Tag: virtualization @en

VeeamON is around the corner… are you ready for it?

At the beginning of October I’ll be attending the first VeeamON in Las Vegas. I usually don’t accept invites from single product companies (which means a long journey to the US for me) but for Veeam it is slightly different. (BTW, they are not a single product company, even if it’s indisputable that they are mostly known for their backup suite) Why I’m attending I admire Veeam for being capable of innovating in a field that is all but sexy! In fact, in case you aren’t already informed, Veeam leads the market of backup solutions for virtualized infrastructures with...

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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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VMworld 2014, first impression

VMworld (day 1) in a single word? good! I’m here in the Hang Space at VMWorld trying to rest a little after the first day of sessions and meetings. Following is a wrap up and commentary of what I saw today. EVO EVO is the VMware’s hyper-converged play. In practice, it’s not a product but a reference architecture. Pre-certificed pieces of a Software-defined Data Center that you can buy from selected hardware partners. The EVO:RAIL (the single server appliance + VMware software) is already available while the EVO:RACK (a fully configured rack of equipment) is still in the works....

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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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Dell/Nutanix OEM deal is all about being relevant (but there is more)

You’re probably already aware that Dell and Nutanix have signed an OEM agreement, and from now on Dell will be able to build hyper-converged solutions leveraging Nutanix’s software. This comes with consequences and implications, especially because I have a hunch this is the first of a series of moves we’ll be seeing in the coming months. The deal Long story short, Nutanix produces a really efficient VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) with dedupe, snaps, remote replica, and many other features. It can be used in conjunction with ESXi, HyperV or KVM. The product is packaged with servers and sold as...

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