Filippo Moriggia

After more than 10 years of experience in the technical journalism with PC Professionale (the italian version of PC Magazine) and other newspapers of Mondadori group, Filippo Moriggia founded GURU advisor, the reference website for IT professionals, system integrators, cloud providers and MSPs. He has a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering and works as a independent consultant and contractor for different firms. His main focuses are software, virtualization, servers, cloud, networking and security. He's certified VMware VCA for Data Center Virtualization.

 We tried the EdgeSwitch Lite, one of the new networking products released by the american company, renowned for its Wi-Fi systems: here we show pros and cons

Ubiquiti is an American manufacturer of newtorking devices that owns its reputation essentially to two projects: the Unifi system for the creation of architactural Wi-Fi networks and AirMax and AirFiber, the systems of antennas that permit to create wireless connections on distances longer than tens of kms.

In the least few years Ubiquiti has further expanded its product line by presenting solutions dedicated to the networking market: the EdgeRouter and the EdgeSwitches. The products of those two lines, as Ubiquiti’s tradition implies, are characterized by respectable and interesting technical specifics and extremely competitive prices. The operation software of the whole line is frequently updated and brags a particularly intuitive and accurate interface.

Read more Switches according to Ubiquiti

VMware released a couple of days ago the first little update for vSphere 6.0. The U1 release includes, in addition to small improvements and bug fixes, an important new feature: stretched clusters. This technology, introduced at the american VMware World, allows to create a cluster with several hosts geographically separated and a VSAN storage, thanks to a VM into the Cloud, called Witness and provided as Appliance, that manages the availability of the two nodes. The technology has been introduced with VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 and a vSphere update to guarantee the full compatibility was expected.

Read more vSphere 6.0 U1 supports stretched clusters

Articles of the VPS column:

Here we are at the first first stage of our guide dedicated to the choice of a Virtual Private Server cloud service: let’s discover all the secrets of cores and vCPU.

If you’re not satisfied with the offerings from Amazon, Google and Microsoft, all you need is a couple of Google searches to find out hundreds, even thousands, of different VPS (Virtual Private Server), public cloud and other IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) services.

Prices are extremely heterogeneous and they spread from offerings lower than 20€/yr to several thousands of euros monthly. In most cases we’re dealing with a supply of Virtual Machines based most times on Linux, and sometime even on Windows. Even if we try to define some basics requisite (RAM, disk, cores and available bandwidth), offerings vary a lot in terms of price, even though services like backup or firewall are excluded. How is it possible? Are there some obscure, hidden differences that allow us to comprehend those differences? Or do we just pay the “brand”? What kind of supporting service is available? What is the availability of the service?

Read more VPS: the cores trick

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