I wanted to dedicate a post to a couple of new announcements and projects that have been taking place recently.
This is a very interesting project that came to be when Duncan Epping asked a question about the average disk size for a virtual machine… from that moment on, Ben Thomas and William Lam created the vOpenData – Crunching Everyone’s Data for Fun And Knowledge website. The project is quite interesting actually, the way it works is by each professional who chooses to participate can submit their vCenter infrastructure statistics such as number of LUNs, vCenter instances, Clusters, disk size, and so on. This information is then tallied up and displayed here for the public to see what the averages are:
More info can be found here:
VMware has launched a fun website where people can team up and starts building up their team with points as well as individual points. Each individual and Teams need to complete tasks and challenges to be awarded points. The idea behind cloudcred is to show how much you know, how much you participate in the vmware community, network with your peers and of course, learn something new! Everyone likes learning something right? 🙂
So hop on over to Cloud Credibility and sign up!
Veeam Backup Tape Support!
Veeam recently announced that with version 7 of Veeam Backup, will now offer tape support! I honestly think this a good move for Veeam. I’ve heard many customers wanting to have tape support for quite a while now so this will be a great addition to already a great product that Veeam is. More info on the product can be found here: Count Down to V7