Nutanix has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mainframe2, Inc. (“Frame”), a leader in cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery.

The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

Frame is a true pay-as-you-go EUC cloud platform — you are charged for infrastructure that you actually used. Compare this to a traditional fixed-cost VDI model, where resources are provisioned for peak capacity even though you don’t need them 99% of the time.

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StarWind presents new product lines for its major product: StarWind Virtual SAN.

StarWind VSAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. It maintains high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources. StarWind Virtual SAN delivers performance and reliability using commercial off-the-shelf hardware, removing the need for costly proprietary components.

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NAKIVO is a US corporation dedicated to developing a data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Founded in 2012, in few years they build an interesting product with several powerful features.

After the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.4 in April, now there is a new release v7.5 with support for VMware vSphere 6.7 and other improvements and new features:

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Scality it’s well know by its product Scality RING, used for large scale data storage designed usually for private cloud, with and impressive uptime (see Scality guarantees 100 percent uptime for private cloud storage environments).

But Scality has also other interesing products, for example Zenko, a free open source multi-cloud controller allows you to stay in control of your data across any cloud.

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This year the Nutanix .NEXT Europe event will at London, the ExCel area, during November 27-29. The .NEXT event is the premier conference for cloud builders from all around the world.

And it’s usually a great opportunity to learn more and meet people.

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Some months ago, Rubrik has announced the launch of Polaris, a SaaS platform for Data Management Applications. Rubrik Polaris delivers a unified system of record across all business applications and data for seamless security, compliance, and governance.

Now Rubrik has announced the general availability of Radar, the latest application built on the Polaris SaaS platform. Radar increases resiliency against ransomware by making it faster and easier to recover from an attack. It accelerates recovery by providing deep intelligence on the impact of an attack.

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Veeam Software has finally announced the availability of the new Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV, a “Backup & Replication” version for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV).

In this way Veeam extend the supported (on-prem) hypervisors to the three majors: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. Considering that also Nutanix it’s multi-hypervisors, the combination of Veeam and Nutanix can give the best.

Still there isn’t a native solution for other KVM based hypervisors, but those workloads can be protected with the Veeam Agents.

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Finally, after a long beta period, there is the new version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with support both for SharePoint and OneDrive (Business).

Veeam has introduced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in November 2016, and it became a great success because it’s simple, light, fast to deploy and the restore process remain quite the same of Veeam Backup & Replication with the powerful granular restore.

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Seven years ago I’ve started writing this blog and vInfrastructure starts its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live), initially with a different domain name, but has rapidly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler).

In those years, I’ve written wrote about all the vSphere 5.x editions (starting with the first 5.0 announce), all the vSphere 6.x editions… but not only on vSphere, by covering also other VMware (and non VMware) products.

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Like usually, Veeam has launched a contest with the great opportunity to win a FREE ticket to VMworld 2018.

The promotion period will be from July 09th, 2018 and will end on October 12th, 2018.

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The Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book is on the shelves from the end of December 2017 and it’s going quite good, considering that it was my book.

Now I can announce a new book project that it’s almost complete and in the final review stage: still based on vSphere 6.5, the book is focused on VCP6.5-DCV exam.

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VMware vSphere 6.7 is in GA since April 2018 (see this post) and the know issues are quite limited. Most of the other VMware and 3rd party products have reach the compatibility this this new release.

For example, recently, also Veeam Backup & Replication support for vSphere 6.7 with the new 9.5 update 3a patch.

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