My recommended sessions for VMworld Europe 2019!

Advertise here with BSA I created a list of recommended sessions for VMworld US, so I figured I would do the same for VMworld Europe. I am limiting it to 15 sessions for Europe and removed some of the sessions I had listed for the US and added some others for EMEA. I personally have 2 sessions scheduled at the moment, … [Read more...]

Happy 10th Birthday

Advertise here with BSAJust wanted to share with all of you the fact that this week marks the 10th anniversary of Crazy thinking back about how it all started, and what it turned in to. Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment on many of the articles over the years. Those wondering … [Read more...]

Rubrik update >> 3.1

Advertise here with BSAIt has been a while since I wrote about Rubrik. This week I was briefed by Chris Wahl on what is coming in their next release, which is called Cloud Data Management 3.1. As Chris mentioned during the briefing, backup solutions grab data. In most cases this data is then never used, or in some … [Read more...]

Virtually Speaking Podcast episode 32 – VVol 2.0

Advertise here with BSAJust wanted to share the Virtually Speaking Podcast with you, this episode (32) is on the topic of VVol 2.0 and features Pete Flecha, Ben Meadowcroft (PM for VVol) and I. Make sure to listen to it, it has some good info on where VVol is today and where it may be going in the near … [Read more...]

Hyper-Converged is here, but what is next?

Advertise here with BSALast week I was talking to a customer and they posed some interesting questions. What excites me in IT (why I work for VMware) and what is next for hyper-converged? I thought they were interesting questions and very relevant. I am guessing many customers have that same question (what is next for … [Read more...]

An Industry Roadmap: From storage to data management #STO7903 by @xtosk

Advertise here with BSAThis is the session I have been waiting for, I had it very high on my “must see” list together with the session presented by Christian Dickmann earlier today. Not because it happened to be presented by our Storage an Availability CTO Christos Karamanolis (@XtosK on twitter), but … [Read more...]

Rubrik landed new funding round and announced version 3.0

Advertise here with BSAAfter having gone through all holiday email it is now time to go over some of the briefings. The Rubrik briefing caught my eye as it had some big news in there. First of all, they landed Series C, big congrats, especially considering the size, $ 61m is a pretty substantial I must say! Now I am … [Read more...]

vSphere HA deepdive 6.x available for free!

Advertise here with BSAI’ve been discussing this over the last 12 months with Frank, and to be honest we are still not sure what is the right thing to do but we decided to take this step anyway. Over the past couple of years we released various updates of the vSphere Clustering Deepdive. Updating the book … [Read more...]

data copy management / converged data management / secondary storage

Advertise here with BSAAt the Italian VMUG I was part of the “Expert panel” at the end of the event. One of the questions was around innovation in the world of IT, what should be next. I knew immediately what I was going to answer: backup/recovery >> data copy management. My key reason for it being is … [Read more...]

Rubrik 2.0 release announced today

Advertise here with BSAToday the Rubrik 2.0 release was announced. I’ve written about who they are and what they do twice now so I am not going to repeat that. If you haven’t read those articles please read those first. (Article 1 and article 2) Chris Wahl took the time to brief me and the first thing that … [Read more...]