Sep 18

Hardening VMware and Backup

Hi, availability is based on policy-based mechanisms where data is often manually relocated to optimize cost and performance or to recover from a security intrusion. Tomorrow’s availability must evolve to a more autonomous model where the system reacts and adjusts automatically to any significant changes in the behavior of data, apps, or users anywhere across the enterprise. This level of automation is a big leap from where we are today. How can we bridge that gap from where we are to where we need to go? Keep in mind that Data Protection is crucial for ensuring the security of your data… My opinion is based on this Life Cycle: Data Protection = Cybersecurity approach + Data Governance + Modern Backup & Disaster Recovery. When we talk about Cybersecurity on an IT infrastructure, engineers have to apply some security rules to each component (server, storage, network etc.). This process is called “hardening”. Hardening has a true impact on the architecture (communication etc.), especially with the Modern Backup & Disaster Recovery environment. The following article is a feedback about Backup Job with Veeam Backup & Replication and hardening VMware vSphere infrastructure (Virtualization)…

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Sep 14

IT MORNING 2018 | October 4 | Paris


Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde (Monaco Informatique Service) will organize a workshop in Paris – Otcober 4, 2018 [MATINALE IT] Veeam, DataCore, HGST! This IT morning is a great partner enablement initiative for our customers. Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde continues to display deep signs of growth as customers begin to understand the importance of Security and Availability as the cornerstone of their Digital Transformation strategy. The company has a powerful portfolio of solutions which ensures a high level of customer retention and satisfaction for our business. The IT leader in Monaco will host its an event in Paris with 3 partners including Veeam, DataCore and HGST. Registration is for free! 🙂

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Sep 03

Veeam B&R: Flow matrix and Transport modes

Hi, this post (Veeam B&R: Flow matrix and Transport modes) is focused on Backup Proxies interaction and ports requirements. Understand Veeam core components and their communication is very useful especially to improve the security of your architecture (cybersecurity and compliance). Note: Veeam Help Center section covers typical connection settings for the backup infrastructure components (used ports). The following article shows the flow matrix and ports that must be opened to ensure proper communication of the Backup Server with backup infrastructure components…

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Aug 30

Microsoft ReFS – What’s new?

Hi! First, I took three weeks off around! Hope that everyone had a relaxing summer vacation and that you are ready to read new Blog posts! 🙂 As you know, while overall ReFS stability has much improved, there’s still one major issue with the ReFS driver memory management, which causes kernel memory usage to spike on large backup file deletions, sometimes causing server lockups. The workaround for this issue has been to throw lots of RAM at the backup repository server (1 GB RAM per 1 TB storage), which is obviously not ideal. Per Microsoft, this issue was resolved in the RS5 build (aka Windows Server 2019) quite a while ago, but initially, they did not plan to port it back to the RS1 build (aka Windows Server 2016) due to some significant complexities of this process.

New - Windows Server 2016

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Aug 03

Hyper-V 2016 New Features – Nested Virtualization (Part 4)

Hyper-V is the Microsoft’s virtualization platform that allows creating virtual infrastructures under Windows and/or Linux (Hyper-V 2016 Overview and Architecture Guide). Virtualization makes it possible to cohabit in isolation several operating systems on the same physical server (Hypervisor). Hyper-V 2016 version has been improved by Microsoft then they released a lot of new features such as network, installation mode, Nano Server, Virtual Machines and Security, administration, Windows Containers,QoS for storage, rolling Hyper-V Cluster upgrade, improved ReFS (Resilient File System), and virtual hard disk. Here’s the post to introduce Hyper-V 2016 and Nested Virtualization.

Original Network - Hyper-v 2016

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