Posted by Alex Samoylenko on December 1, 2020
vMotion Innovations in VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 1: Improved Performance & EVC for GPU

VMware introduced quite a good chunk of innovations this time: performance has been improved dramatically, memory pre-copy technology completely re-architected. But the true novelty lies in new Enhanced vMotion Capabilities (EVC) for GPU, making it a real powerhouse for intense workloads (graphic software, ML/DL-workloads, etc.)

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on November 25, 2020
Microsoft Azure Sentinel Overview

With cybersecurity nowadays, you can never be too sure. And having to maintain it at scale can prove quite straining. Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native software imbued with AI functions, can help simplify that process for you. Have a birds-eye view of your entire HCI via a convenient dashboard and benefit from Microsoft’s years of cyber intelligence experience.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on November 19, 2020
VMware Horizon 2006 upgrade from version 7.x

We’ve saved you a lot of time, effort, and frustration by compiling all the essential steps to take if you want to upgrade from Horizon series 7.x to Horizon 2006. The article covers the compatibility matrix, which features to uninstall before proceeding with the upgrade, what backup precautions to perform, and all the other good stuff.

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Posted by Andrea Mauro on November 17, 2020
SmartNIC and the future of computing, storage, networking and security

Among other exciting things, VMworld 2020 also presented project Monterey, which is to be based on a new type of network interface controller (NIC) — SmartNIC. This new NIC rendition will include DPU (data processing unit) capabilities by using different approaches. The idea is to make more server resources available by offloading a set of workloads onto SmartNIC.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on November 10, 2020
Storage Performance Tester VMware Fling

Storage performance testing isn’t something one should take lightly, and VMware admins know this like any other. There are way too many tools to choose from, and you have no guarantee that you will get what you need. Or, at least, it used to be so, until VMware has released a new tool, Storage Performance Tester.

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Posted by Romain Serre on November 4, 2020
Azure Stack HCI Firmware and Drivers Updates with Dell EMC Open Manage for Windows Admin Center

Dell markets its EMC OpenManage extension for Windows Admin Center as a unified solution for ensuring Azure Stack HCI updates and compliance. Unfortunately, that is not the case since Dell’s extension is not in line with the current Azure hardware and software compliance matrix, and it’s not in tune with the latest WAC versions.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 29, 2020
Cleaning Your Azure Subscription Policies

For a number of reasons, you may want to wipe your Azure subscription clean of all the policies you have. Whether it’s because you’re testing and demo-ing something often, or because the subscription is too old and your working algorithms need resetting. Although it sounds like a hassle, you only need to enter two commands.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on October 27, 2020
What is VMware vRealize AI Cloud and How Does it Affect Data Center Optimization

VMware presented vRealize AI Cloud during VMworld 2020 as its next step in cloud automation. The tool is designed for automated performance optimization as part of the Self-Driving Data Center concept. As defined by the vendor, it’s meant to monitor infrastructure performance and apply machine learning to improve performance as workloads change.

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Posted by Benoit Voirin on October 22, 2020
Identity and Access Management (IAM) in a nutshell

It’s a misconception that only a hacker attack is the biggest threat to cybersecurity. In reality, employees not abiding by basic security protocols during their routine work is the biggest “backdoor.” Making sure that all roles, privileges, and systems are set to avoid any outside access is paramount for ensuring your company’s solid daily cybersecurity.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 20, 2020
Receive AKS and Azure updates on your mailbox

It’s time-consuming and, frankly, annoying to browse through various news feeds to be fully hands-on on all the changes and releases. Microsoft knows it, too, so it integrated a feature into Logic Apps Designer that informs you of the updates to where you need them. Choose a period, RSS feed items, mailbox, teams, or twitter, and you’re all set!

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