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.
Talk has intensified in the past week that changes could be afoot in the strategic relationship between EMC and VMware.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 has posted a new beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features.
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. […]
The last few versions of VMware Workstation haven’t been radically different from one another, and Workstation 10 is no exception.
VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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
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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We took Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 for a spin, and decided whether the upgraded specs justify the $250 price tag.
What’s rectangular, gold, and 18 percent thinner than a No. 2 pencil? The iPad Air 2, which Apple unveiled Thursday. Sporting subtle refinements like a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a beefed-up iSight […]
No major changes compared to Windows Server 2012 R2, but some very good incremental ones. With this just a very early version, here are some changes you might want to consider as you decide when to start looking at the release.