We Are Growing. Three New Zettagrid Zones (Singapore, Adelaide, Brisbane)

08-Oct-2019 08:56:45 / by Nicholas Power posted in Veeam, VMware, Zerto, Cloud Connect, Availability Zone

  As part of our continued expansion across Australia and South East Asia, I'm delighted to announce that we will be opening new Zettagrid availability zones in Singapore, Adelaide and Brisbane in November 2019. All cloud products will be available from launch, which means you will have access to VPS, Virtual Data Centre (VDC), VDC Backup, Veeam Cloud Connect/Replication and SecondSite DRaaS in...

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VDC Backup - Another Global First (Veeam + vCloud Director)

08-Aug-2019 15:26:47 / by Nicholas Power posted in Veeam, Veeam Cloud Connect, VMware, Backup, veeam backup, vCloud Director, HTML5, restore

We are pleased to announce the launch of VDC Backup today. The backup service is a global first and seamlessly integrates Veeam Backup and Recovery Enterprise Plus into VMware's vCloud Director. VDC Backup is fully automated and completely self-service. Here is a general comparison between our existing backup product called ImageArchive and the new VDC Backup. Continued Use of Image Archive You...

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VMware NSX and vShield Upgrades

06-Jun-2019 09:08:39 / by Nicholas Power posted in NSX, VMware, vCloud Director, vshield

There are many new Edge and Firewall advancements at Zettagrid. These advancements will impact all customers at some point, and it is important that you understand the changes. There are 3 phases to our Edge upgrade project: Cease sale of vShield as of 5-Jun-2019 and introduce NSX Advanced Edges as default for new VDCs. Migrate existing NSX VDC management from the Zettagrid MyAccount portal and...

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Supercharged Update - VMware vCloud Director 9.5

14-May-2019 09:39:55 / by Nicholas Power posted in Virtual Data Centre, VMware, vCloud Director, 9.5, HTML5

I am pleased to announce that VMware vCloud Director 9.5 will be available to customers in the next few weeks. This will be a great leap forward in the features available to manage your Virtual Data Centre. In our eyes, it has been far too long since we made an upgrade to the core functionality of Zettagrid. The environment began with vCD 1.0, then 1.5, 5.5, 8.0, 8.2 and now to 9.5. Having a...

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Back to the Future circa 2010

09-May-2019 09:51:00 / by Nicholas Power posted in iinet, automation, self-service

Nicki (the CTO) and I have always been about automation and self-service. We are right on the edge of GenX and Millennial and are addicted to being able to order and use whatever (call it WidgetX) at 2am on a Tuesday morning without interacting with a sales person. I want to be able to find all the information I want about WidgetX in support forums and videos without calling a help desk. We've...

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Project Arkham, Part 3 - Do I cut the red cable or the blue cable?

19-Mar-2019 12:35:11 / by Nicholas Power posted in migration, vMotion, powershell

I recommend you read Project Arkham Pt2 - Yes, Virtualisation is still amazing before reading blog post. Automation for Migration One thing that was missed during Part2 was some specific detail on how we performed the migration of VMs. In most cases you could use the UI to perform the migration. That only works during business hours with human interaction. You wouldn't want to do this 3500 times....

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Project Arkham, Part 2 - Yes, virtualisation is still amazing

12-Feb-2019 15:35:40 / by Nicholas Power posted in VMware, Data Centre, Dell, Juniper, migration, vMotion

Read Project Arkham, Data centres are like Tribbles for Part 1 of this blog series. There were two major areas to our DC consolidation project which needed to be tackled separately. Firstly, our core business of Zettagrid cloud runs 24x7 and secondly the underlying network with about 2500 last mile services (Fibre, NBN, 4G etc) which connect into Zettagrid could not be interrupted. Starting with...

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Project Arkham, Part 1 - Data centres are like Tribbles

04-Feb-2019 13:44:57 / by Nicholas Power posted in VMware, Data Centre, vCloud Director, data center, rack, consolidate, power, NextDC, Vocus, Equinix, project

Data centres can be a little like tribbles. You start with one, then expand to two, then five, then ten. You expand into new data centres for good reasons but soon they can become overwhelming. Project Arkham is our 2018/2019 Data Centre consolidation project. There are a few outstanding network related items, however, it is now essentially completed. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on...

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Platform Software Upgrades, A Backstory

29-Jan-2019 06:50:00 / by Nicholas Power posted in Veeam, VMware, Zerto, software

Sometimes we get queries from partners and customers about why we are not on the latest versions of vendor software. From the outside I can certainly see how this must frustrate those who want to leverage the newest features that have been released. A good example is vCloud Director 8.x which is still Flash based and has quite a few interesting quirks like plugins not working in new browsers. I...

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Zettagrid wins 2019 Veeam Innovation Award

24-Jan-2019 09:07:31 / by Nicki Pereira posted in Veeam, award

The team has once again done an outstanding job and has been recognised by Veeam with a global innovation award. As an Australian Cloud provider this recognition makes us all extremely proud.       Our journey with Veeam started in 2010 and over the years we have worked on ways to help customers consume its technology seamlessly and easily. All of us at Zettagrid would like to extend our thanks...

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