Friday, February 21. 2014
Friday, January 24. 2014
- vSphere Distributed Switch - Design and Best Practices
- Tips and Tricks with vCenter Log Insight
- Leading Edge: Evolving To A Software-Defined Data Center
- Software-Defined Storage: The VCDX Way
- PowerCLI Best Practices - A Deep Dive
- Automating the Software Defined Data Center: How Do I Get Started
- DRS: New Features, Best Practices and Future Directions
- Organizing for Cloud Operations -- Challenges and Lessons Learned
- vSphere vCenter Single Sign-on Best Practices
- How to Troubleshoot VM Performance Issues With vCenter Operations Management
- Mobile Secure Workplace: Best Practices for Simple and Secure BYOD
Tuesday, November 26. 2013
Nutanix converges server and storage resources into an integrated platform so that datacenter capacity can be easily expanded – one node at a time – delivering linear and predictable scale-out with pay-as-you-grow flexibility.
Tuesday, November 19. 2013
Palo Alto Networks and VMware today announced a partnership backed by a new jointly-developed solution. The integrated solution will enable customers to use the VMware NSX network virtualization platform to automate provisioning and distribution of Palo Alto Networks next-generation network security in their software-defined data centers.
Security provisioning and change management is an operational challenge for today's dynamic cloud data center environments. Network security configuration and policy assignment can be slow, rigid and lag behind the pace and ease of application provisioning. At the same time, a next-generation security platform -- where security policies are tied to applications, users and data -- is a growing requirement for an effective cybersecurity strategy.
Recognizing these changing requirements, Palo Alto Networks and VMware have partnered to deliver an integrated solution that combines the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualized next-generation security platform with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. With this joint solution, customers will be able to unify next-generation network security across their physical and virtual environments with a single point of management.
The combined solution will enable customers to use the network services insertion capabilities of VMware NSX with Palo Alto Networks' next-generation security technologies to easily deploy, move, scale and protect applications in their software-defined data centers. Customers will realize more agility and efficiency through centralized policy management and implementation.
Sunday, November 17. 2013
SanDisk FlashSoft software for VMware vSphere enables a solid-state device (SSD) to function as a cache for frequently accessed data ("hot data") in a server. FlashSoft software is installed as an ESXi kernel module within the vSphere operating system.
By caching the hot data on a high-speed SSD installed on the server, access times are reduced and applications spend less time waiting for data. FlashSoft is non-intrusive. FlashSoft works with any storage subsystem and requires no change to storage management, backup, or compliance polices.
FlashSoft is installed in the host OS and does not use agents in the guest OS for any guest OS can take advantage of acceleration. FlashSoft supports any guest OS. FlashSoft is installed in the host OS and does not use agents in the guest OS for any guest OS can take advantage of acceleration.
Sunday, November 10. 2013
Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is the first all- encompassing security solution for virtualized datacenters, specifically architected for the dynamic datacenters of today. SVE protects any number of virtualized desktops and servers running on Windows and Linux systems. As opposed to traditional antimalware, Bitdefender centralizes all the scanning and update processes on a virtual appliance called Security Server, which helps deduplicate critical resources and diminish I/O activity on the physical host.
Friday, November 8. 2013
Kieran Harty explains the company's new approach to data management for the software-defined data center. Tintri VMstore provides Zero Management Storage for virtualization and cloud. Tintri VMstore was built from the ground up based on the industry's first and leading VM-Aware Storage architecture to deliver always-optimized storage for dynamic virtual environments. Tintri VMstore was created with virtual machines (VMs) in mind. It uses and understands VMs and virtual disks in place of such traditional storage abstractions as volumes and LUNs.
Tuesday, November 5. 2013
Acronis vmProtect 9 provides backup and replication of virtual machines and recovery of entire ESXi servers. It fully supports Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory and other applications.
You can easily extract individual items or files from Exchange or SharePoint backups. Fastest recovery for less downtime By running a virtual machine directly from a mounted image you gain near-instantaneous recovery, and the Acronis vmFlashBack technology recovers virtual machines 100 times faster than a full recovery.
