Microsoft releases technical preview for VMware workload support by Azure Site Recovery

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, March 30th, 2015   |  

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Last week Microsoft announced new features for its Azure Backup solution. Azure Backup is a Microsoft solution which protects files and folders by providing multiple copies in multiple geographies. It integrates seamlessly with System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) in order to protect Microsoft workloads. It can also perform online backups of Windows and Linux IaaS VMs, a functionality which is now in technical preview.

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Red Hat announces Q4 2014 earnings

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, March 30th, 2015   |  

On March 25 Red Hat announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Total revenue for the first quarter ended February 28, 2015 was $464 million, with an increase of 16% from the same quarter last year. Looking at the financials details we can see that subscription revenue was of $405 million, up 15% year-over-year, full fiscal year subscription revenue was $1.56 billion, up 17% year-over-year in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 19% measured in constant currency. Operating cash flow of $217 million, up 18% year-over-year, full fiscal year operating cash flow of $623 million, up 15% year-over-year.
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Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.26

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, March 25th, 2015   |  

Oracle has released a new version of its virtualization platform VM Virtualbox. Version 4.3.26 is considered a maintenance release which can be installed on top of version 4.3. The update improves stability and fixes regressions.

Some of the changes as detailed in the changelog:

  • Fixed a bug which prevented to propagate any DNS name server / domain / search string information to the NAT network
  • The mouse could not be moved under rare conditions if no Guest Additions are installed
  • Fixed a possible BSOD on Windows hosts under rare conditions

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Paper: Virtual SAN 6.0 Performance: Scalability and Best Practices

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, March 25th, 2015   |  

VMware has released a paper titled: "Virtual SAN 6.0 Performance: Scalability and Best Practices". The paper which contains 23 pages investigates how VMware Virtual SAN performs and scales for multiple workloads, Virtual SAN caching tier designs, and Virtual SAN configuration parameters. The paper provides guidelines on how to get the best performance for applications deployed on a Virtual SAN cluster.

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Release: Parallels Virtuozzo 6.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, March 23rd, 2015   |  

Parallels today announced a new version of its container and hardware virtualization platform Virtuozzo. Appearantly the product was renamed earlier to Parallels Cloud Server, but with this version Parallels decided to rename the product back again to its orginal name Virtuozzo (to be precise it was named Virtuozzo Containers earlier).

Virtuozzo is installed directly on the server hardware and does not need any operating system to function. Once it is installed, Virtuozzo allows you to create virtual machines and Containers.

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Release: VMware Horizon 6.1

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, March 18th, 2015   |  

VMware last week released version 6.1 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Server Based Computing (SBC) platform Horizon. Version 6.1 is the follow up of version 6 which was released in June last year.

Version 6.1 provides the following new features and enhancements:

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Book: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, March 18th, 2015   |  

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Microsoft has published a free ebook titled: “Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking“. The book which contains 236 pages provides a step-by-step guide for a proof-of-concept implementation for a Software Defined Datacenter which includes virtualization, networking and storage in this case by using Windows Server and Microsoft System Center. CONTINUE READING ON CLOUDCOMPUTING.INFO…


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Microsoft hires former Forrester Analyst as Cloud Chief Strategist

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, March 18th, 2015   |  

Today, March 17, Microsoft disclosed that the former Vice President & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research: James Staten, was elected as chief strategist for its Cloud & Enterprise group. Staten will report to Corporate VP ans Cloud Chief Scott Guthrie.

As stated in his LinkedIn profile, James Staten is a veteran in the market, with over 30 years experience in marketing, business development and corporate strategy with large tech companies and start ups. At Forrester his main focus was to track, trend and forecast the technology evolutions and usage trends of data center and server technologies. His main areas of concentration were Cloud Computing & Adaptive Intelligence (collaborative business intelligence).

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VMware announces support for CoreS on vSphere 5.5. and vCloud Air

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, March 11th, 2015   |  

VMware has announced that it now supports CoreOS on both vSphere 5.5. and vCloud Air. CoreOS is a Linux distribution designed to provide minimal functionality required for deploying applications inside software containers like Docker. VMware has been working with the CoreOS team in order to provide open-vm-tools and by providing the CoreOS OS in OVA format for use in vSphere.

Supported CoreOS releases begin with 557.x release and will extend to future stable releases. VMware is currently working on extending the support for CoreOS to vSphere 6 as well.


Paper: VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, March 11th, 2015   |  

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study". The paper which contains 12 pages details the outcome of a series of tests to demonstrate the performance and scalability of large virtual machines on vSphere 6 running Oracle Database 12c.

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