Luca Dell’Oca, 2011 and 2012 VMware vExpert,works in IT since 2000. Since 2006, he’s working as a virtualization consultant and architect, specialized in the design and management of VMware infrastructures. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Italian VMware User Group, and author of the blog www.virtualtothecore.com, where he regularly publishes articles on everything related to virtualization.
Posts by Luca Dell'Oca
Among the news arrived from Veeam in the last days about their flagship product Backup & Replication, many of you had probably noted among all the informations that there will be a new version of the product, named Enterprise Plus. Added to Standard and Enterprise, Veeam now has a total of three editions of the backup product:
Just like has happend in the past with VMware (interesting indeed the use of the same names, or is by purpose?), the new features has been introduced all in the highest version. There is also a change in the prices, and now the official More >
Have you even wondered how it felt to foresee the future like Cassandra?
Well, last week I felt a little bit like her… You are going to find in the next few days many articles about the new features of Veeam Backup & Replication 7, kept secret until today. I would like to tell you my own side of the story…
First of all, what are we talking about? Veeam had kept two hidden and secret features to be announced last, after the 7 they already leaked in the last months.
One of them was something totally expected. After introducing in the 6.5 More >
for people managing data protection, VSS is probably one of the best features Microsoft have released inthe last 10 years. Since its launch this feature of the operating system have helped a lot in doing applications’ consistent backups, but most of all helped to dismiss all those dedicated agents for every application: with VSS what’s needed is only the VSS support from the application you need to protect, so a backup program only needs to connect to the OS’s VSS libraries, that will in turn manage applications’ VSS.
Nowadays there are several softwares supporting VSS, obviously all the Microsoft ones (Exchange, More >
In a previous article, I wrote about the acquisition of NexGen made by Fusion-IO, what were the technological and business reasons behind this acquisition, and how Fusion-IO wants to change and increase the NexGen business. In this article instead I’m going to describe you in more details how a NexGen storage works.A quick view on the hardware
First of all, the NexGen storage is a midrange system designed to manage several workloads, mainly virtualized. The team who developed it (John Spiers as CEO and Kelly Long as CTO) is the same who created LeftHand many years ago, and this heritage is clear for More >
This is a story of a disadventure I had that made me cold sweat for several days, but finally ended well…
Usually, I shut down my MacBook only when I need to install or update a software that specifically requires a reboot. Standby mode never gave me any problem, and allows me to start using my computer few seconds after I pull it out of my bag, so is common for me to have more than a month of uptime. Last week, one of those frequent Flash Player update required me a reboot, so I did it, right after checking as More >