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Starting with VMware Horizon 7 it’s possible choose two different way to deliver space optimized desktop pools: using VMware Composer and linked clones technology (existing from several years) or use the new instant clones technology (introduced with vSphere 6.0). Similar to View Composer linked clones, instant clones share a virtual disk of a parent VM and therefore consume less storage than full VMs. In addition, instant clones share the memory of a parent VM. Instant clones are created using the vmFork technology. An instant-clone desktop pool has the following key characteristics:

VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 has been released on July 27, 2017 with several bug fix, some improvements, but also some interesting changing in maximum numbers (for vCenter in linked-mode) and an interesting news for the Foundation edition that now can manage up to 4 nodes (and not only 3 nodes like in the past). Seems a minor improvement, but demostrare how VMware takes care of its customers. In discussions with customers with smaller environments, VMware has received feedback that 3 host environments were too small in many cases, and just another hosts could be enough […]

After Cohesity DataPlatform 4.0 now it’s the turn of Orion release (5.0): the latest version of Cohesity’s groundbreaking secondary storage platform delivers radical efficiency by serving double duty as a backup solution and searchable archive for large amounts of structured and unstructured data. By combining historically siloed solutions on a single platform that works across cloud and on-premises infrastructure, Cohesity Orion enables companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs.

Red Hat has announced that it has acquired the assets and technology of Permabit Technology Corporation, a provider of software for data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning. With the addition of Permabit’s data deduplication and compression capabilities to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat will be able to better enable enterprise digital transformation through more efficient storage options.

Six months ago I wrote a post on some possible replacement for PernixData FVP because in August 2016 Nutanix acquire PernixData without give a clear message of the future of this product. Since acquisition, they’ve continued to maintain support for the “legacy” Architect and FVP products, as also they leave the possibility to extend the products base, leaving the acquisition of new licenses, but only to existing customents. I’ve go the promise that the product was update to support vSphere 6.5 (actually the maximum supported vSphere version is 6.0u3 (2148155)) and I’ve wrote some clarifications on […]

In the past months there was no new news from Atlantis Computing and last press release is from October 2016! Not good signs at all from a technology company. Also recentrly the Slack channel for ACEs has been closed without any notice and some people are starting left the company. All seems related to this acquisition: Hive-IO has bought certain assets of Atlantis Computing, a struggling supplier of VDI and hyperconverged infrastructure software, for undisclosed financial terms.

One year ago there were some rumors and doubts about the future of Workstation and Fusion product, due to the laying off some employees. from the related teams. But Workstation 12 has got some updates and also a 12.5 version. And now there is also a new VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2017 release! That’s a good message and sign for a product that it’s really useful on the client part and can be a good companion of the vSphere suite (on the server and host part).

Scale Computing is an alternative hyperconverged solution that cover the entire stack: from the hardware, to the hypervisor and storage, to the management part. Their HC3 platform is an hyperconverged solution that can be used for small- and medium-sized businesses but also in some enterprise departments with a simple (and different) approach to virtualization and storage. Their appliances was sized to a have good compromize between computing and storage resource, but also to permit a good scalability in the datacenter. For this reason thei were all 1U size, but for this reason limited in the maximum […]

Veeam Software has announced, during the last Nutanix .NEXT event, an expanded partnership with Nutanix  in which Veeam becomes the Premier Availability solution provider for Nutanix virtualized environments. What does it mean? First that Nutanix adds Veeam as a Strategic Technology Partner within the Nutanix Elevate Alliance Partner Program. But more important that Veeam will deliver support for Nutanix’s Hypervisor, AHV (maybe later this year, more realist in the next year).

After two months from the NAKIVO v7.0 release now it’s announced NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1 with the support of Hyper-V Failover Clusters. Before this version each Hyper-V host was just a “standalone” system (for the backup point of view) with limited VM migration capabilitiles.

Red Hat has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenvy, provider of cloud-native development tools that enable developers to more easily create modern container-based and cloud-native applications. By adding Codenvy to its existing portfolio of developer tools and application platforms, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat continues its efforts to provide solutions that enable developers to create applications for hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat plans to make Codenvy an integral part of OpenShift.io, Red Hat’s recently announced hosted development environment for building hybrid cloud services on […]

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