• VMware expands management of Amazon, Microsoft, OpenStack clouds

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 3:07 pm

    VMware has rolled out expanded support for non-VMware workloads in its management tools, including the added ability to manage OpenStack clouds, and providing better visibility into Amazon and Microsoft clouds.
  • Shhh... Cisco's latest switch supports VMware NSX

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    A recent switch upgrade by Cisco has added an interesting twist to the company's battle royale with VMware over next-generation virtual networking and data center operations management.
  • Review

    Review: VMware Workstation 10 turns to tablets

    Posted September 11, 2013 - 10:26 am

    The best desktop virtualization software for techs adds support for Surface Pro sensors and more polish
  • VMware faces uphill climb against Amazon, others in public cloud market

    Posted September 5, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    A week after VMware launched its much anticipated vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) at its annual VMworld conference, experts have now had time to reflect on the company's cloud strategy and now have some questions. Perhaps the biggest is: Does the offering pack enough punch to take on the heavyweights in the industry, most notably Amazon Web Services?
  • VMware releases Fusion 6 to support OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

    For years now, we've been watching an ongoing tit-for-tat battle between VMware and Parallels. Both companies make virtualization apps--VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop--which let you run Windows (and other operating systems) on your Mac. Every year or so, the two companies release new versions of their apps, each trying to one-up the other. VMware has just fired its salvo for 2013, releasing version 6 of its Fusion and Fusion Professional virtualization apps.
  • VMware: Win7 can cost more than twice as much on PCs than on virtual desktops

    Posted September 3, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.
  • Coca-Cola cloud chief reveals VMware wish list

    Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:09 am

    VMware User Group president talks virtualization in advance of VMworld conference.
  • 5 big things to watch for at VMworld

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    For about the last decade VMware has been one of the pre-eminent companies ushering in a new era of computing related to server virtualization. Now, the company is hoping to extend the shift beyond just server virtualization to include the cloud, plus network and storage virtualization. The vision is encapsulated in what VMware executives call its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) strategy, which will be on full display at the company's annual VMworld conference next week in San Francisco.
  • VMware's cloud strategy equal parts foggy, stormy

    Posted August 21, 2013 - 3:33 pm

    With VMworld on the horizon, VMware has been touting its cloud strategy. That 'strategy,' though, seems to involve dissing Microsoft and Amazon, marginalizing CSP partners and clinging to the idea that the cloud is solely the domain of IT departments.
  • VMware CEO talks software-defined data centers, OpenStack and dueling Amazon

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    As a top executive at Intel and EMC, Pat Gelsinger helped build the data centers of today. Now, as CEO of VMware, he's promising to deliver the data centers of tomorrow. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Gelsinger spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant and Network World Senior Writer Brandon Butler about what he's accomplished one year into his tenure, and why the company is uniquely positioned to deliver on the vision of software-defined data centers. Gelsinger detailed the company's plans for its upcoming infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and how it will out-duel early leader Amazon in that market. He also discussed VMware's plans to simplify mobility and explained how, rather than threatening the company, OpenStack is widening VMware's market. (Oh, one other thing about OpenStack: He doesn't see it gaining traction in the enterprise.) Gelsinger also shared thoughts on VMware's competitors and discussed how he'll work with former VMware CEO Paul Maritz's new Pivotal spin off.
  • VMware CEO: OpenStack is not for the enterprise

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says he doesn't expect open source cloud project OpenStack to catch on significantly in the enterprise market, instead he says it's more of a platform for service providers to build public clouds.
  • Review

    Citrix edges VMware, Microsoft in VDI face-off

    Posted July 17, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    BYOD adds complexity to hosted VDI implementations.
  • VMware brain drain: Former sales chief moves on to Amazon's cloud biz

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    The exodus of executives at VMware has hastened in the past few weeks, with the latest departure being one of its top sales executives jumping ship and heading to the biggest cloud computing provider in the industry.
  • Big virtualization: VMware is virtualizing Hadoop

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:19 am

    VMware today announced advancements that will allow vSphere to manage Hadoop clusters.
  • VMware: We're building one of the biggest SDN deployments in the industry

    Posted June 11, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    VMware hopes to make the networking components of its soon-to-be-released vCloud Hybrid Service one of its biggest selling points, and in doing so the company plans to build one the largest software-defined networking (SDN) deployments in the industry.
  • Review

    VMware vCenter Operations Manager review: Lightening the load

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 12:38 pm

    Monitoring virtual servers for availability, performance, health, and workload capacity has never been easy, but Operations Manager goes a long way toward that goal.
  • VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service: Don’t call it an Amazon killer

    Posted May 21, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    VMware announced it will launch a public cloud service later this year
  • How VMware will try to shake up the cloud market this week

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 4:48 pm

    There have been rumors and speculation. There have been whispers and rumblings. But this week VMware is expected to release details about its plans to launch a public cloud offering, the central part of its new hybrid cloud strategy.
  • Review

    Virtualization showdown: Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 vs. VMware vSphere 5.1

    Posted April 30, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V brings advanced virtualization features to small shops, but VMware still reigns at the high end
  • Review

    Review: VMware vSphere 5.1 looms large

    Posted April 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    VMware takes virtualization higher and deeper with rich storage automation and more advanced virtual networking tools
  • Pivotal puts PaaS in the spotlight

    Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    In launching Pivotal, the partnership of EMC, VMware and GE is attempting to refocus the conversation in the market about how a new generation of applications that use big data will be built.
  • VMware adds project management, secure IM to Socialcast platform

    Posted April 18, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    The virtualization giant adds project management and secure messaging capabilities to its enterprise social networking and collaboration platform in an effort to break down information silos and centralize workflow.
  • EMC teams with Avaya (not Cisco) on communication pods

    Posted April 9, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Two stalwarts in the enterprise IT market joined forces today to release a unified communications stack that integrates hardware from EMC, virtualization technology from VMware and communications apps from Avaya. Perhaps most interesting about the news, though, is a company that was not involved: Cisco.
  • Why VMware's hybrid cloud announcement could be a big deal

    Posted March 16, 2013 - 8:06 am

    Perhaps the biggest selling point for VMware's newly announced hybrid cloud strategy -- and the reason it could be a game changer in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market -- is because of the common platform VMware customers will now have between their private cloud internal systems and this new VMware-operated public cloud.
  • 5 questions about VMware's new virtual networking platform

    Posted March 15, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Martin Casado, co-founder and CTO of Nicira, pioneer of the OpenFlow virtual networking movement and currently chief networking architect for VMware, discusses how NSX is implemented and what customers should expect from it.
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