Widest array of backup destinations Acronis vmProtect 9 provides backups to local disks, network shares, ESXi datastore, and the Cloud to optimize storage. Easy to install, use and manage You can install and configure Acronis vmProtect 9 in minutes, then manage backups directly from vCenter or a Web console using supported browsers.
Unlimited migrations Acronis vmProtect 9 allows you to perform unlimited migrations of physical or virtual servers to VMware vSphere®.
Monday, October 28. 2013
Friday, October 25. 2013
Tuesday, October 22. 2013
Storage is the single largest impediment for the penetration of virtualization within the enterprise data center. Existing network attached, shared storage is unable to keep up with the performance requirements of virtualization because of its antiquated design based on mechanical drives. However, these storage systems do a good job satisfying the capacity and data services requirements in the data center.
The advent of flash storage holds promise for satisfying the performance requirements provided it is used appropriately. Simply adding an all flash array inside a SAN is not the right answer because it is both operationally disruptive and simply moves the bottleneck to the network. PernixData believes the correct location for flash in the data center is on the server side. However, existing solutions for leveraging server-side flash are not enterprise class.
Instead they are caching solutions that satisfy niche use cases and cause operational disruption. Because of its scale out architecture and built-in clustering capabilities PernixData FVP is able to accelerate both read and write operations while guaranteeing no data loss. PernixData FVP supports clustered hypervisor features, such as VMware vMotion and DRS, transparently and without the need for special workflows or proprietary interfaces.
Finally, PernixData FVP embeds itself inside the hypervisor transparently and with zero disruption. This means enterprises can install PernixData FVP within minutes and reap immediate return on investments. As a result PernixData FVP is the first truly seamless and enterprise class, software-defined, scale-out Performance tier that leverages server-side flash for virtualized data centers.
Friday, October 18. 2013
All good things come to an end but if you want to relive the VMworld Europe 2013 spirit you definitely should watch these VMworld TV videos. The interviews are presented by Jeremy van Doorn and Eric Sloof but you need a lot more than just two handsome guys. Kudos go out to Ian Oakley and his team over at Whitestone Media. They did a tremendous job editing producing a shooting these 30 videos.
VMworld TV welcomes you to VMworld Europe 2013
Official Music Video for VMworld Europe 2013 [OFFICIAL VMWORLDTV]
VMworld TV speaks exclusively to Andy Hunt about Partner Day
VMworld TV interviews EMEA CTO Joe Baguley
VMware NSX with OpenStack: Live demonstration and explanation on how they work together!
Pablo Roesch speaks exclusively about VMworld Europe's Hands on Labs
Thomas Kühlewein, VP for Central EMEA, talks to VMworld TV
Bo Skeel of Bitdefender talks to VMworld TV
VMworld TV meet Nicolas Benisti from F5
VMworld TV talks to Dell about their unique relationship with VMware
Palo Alto Networks speak exclusively to VMworld TV
Ivo Van Murris speaks to VMworld TV
VMworld 2013 Europe Day 1 Wrap Up
Exclusive interview with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
VMworld TV speaks to Rich Petersen at the SanDisk stand
Matt Piercy, VP for NEMEA, speaks to Eric Sloof and VMworld TV
VMworld TV speaks to the Nutanix team at VMworld 2013
VMworld TV meets the team behind Acronis
Maurizio Carli & Carl Eschenbach speak exclusively to VMworld TV
Exclusive interview with VMUG at VMworld Europe 2013
VMworld TV meets Paul Chapman
Will Blanch of VMware speaks to Jeremy about VMworld's unique meeting spaces
VMworld TV presents: SLOOFISMS
VMworld 2013 Europe Day 2 Wrap Up
Puppet Labs speaks exclusively to VMworld TV
Frank Denneman speaks exclusively to VMworld TV about PernixData
VMworld TV speaks exclusively to Jean Pierre Brulard
Eric Sloof of VMworld TV talks to Kevin Johnson about education certification
Alex White speaks to VMworld TV about the importance of the CTO Europe meeting
VMworld 2013 Europe Day 3 Wrap Up