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VMware Licensing with SureSkills lead VCI Calvin Riskowitz

Last week, I was delivering a VMware Install, Configure and Manage (ICM) course in our Belfast offices and I was again asked about VMware Licensing, so I thought to comment on the topic, as it regularly crops up for discussion.

VMware Licensing

VMware licensing is not as simple as most people believe so allow me to clarify:


VMware’s Hypervisor (ESXi ver 5.5 being the current version) is licensed per physical CPU socket on the physical server hardware. e.g. If you have 2 physical servers, one has 4 sockets (6 cores each) and the other has 2 sockets (8 cores each) you would have a total of 40 logical CPU’s ((4 x 6) +(2 x 8)), but you would only require 6 VMware licenses

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Successful SureSkills Simpana 10 Workshop

Simpana 10 Event - 'An Exponential Leap Forward'

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To celebrate Gartner naming CommVault a leader in its magic quadrant for Enterprise backup/Recovery software for a third consecutive year and with the release of Simpana 10 we ran a workshop style event in the Residence Members Club, Dublin  on the 17th of October.

We showcased the new Simpana 10 features with some top presentations from Mark Bell, UK & Ireland Distribution Manager and Paul Baker, CommVault UK Director as well as SureSkills CTO Kevin Reid giving a very engaging SureSkills CommVault story. 

All attendees left the event with a new in depth understanding of how Simpana 10 enables you not only to protect your data but also increase its business value with new search, access and analytics capabilities.

Audience listening to Mark Bell, CommVault UK at the the Simpana 10 10 Workshop

 Mark Bell, CommVault UK at the Simpana 10 Workshop

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CommVault - Third Time Proud!

CommVault - Third Time Proud!

CommVault is a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software, for the third year in a row!

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Once again, Gartner has positioned CommVault as a Leader based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. The culture of innovation, matched with over 18,000 customers, makes CommVault the world's fastest growing data storage software company. But you won't find CommVault resting on their laurels. 

As data demands continue to multiply, thier focus remains powerful: revolutionize data management. Anticipating the game is at the heart of our Solving Forward® philosophy – CommVault solve their customers' challenges and needs before they arise. 

CommVaults innovative approach transcends backup to help enterprises realize the true business value of their data. 

The Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software presents the next step in the evolution of backup, which incorporates new products, solutions and techniques for protecting, backing up and recovering desktop, laptop, physical server and virtual server files, applications and system images. These backup products provide features such as traditional backup to tape, backup to conventional disk, backup to the cloud, data reduction (compression and deduplication), snapshot, heterogeneous replication, continuous data protection (CDP) and/or virtual tape library (VTL) support, among other capabilities. 

Eventbrite - Simpana 10 - An Exponential Leap

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CommVault Simpana 10 Briefing 17th of October

Simpana 10 Event - 'An Exponential Leap Forward'

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To celebrate the release of Simpana 10 we are running a workshop on the 17th of October in the Residence Members Club Dublin.  

CommVault is enabling enterprises to take an exponential leap forward in protecting and managing their data at scale, creating value from information and improving access with the latest release of the company's singular data management software platform, Simpana 10.

Simpana 10 extends CommVault's data protection and archiving leadership to deliver secure, self-service access from mobile devices, speed the adoption of cloud computing and extract value from Big Data. 

Event: Simpana 10 - It’s an exponential leap forward

Location: Residence Members Club, Dublin 2  

Date: 17th of October, 2013

Time: 13:30 - 17:00

Cloud Computing Trends For 2013

Continual monitoring of cloud computing trends, with regular updates to the enterprise's cloud strategy, will be essential to avoid costly mistakes or miss market opportunities over the next few years, according to Gartner, Inc. Although the potential for cloud computing is significant, the breadth and depth of the impact, as well as the level of adoption over time, are uncertain and will require frequent review. 

"Cloud computing is a major technology trend that has permeated the market over the last two years. It sets the stage for a new approach to IT that enables individuals and businesses to choose how they'll acquire or deliver IT services, with reduced emphasis on the constraints of traditional software and hardware licensing models," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "Cloud computing has a significant potential impact on every aspect of IT and how users access applications, information and business services." 

"The trend and related technologies continue to evolve and change rapidly, and there is continuing confusion and misunderstanding as vendors increasingly hype 'cloud' as a marketing term," said David Mitchell Smith, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "This level of impact, confusion, uncertainty and change make cloud computing one of Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends to address." 

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