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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.

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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.

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During the last Dell Technologies World 2019 event one of the interesting topics was the idea of (real) composable infrastructure. DellEMC already have the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX platform, but at this stage is more like a converged infrastructure 2.0, insteat that a true composable infrastructure.

In fact DellEMC define the MX7000 a kinetic infrastructure, but during the event there was an interesting prototype to demostrate that can become a composable infrastructure.

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The 2018 was the year of the CPU related threats, starting with the Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting several processors, but with most of issues related to Intel based CPU.

Unfortunately, this was only the beginning and many other bugs were discovered later. And we’re probably just at the tip of the iceberg.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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During the last Nutanix .NEXT conference one interesting announce was Nutanix Mine, a new open solution that integrates secondary storage operations with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, delivering a complete platform for primary and secondary storage within the private cloud. 

Mine will streamline overall deployment, and simplify the full lifecycle of data backup operations, including on-going management, scaling and troubleshooting – all while preserving the customer’s freedom to choose the right back-up service for their particular infrastructure environment.

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NAKIVO is continuing releasing new versions of its main product and on the end of 2018 they released the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.0  and the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 releases.

Now NAKIVO announced the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 that is the 25th software release of this backup and data protection product.

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