HP Discover Barcelona 2014

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HP Discover Barcelona 2014, the worldwide event organized by HP every year. Where the European part is hosted in Barcelona. For the first time I’ve been invited to join a great crew of storage bloggers at HP Discover Barcelona. Thanks Calvin (HPStorageGuy). I have been working with HP for many many years. But mainly on the server side. My main focus for this event are definitely all new things on HP and 3PAR storage and VVOLs, the HP 200-HC (Hyper-Converged) servers that are going to be used … [Read more...]

X-IO: Zero Maintenance, Low Latency VDI Storage

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At VMworld Barcelona, I was invited by Stephen Foskett to join the #TFDx event (short for Tech Field Day Extra). I’m writing about X-IO because their presentation actually triggered me. They handle a lot of things very differently. And as you can read below, I like how they do that. First, some info about X-IO X-IO Technologies, was previously founded as the Seagate Advanced Storage Group in 2002. Which was later acquired by Xiotech in 2007, and today operates independently as X-IO … [Read more...]

#vRockstar 2014, Thank you note, with pictures

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I would like to thank everybody who joined us at the #vRockstar event this year. Last night was amazing!. For the third time in a row we managed to get the Hard Rock. This time exclusive and the main floor. With 350 people, 2 great DJ girls, a Hard Rock Guitar as a giveaway and many many drinks later. vRockstar 2014 was a big success. BIG Thanks to this year Sponsors! PICS Volledig album bekijken … [Read more...]

Cool, a New Free Tool – Veeam Endpoint Backup

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Before today Veeam didn’t provide any endpoint backup. Endpoint mostly deals with physical laptops / desktops or servers. As from today Veeam Launched a new free tool called Veeam Endpoint Backup! Veeam has secretly been working on this internal project named Project Ratmir, named after the Veeam CEO who always lost his laptop :) This is why this is really a big deal. This was the only feature that was not in Veeam’s portfolio YET, and it should scare a lot of competitors. Lot’s of times Veeam … [Read more...]

#VeeamON 2014, It’s All About the Partners

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For a first ever event that Veeam has organized for themselves with a great lineup of platinum and other sponsors. I must say that Veeam managed to get things right.  The partner keynote on Monday was packed. Great fun keynote! but almost identical to the one today. Ratmir Timashev Veeam’s CEO Ratmir Timashev was visibly nervous during the whole keynote but he seems to like to be on stage and make some jokes :). Veeam choose to do a late-night-talk-show like interview which was a very … [Read more...]

Looking forward to #VeeamON

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Next week I will join VeeamON in the ultra-modern Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The VeeamON event is a completely new event focused on the Availability for the Modern Data Center. It's great to see that Veeam has managed to organise a full 3 days event with 30+ interactive breakout sessions, live demos and Technical deep dives. And not to forget a classic Veeam Party In the Cosmo on Tuesday night! (I will post pics ;-)). In the next few days I will try to give you a good overview of the … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014: Infinio v2.0 Announced with FC + iSCSI Support

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Infinio Accelerator was created to help virtualization administrators scale storage performance to support growing virtualized enterprise applications and desktops, without the traditionally associated expensive upgrades to storage hardware. A software-only solution, Infinio requires no new hardware and is operationally transparent. New features include: SAN and Unified Storage support: In addition to support for the NFS storage protocol, v2.0 will also include full support for Fibre … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014: Introducing VMware EVO RAIL

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Today at VMworld US 2014, VMware introduced a new tool to make the Software Defined Datacenter happen. Introducing VMware EVO: RAIL Simplify How You Buy, Deploy and Operate Your SDDC       EVO = Software with vSphere, Virtual SAN technology is the key enabler Simple, streamlined deployment and ongoing SDDC lifecycle management One support call, 100% powered by VMware. Full EVO:RAIL set is delivered by qualified hardware vendor. VMware is NOT … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014: Introducing vRealize Suite and vRealize Operations Insight

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Early this year (Q1) VMware launched vSphere 5.5 U1 (introducing VSAN), and Log Insight 2.0. Great releases so far with VSAN . vSphere Next is still in beta and I would not expect the new version to go GA until Q1 2015. BUT, There is a lot of rebranding going on: Last week VMware rebranded their vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) to VMware vCloud Air. Here is a good overview of the rebranding: The vCloud Suite will stay in place for the Private "On Premises" Cloud and will not be … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014: VMware VIO – Production Openstack in OVA

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Today at VMworld San Francisco, VMware announced the Private beta of a new product named VIO VIO (VMware Integrated OpenStack) VIO empowers VMware Administrators to successfully deliver & operate Production Grade OpenStack. VIO = Openstack + vCloud Suite Production Grade OpenStack delivered as a vApp (OVA) Delivers standard open source OpenStack code, with tools to install and Operate OpenStack. UI based OVA install from vCenter Web Client All OpenStack & other required … [Read more...]