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High Availability for SAP HANA in Public Clouds

Red Hat
For organizations running production applications, it is essential to provide 99.999% uptime for their mission critical applications and deploy their applications in a highly available configuration so that services are accessible at all times. This translates to accounting for all services within the application stack including storage, networking, and each service required to keep the […]

How To Avoid Downtime While Using 100% Commodity Hardware

Today’s era has allowed businesses to tap into a global market, which has created a tremendous opportunity for growth and expansion. With growth comes storage scaling challenges. Data continues to grow exponentially, and storage prices keep rising. In addition, business continuity is must-have as data needs to be available around the clock, every second. Imagine […]

Red Hat Virtualization, Meltdown, and Spectre

Red Hat
In the last several weeks, many of you have likely heard about the new security threat that involves the ability to exploit common features of modern CPUs. These attacks, known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre” can impact both bare metal and virtual servers. Red Hat Virtualization has added the “IBRS Family” of CPUs to the supported […]

Nutanix: Enterprise Workflows for Today’s IT Department

The organizational role of the IT department has expanded far beyond a neatly contained cluster of traditional systems like e-mail and on-prem business applications based on relational databases. Modern IT departments are expected to implement and support technology solutions to sustain virtually every phase of enterprise activity. With core enterprise operations evolving to take advantage […]

Cryptojacking and Crypto Mining – Tesla, Kubernetes, and Jenkins Exploits

Tesla and Jenkins have become the latest victims of data infiltration and cryptojacking. In the Tesla case, the exploits started when a Tesla Kubernetes cluster was compromised because the administrative console was not password protected. Once an attacker gains admin privilege of the Kubernetes cluster, he or she can discover all the services that are […]

Dell EMC’s Powerful New AMD EPYC-based Servers Are First with Certified vSAN Ready Nodes

Good news for vSAN users: Dell EMC’s industry-leading, 14th generation PowerEdge servers, the bedrock of the modern data center, now include models with AMD EPYC processors available as vSAN Ready Nodes. This incredible pairing takes storage optimization and cost cutting to a whole new level—critical factors for companies eager to deploy emerging workloads: Software-defined storage […]

Cisco Container Platform – Kubernetes for the Enterprise

Developed by Google to shepherd their in-house container clusters, Kubernetes has been vying for the attention and adoption of cloud architects. For the past several years, Docker Swarm, Mesos and Kubernetes have engaged in the duel to bring orchestration nirvana to containerized applications. While there are other participants in the fray and while Mesos has […]

Docker for Windows Desktop 18.02 with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The headline feature in Docker for Windows Desktop 18.02 is the option for an automated Kubernetes cluster, enabling native support of your favorite Kubernetes tools with Linux containers on your Windows desktop. That’s a big deal. You can try it out by using the whale icon in the system tray to set Docker for Windows Desktop […]

Thick and Thin Provisioning for VMware Disks: What is the Difference?

In this article, we are going to consider the storage pre-allocation aspect of virtual disk settings in detail and find out what thick and thin provisioning are, how they differ, and which of these storage pre-allocation types is better for your infrastructure. Thick Provisioning Thick provisioning is a type of storage pre-allocation. With thick provisioning, […]

VMware Video: High Availability and Disaster Recovery with VMware vSAN and VMware Site Recovery Manager

In this session, we will learn how a vSAN stretched cluster and vSphere HA provide resiliency against entire site failures. We will also cover the ease of integrating vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager to provide reliable, automated disaster recovery. VMware vSphere, vSAN, and Site Recovery Manager offer a complete solution to help eliminate business […]

Unlocking the ROBO/Edge IT Landscape with the Launch of Nutanix 1-node Cluster

The 1-node Nutanix Enterprise Cloud offering was created with one thing in mind: you – our customers. You told us that a Nutanix offering specifically designed for smaller, remote deployments will radically simplify your ability to deliver virtualized applications at your remote sites. Your journey to a consolidated cloud strategy was missing consistency and common […]

Defining hyperconverged infrastructure Part 3: The importance of data locality

HP Enterprise
The introduction of hyperconverged infrastructure caused a major shift in the way IT operates. Reducing technology silos, capital expenditures, and time dedicated to the IT equipment refresh cycle are all common outcomes seen by HPE SimpliVity 380 customers. These customers also see improved data protection and operational efficiency in the IT environment. While the simplification […]

Opvizor Performance Analyzer VMware Performance Monitoring

Monitoring your vSphere environment at the cluster, host, or virtual machine level is key in understanding where performance bottlenecks may exist and why production workloads may not be performing adequately. In addition, monitoring certain vSphere metrics can also help to identify hotspots in the environment before potential performance bottlenecks present themselves. We have covered various […]

Major updates for Veeam Agent for Windows and Linux

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 brings some MAJOR enhancements to our flagship product, but this milestone also brings updates to both Veeam Agents. In my previous blog post, I introduced you to the #1 feature of Update 3: Centralized Management for the Veeam Agents. If this is the first time you’re hearing about our […]

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