Month: August 2014

Release: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 and vSphere Data Protection 5.8

Release: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 and vSphere Data Protection 5.8

Among the announcements made today at the VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, there are two new releases. VMware disclosed the delivery of new version of its Disaster Recovery and Backup products: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 and vSphere Data Protection 5.8. VMware vCentre Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.8 aims to deliver next-generation disaster recovery capabilities for vSphere environments. The main highlights of this new release are: 5x the scale of protection – IT organizations can set up Read more […]

Release: VMware NSX 6.1

Release: VMware NSX 6.1

Today at VMworld 2014 VMware showcased version 6.1 of its network virtualization platform: NSX. Launched last year at VMworld 2013 NSX is the result of Nicira acquisition and now VMware is talking about multi-hypervisor support and OpenStack Integration. The key new features of NSX 6.1 can be resumed as follows: DHCP Relay: It’s now possibile to define several DHCP servers configured per logical router ports and to integrate external DHCP servers in the physical world with the same logic. Two Read more […]

VMware announces EVO:RAIL

VMware announces EVO:RAIL

I’m not a huge fan of converged infrastructure solutions but a lot of companies love the simplicity and the initial agility of such implementations, that has led to the relative success of solutions like VCE vBlock and FlexPod. The hyper-converged systems aim to provide the same advantages, like guaranteed performance and hardware compatibility, a single point of contact for the support, etc, but in a smaller piece of hardware and with an higher level of automation. Today at VMworld 2014 VMware Read more […]

VMware launches VMware vRealize Suite

VMware launches VMware vRealize Suite

First day at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, if the tradition is respected most of the big news will come out today, a good example is the announcement of the first hybrid cloud management platform from VMware: VMware vRealize Suite. Many vendors have now understood that the near future of cloud computing is hybrid (with all the different meanings of this term, dependent on the level at which the environment is observed),  in this case VMware has realized that the vast majority of the customers Read more […]

VMware announces updates in Executive Responsibilities

VMware announces updates in Executive Responsibilities

VMware announced an administrative transformation in order to stimulate technology innovation, to boost its focus on customers, and develop operational effectiveness across the organization. VMware’s president, Carl Eschenbach who joined VMware in June 2002 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer, is taking on an expanded role which includes the Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Aside Eschenbach is going to carry on in leading VMware’s connected customer engagement across Read more […]

VMware launches VMware vCloud Air Network program

VMware launches VMware vCloud Air Network program

All the major vendors in the cloud computing market are investing in their hybrid cloud programs, VMware is no exception and today has launched the new VMware vCloud Air Network program, an evolution of their existing VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). According to VMware the vCloud Air Network can count more than 3800 service providers partners in over 100 countries, each provider will be designated as: IaaS Powered: to identify vSphere as the foundational technology inside the provider Hybrid Read more […]

VMware acquires CloudVolumes

VMware acquires CloudVolumes

Application containerization is one of the hot topics of 2014, the idea of abstracting applications from the underlying OSes is intriguing and suggests a more simple and agile way to distribute and manage business applications than the per-VM model. Docker is a good representative of this technology, started in March 2013 is  now supported by major technology and service providers like Canonical, Google Cloud Platform and Red Hat. CloudVolumes is a company founded in 2011 that leverages Read more […]

Paper: Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere

Paper: Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere

The Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is an open source software library for Linux User Space applications that enables higher levels of packet processing throughput, that gives application developers the ability to address compute and I/O intensive workloads, typically found in Telecom and networking use cases, on general purpose, Intel architecture-based processors, without the need of dedicated hardware. This paper, titled Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) with VMware vSphere, Read more […]

Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

VMware has released a paper titled:”Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN”. The paper which contains 50 pages contains a reference architecture for VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5. Testing Read more […]