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  • newNutanix announces acquisition of PernixData and Calm.io
    Advertise here with BSAThere has been plenty of guessing and leaked stories over the past month about Nutanix acquiringPernixData and today all of these stories can be forgotten and a bunch of new ones can start. These new stories will range from these are great moves to extend the features and lead that Nutanix has, to oh this […]]> Advertise here with BSAThere has been plenty of guessing and leaked stories over the past month about Nutanix acquiringPernixData and today all of these stories can be forgotten and a bunch of new ones can start. These new stories will range from these are great moves to extend the features and lead that Nutanix has, to oh this is terrible for PernixData. All I can say is that I’m personally excited to see the PernixData team joining Nutanix, while some people have left already we wish them the best. I look forward to the many new teammates and working with them on exciting new projects. Our TME team is growing with an addition from the PernixData family as well as many others in different roles. PernixDataI as well as many others have been a fan of PernixData for several years now. In my previous role, I had a chance to work with the product from its Beta period and as it matured as a solution. I’m personally excited to watch how both teams will merge into one and use the collective brain power to improve the performance of Nutanix platform and FVP. Something that is probably more exciting for me is going to be watching how the Architect analytics solution that Pernix built is used. Being a big fan of great analytics I have lots of ideas on how this could be used with existing and future capabilities being built.In the press briefing, Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey spoke about some details around what attracted him to PernixData and some thoughts on what is planned.Server-side storage technologies are going to become 100x faster with Intel’s push towards NVMe and storage-class memory. While we bring applications and data together in same servers, we have to hustle hard to get even closer to the CPU, and yet remain hypervisor-agnostic. SAN arrays, sitting over networks, will look archaic with the mass introduction of 3D-XPoint technologies. PernixData helps us hug the application even more so. Hyperconvergence remains hypervisor-agnostic, as we place acceleration and data services strategically on the server. Over the last 4 years, Pernix has built a very strong muscle memory around storage-class memory better than any other software startup that we know of. More importantly, they “see” every IO without compromising on data consistency. That vantage point gives them a unique advantage to pull off online application migration, the 1-click delight that Nutanix has always espoused for.The two teams will work hard to make the acceleration engine and their datacenter analytics product work across multiple hypervisors, making our enterprise cloud operating system portable to multiple customer environments. And that deliberate parity between VMware ESXi and our very own AHV hypervisor will keep us authentic. Calm.ioI personally have had very little time to dig into what Calm all has to offer and I missed an internal briefing due to some PTO time. But from exploring their website and watching some videos, I’m excited at the possibilities they bring around extending our cloud operations functions for workflows, deployments, scaling and many other important functions as organizations move towards cloud like operation.The enterprise cloud operating system is not complete without an equal emphasis on 1-click automation and orchestration. Developers increasingly want to meld with ITOps, and want to think top-down about applications rather than infrastructure. While we’ve successfully sold to ITOps and application administrators in the last 4 years, it is time for us to go higher up the value chain, even closer to end-users, i.e., DevOps. Calm was a Sequoia Capital-funded startup that was thinking deep about applications and visual design of app workflows. Everything in Nutanix has been about top-down design — Prism’s design has humanized infrastructure, the way we’ve thought of extremely mundane things in IT. That is exactly what we found in the Calm team — democratizing orchestration without writing too much code. Best part, its vision is extremely aligned with ours on the hybrid nature of future IT. Their pane of glass helps design and orchestrate applications across AWS, Azure, and on-prem web-scale infrastructure. The lightbulb moment came when we saw how elegantly they had integrated Nutanix into their story. It was more than 8-9 months of courtship, when we went deep to understand Aaditya, Jasnoor, and their brainchild called Calm.io. With Calm integrated, customers will finally be able to choose the right cloud for the right workload, achieve seamless application mobility while experiencing the same simple, delightful, and consistent experience they have come to respect about Nutanix.  Press ReleaseHere is the official press release:Nutanix Announces Two Strategic AcquisitionsPernixData and Calm.io Augment Data and Control Fabricsof the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform San Jose, CALIFORNIA – August 29, 2016 – Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that PernixData and Calm.io will join the Nutanix family. Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Nutanix has closed the acquisition of Calm.io, an innovator in DevOps automation. By adding world-class technology, products and engineering talent, Nutanix can accelerate the delivery of an Enterprise Cloud Platform that rivals the agility, automation and consumer-grade simplicity of the public cloud but with the control, security and attractive long-term economics of on-premises infrastructure. These additions will enable Nutanix to pioneer new software stacks for storage-class memory systems, enhance its Application Mobility Fabric (AMF) with cross-cloud workload migration and bring rich, cloud-inspired orchestration and workflow automation to its Prism management software. The New Data Fabric for the post-Flash Era Nutanix and PernixData share an architectural design philosophy that next-generation datacenter fabrics must keep data and applications close in order to drive the fastest possible performance and to deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure scaling. With this common vision, the two companies will develop an advanced data stack to replace traditional storage silos and high-latency networks with newer storage-class memory and advanced interconnects. These planned strategic investments in new server and storage technologies will provide customers with a re-imagined data fabric for a post-flash era of enterprise computing. The combined teams will also focus on reducing the inertia of application data that inhibits workload mobility across virtual and cloud environments. Planned enhancements to Nutanix App Mobility Fabric (AMF) will deliver the flexibility to run any application in any environment, without business-critical data being held hostage to a legacy infrastructure. “PernixData software has helped hundreds of customers virtualize their applications without compromising performance and visibility,” said Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder, PernixData. “With highly aligned cultures, ambition and talent, we are genuinely excited to join the Nutanix team. And, with our common devotion to 100% software-driven solutions, will look forward to helping customers accelerate their journey to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.” Unleash DevOps in the Enterprise CloudThe Calm.io and Nutanix teams will work to bring an application-first approach to choosing, managing and consuming IT infrastructure – enabling customers to pick the right cloud for each application. Nutanix plans to add cloud automation and management capabilities to its existing software stack to deliver application and service orchestration, runtime lifecycle management, policy-based governance, comprehensive reporting and auditing services to support all application environments, including virtual machines, containers and microservices. Together, Calm.io and Nutanix plan to bring together clouds, platforms and people, on an elegantly simple pane-of-glass. “We have shared a similar vision as Nutanix since day one – datacenter infrastructure must be fully automated, simple to deploy and easy-to-use,” said Aaditya Sood, Calm.io CEO and founder, “We are excited to join the Nutanix team to work together to eliminate the daunting complexity of legacy datacenters by taking a radical, application-centric view of IT infrastructure.” “Today is a very special day in Nutanix’s history,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Nutanix. “PernixData and Calm.io both have exceptional technology, solid engineering teams, and visionary leaders with the ‘Founder’s Mentality’; they have dreamt big and persevered against great odds to build phenomenal products. We are honored to welcome them into the Nutanix family, and build the next generation of innovative products and truly helping our customers realize the vision of the Enterprise Cloud.” PernixData and Calm.io customers can expect further communication in the following weeks.  
    - 3 hours ago, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:00:33 +0000 -
  • newVMworld Benefit – Community!
      This year will be my 5th year attending the largest virtualization conference in the world, VMworld 2016. I still remember my first year – arriving into San Francisco in 2012 wide-eyed and overwhelmed. My hotel was a good 25-minute walk away from a convention center that was mostly underneath the ground. Once I finally […]The post VMworld Benefit – Community! appeared first on Tim's Tech Thoughts.
    - 4 hours ago, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:05:45 +0000 -
  • newVMworld Videos
      Since I recently started up v101.tv to provide videos and whiteboard sessions to introduce people to virtualization and it’s related eco-sphere, I decided to also create some videos while out at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Please subscribe and follow along, as I’ll be posting videos throughouteach day on the different events and happenings […]The post VMworld Videos appeared first on Tim's Tech Thoughts.
    - 4 hours ago, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:23:29 +0000 -
  • newvBeers
    The post vBeers appeared first on Virtual Data Land.
    - 6 hours ago, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:10:30 +0000 -
  • newDay Zero at VMworld
    After vBeers last night, day Zero at VMworld is already amazing. Started my day with HOL Workshop. Solutions Exchange is being prepared for 5pm grand opening. It is a small world, I’ve already seen many friends and met new ones only in first day. You also end up meeting people that you know from twitter […]The post Day Zero at VMworld appeared first on Virtual Data Land.
    - 6 hours ago, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:08:14 +0000 -

