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Alex Samoylenko
Alex Samoylenko
Virtualization Architect. Alex is a certified VMware vExpert and the Founder of VMC, a company focused on virtualization, and the CEO of Nova Games, a mobile game publisher.
Alex Samoylenko

Changes to VMware licensing policy at the end of 2023 

Broadcom’s $61 billion acquisition of VMware in 2022 has led to significant changes in the virtualization vendor’s licensing policy.

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Alex Samoylenko

General recommendations for upgrades and rolling updates in the VMware vSphere environment

Looking to enhance your VMware vSphere update strategy? Get the lowdown in our article, featuring practical advice on using vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM).

Alex Samoylenko

VMware’s latest initiatives to support artificial intelligence systems

VMware is leading the way in the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Explore 2023. Discover how they’re transforming corporate AI with cutting-edge initiatives.

Alex Samoylenko

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.

Alex Samoylenko

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.

Alex Samoylenko

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.

Alex Samoylenko

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.

Alex Samoylenko

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.

Alex Samoylenko

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.

Alex Samoylenko

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.