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Reading Time: 3 minutesEvery year, the VeeamON Virtual online event brings together more than 2,500 industry experts to showcase the latest technology solutions for data hyper-availability. During this event, Veeam explores the challenges of data growth and inevitable data proliferation, the threats they pose to data availability and protection, and the steps to be taken to achieve Intelligent Data Management.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe new release VMware vSphere 6.7U1 has a lot of improvements, but one has not been emphasized too much: VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 finally supports Microsoft Active Directory 2016 schema and relative functional level! Lot of people forget that  vCenter Server, vCenter Single Sign-On and the VMware Platform Services Controller have their own interoperability matrix with Active Directory versions based on the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain functional level, not only with the Windows Server operating system on which Active Directory is running.

Reading Time: 2 minutesSeams that the new VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 will break all the Veeam Backup & Replication backup jobs! As reported in the Veeam KB 2443, VMware 6.7 Update 1 is actually NOT supported by Veeam B&R and will be supported only with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. More information are available on Veeam KB 2784 and this forum thread.

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter some months from the announce, finally VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is general available (GA) and you can now download all the bits. Of course this also mean a new version of the VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 1. But more important it means also a fully featured vSphere Client with the new version of the HTML5 client in vSphere 6.7 Update 1! There is a bunch of video available on YouTube with all the HTML5 client features. But before read more, note that actually Veeam Backup and Replication does not support vSphere 6.7 Update […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently a new VMware vExpert Sub-Program has been announced: the vExpert PRO program. But compared with the vExpert program and the other vExpert sub-programs, is slightly different. A vExpert Pro is a current vExpert who excels in their local region, adding value to the program and giving back to the community. This person has a strong relationship with the local IT community in general, and works as an advocate for the vExpert program, recruiting, mentoring and training people.

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs promised some months with the Windows Server 2019 preview build, the new Windows Server 2019 is now available in GA. This is a huge milestone after the Windows Server 2016 version released just 3 yeas ago! Lot of information about this new version are available on demand at the Ignite event page.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis was the year of the reborn of Violin Systems with a new name but still the all-flash storage area. Now Violin® Systems LLC has announced the latest addition to the Violin Extreme Performance Storage Platform family, the Violin XVS™ 8, which delivers consistent high performance with low latency and enterprise-class data services, enabling customers to accelerate business-critical workloads while significantly reducing IT infrastructure costs.

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter one year from the release of VMware Workstation 14 and VMware Fusion 10, VMware has just released VMware Workstation 15, VMware Player 15 (for Windows and Linux PCs) and VMware Fusion 11 (for MacOSX). A good celebration of VMware’s 20th anniversary, considering that the first product was VMware Workstation. And a good news, considering that two year ago there were some rumors and doubts about the future of Workstation and Fusion products, due to the laying off some employees from the related teams.

Reading Time: 4 minutesVMware NSX-T Data Center is the next generation product that provides a scalable network virtualization and micro-segmentation platform for multi-hypervisor environments, container deployments and native workloads. It has not yet features parity with NSX-v, but the gap is closing faster and there are also several new features and capabilities available ONLY on NSX-T. And the product is growing faster: on June was release the NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0 and now there is the new NSX-T Data Center 2.3.0 release (see the release notes).

Reading Time: 3 minutesVMware vSphere 5.5 is really close to its End of Support, that will mean no more updates and possible limited support from VMware. The End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of support and subscription services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5, or to a newer version.

Reading Time: 1 minuteVeeam and N2WS are giving away the ultimate AWS re:Invent experience 2018 to THREE lucky winners! AWS re:Invent is becoming a huge event with deeper technical content, more hands-on learning opportunities, keynote announcements and more. The AWS re:Invent 2018 will be at Las Vegas, from November 26 to 30. Don’t miss the largest cloud gathering in the industry!

Reading Time: 3 minutesDell EMC has probably a storage portfolio too rich and with some overlaps, due to the EMC acquisition, and I was quite sure that the Dell PowerVault MD storage series was destined for early obsolescence to be replaced by the Compellent series. But obviously, I was wrong. Dell EMC announced a new PowerVault line: Dell EMC PowerVault ME4. As the previous PowerVault MD series, also the new PowerVault ME4 (very strange name) is targeted for the specific SMB market.

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