VMworld TV: The highlights of VMworld 2013 day 1

VMworld TV gives you a wrap up of day one of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco. They also introduced the Sloof-CAM, if you want to know what that is check out the video below. Leave A Commentposted in VMware by Erik Scholten … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 My Top 10 New Features

Last Monday vSphere 5.5 was announced with a lot of improvements and new additions to. It will still take like 2 months before it will be GA. Here is my Top 10 of new vSphere 5.5 features: VMware NSX – Network Virtualization VMware NSX is the talk of VMware 2013 but is probably not going […] This post vSphere 5.5 … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Application HA, Advanced App Monitoring explained

Application HA is not a new feature in vSphere 5.5, it has actually has been around since vSphere 4.1. vSphere Application HA works with vSphere HA to recover from app failures and Reduces application downtime. Flexible: Protection for several off-the-shelf applications Simple: No need to modify the application Optimal … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 VSAN, Introducing Your New Storage Vendor VMware

The best VMworld 2013 announcement for me has to be the new vSphere Virtual SAN (VSAN). I think this new vSphere feature will change the hyper-converged and storage market FOREVER. VMware created distributed storage on the VMkernel layer. Your right… NO Storage Appliance VM needed per ESXi host. This storage service … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache (vFRC)

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache is a brand new feature which is part of vSphere 5.5. Key Features: Hypervisor-based software-defined flash storage tier solution. Aggregates local flash devices to provide a clustered flash resource for VM and vSphere hosts consumption (Virtual Flash Host Swap Cache) Leverages local flash … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 What’s New at VMworld 2013, NSX, SDDC, VSAN, vFlash

I’ve been in the VMware Early Access program for Bloggers and the vSphere beta so I have been familiar with all the new 5.5 features for a while. I have tried to write a very short version of what’s new. More details will come today in separate blog posts. vSphere 5.5 Platform Features Summary vSphere […] This … [Read more...]

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 Now Available

A couple of days ago my blog sponsor Veeam released Veeam Backup & Replication 7.  Veeam Backup and Replication v7′s most significant updates are its built-in WAN Acceleration and Storage Snapshots with HP. The built-in WAN Acceleration was designed specifically by Veeam for Veeam backups and copies data to … [Read more...]

Nutanix introduced NOS 3.5 with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Support (Tech Preview)

Today Nutanix introduced a technology preview of its support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in conjunction with the latest release of Nutanix OS (NOS) 3.5.   Again Nutanix delivers many enhancements on their Nutanix OS Architecture to expand performance and management capabilities. The PRISM GUI is now HTML5 based … [Read more...]