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Marc Andreessen, Pat Gelsinger in verbal VMworld brawl

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and graphical-browser-inventor-turned-venture-capitalist Marc Andreessen have engaged in a feisty debate at Vmworld 2013, during which the pair clashed on a number of topics. Speaking in a session titled “The Data Center is Dead, Long Live the Data Center”, Andreessen asserted that no-one in their right …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Aug 2013
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger's DARKEST FEARS revealed

The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published VMware's Form 10-K, the warts-and-all document listed companies are required to file each year offering deep detail on the state of their business. Form 10-Ks are rather less polished than annual reports and therefore offer more penetrating insights into a company' …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Feb 2014
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VMware CEO Gelsinger: How we'll beat Amazon Web Services

VMware is at a crossroads. Few doubt the benefits it has brought to the data centre, or even to smaller organisations who appreciate how virtualisation helps to simplify operations of a more modest server fleet. But the technology world is also fascinated by the public cloud, which offers fast and cheap access to servers on …

Speaking in Tech: OpenStack not for enterprise? Come off it, Pat

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Another episode of El Reg's consumer and enterprise tech podcast makes its way to loyal listeners, who'll be sad to hear hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela want to shut the whole thing down because of NSA snooping (not really). Also in the news this week: …
Team Register, 21 Aug 2013
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Pat Gelsinger gets the Infosmack treatment

Let's talk a little about this week's Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise technology. Episode 91's big guest is Pat Gelsinger, EMC's second-in-command, and former Intel bigwig. He talks about the transformation of EMC from just another high-end storage company to becoming a player in the Cloud. Pat is talking …
Drew Cullen, 22 Mar 2011
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Gelsinger wants VMware to be the Apple of the data centre

Incoming VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has not decided on personal goals for his time in the virty company's big chair, but does know what he hopes is the end result: a reputation for innovation to match that acquired by Apple. Speaking to a throng of media from Asia-Pacific nations, Gelsinger said he feels he's got a tough gig …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Aug 2012
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Gelsinger to take over as VMware CEO

The rumor mill was churning out chatter about succession changes at EMC and its virtualization minion, VMware, and this forced EMC's and VMware's hand and made them make their executive change announcements a week ahead of schedule. As expected, Pat Gelsinger, who is 51 years old and who for many years had run Intel's Xeon and …
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EMC II CEO David Goulden leaves VMware board

David Goulden, chief executive officer of of EMC Information Infrastructure and chief financial officer of EMC, has left VMware's board. Goulden will be replaced by Paul Sagan, a partner executive-in-residence at venture capital outfit General Catalyst Partners. Sagan is also on EMC's board and is a former CEO of Akamai. The …
Simon Sharwood, 08 Apr 2014
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Gelsinger paid more than the boss at EMC

SEC filings by EMC show that newcomer Pat Gelsinger was paid more than chairman and CEO Joe Tucci in 2009. Pat Gelsinger is EMC's Chief Operating Officer and runs its Information Infrastructure Products division. He joined EMC from Intel in September 2009. There was a 10 per cent pay cut across EMC in January 2009, as part of …
Chris Mellor, 23 Mar 2010
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Gelsinger pops lid on top-secret EMC Lightning code

EMC's Project Lightning code is being produced by a software team in Israel, using – El Reg thinks – Micron hardware. Project Lightning is EMC's placing of its own PCIe-connected flash memory cache card in servers, with its contents controlled by FAST (Fully-Automated Storage Tiering), which passes data to it from a backing EMC …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2011
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EMC succession: You can't Tucci this

Joe Tucci’s time at the top of the EMC tree is not up for at least another two years, maybe more. Back in 2011/2012 there was a lot of attention paid to who would succeed him at the top of the EMC tree. All that has gone away. Joe Tucci Joe "Isn't life great" Tucci Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers reports on EMC boss Joe …
Chris Mellor, 24 Mar 2014
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VMware slurps more cash from the death of hardware

VMware has proven once again that there's a lot of money still to be made from killing traditional data center hardware and resurrecting it as a set of software services hovering atop dumb boxes. The virtualization giant, whose business revolves around letting businesses wring greater capacity and intelligence out of under- …
Jack Clark, 22 Apr 2014

VMware's high-wire balancing act: EVO might drag us ALL down

In the battle for the software-defined data centre, one of VMware's challenges is how to deliver software-defined/controlled storage without screwing up parent EMC's hardware-based storage revenues. VMware is an overall EMC Federation member along with Pivotal and the EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II) unit. The three are …
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 2014
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Gelsinger hails fat first year at EMC

