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Roses are red, violets are blue, VMware's made a new vSphere for you

VMware's still trying to encourage upgrades to version 6.0 and 6.5 of its vSphere platform, but that hasn't stopped it from working on a new version too. The Register understands that new effort will likely emerge as vSphere 6.7 and probably appear in the second quarter of 2018 now that a beta program announced in October 2017 …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Feb 2018
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VMware sticks finger in Meltdown/Spectre dike for virtual appliances

VMware has advised on how to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre chip design flaws in several of its products. The workarounds cover vCloud Usage Meter, Identity Manager (vIDM), vCenter Server, vSphere Data Protection, vSphere Integrated Containers and vRealize Automation (vRA). And they're important because VMware now ships …
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Dell intranet post said VMware slurp disclosure was mere paperwork

Dell’s revelation it may reverse-merge with its subsidiary VMware or perform other financial contortions has been dismissed as mere compliance-grade paperwork, by … Dell itself. On top of the filing that disclosed the company is considering a change of structure, the company published another document containing a post CEO …
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Dell confirms: We're either going public – or VMware's gobbling us (or nothing will happen)

Tech titan Dell has confirmed in paperwork submitted to America's financial watchdog that it is mulling returning to the stock market as a public company, combining with its subsidiary VMware, or, er, doing nothing. The schedule 13D SEC filing by VMware, dated January 31 and published today, states: Dell Technologies is …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2018
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A Dell/VMware acqui-merge? Good luck landing that, big Mike

The Wall Street rumour mill has recently spun out scenarios in which Dell will either allow itself to be acquired by VMware as a shortcut to its own return to public ownership, or buy back the bits of VMware that are public. Both may be clever financial gymnastics that help the company pay down debt now that it can no longer …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jan 2018
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Dell sell-off saga gets weird: Subsidiary VMware may buy parent in 'reverse merger'

Dell's future has been thrown for yet another loop. Dell's virtualization subsidiary VMware is reportedly looking to buy out its parent Dell so that the tech titan can avoid a second IPO. Under a proposed scheme, the fake computer slinger would take over a real computer maker. Dell picked up VMware when it finally acquired EMC …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jan 2018

STOP! It's dangerous to upgrade to VMware 6.5 alone. Read this

At a client site recently, we had to investigate why the upgrade from VMware vSphere 6.0 to 6.5 had gone wrong in that the normally rock-solid environment was a bit ill – to say the least. On-site conversation ran something along the lines of: “It’s up.” “Hang on...” “It’s down.” “Webservices say: ‘No’.” Cue PSC reboots, …
Stuart Burns, 25 Jan 2018
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VMware’s NSX world domination plan advances with not-just-point release

VMware’s made no secret of its ambitions for its NSX network virtualization product, which it thinks has the potential to be bigger than server virtualization as organisations start to spread resources out across multiple clouds and on-premises bit barn. One way the company’s increasing NSX’s reach is finding ways to bake it …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jan 2018
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VMware: New year, new job – you're fired

Updated Virtualization kingpin VMware is this month laying off staff again. Exactly how many, the biz isn't saying. It sounds as though mainly marketing staff are being dropped – as much as 20 per cent of that department's employees getting the chop, allegedly – with perhaps around 150 to 200 workers being axed in total, according to …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2018
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GPU teleportation: 2018’s first virtual pissing match

The wonderful world of x86 server virtualization is so settled that analyst firm Gartner last year decided it no longer needed to bother with a magic quadrant comparing the handful of remaining suppliers. But the big players are still finding a few ways to advance their wares and niggle each other at the same time, and 2018’s …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Jan 2018

Attention, vSphere VDP backup admins: There is a little remote root hole you need to patch...

VMware on Tuesday published a security advisory for its vSphere Data Protection (VDP) backup and recovery product. The virtualization giant identified three vulnerabilities, one of which it deems critical, with the two others categorized as important. The issues affect VDP 5.x, 6.0.x, and 6.1.x. CVE-2017-15548 is the …

Who's king of the hyperconverged castle? Dell or Nutanix? It's not as clear-cut as it seems

Analysis When IDC published its third 2017 quarter converged and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) numbers, Dell was in the lead. It had a 30.6 per cent revenue share, at $306.8m. Nutanix was second at $207.4m. But IDC's public release didn't reveal how many XC systems Dell had shipped, and as these are OEM'd from Nutanix then the …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jan 2018
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VMware: Sure, you might run our stuff on bare-metal Azure, but we don't have to like it

VMware is making clear it is not on board with Microsoft's plan to offer its software on bare-metal Azure servers. A since-softened blog post from Ajay Patel, VMware's senior VP of product development for cloud services, serves as the virtualization specialist's notice to customers that it would prefer they opt for another …
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Microsoft plans Hyper-V-and-other-clouds-to-Azure migration tool

Microsoft has revealed the Azure Migrate tool it announced as supporting lift and shift from on-prem vSphere to Azure will also become capable of doing the same for on-premises Hyper-V applications and applications in rival clouds. But the company’s stayed schtum about the identity of the mystery VMware partner that has helped …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Dec 2017
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VMware and Carbon Black: you complete me, no you complete me

VMware and Carbon Black have joined forces to enhance each other's security wares. Virtzilla is a recent entrant to the security market with its App Defence product that basically creates a whitelist of the things it expects to see in a VM. If something else appears, App Defence assumes it deserves the very lowest level of …

VMware adds management to its Cloud Foundation

VMware's added management wares to its hybrid cloud bundle, Cloud Foundation. If it seems a little odd to suggest that a cloud of any sort can do without management, know that Cloud Foundation already offered the basic management tools that come with the three products – NSX, vSphere and VSAN – that come under its umbrella. …

VMware UK boss quits 'suddenly' – sources

VMware’s UK boss has insisted it was his decision to quit Virtzilla to pursue pastures new and spend more time with his young family. David Phull left VMware on Friday, but sources claimed he had meetings still booked in his diary and that his exit seemed abrupt, with no permanent replacement lined up. A spokeswoman at the …
Paul Kunert, 5 Dec 2017
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VMware crushes another quarter, with help from $100m DXC deal

VMware's again exceeded expectations, with its third quarter results revealing revenue of US$1.98bn, $20m more than expected, and earnings per share seven cents ahead at $1.34. Analysts on the company's earnings call gushed over the results for the three months ended 3 November, which represented an eleven per cent increase …

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