Nutanix NOS v4.0: a technical preview

Nutanix NOS v4.0: a technical preview

So today, Nutanix has released version 4 of their ‘Nutanix OS’. NOS is the heart of the Nutanix solution, and is the software that enables all the goodies. It’s what makes Nutanix, well, Nutanix, and does all the distributin’ and all that. So, what’s new? Let’s do a play-by-play of new and improved features. Better Performance, Availability and Scale First up, the data fabric (or data services). Integrated Data Protection This feature is all about …

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Workstation 10 winners | vExpert 2014

Workstation 10 The Workstation 10 license winners are: Jerome Maury Harold Schoofs Craig Miller Congratulations! I will contact you shortly to hand over the license keys. vExpert 2014 In a very punctual and timely fashion, Corey Romero posted the vExpert 2014 announcement online yesterday. It is with great pleasure to see that I’ve once again been elected for the VMware vExpert title! Together with many of my Dutch and international friends, the vExpert community has …

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VMware Fusion 6 Pro winners | Workstation 10 license giveaway

VMware Fusion 6 Pro winners | Workstation 10 license giveaway

Fusion 6 Pro The Fusion 6 Pro license winners are: Jonathan Stewart Michel Keus Congratulations! I will contact you both to hand over the license keys. Workstation 10 But wait! After publishing the Fusion giveaway, William Myrhang and Bo Fu from the Workstation team reached out to me. I guess they felt left out and offered a couple of VMware Workstation licenses to give away, too. Big thanks to William and Bo for arranging this! This time, …

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My take on VMware’s PEX2014

My take on VMware’s PEX2014

VMware Benelux has asked me to share my experiences with VMware Partner Exchange 2014. You can read that article (in Dutch) here. I figured I’d translate it to English and publish it on my blog, so here goes: Partner Exchange VMware Partner Exchange 2014 was held in San Francisco after being in Vegas the last couple of years. This VMware-partner oriented event was visited by over 4,000 attendees this year. It’s one of VMware’s main …

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VMware Fusion 6 Professional license giveaway

VMware Fusion 6 Professional license giveaway

During PEX, the good people of VMware (specifically, Jason Joel and Simon Bennett) gave me a couple of VMware Fusion 6 Professional licenses. Since I already own a copy, I asked if I could give them away to my readers. Simon quickly agreed, and here it is: the big VMware Fusion 6 Professional license giveaway! I have two license cards to give away, and I can either send the card by snail mail or scratch the …

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6 maart ’14 | NLVMUG Conference: User content is Key!

6 maart ’14 | NLVMUG Conference: User content is Key!

Na de succesvolle NLVMUG Meeting met Frank Denneman en onze eigen Bouke Groenescheij op 14 november over PernixData is het tijd voor de volgende stap! Op 6 maart 2014 organiseert de NLVMUG in samenwerking met de NLVMUG Customer Council, VMware Benelux en de internationale VMUG.com de eerste NLVMUG Conference in het congrescentrum 1931 in Den Bosch. Dit evenement vervangt eerdere VMUG Events in Nederland. De NLVMUG Conference is hét jaarlijkse evenement georganiseerd door de Nederlandse VMware User …

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Hyper-VCDX

Hyper-VCDX

A while back, I had the idea to combine the two terms Hyper-V and VCDX into Hyper-VCDX. Why? I thought the confusion it creates is rather funny. Because I can, is basically the best argument I have. I expanded on the original idea by smashing the company logo’s together and make stickers out of it. As you can see, the layout of the text Hyper-VCDX is identical to the Microsoft logo: identical font, and color. I also layered the VCDX logo on …

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NLVMUG Conference 2014 Agenda & Registration

The NLVMUG has just posted a first version of the agenda for their conference on the 6th of March in Den Bosch. Agenda Check out the full agenda here. My personal highlights in the agenda are: Brian Gammage‘s keynote; I’m very curious about his story, and from what I can tell, it’s very promising! The VMware vs. Citrix EUC productportfolio comparison by community members Duco and Kees Break-out session on VMware NSX by Geordy Korte, …

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To Infinio and beyond!

To Infinio and beyond!

I have been testing Infinio in my lab extensively. Read on for my notes on installation, availability and complexity of the Infinio Accelerator v1.1; there’s a lot to uncover! What is Infinio? Let’s start by looking at what the Infinio solution is, exactly: Good, you’re done watching the marketing intro. Let’s move on to what my co-bloggers wrote: Each appliance creates a bridge network, builds a vSwitch, and leverages proxy ARP. The storage array ends …

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Why Nimble should open up InfoSight to the community (like vOpenData)

Why Nimble should open up InfoSight to the community (like vOpenData)

I like Nimble‘s philosophy on support. They basically took the management and monitoring paradigm from corporate server infrastructures and applied it to storage: made them all connected with a phone home type of functionality and developed a mature set of tools for data analytics. They took people out of the equation where possible and putting them where humans are needed: customer contact. Humans are no longer needed for gathering and sending logs, detailing configuration to support engineers and …

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