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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
SDN software-defined networking

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 …
Trying to catch money in a net

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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Slick HCI trick: VMware smooths off vSAN's rough edges

Alongside its update of vSphere, VMware has smoothed off a few of the rough edges from its HCI heavy, vSAN. vSAN already dominates the HCI software market, but the firm is looking to its own users for growth. Yanbing Li, SVP and general manager of VMware's Storage and Availability Business Unit, said millions of vSphere users …
Chris Mellor, 17 Apr 2018
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Forking hell! VMware now has TWO current versions of vSphere

VMware has given vAdmins a new version of vSphere, numbered 6.7. As predicted and detected by The Register's virtualization desk, it's not a huge release. But it is both a slightly confusing and rather significant one. The significance first: this release is a signal of just how much VMware believes in hybrid clouds. Evidence …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Apr 2018
Droplet

Application publishing gets the WebAssembly treatment

British outfit Droplet Computing thinks it’s found a new way to package and publish applications, by bundling them up to run using WebAssembly so they can run in a browser, online or offline. WebAssembly is a low-level safe binary format designed to allow C/C++ code to run in web browsers. Droplet’s eyed off WebAssembly since …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Apr 2018
Black and white television with white noise

VMware vids revealing new vSphere vanish

VMware appears set to launch a new version of vSphere. Late last week Virtzilla-watchers like Marcel van den Berg spotted some social media posts referring to the new release. Other VMware-watchers spotted posts about “vSphere 6.7”, but they quickly disappeared. A little cache-digging turns up efforts like a since-withdrawn …
Amazon data center

HPE shines in IDC Converged Systems tracker, Cisco does not

Cisco stumbled in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) section of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, for 2017's final quarter as HPE did a Falcon Heavy and took off. The worldwide converged systems market grew 9.1 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to $23.6bn in the fourth quarter of last year, and $12.5bn in …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2018
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Well that went well: Polycom sold for the same figure it fetched two years ago

Lawyers are expensive at the best of times. Perhaps that’s why two acquisitions have closed just before the Easter long weekend? The bigger of the two transactions is Plantronics splashing US$2bn to acquire Polycom. The latter company was acquired by Siris Capital in September 2016 after a transaction the pair said reflected “ …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Mar 2018
Money see-saw

Pivotal Software files for IPO, with Dell to remain in control

Dell’s Pivotal Software limb has filed for an initial public offering. Pivotal’s Form S-1, the document filed before an IPO, makes for interesting reading as it reveals annual revenue of US$509m for FY 2017/18, up from $416m in 16/17 and $280.9m in the preceding year. But the company also posted net losses for those years, of …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Mar 2018
Number one foam hand

VMware’s end-user compute kit buffed with 2018’s tick-box options

VMware’s given its end-user computing portfolio a few tweaks, the most interesting of which might just be a licencing change. Virtzilla’s making the most noise about Workspace ONE Intelligence, but quietly admits that the new product’s pretty presentation of information and application and device security is really just …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Mar 2018
Cloud and rockets

VMware ponders baking backup into VSAN

VMware has pondered baking backup and disaster recovery into its VSAN software-defined storage tool. Speaking at the Sydney VMware User Group conference in Sydney today, Cormac Hogan, director and chief technologist of VMware’s Storage and Availability Business Unit, said “We are very focussed on building an ecosystem for VSAN …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Mar 2018
Cat marking its territory

Beware VMware! Nutanix sprays all over Virtzilla's networking territory

Nutanix this week teased analysts with a software-defined networking product called FLOW and made no secret of its intent to muscle in on VMware's turf. NSX is VMware's software-defined networking and security platform, based on acquired Nicira technology from 2012. Its latest iteration works with the Pivotal Container Service …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2018
Burning money

‘Dead weight’ Dell would destroy VMware’s value, says big investor

Investment firm Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P has departed from its usual practice of not commenting publicly on deals by publishing a scathing letter addressed to VMware’s independent directors decrying a reverse merger between VMware and Dell. Jericho owns around 1.8 per cent of VMware, enough to make it a big …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2018
Sydney Harbour Bridge in the cloud

VMware-on-AWS coming to Frankfurt, Sydney, Japan, with vMotion between regions too

VMware has started planning to bring its Amazon Web Services tie-up to Australia and Japan. The company last week made a bunch of cloud announcements about its cloudy future, including a promise that it would get to Western Europe and the Asia Pacific region some time soon. But The Register has since been steered towards a …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2018
Dunce

Dell results: Well done, ice cream for everyone! Er, not you, storage

Dell had a reasonable fourth 2018 quarter in all areas but one – storage. Yes, EMC let the house down with an 11 per cent drop in revenues year-on-year. Total Dell Technology revenues were $21.94bn in the quarter, a 9 per cent rise on the year. Net income was -$533m, a big improvement on the year-ago -$1.4bn. …
Chris Mellor, 8 Mar 2018
Cloud desktop

VMware's cloud migration play beams down whole data centres

VMware has delivered an on-premises-capable version of its Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) that can migrate private clouds to public clouds, and software-defined data centres among any VMware-powered cloud. This is a big-ish deal for VMware, because its core strategy is to keep you using its stuff even if you hear the siren song …
Crowdfunding

Open source XenServer project is go after crushing crowdcash call

XCP-ng, the effort to revive an open source version of XenServer, will go ahead after crushing its crowdfunding campaign. The project's Kickstarter sought €6,000 but ended up with €38,531 from crowdfunding contributors. Project founder Olivier Lambert wrote to backers with news that their donations, plus more money from as-yet …

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