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Reading Time: 3 minutes The GA version of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4b is available. This update includes fixes to about 100 bugs most commonly seen in support – with the top 3 areas being Veeam Agent for Linux, agent management and tape.

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware Horizon version 7.8 was released on March 2019, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon 7: version 7.9, and of course the new other components, like ew Horizon Client 5.1. VMware Horizon 7.9 provides the several new features and enhancements in different infrastructural components as well described in the product release notes.

Reading Time: 2 minutes StarWind Virtual SAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. Its solution use a hyperconverged approach to maintains high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources (it’s build around a two nodes architecture).

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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. Now the HC3 family is growing with the announce of the HE500 series of appliances.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Excelero and ThinkParQ announced that their joint go-to-market relationship is bearing fruit and the firms have successfully integrated Excelero’s NVMesh software-defined block storage solution for shared NVMe at local latency along with ThinkParQ’s leading parallel cluster file system BeeGFS. Excelero NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO.

Reading Time: 5 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: 4 minutes The VeeamON 2019 at Miami Beach it’s in the books, but what’s happened during the event and which are the more exciting news? The first big news is consolidatin Veeam’s position from the last VeeamON 2018, no more just a leader for the SMB market, but now it’s a clear leader of the Enterprise market.

Reading Time: 5 minutes ZertoCON is the Zerto conference focues on IT resilience for the modern leaders driving digital transformation. The 2019 edition has just finished with some interesting news.

Reading Time: 3 minutes SwiftStack is a software solution to help people easily create large scale object storage infrastructure in their own data center. They can run their own globally-distributed storage cloud running behind the corporate firewall and keeping the data secure and locally. Now the new SwiftStack Software Appliance has a 1click Application Profile for Veeam to further simplify setup and management of cloud or on-premises object storage for Cloud Tier, a new feature in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware is acquiring Bitnami to accelerate application delivery for multi-cloud and Kubernetes and expand Bitnami adoption in the enterprise. Bitnami, a leader in application packaging solutions providing the largest catalog of click-to-deploy applications and development stacks for major cloud and Kubernetes environments.

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the advantages of the VCSA compared to the Windows’s based vCenter Server is the simplicity of the update procedure that can be easility managed with the VMwareAppliance Management Interface (VAMI). The VAMI is another web based UI accessible thought the https://vcenter:5480 URL address. Note that you must use the local root user credential in order to login.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 is in GA with sereval interesting improvements and new features. First VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 adds compatibility with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2. But also, finally, there is a new virtual appliance deployment option, in order to implement this service and simplify the management and increas the security using (as happen on most VMware’s virtual appliance) the VMware Photon OS.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Nutanix .NEXT US event at Anaheim has just finished, but the event was a success with more than 6000 people and with also some important announcements. This event become bigger and bigger each year, considering that the first Nutanix .NEXT event was in the late 2015 and there were several changes in the company, in the products and in the event content.

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