks for major cloud and Kubernetes environments.

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the advantages of the VCSA compared to the Windows’s based vCenter Server is the simplicity of the update procedure that can be easility managed with the VMwareAppliance Management Interface (VAMI). The VAMI is another web based UI accessible thought the https://vcenter:5480 URL address. Note that you must use the local root user credential in order to login.

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