VMware announces vRealize Log Insight 3.3

Log Insight is a log aggregation, management and analisys tool, that VMware first introduced in 2013 and now is fiercely competing against Splunk. Today the company announced Log Insight 3.3 that will be released shortly. Among the new capabilities you can find: Multiple VIPs with Tags that now allow to tag incoming traffic Webhooks sent by both system and user alerts Enhanced vSphere Integration which mainly covers new tagging capabilities for vCenter Servers and ESXi hosts Additional OVF Read more [...]

VMware announcements from its annual VMworld US conference

During its annual VMworld conference held between August 30 and September 3 in San Fransicso VMware made several announcements. During the keynote on Monday several data center related announcements and on Tuesday announcements related to the topic End User Computing were made. This posts summarizes the announcements, providing links to more information where applicable. The datacenter related announcements are: VMware EVO SDDC VMware EVO SDDC is the new name for what was initially EVO:RAIL or Read more [...]

VMware announces Workstation 11 and Player 7 Pro

VMware announced the release of its type-2 client hypervisor product Workstation (version 11) and Player Pro (version 7). VMware expects to release both products in December this year. Starting with these versions VMware will require users to run the products on 64 bit Operating Systems, abandoning the 32 bit platform Included in the Workstation 11 update: Ready for the Windows 10 Technical Preview Support for the latest Intel 64-bit x86 processors, including Haswell. Support for VMs with up Read more [...]

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 [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0

After releasing a beta version in March this year, VMware today announced the release of version 2 of its vCenter Log Insight. vCenter Log Insight is VMware’s product for log aggregation, management and analysis. Introduced in June 2013, Log Insight is kept updated with a fast pace in order to be competitive on this market where Splunk, which provides similar functionalities, is still considered the leader. VMware will release the binaries for Log Insight in Q2 of this year. VMware vCenter Log Read more [...]

VMware announces Horizon 6

VMware today announced the release of version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on View, but now also provides a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution leveraging Remote Desktop Services (RDS) from Microsoft. With the addition of SBC, VMware is now capable of publishing applications, where the application runs on a server which is shared with other users at the same time.   With Read more [...]

VMware launches its Horizon Desktop as a Service offering

VMware announced the release of VMware Horizon DaaS, its Desktop as a Service offering running on top of vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service. VMware will offer desktops through Windows Server environments, using the SPLA licensing terms. But it will also offer Windows Client Desktops, where users should bring their own SA licenses. Support for Remote Desktop Services will be added later this year. On the website of Brian Madden, extra Read more [...]

VMware announces general availability of vCloud Hybrid Service in Europe

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is the VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service, launched in 2013 in US only ,was running in beta on a single datacenter in UK until today, February 25 when VMware announced the general availability for Europe. The service will be initially provided only from a data center in Slough, UK complementing VMware’s existing US data centers and providing to customers the adequate compliance with UK and EU regulations, a wider rollout Read more [...]

VMworld Europe 2013 announcements

Like each year VMware saves some of the announcements for VMware Europe. Most are made at the US event. VMware announced in Barcelona new releases of products part of  its end-user computing and management portfolio: vCloud Automation Center 6.0 (general availability middle of November 2013) vCloud Operations Management Suite 5.8 (general availability middle of December 2013) vCenter Log Insight 1.5 (general availability middle of December 2013) IT Business Management Suite 8.0 (general Read more [...]

VMware hints on VMworld Europe announcements

Each year at VMworld VMware announces new or updated products. This year we saw at VMworld US  the announcement of many new releases like vSphere 5.5 and the public beta of Virtual SAN. VMware saves some of the new announcements for VMworld Europe. The European edition of one of worlds largest IT-events is to be held in Barcelona, Spain October 15-17. While VMware is always very secret about new releases (even about the version number) the content of breakout sessions give a clue. This blogposting published Read more [...]