VMware recently announced there EVO:RAIL Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCIA) offering. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is a combination o..
You want to play with Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 but don’t have the 64bit hardware do it with but you do have a Mac that’s running VMware Fusi..
VMware officially introduced us to Virtual SAN yesterday. They showed what features to expect and statements from users of the product and..
This is a question that came up which made me wonder why does the enterprise really need an open source cloud platforms like Openstack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, etc. What I tend to hear is that our IT needs to be more like AWS, Rackspace or Azure but what does that really mean? When I dissect that response here is what I think about the open source cloud platform question in the enterprise. I make these statements purely from my experience and by defining the “enterprise” as the internal organizations of a business.
Now I don’t think I have to say that this came from someone employed at a certain company that starts with an “S” and ends with an “E”. I have nothing against the company or this person that sent the email because I understand where that persons motives are. But don’t try to sell me on something because two big influential companies are potentially playing a game for children.
Do you have vCenter plugins that you need to get removed. Well here is a quick easy tip.
For those of you who are still using vCenter Lab Manager the time is growing near till it’s End of Life (EOL). A couple years ago VMware announced that it has discontinued further major releases of the product. Taken from the VMware Product Lifecycle Matrix Lab Manager 4 will end general May of this year.
One feature with any good virtualization solution should have the ability to make your VMs mobile. With VMware the feature is called vMotion and with Hyper-V it’s Live Migration. When your just using the Hyper-V manager and you need to do a live migration from one system to the next you would have to log into the actual host (hyper-v server) that’s running the VM that you wanted to move.
PHD Virtual Backup has another update that brings with it features that help enhance an already great backup solution for VMware virtualized guests. PHD Virtual Backup 6.1 now has a feature called Rollback Recovery. With this feature you’ll be able to do a full VM restore from a PHD Virtual Backup much faster than you could before. With Rollback Recovery you’ll get a much better RTO than doing the typically full VM recovery.
I’m not sure about anyone else but I’m really over hearing how big of a VM a vendor can create or the promise of 1 million IOPS. This really became annoying while sitting in a presentation about Microsoft’s latest version of Hyper-V but VMware, you also think the size of your “V” M is what really matters. So I wonder at what point does size NOT matter for the typical customer?