While VMware parent company EMC has generated plenty of attention with its massive $67 billion merger with Dell, VMware itself has made a…
In what is the high water market of pure tech acquisitions, Dell has announced that it will be buying EMC in a…
They want you all in
In the beginning, public cloud was the only choice. If you had an existing environment on-premise, colocated or with another web hosting…
vCloud Air and then some
VMware has developed a reputation in some circles as being proprietary and less innovative than it was when the company made server…
Best of both worlds?
Here’s a deal that has “corporate synergies” written all over it. VMware and Google are working together to make four Google cloud…
That's gotta hurt
If you want a cogent — and hilarious — assessment of the state of cloud, take a look at Charles Fitzgerald’s latest…
Blurring the boundaries
Some people still see Amazon Web Services as “out there” and think of their own on-premises servers as islands onto themselves. But, as we keep…
EMC and Cisco Systems have had an increasingly strained relationship, and now Bloomberg is reporting that Cisco will cut its stake in VCE, a…
Hint: It doesn’t really matter. VMware’s move shows that, despite its problems, OpenStack is driving private cloud discussion in enterprise IT shops.
VMware wants to ease “vSoup”-OpenStack coexistence. But as evidenced by CEO Pat Gelsinger’s comments, it sure seems conflicted about it.
Company says combo of CloudVolumes and Horizon will expedite real-time delivery of Windows apps to desktops.
VMware plans to rebrand vCloud Hybrid Services as vCloud Air, sources said. The news leaked in advance of VMworld 2014.
Jfrog, the company behind Artifactory and Bintray, will use new funds to beef up R&D and global sales and marketing,
By purchasing the business continuity company, Microsoft can merge InMage’s data recovery technology into its own Azure Site Recovery service that allows for folks to migrate on-premise data to the Azure cloud in case disaster strikes.
And the answer is … It’s complicated. Edward Snowden’s disclosures at the very least raised questions that all IT pros need to think about regardless of their deployment choices.
Concerns about data security will actually lead to more (not less) public cloud adoption, says a VMware exec in charge of cloud infrastructure.
OnApp’s big federated cloud play will soon be here in the shape of Cloud.net, a user-facing marketplace for memory, storage, CPU and bandwidth that’s leaning heavily on transparency as a selling point.
VMware isn’t taking Amazon’s freebie vCenter management tool lying down.
Even the giant IT vendors themselves admit we’re in for a huge shakeout. The question is which of them will be left standing — or independent — in two to three years.
The buy gives cloud orchestration specialist Flexiant something to rival RightScale, and it wants to target a managed service provider market that it claims is underserved and in search of relevance.
Sheehy will be senior director at VMware’s Cambridge, Mass. office and help on the company’s storage and availability efforts.
The week in cloud was busy, busy what with VMware snapping up AirWatch and IBM dumping servers. But, what, exactly, is EMC’s public cloud deal?
The Israeli Defense Ministry will use vCloud Enterprise Suite aboard to virtualize IDF data centers in a deal worth “multiple tens of millions of dollars.”
Server virtualization was supposed to make utilization rates go up. But utilization is still low and solutions to solve that will change the way the data center operates.
OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl claims OnApp version 3.1, which provides on-demand access to pretty much everything in the data center, is the platform he wishes he’d had when he was running hosting businesses.
Server virtualization king hopes that service providers that now offer vCloud Director plus non-VMware options will consolidate with VCHS in the future. Service providers themselves say: “Good luck with that.”
Next month’s OpenStack Summit will feature some new big-name users — Workday, Concur, Shutterstock — of the open-source cloud infrastructure.
Byun, viewed as a near “lifer” at VMware, is now officially on sabbatical, advising companies in consumer and mobile IT and modern cloud platforms.
Verizon takes on the big guy — Amazon Web Services — with its new enterprise cloud. Also: PayPal puts Netflix Asgard tool on OpenStack.
New Verizon Cloud, parlaying CloudStack and Xen, promises easy movement of VMware workloads, the end of the noisy-neighbor … pretty much cloud nirvana. Now comes the hard part: winning users.
