Jul 22 2016

July 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Veeam

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This blog post i delivered by my blog sponsor Veeam and i think many of my existing and old customers plus blog readers will find it interesting since quite a few runs Nutanix + vSphere + Veeam. A recently released IDC white paper study surveyed more than 1,200 Veeam customers worldwide and found a few really interesting things e.g More …

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Jul 18 2016

Nutanix OpenStack Part III – Network Management

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This will be the third part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series and it will cover the OpenStack Neutron network service. The following blog posts has been released so far: Nutanix OpenStack Part I – Deployment Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management It’s now time to create two networks that can be used …

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Jul 12 2016

NAKIVO – new VCDX56 blog sponsor

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I’m very happy to announce NAKIVO as a VCDX56 blog sponsor. NAKIVO is based in Silicon Valleyed and is a privately-held software company that develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware VM backup, replication, and recovery. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is VMware-certified, purely agentless, can be installed on Linux and Windows, …

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Jul 05 2016

Beers with Engineers

Just wanted to let you know that there is a new page/section on my blog since today, Beers with Engineers. If you are interested in getting to know the brilliant people working at Nutanix i suggest you spend a few minutes and listen to the 3 episodes recorded so far. I’ll be you’ll find them …

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Jul 05 2016

July 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Systancia

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This blog post i delivered by my blog sponsor Systancia who presents a success story from one of their clients, Picoty. Summary Unquestionably, Systancia offers a quality of service and ease of use that we did not always have with our previous provider, particularly in management, processing impressions and responsiveness. We have also appreciated their …

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Jun 30 2016

Top vBlog results 2016 are out

Beginning of May this year the annual top vBlog voting hosted by Eric Siebert at vSphere-land and sponsored by VMTurbo started and today, June 30) the results were announced during a live session which you can watch here in case you missed it. This year Eric Wright from VMTurbo and John Troyer participated in the live session were the top 25 spots were …

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Jun 28 2016

Test Drive Nutanix

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There is already a software only version available, Nutanix Community Edition, which you can access via Nutanix CE home page but now Nutanix has taking this even further and actually provides you with a Nutanix CE instance in the cloud. You can access and start using a Nutanix CE version in just a few minutes without …

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Jun 28 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7 Released

Last week during the Nutanix .Next conference a few really cool announcements were made as i described in the Nutanix .Next Summary blog post. Today, 2016-06-28, Nutanix released AOS 4.7, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), so many of the features announced are actually be made available for all existing customer with just a click …

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Jun 24 2016

Nutanix .Next 2016 Summary

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This blog post will be my personal summary of what was announced, discussed and presented during the Nutanix .Next conference at Wynn resort in Las Vegas 20-22 June 2016. It was a great event and i’m sure you’ll find the new stuff really exciting The key message during the conference was all about Nutanix is the …

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Jun 23 2016

Gain control over your IT costs

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One thing that many IT organisation (shops and or departments), no matter their size, tend to struggle with is calculating the exact cost of their operations including e.g.: Software license Software maintenance Hardware (incl support and maintenance) Operational costs Salaries Other expenses. I have seen this many times during my almost 17 years in the …

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Jun 23 2016

June 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Infinio

This blog post i delivered by the blog sponsor Infinio who presents three top things to know about Infinio’s Accelerator 3.0 release. A while back week we released version 3.0 of our flagship Infinio Accelerator product, a software-based server-side cache that provides high performance to any storage system in a VMware environment. Here are 3 …

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Jun 22 2016

Meet NPX 010 – Sachin Bhowan

Name: Sachin Bhowan NPX Number: 010 Employer: VMXperts Blog URL: Twitter: @sbhowan Virtualisation background: I started with VMware in 2003 to develop a disaster recovery platform and have been working with virtualization ever since. Storage Background: Have worked with multiple and various storage platforms throughout my career in terms of design, troubleshooting and managing these platforms.C …

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Jun 19 2016

Nutanix .Next Conference 2016 in Las Vegas starts tomorrow

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So it’s almost the day when it all starts meaning it’s finally time for the second Nutanix user conference, .Next. This time it is held in Las Vegas at the Wynn resort. Since i’ve been in Las Vegas for the past week doing some work i pre-registered and met up with a few colleagues, partners, …

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Jun 07 2016

Deploy AHV based VMs via vRealize Automation

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This is a follow up post to the Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation released a few weeks ago. My colleague Gabe Contreras put this one tighter and it will show you how to configure a vRealize Automation (vRA) Openstack Endpoint, create a vRA reservation, and create a vRA blueprint for provisioning to AHV. Follow the below steps …

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May 31 2016

Meet NPX 009 – Richard Arsenian

Name: Richard Arsenian NPX Number: 009 Employer: Nutanix Inc Blog URL: http://headintotheclouds.com Twitter: @richardarsenian Virtualisation background:Working with VMware technologies since 2005 Storage Background: Shared storage experience with a wide range of technology vendors, in particular EMC Hyper Converged Infrastructure background:  Whilst at VMware I began to see a growing trend with hyper Convergence technology coupled with …

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May 25 2016

Nutanix Xpress

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Yesterday, 2016-05-24, Nutanix announced a new offering that will bring the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud to the SMB market. If you find this interesting i suggest you sign up for the virtual launch even that will be held June 28 using the following link. The Nutanix Xpress software edition will include the following capabilities and features: …

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