Load Balancing VMware Cloud on AWS with KEMP

It is no surprise that VMware is the most used running hypervisor in the data center today. Also, I see customers are going cloud first in their plans going forward. Having a Hybrid solution where you manage your “Cloud” datacenter from your normal vCenter as this is your normal local infrastructure makes sense and very easy … Read more Load Balancing VMware Cloud on AWS with KEMP

VMworld 2018: vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and more announcements

It’s extremely hard to get innovative in the infrastructure space these days. Hypervisor updates, vCenter updates with hot new features . Who does really care? OK. get me the vCenter C Client back and I will be a happy man. I get more excited about blockchain tech nowadays than a new vSphere release. And I … Read more VMworld 2018: vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and more announcements

Nutanix is innovating at the speed of Cloud (#vRetreat)

I remember back in November 2012 at Virtualization Field Day 2 where Nutanix was presenting for the first time at a Field Day. Dheeraj Pandey, CEO and co-founder gave us a quick introduction to Nutanix. The company was only 2,5 years old back then and they has released their first Hyper Converged block in the … Read more Nutanix is innovating at the speed of Cloud (#vRetreat)

Zerto IT Resilience Platform (vRetreat event Amsterdam)

Zerto evolved from Hypervisor Based Replication in 2011, to Continues Journal Based Protection.in 2018. Zerto is rebranding to Zerto IT Resilience Platform this year. The Zerto IT Resilience Platform is expected to be included in Zerto 7.0 and will be GA Q1 ‘19. The product can be divided in 2 parts. Orchestration & Automation: Multi Cloud Workload … Read more Zerto IT Resilience Platform (vRetreat event Amsterdam)

Watch out with VSAN FTT=1 and Maintenance Windows… Lessons Learned the Hard Way

A couple of weeks back I had a less fantastic Friday evening… When performing a one hour maintenance window to update some filter drivers on some of our ESXi 5.5  hosts.. this evening turned out to be not so pleasant Friday the 13th… In our company, for some workloads we run VSAN. And I must … Read more Watch out with VSAN FTT=1 and Maintenance Windows… Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Atlantis announced USX 3.0 with VVOLs , SmartSnap and Replication

Atlantis Computing just announced version 3.0 of their USX platform and factory-integration of its Atlantis HyperScale appliances available on Cisco, HP, Lenovo and SuperMicro server platforms. Atlantis has worked hard to build more  data services into their platform like VVOLs, Snapshots and Replication. What’s New in USX 3.0? VVOL Support Atlantis is the first hyper-converged … Read more Atlantis announced USX 3.0 with VVOLs , SmartSnap and Replication

vSphere APIs for IO (VAIO) Filtering is finally here to stay

VMware committed and continued to work on the API’s for IO filtering for a long time now. This very interesting feature was originally announced last year at VMworld 2014 back together with VVOLs and was expected to be released together with vSphere 6 and really got my interest back then. Where Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) was … Read more vSphere APIs for IO (VAIO) Filtering is finally here to stay