Srinivas Krishnamurti, the former head of VMware’s mobile effort, including its Horizon suite of products that were designed to make mobile file…
Will VMware’s NSX network virtualization effort finally push Cisco and VMware to divorce? Stay tuned.
The four GigaOM podcasts covered a range of topics this week: From SDNs and VMWare to BlackBerry’s past and present. We also discuss why the future of mobile banking will change due to connected devices, so tune in!
Comments from VMware’s Raghu Raghuram seem to indicate that the virtualization leader is more open to assuring AWS interop than previous VMware statements led us to believe.
CloudPhysics says its Knowledge Base Advisor about VMware deployments is just a first step in it becoming the New Relic of VMware operations.
Infrastructure is important for today’s applications and services, but Javier Soltero has been there and done that. Now he wants to focus on building an application lots of employees at enterprises will actually want to use.
Amazon is following the lead of its IT elders by rolling out technology certifications for developers, solution architects and admins.
Telcos and service providers wanting to compete with Amazon in public cloud services can jump-start that effort by tapping Rackspace, says Rackspace.
Stealthy Silicon Valley startup is in the market for engineers who know distributed systems, data science and statistics. But it’s heritage — co-founders are Karthik Rau formerly of VMware and Phillip Liu out of Facebook — is what piques curiosity.
Version 1.1 of Vagrant, an open source tool for creating virtual development workspaces, is adding support for VMware Fusion and Rackspace Open Cloud.
A few months ago, VMware said it was going to sell off SlideRocket — well now it’s found a home, right in San Francisco, with ClearSlide.
Hashicorp was already extending Vagrant into VMware virtualized environments and now it’s adding a connection into Amazon Web Services as well. This is good news for developers.
Oppenheimer analyst Tim Horan says Amazon will have to spin off Amazon Web Services to attain the scale it needs.
Just announced: Pat Gelsinger, who participated in several major computing shifts at Intel, EMC and now VMware, will be speaking at Structure in San Francisco, June 19-20. We’ll talk about VMware’s vision of a software-defined data center and its place in the changing IT ecosystem.
Red Hat’s $104M buyout of ManageIQ gives it a stronger cross-cloud management story; Developers love their Amazon EC2 instances and will likely use more of them next year, according to new Forrester research.
A headhunter finds that the number of agile development jobs posted outnumbers the number of qualified candidates by a ratio of almost 5:1. Familiarity with the agile process is more important than knowledge of specific toolsets, in making a good hire, according to Yoh research.
Openstack private cloud player Piston Cloud Computing names Jim Morrisroe, who formerly headed VMware’s Zimbra group, as its new CEO. Co-founder and former CEO Joshua McKenty stays on as CTO.
Vagrant, open-source software that eases set up of test-and-dev machines, will get a boost this week with the launch of HashiCorp, a company that will expand the tool to VMware and offer paid services, support and add-ons to the popular tool, says Mitchell Hashimoto.
Everyone is jumping on the ARM server bandwagon with Red Hat and Applied Micro the latest vendors to hitch a ride. Cell phone chips in the the data center is a hotly anticipated trend and we’re going to see a lot of ecosystem announcements next week.
The OpenStack Foundation is official as of Wednesday with a new 24-person board, $10 million in funding, 5,600 members, and a mandate to promote flexible open-source cloud infrastructure. Question: Will the foundation echo the success of Eclipse or the failure of OpenOffice?
Why should mid-market companies deploy multiple data center appliances if one can do the job? That’s the rationale behind SimpliVity’s new OmniCube appliance that merges storage, server, deduplication, and other tasks into one 2U box and can be federated across sites.
With its OpenStack cloud now ready for its closeup, Rackspace is rebranding itself to emphasize open cloud as opposed to its hosting roots. Company CMO Suaad Sait said the company will continue to stress “fanatical support” as a key differentiator.
The OpenStack cloud computing project turns two this week. That means the open-source project — which fancies itself the Linux of the cloud — is entering a critical stage of its development process. The opportunity is huge, but the challenges are too.
As major PaaSes like Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud Foundry and Salesforce.com’s Heroku race to embrace multiple languages, a few like Apprenda say that’s exactly the wrong approach. Language-specific PaaSes are better able to exploit a company’s native applications and features, says Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuler.
