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…

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…

VMware vSphere 6.0 is now available

Looks like VMware has made the 6.0 version of their vSphere and related product lines available today.  Here are the links to download.  Note:  These links require a My VMware account that is licensed for these products. VMware vCloud Suite 6.0 (You can get ESXi 6.0, vCenter Server 6.0, vSphere Replication 6.0, vSphere Data Protection 6.0, vCenter…

HyTrust KeyControl Cryptographic Module Enters Process for FIPS 140-2 Validation

For those of you in fields where regulatory requirements are important then this news from HyTrust is for you.  They have entered the process to be validated for FIPS 140-2.  A press release was released yesterday, March 11 2015.  The contents of this press release is below. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security…

VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0001

VMware released security advisory VMSA-2015-0001 on January 27 2015.  A link to the advisory can be found here.  An overview of the items that this advisory addresses is shown below. VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion host privilege escalation vulnerability VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion contain an arbitrary file write issue. Exploitation this issue may…