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Nutanix Announces NEW VM Migrations and Database Transformations for Simple Enterprise Cloud Adoption

At Nutanix .NEXT 2017, Nutanix announced new virtual machine (VM) migration and database (DB) transformational capabilities, designed to help customers more easily assess, and more simply migrate or transform datacenter workloads into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Whenever existing workloads require rehosting or replatforming, robust migration capabilities are needed to streamline and automate the process, minimizing […]

Red Hat Unveils Industry’s First Production-Ready Open Source Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Red Hat
Red Hat debuts integrated, software-defined compute and storage platform designed for remote sites and edge deployments Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the industry’s first production-ready fully open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. By combining innovative virtualization and storage technologies with a […]

Managing VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates

Here is a new blog from VMware Professional Service and Education Insights. Please find the complete article from Spas Kaloferov here or scroll down. NSX Global Certificate basically is a certificate signed by your Certificate Authority (CA) and this certificate is imported at a NSX “global level”. By being at a global level, it is […]

VMware Cloud for the AWS Cloud – #AWS Session Video

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VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to Amazon’s public cloud. VMware is delivered as an on-demand, elastically scalable, and cloud-based and is a sold, operated and supported service for any application. Its software is optimized for next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure. This solution enables customers to use a […]

Microsoft Video: Preventing browser-based attacks with Windows Defender Application Guard

We take a look at Windows Defender Application Guard a new capability coming to Windows 10 Creators update this fall to prevent browser-based attacks. You’ll see the user experience in Microsoft Edge when navigating to untrusted and trusted sites. How Windows Defender Application Guard leverages virtualization and Hyper-V to isolate the running processes from Windows […]

Citrix XenDesktop Director shows no metrics, perhaps you got some stale data you need to clear

You might have seen a few tweets from me lately about an issue I was working on. At a customer we finished a Citrix XenDesktop environment and for some reason Director showed no metrics. What kind of metrics you might wonder, things like the connected session for example. Also any metric except the machine usage […]

VMware: Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features

I’m super happy to announce that we are showing more progress in our quest for “Secure By Default” for ESXi and vCenter Server. This latest update is one that is near and dear to many of you who live and breath by the Hardening Guide (now called the Security Configuration Guide in 6.5) and its […]

VMware vSphere Performance in multi-tenant environments

Some of our Performance Analyzer customers either run environments for their tenants or build their own internal multi-tenant environments. One of the biggest issues typically is the performance customer notice vs. the real performance. Who doesn’t know the words “it was a lot faster before we moved the services”, or “the last update made everything […]

VMware Notes from the Field – vSAN Virtual Network Design

vVirtual networking always takes a significant role in any VMware vSphere design, and even more so if you are leveraging IP-based storage like NAS or iSCSI. If using VMware’s vSAN product, I think it “turns the dial to 11” as the internode communication becomes that much more important versus host-to-target communication. A few months back […]

VMware Announces vSAN Customer Adoption in Higher Education

Need for Modernizing IT Infrastructure Drives Adoption of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) at Leading Educational Institutions VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that Oakland University (OU), The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) and Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) have implemented VMware vSAN™, the leading hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution with more than 8,000 customers. […]

Expanding the Nutanix and Dell EMC Partnership

The Nutanix and Dell EMC® partnership has been an enormous success. We would like to thank our joint customers for choosing our combined infrastructure for their enterprise clouds. We are actively looking to deliver even greater value to our joint customers through tighter integration between Nutanix and other technologies within the Dell EMC portfolio. Here […]

Virtual machine monitoring and reporting using Veeam ONE

Complete visibility within the data center is essential to keeping businesses available 24.7.365. Visibility into the data center allows IT administrators to properly utilize resources, be proactive in troubleshooting issues and run reports on their environment. Veeam allows businesses to remain proactive in monitoring and managing their environment through Veeam ONE. If you haven’t heard […]

Microsoft: Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Security & Docker Engine Installation

In part 2 of this series, we will start to dive into DC/OS 1.9 installation on top of vSphere. Mesosphere offers few ways to deploy a fully working cluster and since I wanted to see how everything is really connected, I have chosen the advanced installation method. We will start with some Linux related adjustments […]

Migration with DataCore SANsymphony – Part 1

Switching gears a bit from the performance discussion, I wanted to cover another aspect of DataCore SANsymphony: Migration. Migration is something that every storage administrator has to face at some point. A few reasons for this inevitability come to mind: Storage hardware is approaching end-of-life Expanding storage resources due to growth Moving datacenter locations In this highly virtualized world we […]

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