Virtualization Software

  • VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) – vChat Podcast #37
    In vChat #37 Simon, Eric, and David talk about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), what they are, how they work, how they compare to alternatives, what’s required, and what we think the adoption rate will be. JOIN US to learn more! ... Read MoreThe post VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) – vChat Podcast #37 appeared first on Virtualization Software.
    - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:35:54 +0000 -
  • New Virtual Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool – Free Beta
    There is a lengthy list of virtualization performance and capacity tools that monitor CPU, memory, storage, and network. However, when they say that they monitor the “network”, what they really do is to go to vCenter and pull basic network ... Read MoreThe post New Virtual Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool – Free Beta appeared first on Virtualization Software.
    - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:27:19 +0000 -
  • Don’t Miss This! Our 2015 Data Protection MegaCast – July 29th!
    Data protection – backup, replication, business continuity, monitoring – is not always considered an IT pro’s most exciting work, but it is one of the most critical services provided by the IT organization. There are a whole lot of vendors ... Read MoreThe post Don’t Miss This! Our 2015 Data Protection MegaCast – July 29th! appeared first on Virtualization Software.
    - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:51:22 +0000 -
  • vSphere Snapshot Monitor – SnapWatcher – Now GA – Independence Day Special
    In my recent post, Finding and Eliminating Dangerous vSphere Snapshots with Snapwatcher, I talked about a powerful new tool that was currently in beta. What SnapWatcher does for VMware admins is to… Monitor VMware snapshots across VMware vCenter systems and ... Read MoreThe post vSphere Snapshot Monitor – SnapWatcher – Now GA – Independence Day Special appeared first on Virtualization Software.
    - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:20:20 +0000 -
  • Cisco Firing on All Pistons in OpenStack Cloud
    Cisco, a company which was traditionally known for their network equipment, such as routers and switches just a few years ago has continued to further diversify their business over the last several years. In 2014, Cisco purchased Metacloud, an OpenStack ... Read MoreThe post Cisco Firing on All Pistons in OpenStack Cloud appeared first on Virtualization Software.
    - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:24:34 +0000 -

VMWare Videos

  • vChat Podcast – Getting Started in Coding for Infrastructure Admins with Dan Appleman (Episode 42)
    In episode #42, Simon and David talk with Dan Appleman, CTO at Full Circle Insights to find out the best ways for infrastructure admins to learn more about development. You want to get started in coding and the cloud? You want to ensure you future success in your career? Dan’s got some great advice for you! WATCH NOW […]
    - 6 days ago, Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:35:07 +0000 -
  • vChat Podcast – VMware Labs Flings with James Green, vBlog Results, and Home Labs (Episode 41)
    In episode #41, Simon and David talk with vExpert James Green about his favorite VMware Labs Flings including DRS Doctor, I/O Analyzer, and PowerCLI tools. We also cover the vBlog 2016 results and what we are doing with our home labs. WATCH NOW to see the full episode! Show Notes and Hyperlinks Here are notes […]
    - 50 days ago, Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:23:17 +0000 -
  • vChat Podcast – EMCworld 2016, OpenStack Summit 2016 and Hot Tech (Episode 40)
    In this milestone episode #40, Simon and David talk about EMCworld 2016, OpenStack Summit 2016, home labs, Megacasts, vSphere-Land Voting, vSphere 6 training, and LOT of hot new tech (like kickstarter gadgets). Show notes with hyperlinks are below. WATCH NOW to see the full episode! Show Notes and Hyperlinks Here are notes and links to […]
    - 83 days ago, Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:22:03 +0000 -
  • vChat Podcast – LIVE from VMworld 2015! (Episode 39)
    In this episode, recorded LIVE at VMworld 2015, Simon, Eric, and David (all together in one place – a professional recording studio with a 3 camera setup in fact), the vChat crew covers their person experiences at VMworld 2015. We talk about all the latest VMworld news and events including the VMworld keynote, speaking sessions, […]
    - Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:28:13 +0000 -
  • vChat Podcast – Episode 38 – vSphere Home Labs and EMC vVNX
    In vChat #38 Simon, Eric, and David talk about what they are using for their vSphere virtual labs (cloud, physical, and virtual), Simon’s new vVNX videos and how vVNX can be used for home labs, and other home lab vSphere storage options, and a VMworld 2015 pre-view (stay tuned to for our next episode where […]
    - Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:05:00 +0000 -

