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Reading Time: 2 minutes Nutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2019. NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. See “About VirtualBox” for an introduction. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Big Switch Networks is a company in the Software Defined Network (SDN) area with a clear declared mission: to bring hyperscale networking to a broader audience, by delivering fit-for-purpose products based on hyperscale networking technologies. They have two main products: Big Tap Monitoring Fabric (BigMon) and Big Cloud Fabric (BCF). The first one is an entry level solution for monitoring existing networks, the second one is an advanced bare-metal SDN switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Reading Time: 5 minutes VMware Horizon version 7.6 was released on September 2018, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.7 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Definitely VDI is not dead, and each year is an important year for VDI and EUC. And not only Horizon 7 version 7.7 has been released, but also VMware Horizon Client 4.10. Other products remain at the same version (VMware ThinApp 5.2.4, VMware Mirage 5.9.1, VMware App Volumes 2.15.0 and 3.0, VMware User Environment Manager 9.6.0). More information on […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Few months ago Runecast reach the v2.0 milestone of their Runecast Analyzer, a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting. Runecast Analyzer supports and proactively helps you protect the VMware SDDC stack and actually was supporting vSphere, vSAN and NSX monitoring.

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is a minor bug in Veeam environments: Veeam Backup and Replication self-signed certificate gets expired in 11 months after installation. The Veeam KB 2806 describe the details for this issue. The certificate is renewed, but Veeam Backup Service still has information about the old one in cache, thus shows the error message.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) is a new option for the installation of the hypervisor part, in a virtualization enviroment, or more important in a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) host! The dual SD option was already present in all PowerEdge, also in previous generations, and was a good choice to separate the hypervisor from the disks or simple use diskless based solutions. And was a good option for vSphere ESXi when servers were only used as a compute nodes.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hot-add trasport mode is a valuable solution for serveral environment, but is not necessary the fastest (see Slow speed in hot-add transport mode backup) or the best solution. But for some environments (for example VMware vSAN) it’s the recommended approach. But in VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 that can be some issues using hot-add on proxy with a huge number of virtual disks. Note that this issue is resolved in ESXi 6.5 P03 and ESXi 6.7 U1.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every 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: 3 minutes NAKIVO is continuing releasing new versions of its main product, and now, after NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.0  there is the new v8.1 release which introduces a breakthrough solution for data protection automation. This latest version of the software revolutionizes the way businesses manage their data protection routines by reducing manual work to a minimum. In addition, v8.1 provides for universal recovery of any application objects.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Red Hat has announced that it has acquired NooBaa, an early stage company developing software for managing data storage services across hybrid and multicloud environments. The addition of NooBaa’s data management technology augments Red Hat’s existing portfolio of hybrid cloud offerings and helps advance Red Hat’s position as a leading provider of open hybrid cloud technologies.

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you probably know, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is the builtin “backup solution” for vSphere and was first introduced with vSphere 5.1 (see VDP: the new VDR in vSphere 5.1). But VMware has decided its End of Availability (EOA) and VMware vSphere 6.5 was the last release to include vSphere Data Protection and future vSphere releases will no longer include this product. VMware want to focusing its investments on vSphere Storage APIs – Data Protection to further strengthen the vSphere backup partner ecosystem that provides better 3rd part native backup products. For sure it’s […]

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