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Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve already write about the Powering the cloud event, helded at Frankfurt Am Main on Oct, 30-31 2012. The big news of this year is that I’m a speaker with a session. As you can see in the event agenda, my session “2B5: How to increase the availability of business critical applications using virtualization” will be on Wednesday 31st October 2012 at 14:00! Details: In this session we will discuss how is possible increase the availability of business critical applications running in a virtual environment. First we will introduce the different level of availability and […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Some hours ago I have received an e-mail from VMware Technical Certification Team to my VCDX5-DV certification (DV is the datacenter virtualization path) in my official transcript:: Your online transcripts will reflect your VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Datacenter Virtualization status as soon as you: –  Confirm your shipping address –  Consent to transcript release –  Accept the VMware Certification Agreement Note that finally the VCDX5-DV path has been published (and also the upgrade path has been confirmed). Seems that VMworld Barcelona will be the last opportunity to defend a VCDX version 4, from […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Just two weeks until VMworld EU at Barcelona! Here some informations. Location Note that it isn’t the (old) “Fira de Barcelona” (close to Montjuic and Plaza de España), but is the new Fira center, called “Fira Gran Via” and quite far from the “old” one (this is probably the right point on GoogleMaps). It is still called “Fira Barcelona” just because is another venue (see the official site). VMworld EU will be at North Entrance Hall 8! Use GoogleMaps to find how to move from your hotel (both bus and train are available options). From […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Backup Academy, the free educational community resource for VM backup professionals, has now one year of history. In this year has delivered several courses and whitepapers (one also from me). And several people (more than 700 professionist) have obtained a certification vendor independent on backup aspects. So what will be the future of this community? Seems that the anniversary will like a matter of refreshing news about Backup Academy! Some interesting information about its possible future are on the celebration post: Backup Academy is meant to give you the extra resources you need to get […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the previous posts I’ve described the different types of virtualization and the different types of cloud computing. Due to the fact that usually IaaS provide VMs you can think that there is a direct correlation between virtualization (in this case system virtualization) and cloud. But this correlation could exists or also not! Virtualization is stricly related to the technologies and the infrastructure aspect. Cloud more on high-level aspects, like type of services, services level, …

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cloud computing is a way to use (and also deliver) computing resources (for a formal definition see The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing). For this reason there are different types of cloud based on which type of “computing” resources are provided. Mainly there are three big silos: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): usually it provides VMs a virtual datacenters resources (like storage and networking), and also the infrastucture need to manage them. An example of this kind of cloud is Amazon EC2. Platform as a service (PaaS): in this case a developer platform is provided […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the term virtualization usually we are talking about System Virtualization, where a physical system is “partitioned” to permit multiple environments (using virtual machines). But virtualization is more generic and include different types:

Reading Time: 1 minute As written some months ago, after the London edition, this year there will be another European Dell Storage Forum at Paris from 14 to 16 November. Again there will be a partner only track, from 13 to 14, and other days will be for customers and partners. The entire agenda is now available, for both tracks. With more than 60 sales and technical sessions, 5 product roadmaps, 3 plenary sessions, 16 hours of hands-on labs and three complimentary training courses, you’re sure to get insights for growing your storage profits with Dell. And it’s a […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US edition is already finished, and there is less than a month to the European edition of VMworld 2012, this year (for the first time) at Barcelona (October 9-11). The reasons to attend at this event could be similar to the reasons to attend at the VMworld US, plus of course the opportunity to visit Barcelona that this an awesome city! In the European edition that is shorted (three days instead of four), there is also an addition day (on Monday) dedicated only for the VMware Partner, and this could be another reason (if […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Here some useful resources: My Flickr album My post about VMworld VMware NOW Keynote at VMworld 2012 VMworld 2012 “What Happened” Tech Talk post Thoughts from VMworld 2012 (San Francisco) – DZone News Some VMworld 2012 sessions (full length) available for free on YouTube VMware HOL Online – Public Beta Registration is now Open!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now that the VMworld US 2012 is over, I can can summarize what I’ve liked and what not in this big event. The best moments and aspects where: Networking with other people is (IMHO) the main reason to attend at this kind of event. Was a pleasure and an honor know new people and see again old friends. VMware Office of the CTO event: great event with a lot of great people. HoL Backstage: amazing and really interesting know how are made the HoL and also find how products are fit together (nice see that […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the first day of the VMworld US, VMware has updated (and changed) its certifications page by adding more certifications (some available soon) and by defining two new certification paths. For the new certifications there isn’t too much to say, some where expected from several months (like the VCAP-DT), other are quite new and related with the new certifications paths (see Certification Roadmap) that will be basically four: Datacenter Virtualization (DV) that already exist and it’s completed Cloud End Using Computing (previous know at DT path) Cloud Application Platform Except the last path that is […]

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