With Microsoft Hyper-V 3 coming down the pike, and Red Hat revving its KVM push, VMware executives continue to tout vSphere as the best way to virtualize everything — including the mission-critical databases and ERP systems that power businesses of all sizes.
Schneider Electric filled in some checkboxes in its overall data center infrastructure management (DCIM) stack with the acquisition of Viridity’s EnergyCenter technology. EnergyCenter will bring Schneider a fuller picture of the energy cost and resource utilization of information technology gear.
VMware this morning announced VXLAN, the company’s attempt to allow virtual machines to span geographical data centers as part of the same LAN. Herrod said it will create “software-based networks that can be created on-demand, enabling enterprises to leverage capacity wherever it’s available.”
VMware, long synonymous with servers, today began its encroachment into mobile devices with a new product and two new projects aimed at getting enterprise access onto mobile phones and tablets. The products offer consumer-like web services while giving corporations control over access.
VMware, the company that helped jumpstart the cloud with the creation of the hypervisor, is now focused on enabling the automation and scale that are the most essential elements of building out a platform for the post-PC era.
VMware today bought Israeli startup Digital Fuel in an attempt to give VMware customers better insights into how their IT investments measure up. Isreali newspaper Globes said VMware paid $85 million for Digital Fuel.
VMware has acquired IT management provider Shavlik Technologies in an attempt to simplify for small- and medium-sized business the process of managing their machines. Shavlik brings an interesting set of new capabilities to VMware, including the ability to manage physical machines and a SaaS delivery model.
Last week’s Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) server outage aside, managing data on the cloud is still likely to be a hot area this year, so it’s safe to…
Cloud pundit Simon Wardley expressed on his blog today his now two-year-old theory that VMware could end up selling off its flagship virtualization business to focus on its platform business. It’s a far-fetched idea, for sure, but Wardley’s idea isn’t without merit.
VMware’s announced that the first three vCloud Datacenter partners are now online and that a new tool for managing hybrid VMware clouds is available. These types of capabilities will bring enterprise users into the cloud fold, perhaps leading to even cloudier ambitions in the future.
Amazon Web Services, which built and popularized cloud computing with its Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service has moved up the stack from infrastructure to providing Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, its brand new Platform-as-a-Service play. With Beanstalk, Amazon hopes to outgrow the competition.
I asked last week why VMware users would migrate to the cloud using Amazon’s VM Import feature instead of choosing a VMware vCloud partner such as BlueLock or Terremark. After seeing what some interested parties have to say, I’m starting to think interoperability isn’t the goal.
As enterprise workers buy smartphones for personal use, new solutions are needed so employees don’t have to carry two phones. Mobile virtualization can help, allowing one phone to run two environments. LG and VMware plan to bring just that to Android phones in 2011.
It truly was a busy day in cloud computing, with AWS announcing its DNS service and Cisco forging a partnership with BMC Software, as well as comments on private clouds vs. public clouds, and news that Acadia might be fading into a formal VCE entity.
Marc Benioff, Paul Maritz and Andy Jassy shared the stage at Web 2.0 to talk about the democratizing effect of the cloud: a fair word choice when discussing the underlying value proposition for cloud computing, but not necessarily when discussing their respective roles in it.
The OpSource cloud is built atop VMware, and a switch to vSPhere 4 means customers can now deploy eight-core, 64GB. Large instances are critical for cloud providers targeting enterprises and complex applications, and OpSource is among a small number of providers offering this much performance.
The talk around the web today is about how, despite huge revenue and income gains in the third quarter, VMware cannot sustain this type of growth. Such analysis, however, ignores several realities regarding the state of cloud computing and VMware’s place in the market.
Europe is experiencing a case of VMworld. The big news: VMware announced a self-service portal for vCenter Director, and CSC is integrating vFabric into its Trusted Cloud offering. Elsewhere, it’s good news for the IT heavyweights, as Oracle and IBM unite on Java, and Intel improves its revenue.
