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Android slingers tout mobes with customized baked-in big-biz configs

Google has said it will begin allowing its enterprise customers to purchase pre-configured Android smartphones and other devices that will ship with corporate policies and settings already in place. The Mountain View ads giant said the feature, dubbed "Zero Touch Enrollment" would make it far easier for companies to get full …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Sep 2017
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Video nasty lets VMware guests run code on hosts

VMware's given vAdmins a busy Friday by disclosing three nasties to patch. One's a video nasty dubbed CVE-2017-4924 and impacts VMware ESXi, and the desktop hypervisors Workstation & Fusion. This one's “an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA driver device*” , an old virtual graphics card toolkit. The bug “may allow a …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Sep 2017
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VMware pushes NSX deeper into containers, security

VMware's released a new version of NSX-T, the version of its NSX network virtualization tool that runs in multiple environments. NSX-T's roots lie in NSX-MH, the early version of NSX VMware created not long after acquiring software-defined networking pioneer Nicira. Before VMware acquired Nicira, it made sense for the company …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2017
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Kubernetes envy? That's (ahem) virtual insanity for VMware

For all of the breathless hype that containers and cloud native get, the strange-but-true story is that enterprises still need to run servers and for that vSphere is arguably the best possible option. VMware probably understands this in its inner sanctum but, well... Kubernetes envy. Not surprisingly, then, VMware at its …
Matt Asay, 11 Sep 2017
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Storage sicked up on Dell Technologies' second quarter results

Weakness in traditional disk array sales held Dell Technologies back as it posted otherwise solid results for the second quarter of its FY 2018, the numbers for which were released a year on from the formal conclusion of its EMC acquisition. Revenues were US$19.3bn, compared to $13bn a year ago; a 48.5 per cent rise, but of …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2017
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VMware wants security industry to shrink so its ambitions fit into market

VMWORLD 2017 VMware's entered the enterprise security market and called for it to become more concentrated. The somewhat arrogant analysis comes from the top-down: CEO Pat Gelsinger's opening day keynote featured a slide full of logos most often deployed when vendors show off all of their most recognisable customers. VMware put a twist on …
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Veeam follows Virtzilla's cloud up the Amazon

Veeam now backs up VMware Cloud data on Amazon Web Services (AWS). VMware has an arrangement with Amazon whereby it supplies AWS incarnations of servers running the VMware Cloud Foundation product bundle of vSphere, VSAN, NSX and vCenter. Cloud Foundation can run on premises or in AWS. As Veeam prides itself on backing up …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2017
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China to get its very own cut-price cut-down cut of vSphere

VMworld 2017 VMware's created a special cut of vSphere just for mainland China, and another for scale-out applications. The mainland-China-only* product is called “vSphere Basic” and offers just a hypervisor, vMotion and high availability features, all sold with a single CPU licence. Data protection, vShield endpoint security, fault …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Aug 2017
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Google, VMware and Pivotal team for on-premises Kubernetes

VMworld 2017 Google, VMware and Pivotal have teamed to let you run Kubernetes in the safety of your own data centre. The joint effort has seen Pivotal create the new Pivotal Container Service (with the acronym PKS, for some reason), a commercial cut of the open source Project Kubo that Google and Pivotal developed together to manage the …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Aug 2017
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Dell EMC shoves more VMware in hybrid cloud, hyperconverged stuff

Dell EMC is refreshing its hyperconverged and hybrid cloud offerings to use the latest VMware and Dell server technologies. Dell EMC says the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) area is hot, quoting IDC research data showing that, for the first quarter of 2017, HCI is the fastest growing converged systems segment, accounting …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2017
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VMware-on-AWS is live, and Virtzilla is now a proper SaaS player

VMworld 2017 VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger last week introduced the company's second quarter results by saying the company has embarked on a “multi-year journey from a compute virtualization company to offer a broad portfolio of products driving efficiency and digital transformation.” And today at VMworld the company began to explain what that …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 2017
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VMware has cracking Q2, explains how it will beat Azure Stack

VMware's delivered the market-beating second quarter it foreshadowed last week, hauling in US$1.90 billion of cash and GAAP net income of $334 million, both ahead of forecasts. VMware's long had a strategy to create new growth businesses in the expectation its core server virtualization products would wane due to a combination …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Aug 2017
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VMware's desktop plan: On your command line, unleash hell!

VMware's refreshed its Workstation and Fusion desktop hypervisors, which are now in version 14 and 10 respectively. To the jaded, cynical minds strapped to The Register's virtualization desk, the most eyebrow-raising new feature is a Network Latency Simulator in Workstation. The tool lets users unleash hell on virtual networks …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Aug 2017
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Software definer wants you to befriend the 'BFC', do a bit of 'reverse virtualization'

Analysis TidalScale is building a software-defined server product. But how would that work, as it needs to run in a server and you can’t really redefine the server you are running in, can you? Its software creates virtual machines, of course, called TidalPods, and these are used to “right-size” X86 servers dynamically to application …
Chris Mellor, 18 Aug 2017
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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

Updated Facing mass defections from CEOs repulsed by President Donald Trump's weak handling of fascists marching in America's streets, the White House has disbanded its manufacturing council. In the days after the Charlottesville white-supremacist rallies and the President's initial tepid condemnation of those marches, the leaders of …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Aug 2017
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VMware in premature release of joyful liquidity

VMware has admitted its core vSphere business is in long-term decline. This little thing called “cloud” seems likely to make some of its products less relevant in coming years, while Azure Stack and containerisation highlight other weaknesses. Yet VMware today announced preliminary results for Q2 2018 that suggest it is …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 2017
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It's a small VMworld after all – life in the shadow of re:Invent

VMworld 2017 is nearly upon us. The primary event in Las Vegas taking place August 27-31 will be followed by VMware Europe from September 11-14 in Barcelona. The first thing to note is that the Vegas sun has thinned the herd. The Solutions Exchange exhibition hall will have fewer booths this year. Vendor after vendor has told …
Trevor Pott, 4 Aug 2017
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vSphere scales up, if you're willing to ditch a switch or server

VMware's popped out the first update to vSphere 6.5 and it's unusually interesting for this sort of minor release. Scale is the headline-grabber. You can now run 50,000 VMs in a powered-on vSphere Domain, up from 30,000. That Domain can now register 70,000 VMs, up from 50,000. To wrangle all those VMs, you can now run 15 …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jul 2017

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