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PunchingClouds by Rawlinson Rivera

PunchingClouds by Rawlinson Rivera
This is a personal blog focused on capturing and sharing the breakthroughs and solutions within the virtualization industry, in particular the advancements that are being made in the field of Cloud Computing. I’ll blog about topics such as security issues, implementations, and new technologies using videos and how-to demos.

Cohesity’s Space Efficient Target and Source-Side Dedupe Integration for Oracle RMAN

As of lately, I’ve been interfacing with a lot of enterprise customers who are looking for practical ways to overcome the challenges they are currently facing with data protection and recovery strategies of their large and growing Oracle database infrastructures.Oracle application owners and database admins face tough challenges when it comes to protecting a large […]

Streamline Enterprise Oracle Databases Protection and Recovery with Cohesity and Oracle RMAN

In today’s era of digital transformation and the uprising of IoT, enterprise organizations are faced with some significant challenges around the management of business-critical data concerning data protection, access, data retention, data recovery, and mobility. In reality, enterprise organizations can’t expect traditional data management solutions to have the capabilities to accommodate the data growth and […]

Recovering VMware Infrastructure Management Stacks Like a Champ! Under 20 Minutes with Cohesity

When was the last time your organization was able to safely and successfully test and validate the recoverability of all the management components of an enterprise size VMware infrastructure under 20 minutes? Maybe never? If so why? The reality is that this is a difficult task to achieve especially when having to adhere to strict […]

Multi-Site Enterprise Protection and Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation

One of the many valuable capabilities Cohesity’s converged DataPlatform offers to enterprise organizations is native replication capabilities from a secondary storage platform perspective. Organizations using Cohesity have access to one of the many enterprise and cloud storage features that are included with Cohesity’s DataPlatform. Any data or virtual machine that is stored and protected in […]

Cohesity’s Strict Consistency Implementation and What It Means to VMware vSphere and VMware Cloud Foundation for Data Resiliency and High Availability

This year at VMworld during my “Enterprise Protection and Reliability for VMware Cloud Foundation with Cohesity” presentation in both Las Vegas and Barcelona, I discussed the topic of consistency models and the different implementation options applied in distributed computing and storage systems. One of the reasons I included this topic as part of my presentation was […]

Enterprise Hyperconverged Juggernauts: Cohesity and VMware Deliver the Ultimate Reliable Recoverability Solution for SDDC

The evolution of the enterprise data center is happening now, and it’s being led by the principals and advancements of hyperconverged solutions. In the era of public and private cloud based architectures, organizations are looking to implement the operational efficiencies, availability, and recoverability capabilities of public clouds into their private cloud infrastructures. Unfortunately, for years […]

Hyperconverged Secondary Storage VMworld 2017 Sessions

Oh yeah ladies and gentleman, It’s time to get down!!! and #GetYourNerdOn in Las Vegas. VMworld 2017 is right around the corner. There are so many things to be excited about from all aspects of the industry. It will be great to see and catch up with friends and share ideas and learn from everyone […]

Cohesity DataProtect 5.0 Multi-Hypervisor Support: Microsoft Hyper-V

This is an exciting week for everyone at Cohesity, we have officially announced our Orion 5.0 release which is filled with new features, capabilities as well as expanded support for new hardware, applications and virtualization platforms including Microsoft’s Hyper-V. It is gratifying to know that our sophisticated and modern architecture and the capabilities of our […]

Cohesity SpanFS: The Difference Maker in The Enterprise and Secondary Storage Architectures

With the Orion 5.0 release, Cohesity announced the introduction of SpanFS, a new file system uniquely designed to consolidate and manage all secondary storage at scale. SpanFS and its architecture are the core of the Cohesity DataPlatform that enables enterprises to unify the control of their secondary data with web-scale capabilities. The emphasis on enterprise […]

The Next Level of Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Today we are announcing the release of Cohesity Orion 5.0, the latest version of our Hyperconverged secondary storage platform. This new release is packed with new features, improvements, and capabilities to all layers of the platform. Orion empowers enterprise organizations with a modern data platform with features to enable them to break away from the inefficient […]

Overcoming Ransomware Cyberattacks with Cohesity – Video

This demonstration showcases how Cohesity can help organizations protect against ransomware cyberattacks. Notice the efficiency and effectiveness of the Cohesity DataPlatform against ransomware by and its ability to quickly restore the state of the virtual machine and files to a specific point in time prior to the ransomware cyberattack infection. This video is via Rawlinson […]

Cohesity and VMware NSX: Slayers of Ransomware – WannaCry

Last week the world witnessed the impact of a malicious cyberattack which affected several organizations and institutions across the globe. Hospitals, airports, courier delivery service, telecommunications, government agencies, and others all fell victims to what is being described as one of the worst and most extensively spread ransomware attacks in history as reported by CNN […]

Hytrust KeyControl for VMware vSphere and vSAN Video

This demonstration showcases the deployment and configuration of HyTrust KeyControl encryption key management services for VMware vSphere. The demo includes the configuration for vSphere VM Encryption and vSAN Encryption. This video is via Rawlinson Rivera at Punching Clouds.

HyTrust KeyControl (KMS) for vSphere and vSAN

While working on a new Cohesity project idea which required the test of encryption capabilities from a primary storage solution, I was faced with the challenge of needing to have access to a key management service (KMS) solution. KMS solutions aren’t always found just laying around the data center, and I needed something fast and […]

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