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 …

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Nutanix Community Edition! be warned: You are going to buy new lab gear!

As one of 20 NTC’s worldwide, I was selected to join the closed Nutanix CE alpha group to test the heck out of this new cool software: The “Nutanix Community Edition”. Nutanix CE is a 100% software solution enabling technology enthusiasts to easily evaluate the latest hyper convergence technology at zero cost. Nutanix Community Edition …

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Cool tool: Unitrends Free Edition. Backup Up to 1TB Free!

I’m currently testing the new (currently in beta) Unitrends FREE Edition in my home lab to see if this new cool free backup appliance is anything that you should try? Yes, you should. read more about it below: About Unitrends Free Edition Unitrends Free Edition deploys on a server running ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, Hyper-V …

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TintriOS 3.2 update introduces per VM level QOS

Yesterday I had a great chat with Tintri Sr. Director of Products Chuck Dubuque about their newest TintriOS update. My first post about Tintri is exactly from 2 years back. Tintri was the first to have VM-aware storage where VMware is currently doing a similar thing with VVols and other vendors are following their footsteps. …

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Scale Computing Adds Disaster Recovery for SMB

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend a great meeting with Scale Computing at Virtualization Field Day 4 in Austin, Texas. I had met Jason Collier (@bocanuts) before at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2012. Jason has managed to build Scale Computing HC3 System into a real mature product in …

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VMTurbo giving away uber-cool Home Lab!

For their new 5.1 release, VMTurbo is giving away a home lab to 3 lucky winners who sign up for our 5.1 release webinar! Pretty cool right?! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT 1:30 P.M. EST VMTurbo Director of Product Management, Eva Tuczai & CTO,Charles Crouchman, give a sneak peek of 5.1, including brand new Demand-Driven Application …

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VMware & StorMagic deliver a 2-node HA Storage Solution with vSphere ROBO edition next to VSAN

StorMagic (a UK company) has a very interesting and cost effective product called SvSAN which is a iSCSI Virtual SAN specifically designed for Remote Branch Offices which require a local HA storage infrastructure and central management. Today Stormagic announces a new collaboration with VMware to deliver a 2-node HA Storage Solution for the existing VMware …

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Project VRC “State of the VDI and SBC union 2015” < Help Needed

The independent R&D project ‘Virtual Reality Check’ (Project VRC) was started in early 2009 and was entirely focuses on research in the virtual desktop and application virtualization market. Several white papers with Login VSI test results were published about the performance and best practices of different hypervisors, Microsoft Office versions, application virtualization solutions, Windows Operating …

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