Month: September 2014

Paper: VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture”. The paper which contains 53 pages describes a reference architecture for building a VMware Horizon 6 deployment supporting 2,000 till 10,00 users with an existing server and storage infrastructure. The Horizon 6 reference architecture combines the technologies of standard rack-mount server hardware running on EMC VNX storage, VMware View Accelerator (to accelerate existing SAN), VMware ESXi 5.5, and Horizon 6 to produce Read more […]

Release: VMware Mirage 5.1

Release: VMware Mirage 5.1

VMware has released version 5.1 of its centralized image management for Windows desktops: Mirage. VMware Mirage is also part of the Horizon Suite, VMware’s end user computing suite that includes View, the company’s VDI product. The main new features introduced in this release can be resumed as follows: Bandwidth Control – Managing desktops and PCs across many remote branch sites is difficult. With that in mind, Mirage was designed to help IT manage devices across distributed environments. Read more […]

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2

Last week VMware released version 5.5 Update 2 of two of its flagship products, ESXi and vCenter Server, updates that were announced at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. Among the things to consider updating to this release we noticed that thevSphere Web Client, based on Adobe Flash, no longer supports Linux OSes (because the lack of support from Flash itself), Windows XP and Windows Vista and that vCenter Serverremoves the support for IBM DB2 as the vCenter Server database. VMware ESXi 5.5 Update Read more […]

Release: VMware Fusion 7

Release: VMware Fusion 7

Following the technology preview announced in May VMware has released version 7 of its desktop virtualization platform for OS X: Fusion. This new release, that comes in the normal and Pro flavours, introduces the extended support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that will be released this fall, in order to natively leverage all its new features alongside with an all new set of optimizations for the last generation of Macs computer. Among the new features introduced from this release we can list: Advanced Read more […]

VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: The open source side

VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: The open source side

As we mentioned last week, VMware used the stage of VMworld 2014 to “remind” its audience how deeply the company is involved in the open source community. The company took this opportunity to announce its OpenStack distribution, named VMware Integrated OpenStack, alongside with the new Gold Level Membership in the Open Compute Project. To quickly recall, the Open Compute Project was launched by Facebook in 2011 and its mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, Read more […]

VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: End User Computing Announcements

VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: End User Computing Announcements

The first day at VMworld 2014 was all about the new vCloud Air catalog and VMware’s “we are all open source folks” strategy but progressing in the event has also emerged some room for the End User Computing BU to make some announcements. VMware Workspace Suite: A new integrated platform that aims to unify the management of mobile devices, desktops, applications and data. In other words this suite combines Horizon 6 Enterprise, Workspace Portal and the newly acquired AirWatch Mobility Management Read more […]

VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: VMware vCloud Air Announcements

VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: VMware vCloud Air Announcements

Just before the beginning of VMworld 2014 VMware announced the rebranding of its owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) service vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) into the more friendly and Apple-like VMware vCloud Air. This announcement prepared the ground for a couple of new services and features unveiled on-stage last week and summarized as follows: vCloud Air Mobile Development Services: VMware introduces a set of pre-validated solutions, specifically focused on the Read more […]