Quick Bites–Nexenta 4 Released, Horizon 6 Announced

Nexenta 4.0.1 Reaches GA

Earlier this week, Nexenta announced that the Community Edition of Nexenta 4.0 was generally available.  This long awaited release uses an Illumos-based kernel and adds several new features including support for SMB 2.1.

I have the new version set up in my lab, and it seems to be working well so far.  The issues that I experienced with the previous versions no longer appear to be an issue, and it has been running rock solid for the last couple of days.

You can read the release announcement here.

Note: The download link is not currently active on the Nexentastor website.  The ISO was available for download until recently via a direct link.

Horizon 6 Announced

Yesterday, VMware announced the latest version of the Horizon end-user computer product suite – Horizon 6.

The newest feature in Horizon 6 is an RDSH application remoting solution that is built on PCoIP and Blast that puts VMware in direct competition with Citrix.

I look forward to getting this product into my home lab for testing.