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Nutanix Announces New Release with 4x Performance Improvement

The Nutanix web-scale computing platform is getting an upgrade!  A new release was announced on February 16 that promises 4x performance improvement for any workload without additional hardware or software license.  Some snippets from the press release are below: SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 16, 2016 – Nutanix, the enterprise cloud company, today announced a […]

vCenterServer FQDN does not match DNS when upgrading vCenter Appliance from 5.5 to 6.0

Thanks to the vExpert program I have some new licenses for my lab systems.  Since I only have vCenter 6 Standard licenses and my current vCenter Appliance is running 5.5, I need to upgrade to 6.0.  I found a great walkthrough article on the VMware site that I followed.  During step 4 of the appliance […]

Introducing Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers

On Monday October 26 2015 Veeam announced a new offering called Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers.  Here is an excerpt from the press release explaining what this is: Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers, available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, streamlines the delivery of Veeam-powered backup services (including BaaS) for service providers, […]

VMworld 2015 – Day 2 Announcements

The general sessions on Day 2 of VMworld centered around EUC (End User Computing).  Here is a quick summary and I will post links to more information as well. VMware Workspace Suite The VMware Workspace Suite is comprised of Horizon desktop virtualization, Identity Manager, Horizon FLEX and AirWatch EMM.  The goal of this suite is […]

VMware Extends Unified Hybrid Cloud Platform

VMware announced many updates to extend their Unified Hybrid Cloud Platform on Monday.  A copy of the press release is below. (content from This Press Release) New Public Cloud Services and Software-Defined Data Center Solutions Enable Organizations to Securely Build, Run and Deliver Any Application SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – August 31, 2015) – Today at […]

VMworld 2015 Sponsors – Zerto and Opvizor

The final 2 sponsors for vBrainstorm at VMworld 2015 are Zerto and Opvizor! First up is Zerto!  Zerto says it best with this excerpt from their web site: Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized IT infrastructure & cloud. They not only provide your typical backup of VMs but also virtual […]