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Reading Time: 3 minutes This was another exam where I’ve lose the opportunity to try during the beta due to the lack of available time. But during the last VMworld EU I’ve plan to take it, considering that I require few time (for the exam) e was also with a good discount! The blueprint version 2.21 is still based on vCloud 1.5 (funny considering that the VCP5-Cloud exam is based on vCloud 5.1), so just remember to be prepared on the previous product (there is also a free self-paced course on vCloud Director 1.5)! When I took the exam […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Veeam has recently announced a new product cloud oriented: Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition. It includes several features, like: Supports 15 cloud vendors, including Amazon and Azure No cloud API’s to learn No re-design of local backup processes Encryption on the fly or at rest (configurable encryption up to AES 256-bit) Control bandwidth in real time and schedule limits to ensure bandwidth during working hours

Reading Time: 7 minutes The challenge! SMB segment could be a (big) challenge due to the following reasons: Requirements: in most cases are the same of the enterprise segment. For example the required availability and SLA are really close and may imply similar solutions to achieve it. Constraints: are really different and in most cases very strictly. For example budget, but also the IT staff and skills. Evolution: and SMB may have big trend in evolution (or involution). Note that also in SMB, disaster recovery, business continuity, availability and security aspects have still to be considered. This kind of […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cloud computing is a way to use (and also deliver) computing resources (for a formal definition see The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing). For this reason there are different types of cloud based on which type of “computing” resources are provided. Mainly there are three big silos: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): usually it provides VMs a virtual datacenters resources (like storage and networking), and also the infrastucture need to manage them. An example of this kind of cloud is Amazon EC2. Platform as a service (PaaS): in this case a developer platform is provided […]

Reading Time: 1 minute VMware is working a new certification specific for the “cloud”: VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS). Some individuals are about to be invited to paticipate in the beta phase. The rumor goes that the public exam should be live late July. The exam will probably measure the skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a vCloud environment. Sign up here to know as soon as it’s publicly available. See also: VMware Launched Cloud Certification – VCP5-IaaS Grapevine is Right – VCP5-IaaS Certification is Coming Soon More information on the VCP-IaaS page.

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