Browsing Posts published in September, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Red Hat has announced the new Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, an expansive, enterprise-grade solution for building and operating automation at scale. With Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, organizations can accelerate collaboration between teams for improved operational efficiencies, reduced risk and a consistent user experience across infrastructure and technology domains.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.0 is now in GA and available from the download, after less than one month from the announce. NSX-T Data Center 2.5 provides a variety of new features to provide new functionality for virtualized networking and security for private, public, and hybrid clouds.  For more information on what’s new see the release notes.

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article. Network topology is the arrangement of the different network elements of a communication network, usually represented with a graph. Network topology is an application of graph theory in which different network devices are modeled as nodes and the connections between the devices are modeled as links or lines between the nodes.

Zerto 7.5

Reading Time: 3 minutes After the GA of Zerto 7.0 in April 2019, now Zerto has announced the availability of Zerto 7.5, delivering deeper integrations with partners, new security and cloud capabilities and advanced analytics, helping customers navigate their cloud journey and alleviate security risks. New features include expanded functionality with Microsoft Azure, including support for Azure Managed Disks, scale-sets and Azure VMware Solution (AVS); integrations with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst; certification and support for VMware vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO); and advanced analytics for reporting, planning and customisation of disaster recovery and long-term data retention.

Reading Time: 2 minutes DDN is a company that, in more  than 20 years (was founded in 1998), has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. It’s one the the leader in the HPC market (2/3 of the top 500 supercomputers run on DDN), the largest private storage company in world, with double digit growth, still profitable and self funded. During the last years DDN has enlarge its focus on […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have tried to apply the VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 patch on a DellEMC PowerEdge server, you may have some kind of performance issues. The vCenter become very slow and some basic operations, including vMotion are very very slow (also more than 100 times!).

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article Why Small and Midsize Businesses Need Modern Switches with Strong Security. The network is an important ingredient in any IT security plan, because cyberattacks commonly arrive from the network and attacks also use the network to propagate the damage. Network security is a huge priority for large companies, but it’s equally important for small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spectra Logic introduced a new product: StorCycle™ is a new storage management software solution designed for data-driven organisations that need a modern storage lifecycle management workflow. StorCycle allows organisations to create a new Perpetual Tier of storage, reducing the overall cost of storing data by up to 70 percent, while giving users full access to their data.

Reading Time: 3 minutes On my Windows 10 machine, recently I’ve got a strange issue with VMware Workstation (version 15.1, but I think could affect also other versions): sometimes was not possible power-on the virtual machines with strange error messages. The first error message was: “Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to”.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Dell Compellent storage is an interesting solution and, before the EMC acquisition, was the main storage product in Dell portfolio. Veeam Backup and Replication offers different type of primary storage integration to improve and offload the backup process using storage snapshots (and limiting VMware snapshots only for the time needed to take a storage snapshot).

Reading Time: 2 minutes Commvault has signed an agreement to acquire Hedvig, for total consideration of $225 million, which includes the purchase price and ongoing employee retention. Commvault was formed in 1988 as a development group within Bell Labs, and later designated as a strategic business unit of AT&T Network Systems. In 1996, it was incorporated as an independent company.  Their main product is focused on backup and data protection (and not only).

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting European IT events in this month: IFA 2019 – Berlin (Sep, 6-11) Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2019 – London (Sep, 9-11) Secure Computing Forum – Dublin (Sep, 12) CloudSec 2019 – London (Sep, 13) Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2019 – London (Sep, 18) VMUG Professional Development – Online (Sep, 19) Open Networking Summit Europe 2019 – Antwerp (Sep, 23-25) SDWAN Summit 2019 – Paris (Sep, 24-26)

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