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Dell is still a work in progress as it seeks to dominate all data

Analysis Why has Dell Technologies gone public again? In an interview with CNBC, CEO and chairman Michael Dell’s answer was “Well uh look I think aaahhh … it was the best option to simplify the capital structure.” Yes, I know I’m being unfair here. My own appearances on live television have not been glorious and everyone uses audible …
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Flipping 'ell, Dell! IT giant preps to go public again, files its homework

Dell Technologies Inc is proposing to become a publicly traded corporation again, according to a filing lodged with America's financial regulator the SEC this morning. At the weekend, the WSJ reported the possibility that Dell would attempt to swap privately held shares in itself with the "tracking stock" it created when …
Chris Mellor, 2 Jul 2018
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Ding dong! Dell about to go public again – report

Dell is about to reveal a plan to go public again, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Wall Street Journal. The paper reported that Dell intends to swap shares in itself (which are held privately) with the “tracking stock” it created when buying EMC. The tracking stock was created to do two things: …
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Hyperconverged hype train is going hard: Kit sales up 76% to $1.23bn

Why go for plain old converged systems when you can hyper the hell out of your infrastructure? That seems to be the question that more and more customers are asking. According to IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, sales went up 19.6 per cent year-on-year to $3.2bn during the calendar first quarter of …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2018
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Press 1 for automagic K8s cluster. Press 2 or 3 for complex Kubernetes

VMware’s announced a new container play called “VMware Kubernetes Engine” (VKE) that will be offered as SaaS on AWS and soon on Azure too. The product offers vanilla Kubernetes, but automates provisioning, management and maintenance. It does that because VMware’s concluded that many developers want to adopt Kubernetes, but …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Jun 2018
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VMware set to reveal blockchain, better app store, new AWS client

VMware’s published the content catalogues for its VMworld gabfests in Las Vegas (August) and Barcelona (November) and as usual has leaked a few insights into what it’s working on. Attendees at VMworld USA will have a chance to attend a session titled “VMware enterprise blockchain – getting started” and a workshop of the same …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jun 2018
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Xen Project patches Intel’s Lazy FPU flaw, VMware doesn't need to

UPDATE The Xen Project has revealed that its hypervisor is susceptible to the Lazy FPU flaw found in Intel’s x86 CPUs. An advisory says ‘Systems running all versions of Xen are affected”, provided they employ “Intel Core based processors (from at least Nehalem onwards)”. Xen said the impact of the flow is as follows: An attacker can …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Jun 2018
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VMware scales its virtual switches to tackle NFV, old school networkers

Network function virtualization is moderately obscure stuff, seeing as it is mostly intended for the plumbing of carrier networks. But VMware’s new play in the field with what it reckons a proper, 5G-ready effort, is notable for a couple of reasons. One is that to deliver network function virtualization (NFV), the company has …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Jun 2018
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VMware’s remote management agent allows remote execution

VMware’s warned that the agent used by its AirWatch mobile device management product has a vulnerability that could allow remote control of mobile devices running Android or Windows Mobile, so will deprecate the features that allowed the attack. The critical-rated CVE-2018-6968 details a vulnerability that “may allow for …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Jun 2018

All is swell at Dell: Look, first storage share gain since closing EMC deal

Dell revenues soared in its first fiscal 2019 quarter, compared to the year-ago period, with losses down two-thirds and server income leaping 41 per cent. For the first quarter of the 2019 financial year – the three months to May 4 – revenues were $21.4bn, 19 per cent higher than the $18bn reported a year ago. The net loss was …
Chris Mellor, 4 Jun 2018
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VMware preps NSX network virtualization for smaller customers

VMware’s mainstream server virtualization users haven’t felt a lot of love in recent years The company’s focussed on the cloud, containers and software best suited to very large enterprises. But on Thursday’s earnings call for Q1 2019 VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger signalled that simpler versions of the company’s NSX network …
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VMware declares energy-guzzling blockchains 'immoral'

At VMware's 14th Radio conference in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, CTO Ray O'Farrell presented two possible paths for corporate adaptation in the face of market changes: BlackBerry's exit from the mobile phone business and Adobe's transformation into a software-as-a-service firm. "Technology companies are not guaranteed …
Thomas Claburn, 31 May 2018
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OpenStack had a summit, so everyone's talking about it

Juniper Networks announced a tie-up with Red Hat integrating Red Hats OpenShift Container Platform and OpenStack Platform into Juniper's Contrail Enterprise Multicloud. The Gin Palace said this lets customers run and manage applications and services on any VM, any container, and any cloud environment. They note that the …
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New Dell theme song:
I just don’t know what to do with myself

Dell still hasn’t decided what to do with itself, or VMware. A new form 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on May 17th says Dell “continues to evaluate potential business opportunities, including a potential public offering of shares of DHI Common Stock of Dell, a potential business combination …
Simon Sharwood, 18 May 2018

Navy names new attack sub HMS Agincourt

The Royal Navy, always keeping up with the times, has named its newest attack submarine HMS Agincourt, after the 1415 battle where an English army beat French troops led by its nobility. Agincourt the boat is the seventh and final Astute-class attack sub. The nuclear-powered vessels are used primarily to defend British …
Gareth Corfield, 14 May 2018
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VMware to finally deliver full-function HTML5 vSphere client

VMware has finally set a date for delivery of a fully-functional HTML5 client for vSphere. Virtzilla revealed the client way back in March 2016. The company needed a new client for two reasons, the first of which was that its old web-based client used Flash. Adobe’s spawn is a byword for dodgy security so VMware owed its …
Simon Sharwood, 10 May 2018
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VMware and Microsoft make up and get NSX-y together

Who do you trust to take you into the promised land of software-defined networking: a hardware company disaggregating its products as fast as it dares, or a software company trying to build a vast platform spanning any data centre, anywhere? That's the choice techies face because VMware has decided it's in the cloud networking …
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Will Dell eat VMware? Or will Carl Icahn snack on Dell? And where does Uber fit in? Yes, Uber!

The “what will Dell do to/with/for/about VMware” rumour mill has started spinning again. The force giving the mill the biggest push is a hint that activist investor Carl Icahn has acquired a chunk of VMware. Icahn’s shares are said to be enough to give him influence, but have not triggered thresholds requiring regulatory …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Apr 2018

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