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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

VMworld 2013: The Summary

The 10th edition of VMworld US took place in San Francisco between 25 and 29 of August 2013, with over 21,000 attendees this event confirmed that the market expectations for VMware is comparable to the one on Apple which has been answered with the presence on stage of large customers such eBay, Citi and GE and the announcement of several new releases. The intent of this article is to briefly summarize all the major releases in this edition: vSphere 5.5: is the core release on which VMware introduces Read more [...]