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scottdavis

VDI 2.0 Vision Delivered

October 14, 2013
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VDI 2.0 Vision Delivered

At VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, we started talking about the vision of VDI 2.0, the next generation VDI architecture comprising the confluence of a variety of new technologies from VMware and our partners, as well as VMware’s formal entrance into the DaaS or Desktop as a Service market. Here at VMworld EMEA , we’re going to talk about concrete product releases to actually back up this vision and how we are drastically accelerating our customer’s journey to VDI 2.0 . Windows as a Cloud Service Let’s start with today’s announcement that VMware has acquired Desktone . The explosion of mobile devices, mobile and web applications, and increased interest in the cloud is driving businesses to reevaluate their desktop...

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mazdamarvasti

Innovations in the VMware Cloud Management Portfolio

October 14, 2013
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Innovations in the VMware Cloud Management Portfolio

VMworld Europe is this week and there’s a lot of news coming from VMware, so I want to take a step back and highlight some of the innovation included in the new Cloud Management offerings we announced in Barcelona. The Cloud Management team is releasing updated products across the portfolio – with new versions of vCenter Operations, vCloud Automation Center, IT Business Management, and Log Insight. A lot of time and energy was spent bringing these products to market and I’ll cover some of the new features and capabilities in this blog. Innovation comes in many different forms and flavors. One might be a new analytics algorithm that improves the analysis of data. Another form may be a set of integrations that...

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jasonlochhead

Direct Connect with vCloud Hybrid Service

October 14, 2013
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Direct Connect with vCloud Hybrid Service

VMworld Europe kicks off this week, and there are a lot of strong announcements coming from VMware – across our entire portfolio. On the Hybrid Cloud side, VMware today announced it plans to bring VMware vCloud Hybrid Service to the UK with the first data center location in Slough, and will offer a private beta of vCloud Hybrid Service in the UK in Q4, with general availability planned in Q1 2014. You can read more about our news here . In this blog however, I’ll focus on a key capability within vCloud Hybrid Service that was introduced at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco. In my last post , I discussed how customers are able to manage their virtual machines using the...

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allwynsequeira

Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization

August 26, 2013
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Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization

The VMware NSX platform delivers the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from traditional networking hardware, representing a transformative leap forward in data center networking architecture. Overview:  Today’s data center is largely virtualized from a compute perspective, and has unleashed unprecedented benefits of agility, efficiency and capex/opex savings. What is less known is that virtual network access ports have exceeded physical network access ports in number, and this trend is accelerating. In fact, today, 40% of vAdmins manage virtual networks. Beyond virtual switching, the time is ripe to virtualize the rest of the networking stack, and accelerate our customer’s journey to the software-defined data center . At VMware, we’ve put together an all-star team, the Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU),...

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joshsimons

Virtualized High Performance Computing (HPC) at VMworld 2013

August 19, 2013
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It’s been a busy few months on the HPC front here at VMware. I’ve been spending increasing amounts of time answering questions from our field people and talking with customers about the benefits of using virtualization and cloud technologies for HPC workloads. The two hottest application areas are clearly Life Sciences and Electronic Design Automation (EDA), with Financial Services as a third area where serious interest is starting to ramp. Customers in these sectors are actively evaluating or deploying HPC solutions based on VMware technology. Some of this work will be presented at VMworld 2013 August 25-29 in San Francisco. Here are the talks that will be of special interest to organizations whose job mixes include the technical, scientific or engineering...

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allwynsequeira

VMware at the OpenStack Summit

October 17, 2012
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By Guest Blogger: Martin Casado It has been a very busy week at the OpenStack Summit. Unfortunately, I am not there but Quantum is. What is Quantum? Quantum is the networking-as-a-service capability and most talked about aspect to OpenStack’s Folsom release. Quantum has become a game-changer when it comes to enabling advanced networking in OpenStack environments, and the Nicira team at VMware has been leading the charge both in open source Quantum development and in deploying Quantum in production OpenStack environments.

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steveherrod

¡Viva Cloud Management!

October 9, 2012
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¡Viva Cloud Management!

VMworld Europe kicked off today in Barcelona with approximately 8,000 attendees. My keynote this morning focused on the software-defined datacenter and our updated cloud management portfolio . This management offering includes enhancements to the management products in the recently released VMware vCloud Suite , and stand alone tools, plus the newest member of our cloud management solution: vCloud Automation Center.

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kitcolbert

Heterogeneous Cloud Management at VMworld Europe

October 9, 2012
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Heterogeneous Cloud Management at VMworld Europe

In a recent blog post , Steve Herrod outlined how VMware products are embracing support for heterogeneous environments. VMware’s Enterprise Management products are no exception. Heterogeneity is important because while many of our customers have chosen a VMware-first policy, the reality is that their environments may not be completely vSphere: there are pockets of physical servers that have yet to be virtualized, developers run around IT’s back and go straight to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to test their latest changes, or the company makes an acquisition whose datacenters don’t run vSphere. So any management solution must be able to support heterogeneous environments. This is exactly what we’ve designed our Enterprise Management products to do.

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preetisomal

Application Management in a Software-Defined Datacenter

October 9, 2012
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Application Management in a Software-Defined Datacenter

In a recent blog by my colleague Kit Colbert, he outlined a number of implications that a transition from traditional systems to a cloud environment have on management. Traditionally dedicated infrastructure tied to specific applications lead to tightly integrated vertical silos and significant complexity in management tooling. With the move to software-defined datacenters these silos are turned on their side, applications are “unlocked” from their dedicated infrastructure and an opportunity to reap significant operational benefits is created.

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joshsimons

HPC Performance in the Cloud: Status and Future Prospects

October 1, 2012
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HPC Performance in the Cloud: Status and Future Prospects

I spoke last week at ISC Cloud 2012 in Mannheim, Germany about the performance of HPC applications in the cloud, citing results from several studies. I have summarized the talk below and my PDF slide deck is available here . For full details of ISC Cloud 2012, I recommend the coverage at  HPC in the Cloud . I gave my talk to share some specific data about HPC performance in virtual environments, but I first described what new capabilities can be gained by virtualizing an HPC environment. I felt this was necessary because in HPC discussions it is often the case that...

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