VeeamON – The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event


VeeamON 2014 is the world’s first and only event to focus entirely on Availability for the Modern Data Center. An intensive 3-day conference, will include a wide variety of breakout sessions across multiple tracks. Veeam Availability Suite v8 will hopefully be released and will be full of new As an IT professional, you’ll learn new techniques, get deep-dives into products, connect with like-minded peers and get next-level advice and detailed strategies to achieve non-stop service and … [Read more...]

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 – Patch 4 released


Patch 4 for Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7 is now available and contains a host of resolved issues as well as new features and enhancements, including: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) support: Added full VSAN support and enhanced the intelligent load-balancing engine to account for VSAN specifics, minimizing backup traffic on a VSAN cluster network, and thus reducing impact from backup activities on the production environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support: Added support for SQL Server … [Read more...]

vSphere Beta Program, Sign up to see what’s coming


Today VMware announced the vSphere “”next version” Beta Program.  For the first time, and unlike previous beta cycles for vSphere, this vSphere Beta is open to everyone to sign up. Reminds me of the VSAN beta they opened up for everyone to enter. For the first time, and unlike previous beta cycles for vSphere, this vSphere Beta is open to everyone to sign up and allows participants to help define the direction of the world’s most widely adopted, trusted, and robust virtualization … [Read more...]

PernixData announced NFS support and adds RAM to FVP


Satyam Vaghani, CTO of PernixData just announced a whole bunch of new features in their FVP product at Storage Field Day 5. With the FVP software, companies can accelerate any virtualized application using server RAM and/or flash, making it ideal for deployment in any server environment.  In addition, FVP can be deployed in conjunction with file, block or direct attached storage, ensuring seamless integration with all existing (and future) SAN, NAS and DAS devices.  With these new enhancements, … [Read more...]

NexentaStor 4.0 Community Edition Now Available!


This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to NexentaStor. Having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and … [Read more...]

The VMware Community is just Awesome! #vExpert


Last night The complete list of 2014 vExpert’s were announced! This year 754 people were named vExpert. Here is the full list of vExperts 2014. I’ve been honored again to be named a vExpert again this year. I’m very happy to be part great list of impressive names. For those unknown with the term: “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a … [Read more...]

CloudPhysics – Datacenter Analytics Done Right


The first presenter at Virtualization Field Day 3 is CloudPhysics. We visited their beautiful office in Mountain View, California to get fully updated on their latest technology. Presenters: Irfan Ahmad, CTO, John Blumenthal, CEO of CloudPhysics and Krishna Raj Raja, Product Management (Mister @esxtopGuru!) CloudPhysics has an unique approach, they have a small Collector vApp that you need to install in your environment and it collects the inventory and performance data from your VMware … [Read more...]

VSAN Pricing


This is definitely going to radically change the way we are going to be using shared storage. VSAN is priced at $2,495 per CPU. with Data Protection Advanced $2,875 per CPU. VSAN for Desktop is priced at $50 per Concurrent or named user. VSAN pricing compared to external storage VSAN is priced much lower per desktop compared to traditional storage. Here’s a small overview of what investment must be made to get the shared storage for Virtual Desktops. With VSAN there is only a 3 node … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Update 1 released to include VMware VSAN


VMware VSAN has been long awaited storage feature which is “baked” into the hypervisor and which enables to use locally attached disks and SSD drives, to create a storage pool across the whole cluster. Without the need for an external SAN or NAS. Full release notes can be found here What's New VMware today has released their latest update to vSphere 5.5 Update 1. This update includes updates for most of the VMware products to include VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). vCloud Hybrid Service … [Read more...]

#VFD3 Virtualization Field Day 3 – Live Stream


Today is the day that Virtualization Field Day 3 is about to start. Watch the live stream below and please ask questions you want me to ask to the presenters via twitter (@mbroeken). If the live stream is offline, please wait till the stream will go live again when we are ready. Live Stream Agenda, times are (PST) UTC-8 Wednesday, Mar 5 – 9:30 – 11:30  CloudPhysics Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3 Wednesday, Mar 5 – 13:00 – 15:00 Atlantis Computing Presents at Virtualization Field … [Read more...]