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VMware names new MD for MENA region

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 25th, 2016

VMware has announced the appointment of Ahmed Auda as its new managing director for the MENA region.

VMware CEO discusses NSX network virtualisation product

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - March 6th, 2016

During the RSA Conference held last week, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced that they are currently positioning the company’s NSX network virtualisation product as a tool for encrypting data in flight and at rest, in the public cloud or on premises.

EMC, VMware introduce hyper-converged appliance

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 17th, 2016

EMC and VMware announced the new VCE VxRail Appliance family, the only integrated and jointly engineered hyper-converged infrastructure appliances (HCIA) for VMware environments.

VMware appoints VP for Southern Europe and MEA

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 9th, 2016

VMware announced the appointment of Henri van der Vaeren as Vice President for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Former VMware, Microsoft and Citrix execs open new startup

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - November 15th, 2015

Start up ContainerX has created a platform for IT operations administrators to centrally manage clusters of application containers.

VMware study debunks the ‘millennial myth’

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - September 17th, 2015

VMware has recently announced the result of their latest research which aimed at debunking the ‘millennial myth’ and reveal how employees across the organisation, of all ages, can have significant influence to drive digital transformation within their businesses.

Ooredoo Kuwait teams up with VMware

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 8th, 2015

VMware has announced that Ooredoo Kuwait has successfully deployed both Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and IT applications on a single, unified cloud based on the VMware vCloud for NFV platform.

VMware prepares its virtualisation stack for Docker

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 21st, 2015

VMware is now addressing the market for Docker with two open source software packages that will allow its customers to more easily deploy containers in their existing VMware infrastructure.

VMware launches vCloud for NFV

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - March 3rd, 2015

VMware has entered the network function virtualisation market with a platform that lets service providers run their network functions as virtualised applications from different vendors.

Chambers vows VMware triumph as revenue climbs

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - February 12th, 2015

Cisco Systems posted quarterly revenue and profit gains that included growth for its software-defined networking products, and Chairman and CEO John Chambers used the news to lay down the gauntlet to SDN rival VMware.

VMware, Avaya unveil hybrid cloud solution

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - February 1st, 2015

VMware and Avaya have partnered to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud services on the vCloud Air platform.

VMware still chasing despite new cloud offerings

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 21st, 2015

The newest feature added to VMware’s vCloud Air public cloud is the ability to spin virtual machines up and down with a few clicks and pay for them by the hour. This better positions VMware to go head-to-head with top public IaaS cloud vendors, but analysts say VMware still has lots of catching up to do.

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - July 23rd, 2014

Talk has intensified in the past week that changes could be afoot in the strategic relationship between EMC and VMware.

Interview: VMware cloud R&D chief

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 8th, 2014

VMware’s VCloud Hybrid Service, when launched in May last year, was considered to be a game-changer for the company. Ray O’Farrell, Head of R&D, VMWare, speaks about why hybrid is the future and how VMware is going to play its cards in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service space.

VMware launches virtual SAN software

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - March 13th, 2014

VMware has introduced software designed to make it easier for its customers to store large numbers of virtual machines (VMs) created with the company’s software.

HP expands OneView into VMware environs

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - February 11th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is expanding the scope of its OneView infrastructure management console, releasing a OneView plug-in that should help system administrators more efficiently manage their VMware vCenter operations with OneView functionality.

EMC to lean on VMware for public cloud

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 26th, 2014

In lieu of launching its own public cloud lineup, storage giant EMC has decided to resell the cloud products of its VMware subsidiary, Network World has learned.

VMware acquires AirWatch in $1.54 billion deal

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - January 23rd, 2014

VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, with $1.175 billion being paid in cash and $365 million arriving in installment payments and assumed unvested equity.

SanDisk SSDs certified as supported flash tier of VMware Virtual SAN

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 17th, 2013

Flash storage solutions provider SanDisk has announced that its SAS enterprise solid state drives, have been certified by VMware as a supported flash tier of VMware Virtual SAN.

VMware adds increased scale to Virtual SAN beta

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - November 27th, 2013

VMware has posted a new beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features.

HP and VMware Enable Customers to Unify Data Center Networks

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - September 24th, 2013

HP and VMware, Inc. announced plans to collaborate to deliver the industry’s first federated network solution, designed to  provide customers unified automation of, and visibility into, their physical and virtual data center networks. […]

Review: VMware Workstation 10 turns to tablets

Serdar Yegulalp by Serdar Yegulalp - September 11th, 2013

The last few versions of VMware Workstation haven’t been radically different from one another, and Workstation 10 is no exception.

VMware: Win7 can cost more than twice as much on PCs as on virtual desktops

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - September 4th, 2013

VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.

VMware spotlights key NSX security tool for deploying security software and services

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - August 29th, 2013

VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform, expected out by year end, will have a key security tool for deploying security software and services to VMware-based virtual machines.

