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Advanced Backup Job Scheduling with Calendar Dashboard

NAKIVO
Backing up virtual machines, especially in large virtual environments with hundreds or even thousands of VMs, is a time-consuming process that imposes extra load on your VMware, Hyper-V, or AWS infrastructure and its critical components, such as network, hypervisor hosts, and, of course, datastores. If multiple VM backup jobs coincide in time, this can result […]

How to Back Up VMs to Amazon S3 via Storage Gateway

NAKIVO
In our first post in the series on how to back up VMs to Amazon Web Services (AWS), we examined in detail How to Back Up VMs to Amazon EBS in EC2. In this blog post, we are going to describe another method of using Amazon storage services to create an offsite VM backup repository […]

Enabling shell access for Active Directory users via SSH to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

opvizor
William Lam had a question the other day on whether it was possible to enable shell access for Active Directory users when logging into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) via SSH? As always William created a very useful article we wanted to share. Please find his post here or scroll down. Here is William’s solution: The […]

Citrix: I Can Manage Citrix XenServer with vCenter? Yes, You Really Can!

Citrix Systems
Let’s face it, while many customers who deploy XenApp and XenDesktop as their app and desktop virtualization platforms of choice do so on XenServer, there are others still running vSphere as their hypervisor. If you are currently running your XenApp and XenDesktop deployments on vSphere, not only are you missing out on the unique integrations […]

Red Hat CloudForms – Powerful Cloud Automation (Not Just for Developers)

WhatMatrix Community
Looking back at the various releases of virtualization and cloud management applications that we have evaluated, Red Hat has come a long way. As a company they have grown tremendously, adjusting to evolving market demands and changing perception of “open-source” in the industry – to become the first open-source company to surpass $2 billion in revenue! Their recent track […]

Microsoft: Container Images are now out for Windows Server version 1709!

Microsoft
With the release of Windows Server version 1709 also come Windows Server Core and Nano Server base OS container images. It is important to note that while older versions of the base OS container images will work on a newer host (with Hyper-V isolation), the opposite is not true. Container images based on Windows Server […]

DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products to Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

DataCore
New Software Release Provides for Fail-safe Business Continuity, Self-Healing Infrastructure, Container Orchestration, Hybrid Cloud Replication and Multi-way Data Availability to Ensure Uptime and Responsiveness DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping […]

NAKIVO Announces Q3 2017 Results and Revenue Growth of 84%

NAKIVO
NAKIVO maintains a robust growth rate in the VMware, Hyper-V, and Amazon EC2 backup markets worldwide, with 84% revenue growth in Q3 2017 vs. Q3 2016. NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments has announced today its Q3 2017 results. Customers: In Q3 2017, NAKIVO has acquired 94% more customers […]

A Brief Introduction to the Xen Project and Virtualization from Mohsen Mostafa Jokar

The Xen Project
Mohsen Mostafa Jokar is a Linux administrator who works at the newspaper Hamshahri as a network and virtualization administrator. His interest in virtualization goes back to when he was at school and saw a Microsoft Virtual PC for the first time. He installed it on a PC with 256 MB of RAM and used it […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 15th October 2017

VMware
VMware SDDC Manager The VMware Cloud Foundation SOS utility does not collect all requested logs Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation HDD_DOWN_ALERT alert may be generated in when an ESXi host is rebooted Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers environment Virtual Machine consoles are inaccessible  Date Published: 2017/10/09 SDDC Manager ESXi host […]

Citrix XenServer – Octoblu – SNMP Integration: The Sum of the Parts

Citrix Systems
Indeed, one of the key themes of Citrix Synergy 2017 was integration. Citrix products were designed to work better together and Octoblu is no exception. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers way more than just that, for it can be seen as the glue not only among Citrix products, but the stepping stone to practically […]

Vembu BDR suite – Unlimited features for Limited environment

Vembu a leading BDR solution provider has something new that I think I should share. BDR solutions are important but can also be pretty expensive. Vembu understood this very well and created a free edition of their solution for a limited environment. The free edition has unlimited features for 3 virtual machines. Three virtual machines […]

VMware: Dell EMC VxRail 4.5 – A Few Notes

VMware
VxRail 4.5 was announced in May by Dell EMC and I’ve been a bit slow in going through my enablement on the platform. The key benefit (beyond some interesting hardware permutations that were announced), is support for VMware vSphere 6.5 U1 and vSAN 6.6. I thought I’d cover a few of the more interesting aspects of […]

Increase Backup and Replication Speed with Network Acceleration

NAKIVO
Network infrastructure and bandwidth are crucial factors when thinking about data protection and recovery tasks, such as VM backup, replication, backup copy, and recovery in VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments. The network is the “plumbing” that carries packets including VM backup and replication packets to and from business-critical systems. WAN links are often used […]

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