VMware vSphere 5.5 launched

Typical Sod's law..... I've been eagerly waiting to get my hands on vSphere 5.5 ever since VMworld 2013 US - unfortunately I'm not one of the lucky ones who had Beta access or pre-launch access (like some of the more renown VMware bloggers) - and the week that I decide to head off on holiday to … Continue reading VMware vSphere 5.5 launched

Cisco acquires Whiptail

Opened up my work email this morning to be inundated with mails about Cisco acquiring the flash-array startup - Whiptail - for $415m... What makes this interesting was several years ago when I attended the launch of UCS blades, someone in the audience questioned whether Cisco would enter the storage arena.... the answer at that … Continue reading Cisco acquires Whiptail

VMware Walk-throughs

So, some clever person at VMware has built some awesome walk-throughs of a few of the new features/products that were announced at VMworld 2013. http://vmwarewalkthroughs.com/vCloudSuite5-5/ http://vmwarewalkthroughs.com/VSAN/ There's a solid walk-through of VDP, showing step-by-step overviews of: creating a backup job for a VM using web-client restoring a VM using web-client restoring a VM directly to … Continue reading VMware Walk-throughs

vCloud Director Convergence and Transition Plan

vCloud Director Convergence and Transition PlanVery good blog post regarding how vCD will be integrated with vSphere and vCAC.....So it seems vCD is being phased out of Enterprise customers with vSphere handling the cloud infrastructure and vCAC the automation and cloud management.It sounds like vCD will become a VSPP product specifically aimed at service providers.....

EMC Mega Launch Event Report

Hmm..... so the Mega Launch really didn't turn out to be that 'MEGA'..... dribs and drabs of info released that most people in the room already knew from what they had seen and heard at EMC World (and from NDAs sessions with EMC)..... Not to mention the poor show from the Italian marketing team with … Continue reading EMC Mega Launch Event Report

VMware Workstation 10 and Fusion 6 released

New edition of VMware Workstation released: http://www.vmware.com/uk/products/workstation/ What’s New in VMware Workstation 10? Unity Mode Integrated to work with Windows 8.1 Ability to convert a Windows 8.1 physical PC to a VM. Support for 16 vCPUs, 8 TB SATA disks and 64GB of RAM New Virtual SATA disk controller Now supporting 20 virtual networks USB3 … Continue reading VMware Workstation 10 and Fusion 6 released