EMC has posted impressive results for 2010, after a year of being driven hard by new COO Pat Gelsinger. Revenues are up 19 per cent year-on-year for its fourth 2010 quarter (Q4) to $4.9bn, while full year revenues were up 21 per cent to $17bn. Net income for Q4 was $628.6m, a 61 per cent jump, but the full year profits jump of …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2011
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Goulden FINALLY bags EMC's storage CEO spot

David Goulden has got the EMC storage CEO job title at last, putting him on a level footing with Paul Maritz, platform-as-a-service outfit Pivotal's CEO, and Pat Gelsinger, VMware's CEO. We're told the 54 year old Goulden is an 11-year EMC veteran, who was EMC’s chief financial officer for seven years and then, when Gelsinger …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jan 2014
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VMware fuels cloudy drive, plonks second bit barn in UK

VMware's virtual cloud hybrid service has quietly added a second British bit barn. The new facility is in Chessington, which probably means Digital Realty's facility in the Surrey exurb. VMware already has an existing server farm in sunny Slough, the town first made famous by Sir John Betjeman's poem – and latterly as the …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 2014

Speaking in Tech: Hitachi Data Systems veep on 'software defined silliness'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For this week's podcast, your host Ed Saipetch is in the driving seat – with co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela riding in the back. The whole gang is together in San Francisco at VMworld with special guest Michael Hay, vice president and chief engineer at Hitachi Data …
Team Register, 28 Aug 2013
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Fresh evidence Amazon is ARMing its huge cloud against Intel et al

In early April, Amazon Web Services' chief technology officer Werner Vogels told The Reg that “there is absolutely room for ARM in the data centre” because “power management for ARM is considered state of the art” and AWS is “always looking for efficiency”. It now transpires that AWS is also looking for a “CPU architect / micro- …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Apr 2014
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Cisco doesn't make hyper-converged gear, but if it did, it'd probably look like this

Cisco is big in converged systems but nowhere in hyper-converged ones. What we mean by that is that Cisco is big in converged systems, such as VCE's Vblocks and the Cisco-NetApp FlexPods, but it doesn't have systems in the Nutanix and Simplivity class, which are more integrated than the Vblock and Flexpod systems. Now that Dell …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jul 2014
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Telstra in VMware's sights for hybrid cloud delivery

VMware will approach existing members of its VMware Service Providers Program (VSPP) as it extends its vCloud Hybrid Service (VCHS), CEO Pat Gelsinger said today. And in Australia that means Telstra is likely to receive an invitation to get into the VMware hybrid cloud business. Speaking exclusively to The Register at the …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Aug 2013
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VMware brings Cloud Foundry up on vCHS as EMC spins-up CF-based software

VMware has finally launched Cloud Foundry on its vCloud Hybrid Service cloud alongside a broader partnership with big daddy EMC. The virtualization company's chief executive Pat Gelsinger said on Tuesday at EMC World in Las Vegas that Cloud Foundry will soon be available on top of the company's vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) cloud …
Jack Clark, 06 May 2014
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Suppose they gave a VMworld and vSphere didn't show up?

A hypothetical VMworld 2014 attendee utterly unfamiliar with VMware could conceivably have emerged from the event unaware that the company's flagship product is called vSphere. But if one poked one's head into the right places at the show it was possible to learn a little about the product's future. Our tip that version 6.0 of …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Aug 2014

Snowden is great news for hybrid cloud says VMware

Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent of the online snoopery in the US are good for business, say VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Carl Eschenbach. Speaking today at VMWorld 2013 the, pair were asked if Snowden's leaks are changing customers' attitudes to public clouds. Both answered in the affirmative. “We have clearly …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Aug 2013
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Docker's VMware tryst is about giving sysadmins the whip hand

Docker's often been cast as an enfant terrible so talented that it makes mature predecessors suddenly look a bit old, slow and irrelevant. What, then, to make of today's VMWorld news that it is now a VMware partner and will work with Virtzilla, Google and Pivotal to make Linux containers behave under vSphere and Cloud Foundry? …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Aug 2014

VMware squeezes customers for stellar quarter

Despite a wave of executive departures, questions over its ability to make money arming cloud vendors, and a dismal economy at home and abroad, VMware has reported a solid set of financial results, though slow growth in software licensing points to storms ahead. The virtualization company reported combined revenues of $1.24bn on …
Jack Clark, 23 Jul 2013