To virtualize or not, seems to be the question for most operators and handset manufacturers, according to our mobile virtualization panel at our Mobilize 2010 event. The panel appeared divided, wondering what the use case is that will lead to the widespread of virtualization on handsets.
A survey of data center and IT management professional conducted by Zenoss, a software company, reveals some surprising facts about virtualization and cloud computing. Here are the the findings of the survey, plus an infographic outlining the state of cloud computing.
ARM’s new Eagle processor core is pretty darn exciting. Who wouldn’t want five times the performance at the same power consumption as today’s chips? But the core also supports virtualization on a chip, which could soon change the way you handle your phone.
While there is, and will continue to be a significant amount of spending to tinker with and repackage enterprise applications into virtual machines for cloud migration, I believe the long term stickiness the major vendors seek is a compelling PaaS offering. The question is, who’ll win?
VMware used the past couple VMworld events to push visionary cloud strategies, but this year, the virtualization giant merely lived up to expectations — and possibly narrowed the competition gap.
Jamcracker and Eucalyptus announced at VMWorld today that they are partnering on an integration aimed at enabling users to self-provision their private and hybrid clouds. This announcement comes hot on the heels of last weeks announcement of a technology partnership between Eucalyptus, newScale and rPath.
One area where VMware did not disappoint this week is breadth of vision. In just a handful of years, the company has gone from the defacto hypervisor provider to an all-encompassing software infrastructure vendor for virtualization and cloud computing. The volume of announcements can be overwhelming.
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter “V.” With everyone who’s anyone hanging out in San Francisco for VMworld, we’re taking any of those left behind there virtually with our links. So read on for Project Redwood, a new platform and some case studies.
Today VMware unveiled new products, new partnerships, and two acqusitions to help it become not just the operating system for the data center, but the means of assuring the flow of enterprise bits between data centers — or what many actually define as the cloud.
Subscription and billing vendor Aria Systems, today announced the Aria Cloud Revenue Adapter for VMware (s vmw) vCloud Director. Designed for service providers offering cloud services to end users, the new product automates service activation, usage tracking, billing and collections.
Things are about to get noisy in the cloud computing world during VMworld, VMware’s user conference, held this week. For VMware, it represents a chance to show off its market position in virtualization and detail its cloud computing efforts as it moves beyond the hypervisor.
Did you know that led by VMWare Cloud Computing stocks are flying high on stock market? Netezza is blowing the doors with its financial performance and Juniper is streamlining the content delivery business. And CSC is serious about enterprise-grade cloud services.
Anticipated new products should advance VMware’s already-aggressive strategy to transition its dominant virtualization market share position into a full-scale takeover of the cloud. But with formidable competition on its heels, whether or not VMware can capitalize on its large footprint remains to be seen.
Heading into the weekend we’ve got a variety of posts from someone consuming 2.7 terabytes of data — yes– terabytes on their home connection, while we get a vote of confidence in Cassandra (and Mogo DB) and Oracle trash talks VMware. Have a great weekend.
Cloud computing has been a key enabling factor in the latest generation of web startups, letting them start with small amounts of capital and scale quickly in response to demand. From a startup’s perspective, cloud is more of a pricing innovation more than a technological innovation.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz said on Wednesday at the GigaOM Network’s Structure conference that the cloud at the infrastructure level “is the new hardware.” So what, exactly, does he mean by that?
Put simply, life is good for cloud computing and big data vendors because there’s plenty of money to be made. Whether it’s from VCs, big IT suitors or (gasp) customers, someone wants to invest in your vision. Want evidence? This week offered plenty.
Following a string of acquisitions, new product development and vendor chest pounding this year, the cloud collaboration wars are shaping up to be a key competitive battleground. Cloud collaboration has now expanded well beyond the core of e-mail communications, giving users have more choices than ever.
While servers and applications have gone virtual, migrating into cloud computing environments, networking technologies remain bound to physical hardware and data center racks. As server virtualization moves into the enterprise and cloud data centers, when will networking follow with virtual appliances?
Much has been made of the supposedly declining fortunes of virtualization giant VMware, which faces increasing competition from free virtualization platforms bundled into operating systems, including Windows Server. So I paid the company a visit to get the lowdown on how it’s fighting back.
