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Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently, during VMworld US 2018, VMware has celebrated the 20 years of the company. But there is another virtualization project that has a lot of history like VMware: the Xen Project and this October marks our 15th anniversary. On October 2003, Ian Pratt (founder of the Xen Project) announces the first stable release of the Xen virtual machine monitor for x86, and port of Linux 2.4.22 as a guest OS. It was one of the most popular open source hypervisors and amasses more than 10 million users; but now there is a clear rise of KVM and also […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes A3 Communications helps organisations in the data storage and virtualisation industries to significantly increase their brand awareness and create leading reputations among their target audiences through unparalleled expertise, reliability, and results thanks to bespoke PR, AR and SoMe programmes. Every day A3 Communications helps larger and smaller players, established and emerging ones alike, increase their share of voice, mindshare and ultimately market share. Today A3 Communications has a direct presence in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and USA and a proven network of partners in the rest of the world.

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: IP Expo Europe – London (Oct, 3-4) Camp Rubrik – Dublin (Oct, 3) Ireland VMUG Meeting – Dublin (Oct, 4) IoT Solutions World Congress – Barcelona (Oct, 5) SDN NFV World Congress 2018 – The Hague (Oct, 8-12) vForum Online Fall 2018 – Online (Oct, 9) PSDay.UK 2018 – London (Oct, 10) RIPE 77 Meeting – Amsterdam (Oct, 15-19) Cloud Camp – Dublin (Oct, 17) A3 Technology Live! – London (Oct, 18) Experts Live Europe – Prague (Oct, 25-26)

Reading Time: 5 minutes You can easily move hard drives from one QNAP NAS to another for seamless system migration while retaining all existing data. But this usually works if you are moving from an old to a new model. For example, users can migrate their QNAP NAS to another Turbo NAS model with all the data and configuration retained by simply installing all the hard drives of the original (source) NAS on the new (destination) NAS according to its original hard drive order and restart the NAS. What it’s nice is that this procedure can also migrate between […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes OpenIO is a startup founded in 2015 by a team of 7 co-founders, experts in mail and data infrastructures. The headquarter is located in Lille, France, and there is also an OpenIO office in San Francisco. Their product OpenIO SDS is an interesting Object Storage solution very service and application oriented with several “connectors” for different cases. They are growing quite fast and on September 13 they will host the second big event: OpenIO Summit 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: IFA 2018 – Berlin (Aug, 31 – Sep, 5) CloudSec 2018 – London (Sep, 4) Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2018 – London (Sep, 10-11) vNIC 2018 – Frankfurt (Sep, 18-19) IP EXPO Nordic – Stockholm (Sep, 19-20) Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2018 – London (Sep, 19) Secure Computing Forum – Dublin (Sep, 20) Open Networking Summit Europe 2018 – Amsterdam (Sep, 25-27) SDWAN Summit 2018 – Paris (Sep, 26-28) VMUG Virtual Event – Online (Sep, 27)

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: 4 minutes This is the year of the security threats originated by hardware level bugs. The year has begun with the Spectre and Metldown bug with several months of possible solutions, new BIOS, new patches… and new variants of those bugs (like Spectre V4 and V5). But we are far from the solution because other bugs came out. And more will come out… All the software used at the microprocessor level and all the optimizations will probably be a good vector for new attack patterns. As already written, we are still far from the solution.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seven years ago I’ve started writing this blog and vInfrastructure starts its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live), initially with a different domain name, but has rapidly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler). In those years, I’ve written wrote about all the vSphere 5.x editions (starting with the first 5.0 announce), all the vSphere 6.x editions… but not only on vSphere, by covering also other VMware (and non VMware) products.

Reading Time: 1 minute The Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book is on the shelves from the end of December 2017 and it’s going quite good, considering that it was my book. Now I can announce a new book project that it’s almost complete and in the final review stage: still based on vSphere 6.5, the book is focused on VCP6.5-DCV exam.

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