At VMworld US 2018, a ESXi for ARM port was announced. Now at VMworld EU, the port was taken to its logical conclusion, running ESXi 6.8 on a Raspberry Pi.
The virtual machine escape demonstrated at Pwn2Own this year showed that for even as isolated software defined machines, VMs are not without there security concerns. Andrea Mauro took this as inspiration to reflect on some of the other vulnerabilities. Virtually networking is probably the most common, as the guest machines as vulnerable as any other to these kind of exploits. These are mitigated by the supposed isolation each machine enjoys. Andrea does point out though that any time you have shared components between machines, you introduce the possibility of mitigating the virtual machines inherent estrangement.
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: Scale Computing, an alternative hyperconverged solution, has launched its ScaleCare Remote Recovery Service, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering that provides offsite protection for businesses at a price that fits the size and budget of their datacenter needs. Building on the resiliency and high availability of the […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: SwiftStack is a storage company, founded on 2011 and based in San Francisco, CA, build with the idea to create a large scale object storage infrastructure in customer’s own data center (so specific for private cloud). Is still a small company with 50 employess and more than 60 customers […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: Diablo Technologies is a company founded in 2003 that have revolutionize the flash market with their Memory Channel Storage (MCS) solution: a very high performance host flash solution that fit in DIMMs connectors instead to be plugged to PCIe or SAS connectors. An interesting idea, supported by several vendors […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: When you talk about data protection against hardware failure in storage system, probably RAID(Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is the first technology that you think. RAID could be hardware or software based, and in the second case it can be implemented (with functions similar to RAID, but not necessary the […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: If you talk about Big Data you cannot mention Cloudera that not only one of the first Hadoop distribution, but it’s really strong (and the fact that has start early in the big data world will really help) in the services aspects (including Big Data as a Service offers on different […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: One issue about VMware NSX it that it does not exist an evaluation or a trial code in order to study and test it. This because the code is still on a Nicira web site and is much more restricted compared to other VMware code. Also VMware partner may […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: Atlantis USX (Unified Software-defined Storage) is a software-defined storage solution (100% software) that delivers the performance of an all-flash storage array at half the cost of traditional SAN or NAS. First version was announced one year ago (February 2014) and actually there is the version 2.0 (announced on August 2014) with several interesting […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: During the first European Tech Field Day Extra (at VMworld EU in Barcelona) one of the companies with the more technical presentation was Diablo Technologies. This company was founded in 2003 and they’re working on Memory Channel Storage (MCS) which is a very high performance host flash solution. There […]