Instant Clone functionality in VMware Horizon 7 – how quickly and efficiently it works
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on July 22, 2016
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As far back as at VMworld 2014, VMware announced VMware Project Fargo technology, also broadly known as VMFork. It allows to make a working copy of a running virtual machine on VMware vSphere platform very fast.

The VMFork technology involves on-the-fly creation of virtual machine clone (VMX-file and process in memory), which uses the same memory (Shared memory) that the parent VM does. At the same time, the child VM cannot write to the shared memory and uses the allocated memory to write its own data. With disks, it is just the same: with the Copy-on-write technology, the changes of the parent VM base disk are written to the child VM delta disk:

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VMware’s EVO:RAIL fail as a lesson for Microsoft’s Azure Stack
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on July 21, 2016
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As we know, VMware‘s first attempt in the field of hyperconvergence, the EVO:RAIL, was a good quality software product set, which nevertheless failed because of the licensing policy. Specifically, it demanded that buyers acquire new vSphere licences, with no exception for existing vSphere users who liked the idea of adopting hyperconverged infrastructure.

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Windows Server-as-a-service: Microsoft describes the future of Server 2016
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on July 18, 2016
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Microsoft published details of how Windows Server 2016 will be released and maintained, which includes a “Windows as a service” model of frequent operating system updates.

Windows Server 2016 will be launched at the Ignite conference (September 26 to 30 in Atlanta, Georgia); there will be three editions: Datacenter, Standard and Essentials.

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Ubuntu: Join a server to an Active Directory domain
Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 14, 2016
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Today, we will see how to join an Ubuntu server (version 16.04) to an Active Directory domain. It could be useful in case of you want that your administrators use their domain account to connect to servers, etc.

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The world’s first 1,000 core CPU has been built
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on July 8, 2016
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The Kilocore chip represents a step change in CPU power and efficiency.

The significant increase in computing power over the past decades gave way to the most of todays advances in science and technology, such as artificial intelligence, secure global communications, or large-scale pharmaceutical analyses.

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Comparing vSphere Distributed Switch and Cisco Nexus 1000v switch
Posted by Askar Kopbayev on July 7, 2016
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When time comes to deciding whether to go with vSphere Distributed Switch or Cisco Nexus 1000v it is hard to tell which product is superior and you find many different and quite contradictory opinions.

While quite often it is the political decision based on the answer to the question “Who is going to manage the virtual networking?” there are many other aspects you, as an infrastructure designer, should be aware of.

Recently VMware announced End of Sale of Nexus 1000v which caused some confusion amongst clients. I know customers who were pretty sure Cisco discontinued Nexus 1000v, but rest assured, Cisco is still fully committed to continue development of virtual networking and to support Nexus 1000v in the latest and future versions of vSphere.

In this article I will try to focus on main differences between solutions. It won’t cover every single feature, but will give you enough food for thought to make an educated choice.

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VMware Photon OS + Docker Volume Driver = containers architecture on vSphere virtualization platform
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on July 4, 2016
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Many of you know that VMware has a technology called vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). It involves launch of Docker (and others) virtualized containers in small virtual machines with a lightweight operating system based on Linux distribution.

This operating system is VMware Photon OS 1.0, which has been finally released just recently. This is the first release version of this operating system from VMware, but in the long view it can become the main platform for virtual appliances by replacing the everlasting SUSE Linux.

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Google Undersea Fibre Optic Cabling is Online
Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on July 4, 2016
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Google announced that its FASTER Cable system, an undersea fibre optic cable running from the US to Japan, is now online. This will give them up to 10 terabytes per second (about 1/6 of the cable’s total bandwidth). This is claimed to be the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built.

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Windows 2016 Makes a 100% In Box High Performance VDI Solution a Realistic Option
Posted by Didier Van Hoye on June 27, 2016
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With Windows Server 2016 we have gained some very welcome capabilities to do cost effective VDI deployments using all in box technologies. The main areas of improvement are in storage, RemoteFX and with Discrete Device Assignment for hardware pass-through to the VM. Let’s take a look at what’s possible now and think out loud on what solutions are possible as well as their benefits and drawbacks.

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Docker: Docker Datacenter in Azure
Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 24, 2016
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Docker Datacenter on Azure and AWS has been announced on Tuesday 21st, June 2016 at the DockerCon.

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