Alex Samoylenko
Alex Samoylenko
Virtualization technology professional. A certified VMware vExpert, he possesses vast knowledge in such areas as building complicated virtual infrastructures, server and PC virtualization, fault tolerance, data protection, and application virtualization. Alex runs his own virtualization-focused company VMC. He is a CEO of a mobile game publisher Nova Games and a CEO of an international dating site.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on January 31, 2023
VMware Horizon 8 version 2212: Apps on Demand Technology For Published Apps

VMware App Volumes is a part of the VMware Horizon‘s Apps on Demand feature, which allows delivering apps to virtual desktops on demand. Instead of mounting VMDK with apps, dynamic mounting of the volumes starts only when you use an application. Now, Apps on Demand for published app environments extends this functionality to the apps published by Horizon Apps, Citrix Virtual Apps, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH)/terminal.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on January 3, 2023
Learn From Your Mistakes: VMware vSphere IA/GA

As one of the oldest virtualization technology vendors, VMware has had its fair share of ups and downs along the way. At VMware Explore 2022, the company introduced a way to fix the long-time complications with bugs in their major updates – IA/GA (Initial Availability/General Availability) model. It is a part of their latest VMware vSphere 8 release.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on December 1, 2022
VMware Explore 2022: Most Important Initiatives

At VMware Explore 2022, the company introduced a lot of new products and technologies, jointly called “VMware Projects”. While some of them are rebranded solutions previously existing within the line of VMware products, others represent entirely new functionalities.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on October 6, 2022
VMware Aria Instead of vRealize: What is It?

Unlike the previous years’ events, the VMware Explore 2022 was marked with the announcements of numerous novel projects, including the rebranding of previous ones. One of those is VMware Aria, formerly known as vRealize Cloud Management, which works both for the cloud and on-premises.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on August 18, 2022
Meeting VMware SASE and ZTNA

In the world of IT, the post-pandemic changes have brought new challenges to the table. An enterprise may employ dozens of remote workers from all over the world, but for security reasons, they may still have to establish network routes through the data center thousands of miles away. Well, thanks to VMware SASE, that’ll hardly be a problem anymore.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on August 2, 2022
VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4: Replicating the On-Premises Infrastructure to any VMware Cloud

VMware Cloud Director Availability is a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution that creates a backup infrastructure in a public cloud. Its most recent upgrade has brought a lot of new possibilities to the table.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on May 17, 2022
7 Interesting Features in latest releases of VMware Horizon 8

Desktop and app virtualization and delivery platform VMware Horizon is one of the top products of VMware, and just recently it got even better with the latest release. If you’re looking for more interesting details than there are in the Release Notes, take a look at a few enhancements that might have not gotten much spotlight.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on March 17, 2022
VMware App Volumes On-Demand Applications: How Does It Work?

VMware App Volumes is a software solution meant to deliver ready-to-use apps right to the users’ VMs, providing them with instant access to the required application. Formerly belonging to the CloudVolumes, it was released as the part of VMware Horizon line to decouple package management and delivery. Packaging once and deploying everywhere, VMware App Volumes brings the user experience to the whole new level.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on February 9, 2022
VMware Freestyle Orchestrator: Visual Tool for Configuring User Environments

Freestyle Ochestrator expands on the capabilities of Unified Endpoint Management in Workspace ONE. The latter is VMware’s intelligence-driven digital workspace platform. Freestyle Orchestrator is a low-code IT orchestration service that allows admins to build complex workflows attuned to their business’ dynamic deployment requirements.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on January 6, 2022
VMware vSphere 7 Security Configuration Guide: 15 Things to Know About

VMware vSphere is one of the most widespread VMware products. No wonder the company takes its security issues seriously. Another update of VMware vSphere 7 Security Configuration Guide will explain how to make your vSphere environment even more protected.

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