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Zerto: Beyond Disaster Recovery

Zerto, one of the companies I met during last Tech Filed Extra at VMworld and already well know for its Disaster Recovery solution, has recently announced Cloud Fabric. This is the evolution of its DR&BC solution for VMware environments to a new platform capable of supporting different hypervisors (VMware and Hyper-V) and public cloud providers (Amazon AWS first, others later). Two words on Zerto The success of Zerto with service providers (more than 150 installations) and enterprises (600+ customers) comes from various reasons but, from my point of view, the most important are ease of use, reliability and hardware...

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EMC XtremIO most interesting characteristic? Predictability.

Last week, thanks to Tech Field Day Extra, I attended a presentation from the EMC’s XtremIO team. Some of my concerns about this array are still there but there is no doubt that this product is maturing very quickly and enhancements are released almost on a monthly basis… and it’s clear that it has something to say. A rant about All Flash In these days, contrary to the general (and Gartner?) thinking, I’m developing the idea that considering All Flash Arrays a separate category is a totally non sense (you can also find an interesting post from Chris Evans...

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Server-side caching is really hot!

Almost a year ago I wrote a piece about server-side caching, wondering if it was a mere feature or something more. After this VMworld it is pretty clear that server-side caching is quickly maturing and is a really interesting area to look at, not just for what it does today but for what we have to expect tomorrow… especially from the virtualization perspective. The basics Server-side caching is a technique to speed up data access by adding a local cache to the server (usually RAM or Flash) that sits in between the data path. Depending on its implementation it...

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Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2014 Live! #EVMWU14

Ready, steady, go! Tomorrow it will be VMworld time, and I’m full of expectations, aren’t you? Not just only for the VMware stuff but also for all the events and presentations from partners and third parties. VMworld, in a few years, has become one of the most important events in the IT industry and, with the raise of virtualization in storage and Networking, it will be even more important in the future. From my point of view, one of the most interesting events of the week is Tech Field Day Extra. This is a special edition of Tech Field...

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Summer holidays, VMworld and Tech Field Day Extra!

Contrary to that my friend Howard is doing these days, I’m leaving for a couple of weeks (3 maybe). No blogs, no tweets, nothing (probably, I’ll only post a few selfies and hopefully a couple of pictures with fishes I’ll catch 😉 ). Sailing on my sailboat with the family is what I need to recharge batteries. However, I’m already looking forward for VMWorld, one of the most important industry events, and the event into the event: Tech Field Day Extra! VMworld As you might know, VMworld is always full of announcements, a lot of people and networking (even...

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