Yellow Bricks

  • @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 4
    Advertise here with BSAVMworld is around the corner so I wanted to get this out today, mainly as it will give you something to read during a long flight, plus I am certain that there will be plenty of news next week and the week after. For those not going to VMworld I will try to share as much […]"@DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 4" originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
    - 3 days ago, Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:09:34 +0000 -
  • 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 […]"Rubrik landed new funding round and announced version 3.0" originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
    - 5 days ago, Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:42:28 +0000 -
  • Virtually Speaking Podcast – VMworld preview
    Advertise here with BSAThis week I had the pleasure to join Pete and John again on the Virtually Speaking podcast, together with Ken Werneburg. We spoke about the upcoming VMworld event in Las Vegas. Throughout the show there are tips around sessions and vendors to look out for on the show floor. I think it was an interesting […]"Virtually Speaking Podcast – VMworld preview" originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
    - 6 days ago, Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:37:09 +0000 -
  • @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 3
    Advertise here with BSAWhat most of you don’t know is that I was on a holiday for 3.5 weeks in China (beautiful country!)and just got back, hence the delay, I did not bring a laptop and tried to avoid doing any work (enforced by my kids). I had a huge backlog of articles to read so I figured I […]"@DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 3" originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
    - 12 days ago, Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:02:53 +0000 -
  • VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test failed
    Advertise here with BSAI’ve seen this popping up a bunch of times now, and it seems that the problem and solution is not easy to find for people so I thought I would give it a try as well. When running VSAN all-flash and Horizon View it can happen that you see a failed test for Read Cache […]"VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test failed" originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.
    - 34 days ago, Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:52:56 +0000 -

Chris Wahl

  • Using Tags to Include or Exclude Pester Tests
    An easy way to tag your Pester tests to make filtering them simple and effective.The post Using Tags to Include or Exclude Pester Tests appeared first on Wahl Network.
    - 7 days ago, Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:00:10 +0000 -
  • An Early Access Look at Rubrik Firefly
    A quick look at Rubrik Firefly, an early access announcement with a ton of heavy hitting new features!The post An Early Access Look at Rubrik Firefly appeared first on Wahl Network.
    - 13 days ago, Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:41:57 +0000 -
  • How to Surround Yourself with Good People
    Finding good people for your personal and professional life is key - here's some thoughts on the subject.The post How to Surround Yourself with Good People appeared first on Wahl Network.
    - 21 days ago, Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:31 +0000 -
  • Sips and Stogies at VMworld 2016 US
    If you're around for VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, check out this early bird meetup!The post Sips and Stogies at VMworld 2016 US appeared first on Wahl Network.
    - 25 days ago, Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:09:15 +0000 -
  • Using the Script Param to Pass Parameters into Pester Tests
    Here's a handy little trick for passing along variables into Pester tests at the time they are invokedThe post Using the Script Param to Pass Parameters into Pester Tests appeared first on Wahl Network.
    - 32 days ago, Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:21 +0000 -

