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Is That IaaS or Just Really Good Virtualization?

Dell
I was recently pulled into a Twitter conversation that spawned off a blog post Paul Galjan made concerning Microsoft Azure Stack IaaS and its use cases in which he correctly pointed out that Azure Stack is not just a VM dispenser.  The question was posed as to what exactly constitutes IaaS vs. virtualization (VM dispenser) […]

Cisco: Talking About OpenShift, Open Source, and Navigating Cultural Transformation on Cloud Unfiltered

Cisco
This week’s episode of the Cloud Unfiltered podcast features Dianne Mueller-Klingspor, Mike Duarte, and Michael White. All three of them work on the OpenShift project, and here’s the great thing about listening to them talk: You can tell that they love what they do and they truly enjoy working with one another. Diane is from Red […]

Citrix: Don’t Leave XenServer in the Box – Get Trained Today!

Citrix Systems
Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop licensing includes XenServer Enterprise edition, which is provided as an entitlement at no cost. But the #1 hypervisor for XenApp and XenDesktop can’t benefit your environment unless you implement it. That’s where the newest Citrix Education course comes in. CXS-301: Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR Administration is available starting August 28. This five-day course: […]

Datrium 3.0 – Surviving all Host SSD failures!

I recently wrote about the new Datrium 3.0 release with blogs here and here, including the support for Red Hat Virtualization and mind-boggling performance numbers. However, during my writing, I forgot to include a new and critical feature that adds enhanced resiliency to the platform and protect the applications even is the last local flash device fails. […]

Red Hat: Speed is Good. Speed is right. Speed works

Red Hat
We’re proud to announce that one of our partners, HPE, posted results to the SPECvirt_sc2013 benchmark that affirms the leadership position for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) and the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server. RHEL with KVM has held several performance records for 2, 4, and 8 socket results over the last few years and as […]

Citrix SCOM Management Packs – Ready, Steady, GO!

Citrix Systems
SCOM Management Packs have been a part of the Citrix product family since the acquisition of Comtrade Management Packs back in January 2016. Since then, SCOM Management Packs have been released along with the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Current Releases (CR) each quarter. What does it mean for Citrix SCOM Management Packs to be released with XenApp […]

Datrium 3.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 2

Last month Datrium announced the first part of the DVX 3.0 payload and I blogged here; and today we are announcing the second part. In the first announcement, Datrium took us where no HCI vendor has been before, offering not only a multi-hypervisor platform (VMware vSphere, RedHat Virtualization and Open-source KVM on CentOS hosts), but […]

VMware vSAN 6.6.1 Upgrade Guide

VMware
With the release of vSAN 6.6.1 or vSphere 6.5 U1 we have put together a new upgrade document to assist you with upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1 from previous releases. The guide  provides prescriptive guidance and clarity on vSAN upgrade steps. it also includes step by step guide for new vSAN and vSphere Update Manager integrations.Main […]

Why snapshots alone are not backups

Veeam
Having a clear picture of what VM snapshots and backups can do for you is critical when your data is at stake. To dispel any doubts, snapshots are NOT backups. They are two different processes designed to address different needs. Today, I’m going to explain the discrepancy between VM snapshots and backups and provide you […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 12th August 2017

VMware
VMware App Volumes AppVolumes and Multi Domains and Trusts Date Published: 2017/08/06 AppVolumes Assignment using Domain Local Groups and Multi-Domain Date Published: 2017/08/06 VMware ESXi ScratchConfig.CurrentScratchLocation is set to /scratch after upgrading to ESXi 6.x Date Published:2017/08/08 Error “Unexpected error checking compliance: module ‘string’ has no attribute ‘atoi’” during Host Profile compliance check Date Published:2017/08/09 […]

Fast Virtualized Hadoop And Spark On All-Flash Disks – VMware White Paper

VMware
Best Practices for Optimizing Virtualized Big Data Applications on VMware vSphere 6.5 Best practices are described for optimizing Big Data applications running on VMware vSphere®. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers used in […]

When to Deploy OpenShift Container Platform on Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat
Let’s imagine you’ve had many meetings, internal deliberations, workshops, and decided to  put your “Continuous Integration/Continuous Development” environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP). You’ve defined a problem, a strategy, and a solution. It’s now time to decide where in your datacenter to deploy it. Let’s be clear, I’m not ignoring OpenShift Online, nor […]

VMware alarms management made simple with Veeam ONE

Veeam
Monitoring data center performance is an essential part of every IT administrator’s job that shouldn’t be overlooked. There are many avenues you can go down when looking at a tool to help monitor performance, but with Veeam, you can do this with Veeam ONE. Veeam ONE has many capabilities, but one of the most important […]

Microsoft: Stretched Hyper-V Cluster on Azure using Express Route

Microsoft
Traditionally, in an on-premises environment we setup stretch clusters across regions to protect against region failure. Microsoft came up with Azure Site Recovery to give users the the capability to move their workloads into Azure during a site or workload down situation. In this article, we are going to talk about an alternate approach to […]

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