VMware related material
Please welcome my latest Platinum Sponsor Uila (We la) who had the pleasure of being introduced to by nonother than Mr John Toyer. After receiving a demo I got some good insight into their product and sorry for the pun “insight” yup you guessed it they provide full stack visibility of your environment. The great thing is they do it agentlessly.
In virtualized data centers, it is very critical to be powered with full stack visibility from the end user to the application to the underlying infrastructure layer. Without this visibility, IT infrastructure and operations teams routinely struggle to identify root cause of application performance issues that pull in multiple teams and take too long to remediate. Uila’s full stack visibility for virtualized data centers reduces troubleshooting time from days to minutes, enabling lean IT teams to get time back for more strategic and business acceleration projects. IT teams can identify blind spots in the infrastructure to head off performance problems at the pass, and eliminate finger pointing between infrastructure and application teams with automated root cause and forensics. Anyway you should check out their product CLICK HERE.
Recently I was awarded the title of Distinguished Expert at Atos and now am the leader of the Automation Domain in that community. The expert community was formed to unite the experts in Atos and see if through alignment of different factions, business units, and cultures we can come up with some amazing IP. Anywho.. here is a nice video recorded to promote that Domain.
Vembu have released v3.8 of their backup tech and includes some new features:
New features in v3.8
Disk Image Backup from BDR Server
Disk Image Backups can now be configured and managed via Vembu BDR Server. Relying on proxy agents is no longer required, unless it’s a distributed deployment which require individual proxy agent installation.
FLR from GUI (Backup & Replication)
File Level Recovery(FLR) is now available for both backup and replication jobs where user can choose specific files and folders from VMware/Hyper-V/Disk Image backups and VMware replication, to be restored in a quick fashion.
Seed load backup data to OffsiteDR
Storing copy of backup data for DR requirements is now an easy task to be accomplished by seed loading backup server data to desired offsite data center. This save loads of time and bandwidth from being consumed.
Enabling Auto authorization in Vembu BDR allows proxy agents to get registered to backup server using unique registration key generated by respective BDR server.
Users can now provide additional security to their disk based backup jobs by assigning custom-password to backup server, such that all their backup data will be encrypted and can be restored/accessed only by providing the custom-password.
Storage Pools are used to aggregate the space available from different volumes and utilise them as a storage for specific backups. The hybrid volume manager of Vembu BDR Server supports scalable and extendable backup storage for different storage media such as Local drives, NAS(NFS and CIFS) and SAN(iSCSI and FC). Vembu BDR provides storage pooling option for both backup level and group level.
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