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x86 marks the spot: Dell reports upswing, keeps mum on going public

Dell outearned IBM in its latest quarter, reporting revenues of $22.94bn in Q2 2019 ending 3 August, compared to the $20.1bn turned over by Big Blue in its own latest quarter. However, the firm expressly refused to answer the question on everyone's lips – about the potential Dell plans to go public – in the earnings call. …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2018
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Who wants to read 34 pages about getting VMware Private Cloud to run on NetApp HCI?

NetApp has produced a verified architecture for VMware on its Element hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), promising deployment in under 30 minutes if its rules are obeyed. VMware Private Cloud (VPC) is basically VMware installed on-premises. NetApp's Element HCI is, as we understand it, a converged system, with separate …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2018
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VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant

VMware has been accused of slyly shutting down and evicting a partner's four-day tech event running this week alongside the VMworld US conference in Las Vegas. Just as IT industry bods were biting into their lunch at the Border Grill restaurant in the Mandalay Bay hotel during the second day (27 August) of enterprise software …
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It's 2018 – so, of course, VMware is touting open-source blockchain code, Internet-of-Things tools

VMworld US It's day two of VMware's VMworld 2018 US conference in Las Vegas, and here's a quick guide to what's new. The hypervisor giant has emitted an Apache 2.0-licensed codebase dubbed Project Concord, and put it on GitHub. This is roughly 30,000 lines of open-source C and C++ code that can be used to build blockchain-based software …
Chris Williams, 29 Aug 2018
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VMware, AWS preview database-on-vSphere

VMworld US VMware's quest to automate admins out of a job continued at VMworld, with the company bedding down with Amazon to add a bit of its virtualisation sauce to the AWS Relational Database Service (RDS). The tie-up is pitched at letting VMware customers pull Amazon's cloudy database admin capabilities into their on-premises and …
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ESXi on Arm? Yes, ESXi on Arm. VMware teases bare-metal hypervisor for 64-bit Arm servers

VMworld US VMware today showed off a port of its bare-metal ESXi hypervisor for 64-bit Arm servers at its VMworld US shindig in Las Vegas. This morning's keynote audience briefly glimpsed vSphere Client managing a 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72-powered host that was running four virtual machines. The box apparently had four logical processors, …
Chris Williams, 27 Aug 2018
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VMware AWS cloud goes down... under, launches in Asia-Pacific, touts devops-ish tools, etc

VMworld US The VMware world's VMecca – VMworld 2018 US – is upon us this week in Las Vegas. The virtualization giant has a large bunch of stuff to announce to kick off its three-day conference today. It likes to talk about holistic experiences such as empowering the vision of cloud native workload deployment velocity synergies with the …
Chris Williams, 27 Aug 2018
Raining cash from the clouds

All clouds rain into VMware's steadily swelling coffers

VMware keeps growing its sales like, depending on your opinion of the virtualization giant, weeds in an unkempt garden, or a lottery jackpot prize pool. For the second quarter of its fiscal 2019 – the three months to August 3 – services revenues rose to $1.27bn, up 11 per cent year-on-year. Along with $90m in licensing, up 15 …

Ethernet Alliance plugs and prays so you don't have to, and other networking morsels

Microsoft has said it'll be bringing more "software-defined" capabilities to Windows Server in 2019. It would have been easy to have missed it, though: Redmond didn't offer a product release, it buried the story at seventh place in a "top-10 networking features in Windows Server 2019" list, here. Greg Cusanza and Schumann Ge …
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Ex-VMware veep loses attempt to throw out his own $1.5m legal win

A former VMware veep who claimed tens of millions of dollars from the virtualization company over whistleblower victimisation has lost his legal attempt (PDF) to throw out a $1.5m arbitration award made in his favour. Dane Smith, a one-time vice president of the Americas at VMware, blew the whistle some years ago on a secret …
Gareth Corfield, 10 Aug 2018
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Going public again would swell profits by two-thirds, claims Dell

Dell is wooing investors with the promise of profits leaping by more than two-thirds if they back Big Mickey D's plans to take the eponymous tech group public again. According to Dell's latest S-4 filing with the American Securities and Exchange Commission, by 2023 Dell reckons it will be generating revenues between $91bn and …
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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 …
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Dell CEO Michael Dell at VMworld 2016

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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