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 September 28, 2023
New VMware vSphere 8 Update 2 Features Related to Hardware

At the Explore 2023 conference, VMware dropped some major updates about VMware vSphere 8 Update 2. Get ready for improved virtualization with features like VM Hardware Version 21GPU-Aware Load Balancing, Expanded DPU Support, and more.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on September 5, 2023
VMware innovations in the automation of VMware vSphere virtual infrastructure in 2023

VMware is taking a massive leap in refining its automation frameworks for virtual infrastructure operations. They’re introducing VI/JSON protocol, improving APIs, making PowerCLI cross-platform, and enhancing SDKs.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on August 23, 2023
Major release of VMware Cloud Foundation 5.0 architecture – what’s interesting about it?

Just recently, VMware has announced a major update to its VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) architecture, version 5.0. It includes functionalities providing additional scalability, security, and several key enhancements to meet the requirements for IaaS infrastructures.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on July 6, 2023
VMware products and devices based on the ARM architecture

Thanks to MacBooks, ARM architecture is soon to become a part of everyday life everywhere, from regular users to corporate infrastructures. However, Apple isn’t the only one making progress in adopting this technology.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on May 30, 2023
Configuration Profiles in VMware vSphere 8 Update 1: Why Do We Need It and How Does it Work?

As the flagship product of VMware, the vSphere platform is in constant development. Just recently, the first update of VMware vSphere 8 has been released, which contains many useful features.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on April 25, 2023
Veeam Backup and Replication v12: 15 New Features That Will Come in Handy

Veeam Software continues to work on enhancing its flagship products by introducing new features and upgrading old ones. The latest major update, Veeam Backup & Replication v12, has been in development for two years and offers a lot of improvements in versatility and functionality.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on March 28, 2023
Recreating VMDK descriptor files for disks and their snapshots in VMware vSphere virtual machines

One of the reasons for such an error is that the disk descriptor file for the VM disk is either corrupted or missing. Fortunately, you can follow a straightforward process to recreate .vmdk descriptor files.

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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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