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Azure becomes double DaaS-aster zone as VMware loads up

VMware's got the green light to deliver virtual Windows desktops and packaged apps from Microsoft's Azure cloud. Citrix is already there, having revealed its efforts back in March 2017. But VMware thinks its Horizon software can do a little better by offering a single control plane capable of managing virtual desktops across …
Simon Sharwood, 17 May 2017
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VMware-Dell integration kicks off with on-prem VDI-and-PC-as-a-service

When Dell acquired EMC one of the things we were promised was clever integration between Dell EMC hardware and VMware software. The results so far? Virtzilla's turn in the Dell EMC World spotlight saw it announce “Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions”, VDI-in-a-box rigs. Dell's done this stuff for ages, for both VMware and Citrix, …
Simon Sharwood, 11 May 2017
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Servers as pets or cattle was 2012. Now it's McMansions or Hotels

Remember pets and cattle? CERN's 2012 metaphor to describe on-premises servers you name and care for lavishly versus virtualized cloud servers you never name, run in a herd and snuff out without a second's thought? Well the metaphor's evolved: VMware and Pivotal are now talking about McMansions and hotels to explain how they …
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Commonwealth Bank hyperconverges with VMware and Dell EMC

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has made a significant investment in VMware's hyperconverged stack. The Register understands that the bank has signed up for a lot of Virtual SAN, to run on Dell EMC servers, and that the combination will become an important part of its hybrid cloud. We understand that the deal goes beyond …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Apr 2017
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No middle ground, no compromise: VMware blocks Cisco's SDN play

VMware's recent decision to block third-party virtual switches on its platform could put a serious crimp in, among others, Cisco's plans for Software-Defined Networking (SDN). What does this move mean for customers who don't buy into VMware's NSX vision, but prefer the more hardware-centric SDN exemplified by Cisco's ACI? To …
Trevor Pott, 20 Apr 2017

vCenter's phone-home 'customer improvement' feature opened remote code execution hole

Ever worried that software phoning home application performance data so vendors can learn from real-world users might become an attack vector? If so, your nightmare just came true: VMware's vCenter has just that problem, thanks to its use of the Adobe-derived open source BlazeDS messaging tool to process messages. VMware's …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Apr 2017
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VMware VSAN has six dot six appeal

VMware says it has upped flash IO performance by half with the latest vSAN version, as well as adding myriad point feature updates. The software is built to provide a virtual SAN by aggregating the locally-attached storage of a cluster of VMware host nodes into a shared block-access resource. It is the fundamental storage …
Chris Mellor, 11 Apr 2017
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OVH-VMware deal skips Australia, will snuff vCloud Air's public bits

French cloud computing giant OVH will operate recently inhaled vCloud Air solely as a private and hybrid cloud, a change from VMware's practice of offering a roll-up-roll-up-bring-your-credit-card cloud. So said OVH vice-chair Laurent Allard today on a conference call shared with VMware's Hervé Basso, head of cloud and service …
Mark Pesce, 5 Apr 2017
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There's no shame in VMware quitting the public cloud

Analysis VMware quitting the public cloud by selling vCloud Air to OVH looks like failure, but is the best possible sort of failure because the company still has excellent prospects to turn a quid from the cloud, without having to operate one. Which is not to say that VMware is out of the woods. It clearly thought it could run a public …
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Adieu pour toujours! VMware flogs vCloud Air hosting biz to OVH

VMware is selling its core infrastructure-as-a-service hosting business vCloud Air to OVH, the French cloud computing company. Financial terms of the sale, which is due to close in the second calendar quarter, were not revealed. Announcing the deal on Tuesday, Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive officer, called its sale “ …
Gavin Clarke, 4 Apr 2017
cloud

VMware to end support for third-party virtual switches

UPDATE VMware's let vSphere users know that it will end support for third-party virtual switches. Virtual switches let you handle traffic generated by virtual machines. They've been a part of vSphere for years, because it just makes sense to have a virtual switch connect VMs rather than send traffic out of a host, into a physical …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Mar 2017
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VMware, Citrix to have a crack at desktops on docked smartphones

VMware's going to have a crack at delivering desktops through smartphones. The new Samsung Galaxy S8, launched today, features new software called “DeX” that, when the phone is plugged into a dock of the same name, allows the phone to connect to mouse, keyboard and monitor. When the phone is docked, DeX can also offer what The …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Mar 2017
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It's ESXi time for critical VMware patches

VMware's reported three bugs that probably deserve your urgent attention. The three are lumped under bulletin VMSA-2017-0006, but there's four CVE's to consider. The first bug is a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA that impacts VMware's ESXi, Workstation and Fusion products. “These issues may …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Mar 2017
Cloud storage

Community vid reveals demos of vSphere-on-AWS cloud concoction

VMware's revealed some demos of its planned hybrid cloud service running inside Amazon Web Services. VMware announced its planned partnership with AWS last October, promising a cloudy, elastic version of vSphere. And in the video below, posted to the vBrown Bag community video channel, it looks to have delivered. VMware …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Mar 2017

Nuclear subs seek virtual SAN, says VMware

VMware says it's been asked to consider how nuclear submarines might use its virtual SAN. Duncan Epping, the company's chief technologist storage and availability, told today's VMware User Group UserCon in Sydney, Australia, that Virtzilla's been asked to create “an architecture” for use in a such a sub, but couldn't offer any …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Mar 2017

VMware bumps certification exam prices, one by $2700

Updated VMware's bumped up the price of its certification exams, with the price of the MBA-grade VCDX certification more than tripling. The cost of sitting for the VMware Certified Associate has risen from US$120 to $150. A VMware Certified Professional will now cost you $250, up from $225 and the VMware Certified Advanced …

vSphere user? You need to care about VMware's telco plans for a bit

VMware has launched the second version of its Network Function Virtualization suite as it hopes to convince telcos to go down the same software-defined route its offered other data centres. And in so doing the company is infusing its core products with telco-grade features it thinks will be widely applicable. Like just about …
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Clone it? Sure. Beat it? Maybe. Why not build your own AWS?

You can't move without IT companies telling you about the "amazing" new technologies and features they've just launched, how you can't live without them, and what a shock it is that you've managed all these years before they were developed. And of course the bigger the company, the more new stuff they tend to pump out and the …
Dave Cartwright, 22 Feb 2017

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