IBM’s deal to move all of Panasonic’s employees to its LotusLive hosted email and collaboration service is a blow to Microsoft, whose Exchange product is being shown the door. Expect more enterprise email shuffles in the year ahead.
Cisco has scored its first major customer for its unified computing system in Savvis, a hosting provider that’s building out a computing cloud for enterprise users — the first non-Cisco shop to get behind the UCS servers in a big way.
VMware believes smartphones will be the next frontier in virtualization, as people want to use the same phone for work and play. But should handset makers focus on device virtualization or can such work-life balance on a handset be achieved via the cloud?
Liquid Computing, a startup going head-to-head with giants, today launched its own version of unified computing gear that stands in almost direct…
Eucalyptus said today that is offering the first commercial version of its open-source software used to create private clouds and that the…
[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] VMware (s vmw) has finally joined Microsoft (s msft), IBM (s ibm) and Oracle (s orcl) as one of the four…
Vyatta , a Belmont, Calif.-based company that makes an open-source routing platform, has raised $10 million in Series C funding led by…
The notion of virtualization in the computing industry — using software to better utilize computers and thus require less of them —…
Virtualization pioneer VMware (s VMW) reported first-quarter 2009 earnings that were great, but the days of super growth are over. Revenues were…
VMware (s vmw) today rolled out its cloud computing operating system software, vSphere 4. The offering brings together VMware’s suite of dynamic…
If you haven’t heard of FastScale Technology, consider yourself put on notice, as the Santa Clara, Calif.-based maker of dynamic data center…
Much has been written about VMware in recent months, with the release of Fusion 2.0. The software provides operating system virtualization, allowing…
Demonstrating the power of mobile phones today, VMware announced plans today to bring its virtualization capabilities to the mobile phone. V…
Even with CodeWeaver’s generous giveaway of CrossOver Mac the other week, there are still times when one has to use a virtualized…
Yesterday, VMWare released Fusion 2.0 as a major update to their virtualization software. It’s a free, downloadable upgrade for any VMWare Fusion…
There’s buzz around Silicon Valley that there will be a big announcement made at VMworld next week in Las Vegas. I think Cisco Systems will announce support of VMware virtual machines on their networking hardware. And if I’m right, it will have numerous ramifications, not only for the two companies, but the networking industry overall.
Back in July, we looked at how cloud computing may force appliance vendors to change the way they build products. Now rPath,…
Virtualization promises the effortless creation of new servers. Unfortunately, that’s also its downfall: Make enough virtual machines, and you’re bound to lose…
Wow…this came as a complete and total surprise. VMware has announced that Diane Greene, president and CEO of the hot virtualization company…
During a break at GigaOM’s Structure 08 conference this week, Found|READ sat down with VMware co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Mendel Rosenblum.…
VMware’s co-founder and chief scientist Mendel Rosenblum is on the couch, getting grilled by Om and Arnie Berman, chief technology strategist, Cowen…
VMware announced the latest beta of their flagship Mac virtualization tool on Tuesday and I’ve managed to put it through a number…
The promise of virtual machines is that operators don’t need to worry about where their servers are. You can have one big…
If you’re taken with VMware’s Fusion (for operating system virtualization on the Mac platform), as I am, then you’ll probably be glad…
The money spigot for virtualization is still flowing, with Goldman Sachs & Co. leading a $12-million round of funding for Menlo Park,…
Unless you’re an information technology manager or a Wall Street banker still drooling over VWware’s $32 billion market cap, virtualization is not…
Right before the Christmas holidays I got a chance to catch up with Dr. Mendel Rosenblum, VMWare’s chief scientist and one of the company’s five co-founders. Rosenblum is also an associate professor of computer science at Stanford University. Given that VMWare was in a quiet period prior to the release of its quarterly results, my conversation with Rosenblum was quite general. But he did share with me, among other things, the story of how VMWare got started and his outlook for virtualization in 2008. Here are excerpts from the interview.
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Derik at MacUser points out that VMware is driving hard to the net in regards to the virtualization battle with Parallels. If…