Choose the Right Data Protection Strategy 20 Мay, 11 am ET / 4 pm BST Speakers: Chris M. Evans, Independent Consultant, Langton Blue Ltd. Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc. Both snapshots and replication form an important part of any data protection strategy. It’s essential to know when and why each method should be used. In this webinar we will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of both replication and snapshots, highlighting when to use each technique to implement a foolproof data protection regime. You will learn:
- How snapshots and replication work in a virtual server environment
- How snapshots can deliver quick onsite recovery
- How to use replication for offsite data protection
I attended the VMUG in London last week and I noticed that VMware had added a Fix Action feature to vROPs. Matthew Steiner @VMware explained that the feature would present Python scripts for you to manually run and fix things like performance issues. This reminded me very much of what Opvizor has been doing and my first thought was OK VMware is competing with its eco-system. If you ask VMware why they’d do this they would give you a very valid reason, Clients (including me) want a one stop shop as much as possible and I somewhat agree with them. However I still believe the eco-system is very valid, they tend to be very agile at filling the gaps. For me who is a Subject Matter Expert and advisor to what tooling makes up our services I rely completely on the eco-system.
I asked Dennis Zimmer over at Opvizor what his thoughts were about this feature:
“What we receive from customers is that they like to combine Operations Management tools with Opvizor as we don’t need to learn the environment for weeks or even months but can immediately give the customer the results how to improve his vSphere health.
While Operations Management tools focus on a learned baseline to mainly fix performance, we take security and stability into account.
Therefore the combination is very valuable having a deep-dive analytics (using continuously growing information, big data, to come up with misconfigurations and improvements) and more real-time centric operations management. The more real-time, the less in depth.”
I believe that the eco-system still has place for VMware at least.
UniPrint Infinity Launches Version 9
Provides high availability and mobile printing for enterprise environments.
Toronto, Canada, April 14, 2015 – UniPrint (www.uniprint.net), the world leader in printing virtualization, today announced the launch of UniPrint Infinity v9, a managed print solution that can be used across any Citrix, Microsoft, VMware VDI or cloud computing environment to simplify printer management and enable anywhere, anytime, any device secure printing across different platforms, offices and geographies. The launch of UniPrint Infinity v9 provides the largest number of enhancements ever made to the product to improve performance, efficiency and security as well as cost efficiencies for customers.
Social, digital and mobile channels have transformed the way in which people interact. Digital technologies play a greater role in the way that corporate institutions manage their internal processes and functions. Enterprise printing infrastructure is one such function that is set to dramatically evolve as a result of an increasingly mobile workforce and complexity in daily printing requirements.
Responding to market changes and customer needs, UniPrint Infinity v9 offers enhanced features that improve printer driver performance and efficiency as well as the ability to capitalize on mobile printing capabilities, including Apple iOS and OS X printing, delegate printing and email-to-print functionality. The new version of UniPrint Infinity also offers enhanced high availability with load balancing capabilities for uninterrupted printing.
Security is an increasingly important factor for large and small firms globally and UniPrint Infinity v9 includes a 256-bit encryption scheme that provides added security to the print stream travelling over the network. A backup and restore utility will be available shortly allowing easier upgrade and faster recovery from any disaster.
Arron Fu, VP of Software Development at UniPrint, said, “We have doubled down on expanding our printing virtualization features to help address the needs of our customers. Our users were approaching UniPrint demanding the move to Infinity v9 for tighter security protocols for mobility and enterprise. We wanted to improve on existing features and capabilities to adapt to all user needs. UniPrint Infinity v9 will change the way people print in security-sensitive environments.”
For further information on UniPrint Infinity, visit www.uniprint.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UniPrint, a division of ACCEO Solutions Inc. (www.acceo.com ), is the recognized leader in printing virtualization. The newest solution in UniPrint’s patented, award-winning product line, UniPrint Infinity is the industry’s first truly secure enterprise-wide solution for any computing environment. Enabling anywhere, anytime, any device secure pull printing, UniPrint Infinity comes with a proven ROI through its statistics module, print document archiving functionality and secure mobile printing modules, and high availability with load balancing. UniPrint Infinity replaces all manufacturer printer drivers with a single PDF generator to promote faster, more efficient printing, helping organizations to improve both productivity and return on investments. For additional information on UniPrint, please visit www.uniprint.net.
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