VMware’s virtualization quest could help shake up storage, too

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - August 29th, 2013

The jam-packed VMworld show this week in San Francisco has been VMware’s launchpad for flights deeper into storage, an area that the company thinks is due for more virtualization. While VMware’s new NSX […]

Rackspace hosts VMware management with new dedicated server

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - August 20th, 2013

The introduction of Rackspace’s hosted Dedicated VMware vCenter Server will allow IT staff to control their VMware environments from a data center run by the vendor.

VMware CEO: OpenStack is not for the enterprise

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - August 15th, 2013

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says he doesn’t expect open source cloud project OpenStack to catch on significantly in the enterprise market, instead he says it’s more of a platform for service providers to build public clouds.

VMware and MapR hope to simplify virtualised big data

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - June 24th, 2013

MapR Technologies and VMware have collaborated to make it easier for enterprises to virtualise Big Data applications and get better support at the same time.

VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - May 22nd, 2013

VMware has launched its long-anticipated public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), touting its virtual networking capabilities as a differentiator from other established hybrid cloud offerings.  VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service will be based on […]

LANDesk buys Protect product family from VMware

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 10th, 2013

To concentrate more on software-defined data centres, hybrid clouds and end-user computing, VMware has sold the Protect product family to LANDesk. As part of its efforts to focus on those areas, VMware came […]

EMC Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Environments

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - April 1st, 2013

As enterprises deploy their mission-critical applications on cloud-based infrastructure, it is critical to leverage the most advanced storage technologies to guarantee application performance. The ability to guarantee application performance is even more critical […]

Rumours fly on VMware public cloud offering

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 12th, 2013

VMware is reportedly preparing a public cloud offering that it would run itself, however VMware officials have refused to comment on the rumours – sort of. Late last week, the company’s vCloud Director Twitter account announced […]

Virtually unstoppable – VMware: We’re miles ahead

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - March 10th, 2013

“It’s nice to have competition,” says the senior director of VMware’s pre-sales division, Herve Renault. He sits in Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, nonchalantly sipping a coffee as I tell him that Microsoft has […]

Is VMware in trouble?

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 5th, 2013

It would be hard to disagree with the opinion that VMware has had a tough couple of weeks. In the last week of January, the company revealed through a financial filing its plans to lay […]

BYOD saves VMware $2m

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 3rd, 2013

It seems counterintuitive, but last year, Aberdeen Group found that the costs for a company with 1,000 mobile devices go up by $170,000, on average, when they adopt BYOD. Why? Hidden costs. Premiums go […]

VMware threatens 900 job losses as growth slows

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 29th, 2013

VMware said Monday it will cut 900 jobs in a move to focus more on high potential businesses, as profits remained strong but growth slowed. The company said the job cuts, revealed as […]

Infor teams up with VMWare for virtualised ERP

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 28th, 2012

Infor has teamed up with VMWare to help customers of its Infor LN ERP (enterprise resource planning) software run on VMWare’s latest virtualisation technology, opening a door to cloud deployments and potentially lower […]

VMware: Leaked source code dates to 2004, customers should patch

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 5th, 2012

VMware warned on Sunday that more of its source code for its ESX hypervisor technology could become public after another batch of code was released by a hacker. The source code dates from […]

VMware expands Redis programming options

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 28th, 2012

Redis, an open source in-memory data store maintained by VMware, has been upgraded to be more stabile and make more judicious use of memory, two traits that should make it more appealing for […]

EMC demos Vblock unit at its Gitex 2012 stand. Vblock is the company’s joint venture product with Cisco and VMware

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - October 22nd, 2012

Vblock; the pre-engineered and pre-integrated architecture offers IT organizations an integrated infrastructure, rapid deployment, simplified management, predictable performance, and improved compliance The challenges of managing information have become so complex that nothing short […]

Dell and VMware team up on rack-mountable system

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - September 3rd, 2012

Dell and VMware will sell a bundled system with server, network and storage components in support of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the companies announced this week. Dell’s new vStart for VDI is based […]

Zend, VMware collaborate on PHP cloud deployments

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 30th, 2012

Zend and VMware will announce an integration between the Zend Server PHP application server and VMware’s vFabric Application Director tool for automating the provisioning of applications to clouds, it was said at VMworld […]

VMware to integrate Intel’s TXT tech into vSphere 5.1

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 30th, 2012

The latest version of VMware’s vSphere cloud platform will integrate Intel’s trusted execution technology (TXT), a Xeon server feature that provides a new layer of hardware-based security, Intel management has said. Intel cloud infrastructure group […]

VMware vSphere 5.1 employees EMC’s Avamar backup, deduplication

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 28th, 2012

VMware has announced that its vSphere cloud operating system will now come natively with EMC’s Avamar backup and recovery software, which also includes data deduplication capability. Additionally, EMC announced its VFCache PCIe server flash […]

VMware Workstation ready for Windows 8

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 26th, 2012

Staying ahead of Microsoft itself, VMware has updated its Workstation desktop computer hypervisor so it can run Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Windows 8. VMware Workstation 9, available now, also includes the ability for users to […]

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