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 […]

Crisis malware infects VMware virtual machines

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 22nd, 2012

The Windows version of Crisis, a piece of malware discovered in July, is capable of infecting VMware virtual machine images, Windows Mobile devices and removable USB drives, according to researchers from antivirus vendor […]

VMware to acquire OpenFlow pioneer Nicira for $1.26 billion

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 24th, 2012

Continuing its push to virtualise all aspects of the data centre, VMware is acquiring software-defined networking firm Nicira for US$1.26 billion, the companies announcedyesterday. “I believe we have the same opportunity to do […]

EMC confirms CEO change at VMware

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 18th, 2012

Paul Maritz will step down from his role as CEO of VMware, to be replaced by EMC Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger, EMC confirmed on Tuesday. Maritz will instead become chief strategist of […]

VMware acquiring cloud automation vendor DynamicOps

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 3rd, 2012

Expanding beyond the delivery of software for its own cloud platform, VMware is acquiring DynamicOps for its heterogenous cloud management offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DynamicOps provides software for running […]

VMware calls on EMEA SMBs to win $20,000 worth of software, services

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 6th, 2012

VMware will award one small or midsize business $20,000 worth of software and services in a competition it is launching across the EMEA region. Entrants must explain in no more than 200 words […]

Intertec, HP, Trend Micro, VMware to collaborate on Dubai event

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 27th, 2012

Intertec Systems – in collaboration with its partners HP, Trend Micro and VMware – will host an event called ‘Planning Your Virtualisation’ in Dubai on June 6. The event, which will be held […]

VMware acquires desktop management company Wanova

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 24th, 2012

VMware has acquired Wanova, a developer of software used to centralise and simplify image management on physical and virtual desktops, the company said Tuesday. The combination of VMware’s virtual desktop platform View and […]

VMware ups its collaboration offering with Lithium integration

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 6th, 2012

VMware has announced that its SocialCast sharing tool will now work with Lithium Technologies tools to capture and integrate external customer data. Last year VMware purchased SocialCast, a startup that encourages enterprise collaboration using […]

VMware to offer enterprise application portal

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 3rd, 2012

VMware will offer enterprise software that allows employees to access all their desktop Windows applications and online services from a single portal, the company announced Wednesday. The company has also updated its View […]

VMware, Piston Cloud pledge to develop open source PaaS offering

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 1st, 2012

In a pairing of unlikely partners, Piston Cloud Computing announced it will work to support integration of VMware’s open source platform-as-a-service offering Cloud Foundry with OpenStack, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service model. In recent weeks, the […]

VMware: Cloud Foundry is like Linux for the cloud

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 15th, 2012

EMC VMware has likened its Cloud Foundry PaaS (platform as a service) to Linux for the cloud, serving as an application portability layer. The company on Wednesday held a one-year birthday party of sorts for […]

McAfee brings antivirus support to VMware’s vShield

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 5th, 2012

McAfee yesterday announced a version of its antivirus software for VMware’s vShield security technology. The McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AV already had supported the Microsoft HyperV, Xen and general VMware virtual-machine platforms. MOVE AV […]

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