Jan 15

Video Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 UPDATE 3


Last month, I participated in a live webinar in French as speaker for Veeam Software and Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde in order to present new Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 3 and especially new managed agent! Click now for this on-demand webinar and learn how to use the performance-driven features of Veeam Agent: YouTube link

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Jan 12

SECURE IT DAY 2018 | 8 Février | PARIS (Fr)


L’intégrateur AVANGARDE organisera le “SECURE IT DAY 2018” qui se déroulera au Forest Hill de la Villette à Paris le Jeudi 8 Février prochain de 14h00 à 23h00. Le programme est axé sur la Sécurité et l’IT, les ateliers techniques seront animés par des Experts et par des éditeurs renommés. C’est l’événement de l’année à ne pas manquer pour comprendre les enjeux de 2018 : Sécurité (Ransomware, Spectre & Metldown), Cybersecurité, traçabilité des données, GDPR, Cloud, Haute disponibilité, Data Recovery etc. De la continuité de service à la GDPR, participez aux ateliers techniques des leaders de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information pour découvrir les dernières technologies et échanger avec les Experts. Venez découvrir la sécurité lors d’un baptême de chute libre (iFLY) ! N’hésitez pas à surveiller le flux #SecureITDay sur Twitter 😉

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Jan 12

Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0 GA release!

This month Vembu BDR v3.9 Suite has been released. Here a post contains the added/enhanced features of the new version. Vembu BDR Suite serves the purpose to be one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this is done within a single UI.


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Jan 11

Spectre & Meltdown: Patch Virtual Machine (Guest OS) too!

Updated (January 24, 2018):

Spectre and Meltdown – Patches are being recalled by VMware & Dell EMC – Veeam’s feedback


Hello, I will not explain to you the implications what Specter or Meltdown on a security level. Basically, there are a lot of articles that you can read with many different opinions… Especially about if yes or no you should patch your Virtual Machine! VMware provides several versions of the microcode for Intel and AMD through the ESXi patch, so applying this patch you are covered in this aspect (Guest OS patches list). ESXi patch will also update the CPU microcode but I would play safe and patch both host and guest!


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Jan 08

Security – Spectre and Meltdown overview

Anton Gostev wrote a great post on the Spectre and Meltdown attack in his weekly forums digest. By now, most of you have probably already heard of the biggest disaster in the history of IT – Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities which affect all modern CPUs, from those in desktops and servers to ones found in smartphones. Unfortunately, there’s much confusion about the level of threat we’re dealing with here because some of the impacted vendors need reasons to explain the still-missing security patches. But even those who did release a patch, avoid mentioning that it only partially addresses the threat. So, Anton gave a good explanation of these vulnerabilities on the right level! Below is a functional explanation of two major security flaws revealed by cybersecurity researchers last Wednesday (TheRegister).


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