New Features With NSX-T 3.0 – Federation and Kubernetes on vSphere

Mariusz Kaczorek heard a lot from VMware at the most recent Tech Field Day event. In this post, he breaks down the latest features and updates for NSX-T 3.0. This includes a number of important updates, with networking support for vSphere with Kubernetes and cloud-scale networking with NSX-T Federation. With Mariusz, with NSX-v set to end support in 2022, NSX-T 3.0 offers a promising replacement with better load balancing, multi-site networking and security across various platforms.

What’s New in Zerto 8.0

At Tech Field Day Mariusz Kaczorek got to hear the latest updates from Zerto. The company showed off the latest features of Zerto 8.0, their latest release of their Zerto IT Resilience Platform. This adds a number of key features to the platform. On the cloud side, Zerto 8.0 adds Continuous Data Protection to Google Cloud as well as cloud backup with AWS Storage Gateway. On the storage side, the release now supports VMware vVols. Combined with many other feature enhancements, Mariusz sees Zerto as offering a compelling platform-agonostic platform to protect your data across hybrid and multi cloud environments.

Veritas Resilency Platform (VRP)

Mariusz Kaczorek used Veritas’ presentation at Cloud Field Day to provide some background for this post, looking into Veritas Resiliency Platform. This solution helps to maintain business uptime across private, public, and hybrid clouds, with support for VMware and Hyper-V and recovery of VMs to Azure, AWS or vCloud Director. In the post, Mariusz provides an architectural overview, reviews the interface for VRB, and looks at who it’s targeted at. Be sure to check out the post then dive into the full presentation video.

What’s new and how to one click upgrade to NSX 6.4.x ?

Mariusz Kaczorek got a look from WMware at what’s new with NSX 6.4.0 at Networking Field Day last week. He highlights the one-click upgrade available, then digs into the Application Rule Manager and Identity Firewall features of the release.

HPE – InfoSight and Cloud Volumes

At Cloud Field Day last year, Mariusz Kaczorek heard from HPE about InfoSight and Cloud Volumes. Both show the integration of the company’s recent acquisition of Nimble Storage. For Mariusz, the advances he saw with InfoSight are a clear signal that the autonomous data center is well on its way.

Deep visibility of cloud by Gigamon

At Cloud Field Day this summer, Mariusz Kaczorek saw Gigamon’s latest solution for hybrid cloud visibility. He got a deep dive into the Gigamon Visibility Platform for AWS, which uses agents on an EC2 instance to mirror traffic to gain insights into what’s going through the cloud.

Rubrik – a software-defined platform for modern datacenter?

At Cloud Field Day this summer, Mariusz Kaczore got to see the latest updates from Rubrik. Mariusz really liked to Rubrik’s approach to backups, not focusing on monitoring backup jobs directly, but instead measuring results against a SLA. He also highlighted their Rubrik OnCloud, which lets you archive VMs in the cloud.

Protection and instant access of Microsoft SQL database – DevOps with Actifio

Tech Field Day presentations are always informative, but it’s always great when a presentation directly helps someone solve a problem. Mariusz Kaczorek remembered a presentation from Actifio at last June’s Tech Field Day event. In this post, he took what he saw from Actifio to solve an access issue with Microsoft SQL Server backups.

VMs are houses, containers are apartments!

VMs are houses, containers are apartments!

Long awaited features in the next version of Zerto

Long awaited features in the next version of Zerto

Mariusz Kaczorek

IT Architect with passion for Virtualization and Storage Solutions.