Category Archives: Data Center

Turbonomic Announces Version 5.9, Adds Support for Hybrid Cloud

Today Turbonomic announced  a new release of their autonomic management suite, version 5.9. The new version adds new capabilities, expanding their automated management into hybrid cloud environments, as well as a number of performance enhancements. With this release, Turbonomic is … Continue reading

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Turbonmic Support for AWS and Kubernetes

[DISCLAIMER: Turbonomic is, in fact, a sponsor of this blog. That said, there was no requirement or even request from them that I write this post. I’m writing it because it’s news that I think folks will find useful. No one … Continue reading

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Cisco Announces New Storage Building Blocks — UCS S3260

Today, Cisco made some storage-related announcements that may have sounded confusing. On a first read, you might think that Cisco is attempting to re-enter the storage market. Personally, I view their announcement as wanting to ensure that they become — … Continue reading

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Farewell, VMTurbo. Welcome, Turbonomic!

If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve been a fan of VMTurbo from the start. Well, as of a week ago, VMTurbo is no more. Don’t worry — they haven’t gone away, they’ve changed their name to Turbonomic, to … Continue reading

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VMTurbo Releases Operations Manager version 5.3

This week, VMTurbo released version 5.3 of their Operations Manager monitoring / management / automation / Quality of Service (QoS) tool. Yes, I’ll admit that previous sentence is a little confusing, but Operations Manager has so many features and capabilities … Continue reading

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Cisco Champions for 2015 Announced

Last year Cisco joined the ranks of companies running community recognition programs by creating their Cisco Champion program. These programs recognize those people who go above and beyond in their efforts to share knowledge — knowledge of products, techniques, tips … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Service Assurance Suite 9.3

Today, EMC announced the upcoming release of version 9.3 of their Service Assurance Suite. The Service Assurance Suite assists with monitoring, root-cause analysis and management of solutions in the data center.

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EMC Announces SRM Suite 3.5

Today EMC announced the upcoming release of version 3.5 of their Storage Resource Management Suite (SRM Suite). [ASIDE: Across the IT industry, SRM has stood for “Storage Resource Management” for years. I’ve always found it unfortunate that two very different … Continue reading

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More Heartbleed Protection: Update VMware Horizon View Client on Your Mobile Devices

The industry is still cleaning up following the news about the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL. VMware has released updated versions of the Horizon View Client for both Android and iOS. The easiest way to ensure you’re safe from the Heartbleed … Continue reading

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Update OpenSSL on Isilon InsightIQ – Avoid the Heartbleed Vulnerability

[Instructions found herein are based upon the work of multiple other folks in this thread in the Isilon Support Forum.] By now, you’re likely aware of the “Heartbleed” security vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library. If you have an Isilon … Continue reading

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