Google may drop Intel for own-recipe ARM: Bloomberg

Google is considering new ARM-based designs for its home-brewed servers, according to Bloomberg. The financial newswire's report is sketchy, offering the observation that Google “ is considering designing its own server processors using technology from ARM Holdings Plc” together with a quote from Google spokesdroid Liz Markman …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Dec 2013
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Gelsinger confirms leap to EMC

The reports are confirmed: Pat Gelsinger is really joining EMC. He becomes the President and Chief Operating Officer for EMC Information Infrastructure Products, the big storage cash-generator inside EMC. With his appointment he will join EMC's inner executive circle, the Executive Office of the Chairman, along with newly- …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2009
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VMware embiggens VSAN to petabyte scale

VMware has started to dribble out details of a launch party for its virtual storage area network (SAN), and it looks like the product is going to be rather more capable than was first imagined. Virtzilla let the world get a glimpse of VSAN for the first time at VMworld 2013, when it revealed it as a “proper” SAN rather than the …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Feb 2014
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AMD tries to kickstart ARM-for-servers ecosystem

AMD today rolled the dice on a risky proposition: enthusiasm for ARM-powered servers in the data center. The announcement fleshes out what the vendor outlined last June. It's an idea that looks high-risk from several angles: the number of server vendors in the word has just shrunk again with Big Blue exiting the x86 server …
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VMware teams with Savvis to expand vCloud footprint

VMware has struck a new partnership with Savvis that looks as if it will bring the virty giant's hybrid cloud to nations beyond the USA. News of the relationship was revealed during the VMworld 2013 keynote, when VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced that VMware's hybrid cloud is officially open for business. Senior veep and …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Aug 2013
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Tech starfleet: Will EMC Federation survive a Tucci departure?

Will the tripartite EMC federation set up by Joe Tucci survive his retirement in six months' time? He is the chairman and overall CEO of EMC. The three federated businesses are: EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II) led by David Goulden who is also overall EMC CFO VMware led by Pat Gelsinger Pivotal led by Paul Maritz Joe …
Chris Mellor, 12 Sep 2014
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Intel execs shift seats as Gelsinger departs

One day after Intel's Pat Gelsinger jumped to EMC, Chipzilla announced a sweeping reorg of its business groups. The shakeup was revealed in an announcement on Monday that detailed the Byzantine complexities of the new Intel. That unsigned statement also noted that CEO Paul Otellini "will devote a higher quotient of his time to …
Rik Myslewski, 14 Sep 2009
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VMware and partners to build uber-vCloud to take on Amazon

Rumors have been going around since late last year that server virtualization juggernaut and cloud wannabe VMware was working on building its own infrastructure public cloud, said to be called Project Zephyr, and it turns out to be true. Mostly. Maybe. In a financial analyst meeting held in New York by EMC, VMware's majority …
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VMware blows $1.5bn gobbling AirWatch to boost mobe wrangling

Like any organisation bound by its listed status to enhance shareholder value, VMware always needs to be on the hunt for new sources of revenue. For several years now that's meant a pursuit of end-user devices, be they mobile machines or desktop computers, in the hope that end-user computing might become VMware's “Office” to …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jan 2014
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Gelsinger stuns analysts and colleagues with storage pool plan

EMC's Pat Gelsinger is proposing unified storage/server systems that span the globe and function as a single virtual resource pool, using YottaYotta technology. The details, such as they are, are in an EMC webcast presented at an analyst briefing event last week. It asserts that EMC will be able to overcome limitations of …
Chris Mellor, 15 Mar 2010
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Intel's ‘Kicking’ Pat Gelsinger changes sex at IDF

Poor old kicking Pat Gelsinger. Not only does he have to put up with the likes of The Register's very own Mike Magee at the Intel Developer Forum this week, but the uncreasingly awful ZDNet adds insult to injury by asserting that Pat is now of the female persuasion. Ace reporter Matthew Broersma writes today (only 72 hours late …
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VMware execs shake fists at Amazon Web Services cloud

VMware executives have lashed out at Amazon Web Services, warning partners that if they let workloads go to the cloud, they are unlikely to come back. In a high-octane speech at the virtualization giant's worldwide partner conference, VMware chief Pat Gelsinger warned attendees of the threat posed by Bezos's cloud. "If a …
Jack Clark, 01 Mar 2013
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VMware sucks more customers into its virtual orbit

