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NSX at VMworld 2015

I finished off 2014 with a round of predictions about the future of network virtualization, and now I find myself preparing my VMworld® 2015 session on a similar topic. So as a preview of what I’ll be talking about in a few days (and later on at VMworld Europe), I thought it would be worth looking […]

VMware Announces its Membership in SAFECode

By Iain Mulholland, VP R&D, CTA Team, VMware We are proud to announce our associate membership in the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode). The forum is exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort […]

Why VDI is more Secure than Physical Desktops

There has been some interesting conversations recently at both BriForum and in the blogosphere about VDI and Security, the premise being that VDI is not more secure than other ways of running Microsoft Windows. I want to address that comment head on and unequivocally state that VDI has quite a few security benefits. Now, let […]

RSA 2012 – towards a new security architecture

The annual RSA conference kicks off today, and our team at VMware is fired up about ongoing developments in the security space. To provide some perspective on VMware’s approach, our CTO Steve Herrod is keynoting today at the Cloud Security Alliance summit. I’d like to give you a glimpse of the commentary he has planned. […]

2010 security news in review

A Happy New Year 2011 to you all! It is interesting to start the New Year reflecting on what went down in the security world in 2010 – here’s a compilation of some of the noteworthy events in 2010:   January: EMC/RSA acquires Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) company Archer Technologies. April: Symantec purchases encryption […]

An emerging “View” of security and compliance

While server virtualization has gone mainstream, and set the table for private cloud infrastructure, another distinct and significant trend is poised to follow in its footsteps – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), also referred to as Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVD) by Gartner. VDI or HVD refers to the use of desktop VMs hosted in the data […]

HPC User Forum Meeting

I just got back from the 37th IDC HPC User Forum meeting in Seattle where I had been invited to participate on an HPC Cloud panel. The meeting was, as usual, a good event that brought together users and vendors for presentations and informal discussions on a variety of topics. For me, there were a […]

Security is a major theme at VMworld 2010.

Allwyn Sequeira, VP Security & Network Solutions, VMware   I’m just winding down from a whirlwind trip through VMworld 2010 – days filled with sessions and meetings, and nights filled with celebratory events!  Nice to see that the show continues to be very technology focused, with participants from around the world eager to learn and […]

Quick preview of security sessions at VMworld 2010

VMworld 2010 is almost upon us. We have a lot to talk about on the security front, as we begin the process of “building in” security into virtualization and cloud infrastructures, and embark on the journey to secure private and hybrid clouds.   The keynotes from Paul and Steve are always insightful – this year, […]

Securing Enterprise Assets as Virtualization and Cloud Computing take hold.

The massive transformation of IT, driven by virtualization and cloud computing initiatives, is compelling a re-think of the way enterprises protect their critical assets. The most critical resources are typically the applications and their data, and their systems that support them i.e. servers, storage and databases. Good security design employs a defense in depth approach […]