AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital…

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital…

Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between an intuitive end-user experience and IT’s mandate to enable secure “anytime, any device, anywhere” workforce productivity. Today, AirWatch […]


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Join this expert-led webcast on 2/18 to…

Join this expert-led webcast on 2/18 to discover how to improve your mobile and data center security protocol to better protect your data center resources and limit user access to internal resources:

Join this expert-led webcast on 2/18 to…

Join this expert-led webcast on 2/18 to discover how to improve your mobile and data center security protocol to better protect your data center resources and limit user access to internal resources:


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EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new…

EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new hyper-converged appliance

EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new…

Advertise here with BSA As most of you know I’ve been involved in Virtual SAN in some shape or form since the very first release. Reason I was very excited about Virtual SAN is because I felt it would provide anyone the ability to develop a hyper-converged offering. Many VMware partners have already done this, and with the VSAN […] ” EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new hyper-converged appliance ” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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And the winner is…

At last the day arrived. A non-significant day for many, a very significant one for me: vExpert 2016 nomination.

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It’s been in the night, in Italy was still dark, when I got the Tweet announcing the list , the blog advise to look for the name sing Ctrl+F was too easy and fast, I preferred scroll down… ’till I found my name. For me, a real emotion.

Now, as Andrea states in his post, this is not an arriving point, but a starting one. A start for a greater involvement in social, forums, VMUG and wherever I could be useful. It’s a “heavy” reward, I can feel the weight of responsibility for all the people that rely on this  title.

So, now, well, it’s not (or nomore) time for self-congratulation. But time for a couple of beers, yes!

Thank you VMware and to the whole community.

 

V2D updated with new NSX integration

Following my last post about Vmware Valitaded Design, I’m happy to review a Nikhil Kelshikar‘s post in his blog allowing us to build a compliant design including NSX feature.

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Well, it was already in the last design references, but this integration includes new features such as:

  • Routing Design
  • Security Policy Design
  • Sizing Guidance

I don’t want to overlap Nikhil’s post, so I’ll just write down my first impressions on this update.

First of all it covers vSphere 6.0, and if you’re planning a new SDDC it’s mandatory.

I think that a section of best practices will help all of them (us) involved in a practical SDDC design, allowing to adapt plans according to that rules. The theory explained in the previous issue is great, but a practical guide is even better.

In few words, we can consider this update as a series of advises, a kind of validation for the theory in terms of routing and security, a strong help for architects and a good read for all of those that want to understand better how NSX works in a real environment, maybe even as a smart help for VCP-NV study.

New All-Flash Array for Tintri

A new post about Tintri, again. But this is a news that I can’t ignore: its all-flash array line T5000 today has a new born. A little brother, T5040, up to 18TB and 1,500 VMs in a 2U box.
More over, a new version of Tintri OS 4.1 supporting Xenserver hypervisor, among other new features.
Last, “Tintri Analytics”: a predictive system at VM and application level.

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This new all-flash array at a street price of 125k$ opens this technology to more companies with lower budgets, and aimed to serve all the applications requiring heavy workloads like large persistent databases or persistent VDIs.
The raw capacity is 5,76TB made by 24x240GB SSDs driven by a dual-controller.
At the moment Tintri can offer 3 All-Flash array models (T5000 series) and 3 Hybrid models (T800 models).

This new born device will be managed by the new OS 4.1, announced on December, in a webinar, from his co-founder and CTO Kieran Harty. The most important feature is the support of another hypervisor: Xenserver, but even the File-level Restore, Shared Snapshot Deletion, Openstack/Cinder and more.

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Tintri Analytics go deep inside customer’s VMs and applications to shape the future needs in terms of space and performances – it will integrate the already complete Analytics. And you won’t run out of space since the analytics will predict you when and what to buy.

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Another like-to-be success for the Californian Company.