VMware's third quarter earnings for 2013 comfortably beat analysts' estimates, driving the virty company's share price up, though there is little evidence of major spending on the company's attempt at building an Amazon-whipping cloud. Just last quarter, the company had suffered from sludgy license revenue growth but trousered a …
Jack Clark, 21 Oct 2013
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EMC supremo succession photo clue

If you are still wondering who is going to be filling EMC CEO Joe Tucci's boots, there is a clue on the storage company's website. In a rolling front-page window showing EMC people talking about the cloud at Oracle World, we see Joe T and what could be his favoured guy. Who can that be? Joe Tucci and Pat Gelsinger Don't stand …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2011
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Management tools lead VMware through $5bn annual revenue barrier

VMware has cracked the $US5bn barrier for the first time on the back of 17 per cent year-on-year revenue growth it says it can repeat again during 2014. The company also reported Q4 revenue of $1.48bn, up 15 per cent from 2012's fourth quarter. Virtzilla's current hero is its management and automation software. Just about …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jan 2014
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EMC's hunt for Joe Tucci replacement continues

EMC's CEO succession looks to be in trouble with no clear internal successor to Joe Tucci who is just months away from retirement. Could EMC look outside the company for its next CEO? In January the EMC board invited Joe Tucci to stay on for another year instead of retiring. Why did they do that? There were several prospective …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2012

VMware public cloud aims at ESXi customers, not AWS

A few months back, when VMware let the cat out of the bag that it would be building its own public cloud, it said that it had 480,000 customers with an estimated 36 million virtual machines running in their data centers. On Tuesday it officially launched the the Hybrid Cloud Service at its Palo Alto headquarters and explained …
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EMC CEO succession blown wide open by VMware rumblings

The VMware cloud spinout rumour mill has churned up speculation that VMware CEO Paul Maritz is leaving - and will be replaced by Pat "golden boy" Gelsinger of parent company EMC. Gelsinger, once favoured to succeed EMC boss Joe Tucci, effectively runs his company's core storage hardware business, being President and COO of EMC's …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2012
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Cloud 'destroys time' and fracking is great innovation

Dell supremo Michael Dell, EMC CEO Joe Tucci, NetApp opposite number Tom Georgens, soon-to-be VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and his prececessor Paul Maritz have held court on a CEO-only panel at VMworld, largely reciting the same old stuff about how important it is for CIOs to simplify IT so that sysadmins can be unshackled from …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 2012
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EMC, VMware dangle axe over 1,804 workers around the planet

In the week of EMC's self-congratulatory EMC World extravaganza in Las Vegas, the storage giant revealed it will slash 1,004 jobs. The cuts will be felt worldwide in the company's Information Storage, RSA Information Security and Information Intelligence divisions, according to EMC. The redundancies will cost the biz $80m. This …
Chris Mellor, 07 May 2013

Speaking in Tech: We grill EMC's Mr VMWare

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another enterprise and techcast with Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, your hosts are grilling a special guest: EMC's Chad Sakac. Last night they spoke to the storage guru, prolific blogger and virtual geek – who become a senior veep at EMC in …
Team Register, 01 Aug 2012
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Top EMC execs play multi-cushion musical chairs

It's happened: three of EMC's top execs are playing musical chairs – but no one takes a chair away. Paul Maritz, VMware CEO, leaves that job and becomes EMC's chief strategist, a new EMC role starting on September 1, reporting to EMC Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci, and staying a member of VMware's board. Maritz's particular focus …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2012

VCE zaps vBlocks with shrink ray

VCE, the stack-in-a-box vendor jointly owned by EMC, Intel, VMware and Cisco, is working on smaller versions of its vBlocks and also plans to build versions of its products optimised to run certain applications. VCE Chief Technology Officer Trey Layton said the company is already working on an eensy-weensy vBlock for …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Nov 2012

Speaking in Tech: Virtualisation, storage and flying balls

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise The crew at our enterprise tech-cast have brought you another storage and virtualisation scoop with the second part of their interview with Chad Sakac, senior vice president at EMC. Your hosts Greg Knieriemen, cloud and storage expert Ed Saipetch and new media ace Sarah Vela …
Team Register, 08 Aug 2012
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'Intel made more virty cash than VMware'

Cisco and other networking hardware vendors needn't fear VMware's acquisition of virtual networking company Nicira, because they'll end up selling mountains of virtualisation-friendly kit. That's the opinion of Raghu Raghuram, VMware's Executive Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure and Management, who says that when server …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 2012