Snapshot commit operations have always been a problem, especially for large and really active virtual machines. But vSphere 6 has introduced some changes that are probably going to make commits a problem of the past!
vSphere tags are incredibly powerful objects, that can be used in many and amazing ways. One of the possible use cases for tags is Data Protection. Veeam supports vSphere tags in both vSphere 5.5 and 6.0, and with them you can create advanced policy-based data protection rules.
Veeam Backup & Replication v8, part of Veeam Availability Suite v8, has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software.
I’ve created a list of my favourite 8 new technical features, my “gems”. In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this fourth episode, we will talk about support for vSphere tags.
Virtual Volumes is a new VMWare technology that will make possible to apply policies at the VM level. If you are a software-only storage vendor, have you thought about publishing a vVol-enabled version of your storage? You will instantly become the hero of every virtualization guy in the world.
Last week, Veeam and Nutanix have published a joint technical paper, regarding the best practices to use Veeam Backup & Replication v7 in a Nutanix infrastructure, when running VMware vSphere. The paper is 20 pages long, it has been written by myself and Derek Seaman, and you can download it here. This post however is about what’s “not” written in that paper, its story, and what I learned from this great experience.
Today Nutanix is announcing its new 3.5 release of their own software. As a partner I had the chance to attend a quick preview of this new version, and I should say the news are really interesting. First of all, it’s important to note that each new feature will be…