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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 […]

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 […]