ScottLowe.org

  • Meet Me at VMworld 2016?
    VMworld is upon us, and if you’ve been to the conference before you know it can sometimes be challenging to catch up with folks. (If this is your first time, now you know it can sometimes be challenging to catch up with folks.) This post is an effort to help make it a bit easier if you’re interested in meeting up with me at VMworld.
    - 4 days ago, 2016-08-25T00:00:00+00:00 -
  • Technology Short Take #70
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #70! In this post you’ll find a collection of links to articles discussing the major data center technologies—networking, hardware, security, cloud computing, applications, virtualization…you name it! (If there’s a topic you think I’m missing, I’d love to hear from you.)
    - 17 days ago, 2016-08-12T00:00:00+00:00 -
  • VMworld 2016 Prayer Time
    For the last couple of years, I’ve helped organize a gathering of Christians for a brief time of prayer while at VMworld. This year, I’d like to again offer fellow believers attending VMworld 2016 the same opportunity to gather together for a time of prayer before starting the day. If you’re interested in attending, here are the details.
    - 17 days ago, 2016-08-12T00:00:00+00:00 -
  • Open vSwitch Now a Linux Foundation Project
    News emerged today that Open vSwitch (OVS) has formally moved over to the Linux Foundation. This is something that has been discussed within the OVS community for a while, and I for one am glad to see it happen.
    - 20 days ago, 2016-08-09T00:00:00+00:00 -
  • Spousetivities at VMworld 2016
    Many of you have asked, and here’s the answer: Yes, there will be Spousetivities at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, NV! For those of you who may be new to the VMworld scene, Spousetivities started in 2008 when my wife got together with a small group of spouses and partners traveling with the conference attendees. From there, it’s become a staple of the VMworld community events. Read on for more details on what’s planned this year at VMworld 2016!
    - 31 days ago, 2016-07-29T00:00:00+00:00 -

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Gestalt IT

  • Scale Computing is launching a DRaaS offering
    Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: Scale Computing, an alternative hyperconverged solution, has launched its ScaleCare Remote Recovery Service, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering that provides offsite protection for businesses at a price that fits the size and budget of their datacenter needs. Building on the resiliency and high availability of the […]You might also want to read these other posts...Scale Computing Adds Disaster Recovery for SMBRemoving disaster recovery from your business with OneCloudHyper convergence for the rest of us? Scale ComputingRubrik brought Apple simplicity and Google scale together,…Successful Backup and Recovery Requires Good OrchestrationThe post Scale Computing is launching a DRaaS offering appeared first on Gestalt IT.
    - 18 days ago, Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:04:00 +0000 -
  • PernixData and Nutanix – Where’s the Synergy?
    Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments: Although not officially announced, it looks like the acquisition of PernixData by Nutanix is a done deal.  Confirmation came from Frank Denneman, Dutch blogger and former tech evangelist for Pernix who has now left the company.  So what can we make of this? Great ideas here from Chris on […]You might also want to read these other posts...NFR Licenses of PernixData FVPConfigure an HP server to use SSD and PernixDataMan Alive! PernixData Unleashes FVP 1.5PernixData FVP Introduces new features: In-Memory, NFS,…PernixData Announces Version 2.5 of Their FVP SoftwareThe post PernixData and Nutanix – Where’s the Synergy? appeared first on Gestalt IT.
    - 19 days ago, Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:00:24 +0000 -
  • Cisco DNA Series: The QoS Evolution
    Justin Cohen of CanTechIt comments: As networks became constricted in bandwidth (mostly in the WAN) we needed a way to constrain less important traffic.    The start of QoS was in the VoIP world – as people like me (hard core telephony guys from the TDM days) started to work on VoIP, we wanted circuit […]You might also want to read these other posts...The Journey Towards SD-WANSpirent bring testing methodologies and tools in the virtualThe SD-WAN Future Is NowCritical Applications And the WANAccount for the Bandwidth-Delay Product with Larger Network…The post Cisco DNA Series: The QoS Evolution appeared first on Gestalt IT.
    - 19 days ago, Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:42:27 +0000 -
  • The Power of Social Media
    Dustin Beare of Network Introvert comments: Another big reason that I even decided to start this was to make connections online that would then translate into things in the real world. I’ve chatted with people through Twitter that I’ve then met at Live, been able to join an online CCIE study group, and most recently I […]You might also want to read these other posts...Found a Bunch of Smart People in a Room? You must be at MVP…Wireless Nerd: Responding to the Social WiFi RoundtableDating, Identity and IoTTaking POHO to Interop 2014 — Three Roads To TakeNetworking Field Day 10 – IntelThe post The Power of Social Media appeared first on Gestalt IT.
    - 19 days ago, Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:36:28 +0000 -
  • Docker 1.12 The Game Changer
    Nigel Poulton of nigelpoulton.com comments: It’s no secret that Docker and containers have been threatening to change the world for a while now. And they already have for some of us. But you know what… there’s always been something missing, something preventing it from taking off big style. Like a missing ingredient or something. Well […]You might also want to read these other posts...Docker Launches Kubernetes KillerSaveTheTree – Docker in enterprisesCoreOS Fires a Rocket Up Docker’s ****Docker essentials — Images and ContainersProduction Docker Swarm on Azure: Why You Should Use…The post Docker 1.12 The Game Changer appeared first on Gestalt IT.
    - 20 days ago, Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:31:52 +0000 -

