By Jake Roczniak and Eric Grueter, Senior Consultants
This year at EMC World 2014, EMC had a variety of different technologies available for us to get some hands-on time. Here are some of our favorites and ones that we think the industry will be seeing more and more of in the future.
By Jake Roczniak, Senior Consultant
Daymark attended the 2014 EMC World conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. Not everyone can attend so we like to take some time to share our impressions of the event and to highlight various note-worthy products and announcements.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Redefine.” This continued the large rollout of software defined data center (SDDC) products and solutions started over the past two years at EMC World.
By Peter Wright, Senior Consultant
Symantec Vision 2014 was recently held in Las Vegas. This showcase for Symantec customers and partners delivered content through breakout sessions and labs that highlighted new products and features. One key area of focus surrounded NetBackup's future plans including self-service, dynamic tuning, user experiences, and interfacing with the cloud. Below are a few noted highlights:
Symantec has recently released their next version of NetBackup with 126.96.36.199. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 188.8.131.52 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with a myriad of added features and improvements. Here are few to note:
By Corey Roberts, Director of Technology
Over the past week I have taken a close look at the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service and I am quite impressed with the new offering. VMware has done a great job bringing the capabilities of vCloud Director to customers in a pay as you go service offering. This will enable customers to more seriously consider moving workloads to the cloud by leveraging the skills and knowledge they have already acquired internally. Certainly utilizing the cloud for enterprise workloads creates many challenges and raises concerns for any IT administrator. However, the ability to address these challenges and mitigate risk by partnering with VMware could certainly facilitate a more widespread adoption of cloud computing.
As the dust settles from VMworld 2013, more clarity is being provided on VMware’s cloud product strategy regarding vCloud Director and vCloud Automation Center. Here are 2 articles that explain VMware’s roadmap lifecycle for both VMware vCloud Director (vCD) and VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC).
By Sean Gilbride, Director of Professional Services and Matthew Trottier, Virtualization Practice Manager
After spending 3 fun-filled days out in sunny San Francisco at VMworld 2013, we wanted to take some time to share our impressions of this year’s event and the most note-worthy products and announcements.
By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant/Data Protection Practice Lead
Whether you’re already using Symantec NetBackup or you’re considering it as a backup solution, we think NetBackup 7.5 is worth a close look. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.5 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with dramatically increased backup speeds, but that’s not all. Here are 7 feature enhancements we think are worth checking out:
Author: Sean Gilbride, Director of Professional Services Operations