At EMC World yesterday, the newly formed joint venture between EMC and VMware, along with a strategic investment by General Electric (GE) was discussed by Paul Maritz (former VMware CEO) in the morning’s keynote address. Pivotal combines intellectual property and engineering resources (1200 employees) from both EMC and VMware to focus on solving big and fast data problems. Pivotal combines solutions such as EMC Greenplum and VMware Cetas to serve and analyze ‘Big Data’, VMware Gemfire to rapidly ingest ‘Fast Data’, VMware’s Spring and vFabric technologies, and Pivotal Labs software for rapid application development and integration, with the …read more
By Ted Evans
EMC has announced the latest software update to its Data Domain platform – DDOS 5.3. It seems like there is something for everyone in this upgrade, so make sure to review the new functionality to see if there is something there for your environment. I’ve listed out some of the highlights below.
- Code enhancements and performance optimizations to allow archive data to be stored on all DD systems. This effectively consolidates backup and archive functions into a single appliance. (Note: this is different from the DD Extended Retention software option only available on the higher …read more
VMware has released updates to several products over the past couple weeks. Many of the updates take the version 5.1 products announced at VMworld 2012 to Update 1 (i.e. the first major service pack). The updates include bug fixes, security fixes, and functionality changes. Here’s what you need to know about the updates:
ESXi 5.1 Update 1
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 Update 1 contains some functionality changes, a bunch of bug fixes, and some administrative changes.
First, ESXi support for several guest operating systems will be deprecated after this release. Those guest OSs include:
By Dave Cedrone
RecoverPoint was already one of EMC’s most advanced replication technologies and now it is available as a virtual appliance. Before we get into the details of the virtual edition lets first review the basic capabilities of this impressive technology. RecoverPoint already provided companies with several advanced features that traditional replication technologies do not. For example, in a single solution it offers both local and remote replication, and remote replication can be either synchronous or a-synchronous. Remote replication can also dynamically switch between synchronous and a-synchronous modes based on the change rate and available bandwidth. In addition to those impressive features, …read more
Released on April 4, 2013, vCenter Operations Manager makes the next step forward in managing your vSphere environment.
vCenter Operations Manager 5.7 is the latest release of VMware’s integrated operations suite, converging performance, capacity, and configuration management. This new release introduces the following features and enhancements.
More Flexibility with Capacity Planning
Assess capacity risk and plan by allocation and/or actual demand: Set policies based on your varying business needs to assess capacity risk, efficiency, and forecast. For example, different buffers, over-commit ratios, alert thresholds, business hours, etc., across production and test-dev environments.
New views for Cluster Capacity Risk: Quickly identify …read more