vClouds.nl

  • Login VSI releases new Product update of Login PI
    About Login PI Login PI is the newest product from Login VSI. While the product Login VSI is used for load testing, benchmarking and for planning activities, PI continuously monitors the environment and test the performance of your virtual desktop environment. User Experience Monitoring Login PI works with so-called launcher machines which simulates user sessions […]This post Login VSI releases new Product update of Login PI appeared first on vClouds.
    - Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:24:23 +0000 -
  • VMware launched UEM 9
    Today VMware launched a new version of UEM. I am very pleased with some new features within this release and to be honest, I think there are a lot of UEM customers waiting for one or more of these features as well. In this blog post I will shortly describe the new features. So what […]This post VMware launched UEM 9 appeared first on vClouds.
    - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:52:39 +0000 -
  • Secure your VMware Horizon Access Point with an A score on SSL Labs
    Nowadays security in IT is becoming more and more important. So what about your own infrastructure? Are you allowing external access through a web portal? A lot of companies who are implementing a web portal for external access with VMware Access Point or Citrix NetScaler for example are considering two-factor authentication to upgrade their level […]This post Secure your VMware Horizon Access Point with an A score on SSL Labs appeared first on vClouds.
    - Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:12:43 +0000 -
  • Watch out with VSAN FTT=1 and Maintenance Windows… Lessons Learned the Hard Way
    A couple of weeks back I had a less fantastic Friday evening… When performing a one hour maintenance window to update some filter drivers on some of our ESXi 5.5  hosts.. this evening turned out to be not so pleasant Friday the 13th… In our company, for some workloads we run VSAN. And I must […]This post Watch out with VSAN FTT=1 and Maintenance Windows… Lessons Learned the Hard Way appeared first on vClouds.
    - Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:24:22 +0000 -

Wikibon Blog

  • Breaking Down the Hortonworks S-1
    Hortonworks plans to go public in 2015 and its S-1 filing, revealed to the world yesterday, says a lot about the state of the Hadoop market generally and, obviously, Hortonworks specifically. First, a mea culpa. In Wikibon’s latest Big Data market forecast, my colleagues and I provided our estimate for Hortonworks’ 2013 revenue (along with […]
    - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:54:17 +0000 -
  • Industry Vet Rich Napolitano Joins SDN Startup Plexxi as CEO
    Software defined networking specialist Plexxi just named industry veteran Rich Napolitano as its CEO. Napolitano left EMC after heading its midrange storage business for the better part of a decade. Napolitano has built a reputation as a strong leader at both large companies (DEC, Sun, EMC) and smaller firms (Pirus Networks, Data Kinesis, Bluepoint). At […]
    - Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:14:56 +0000 -
  • Dell World 2014: No to Wall St, Yes to Cash
    Co-authored by Stuart Miniman This week, Dell held its annual customer conference in Austin, TX. Official attendee numbers were not divulged but by our estimates between 4,000 – 5,000 customers and partners were on hand including a large Dell contingent. This is the third of four Dell World’s we’ve attended and there’s always a strong […]
    - Fri, 07 Nov 2014 23:04:17 +0000 -
  • #BigDataNYC and Wikibon Capital Markets Day is Almost Here
    The biggest week of the Big Data calendar is here. Kicking off tomorrow #theCUBE is live at #BigDataNYC 2014 for two days of continuous coverage. We’ll be interviewing Big Data practitioners, thought-leaders and technologies live from the Hilton Times Square in New York City. Watch live coverage at live.siliconangle.tv. On Thursday (10/16) afternoon, tune in to […]
    - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:29:33 +0000 -
  • HP Invests in Hortonworks to Jumpstart its Transformation
    HP and Hortonworks deepened their relationship last week, and the deal says a lot more about the former than it does the latter. The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’ Series D valuation is estimated at $1.1 billion) and a seat […]
    - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:42:40 +0000 -