Lenovo and VMware to Develop, Market Joint Infrastructure Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

Partnership expected to deliver end-to-end architectures for infrastructure consisting of Lenovo hardware and VMware software Read More. VMware

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The cloud rains on VMware's parade

David Linthicum

We’ve seen the recent headlines regarding job cuts at VMware. It’s not only VMware. All technology companies that rely on revenue from traditional data center, as VMware does, are failing to see the growth they used to. [ See what hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services came out on top in the InfoWorld 2016 Technology of the Year Awards. |

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VMware Developers, Rejoice!

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It’s becoming a given: IT infrastructure is morphing from hardware to software — everything becomes code, everything becomes programmable and orchestrateable.   At VMware, we call that set of concepts SDDC — the software-defined data center. VMware Developer Center.

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VMware and AWS -- Harder Than It Looks

Chuck's Blog - EMC

One of the bigger pieces of industry news last week was VMware announcing they intend to eventually offer an infrastructure service built on top of a new AWS bare metal offering. Fair warning: I left EMC and VMware because I didn't see a viable cloud strategy.

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Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. I can think of a few by myself :)  Software Shapes Hardware.

The VMware View Of Software Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

VMworld is upon us, and -- amidst all the noise and chatter -- VMware is quietly laying out the first chapter in how it views software-defined storage.  IT infrastructure professionals, please take note: VMware has big ideas on how the storage ecosystem should evolve.

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EMC and VMware are disrupting Server SAN

Virtualized Greek

The Server SAN market is pretty new but VMware and EMC have already started disrupting the market. Both VMware and EMC have entered the competition of hyper-converged infrastructures or more specifically the Server SAN market with purely software plays. VMware with an impressive solution called VSAN (not vSAN) built around their vSphere hypervisor solution. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization EMC Nutanix SDDC VMWare

Why You Should Consider VMware As A Serious (Future) Storage Vendor

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While the exact path might be unclear, the endpoint isn''t: it''s a world where network and storage functionality is preferred to be expressed as software stacks, running on virtualized server hardware. Today, VMware wouldn''t show up on any list of top storage vendors.

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VMware enters the Hyper-Converged market

Virtualized Greek

One of the major announcements from VMworld 2014 is that VMware has fully entered the hyper-converged market. VMware and their OEM hardware partners have decided not to leave the high margins of hyper-converged to the handful of appliance vendors on.

OpenStack powered by VMware

Virtualized Greek

The more I think about it the strategy of VMware joining OpenStack is starting to make more and more sense. Similar I don’t believe VMware and OpenStack compete at even the datacenter layer or Cloud layer for that matter. Instead of challenging OpenStack VMware embraced it.

Ten Reasons Why VMware Is Leading The Hyperconverged Industry

Chuck's Blog - EMC

So — while staying positive — I’d like to share my "ten reasons" why I think VMware is leading — and will continue to lead — the hyperconverged marketplace. 1 — Hyperconverged Is About Software , Not Hardware. Hyperconverged solutions derive their value from the hypervisor being able to support all infrastructure functions in software, and without the need for separate dedicated hardware, such as a storage array or fibre channel switch.  VMware vSphere.

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Why HP and Cisco passed on VMware EVO

Virtualized Greek

I’m talking VMware’s EVO platform and the missing partnership between Cisco and HP. PC & Server Hardware EVO I’ve been accused of being a conspiracy theorist, and I’m sure this post won’t do anything to dispel that perception.

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Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything.   While that's quite true, there's a much smaller group who sees something far more impactful -- a complete re-thinking of cloud-scale IT infrastructures: both software and hardware. VMware. Chucks Blog.

Hadoop On VMware -- Another Workload Conquered? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

« VMware Virsto: A Very Smart Volume Manager For VMs | Main. Hadoop On VMware -- Another Workload Conquered? Big Data At VMware. The performance of native and several VMware vSphere® configurations was compared. VMware. Chucks Blog.

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IBM And VMware Tie Up: What Does It Mean?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

But the announcement of IBM and VMware getting together to deliver cloud services certainly deserves closer inspection -- at least by me. Bottom line: VMware needs a compatible, enterprise-class cloud, and fast.  VMware itself couldn't deliver.

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Forget the FUD: VMware NSX and Cisco ACI SDN solutions

Virtualized Greek

There has been a good deal of FUD spread since VMware has announced their NSX network hypervisor based on software from their $1 billion Nicira acquisition. VMware is a large corporation but, $1 billion is a lot of money to any company and a big bet on network virtualization.

VMware Virsto: A Very Smart Volume Manager For VMs - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hadoop On VMware -- Another Workload Conquered? VMware Virsto: A Very Smart Volume Manager For VMs. While I was exploring Virsto (recently acquired by VMware), I was struck by similarities to what Veritas did years ago. The Best Of File And Block For VMware. VMware.

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Cisco and VMware make Billion Dollar bets on SDN

Virtualized Greek

Both Cisco and VMware have bet big on SDN as the future of the multi-billion dollar network industry. VMware bet big on the purchase of Nicira and released their NSX product network virtualization solution as a way forward away from hardware first solutions such as typical Cisco product.

Is VMware helping to Widen the Digital Divide?

Virtualized Greek

VMware is leading the way with some of the most advanced virtualization management software on the market. VMware is also leading the charge into managing the data center via their software based products. VMware has become the defacto standard for x86 virtualization in the enterprise.

The importance of VSAN and NSX to VMware’s SDDC Strategy

Virtualized Greek

I know this is an understatement, but VSAN and NSX are very important VMware. Not just because they both introduce two new markets for VMware but also because it represents a shift in the position of the hypervisor in the data center. VMware needs convergence to maintain relevance.

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence

Storage IO Blog

In case you have not heard, the joint initiative (JV) founded in the fall of 2009 between Intel VMware Cisco and EMC called VCE had a change of ownership today. For those not familiar or who need a recap, VCE was created to create converged server, storage I/O networking hardware and software solutions combing technologies from its investors resulting in solutions called vBlocks.

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Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd’s and Ends

Storage IO Blog

The following are a collection of odd’s and end’s devices and tools for hardware and software defining your environment. Comment converged Education I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data Performance and Capacity post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization GbE hyper-v M2 NVM NVMe P2V pcie SAS sata SSD vmware Windows

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Pivot3 adds Edge Office SME/ROBO hyper-converged appliances

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged infrastructure maker adds all-flash SME and remote office server-storage hardware with VMware hypervisor to vSTAC SLX products based on NexGen buy

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Citrix XenClient vs VMware View Client

Virtualized Greek

My overall impression was that it was an interesting technology but the hardware support was too limited. VMware View Client is based on VMware Player/Workstation technology. There’s not a modern Windows laptop or Desktop configuration that I can think that wouldn’t support a standard corporate installation of VMware View. VMware View traditionally hasn’t had the large enterprise management tools Citrix is known to provide.

VMware’s grand plan to rule the world (or at least the data center)

Virtualized Greek

I just went on a Twitter brain dump of my predictions on where VMware is going ultimately with their plan on living beyond their market leading server virtualization technology and eventual data center domination. Again, VMware isn’t sweating bullets.

Does VMware know Cloud is all about the Developers?

Virtualized Greek

I’m a huge fan of VMware products. VMware has long been the thought leader in x86 virtualization products both on the desktop and in the data center. This is where I believe VMware is having difficulty in their vision.

Can VMware NSX succeed where others have failed?

Virtualized Greek

Prior to VMware purchasing Nicira, the company was one of a handful of SDN players on the market. Prior to VMware’s purchase of Nicira, I had personally not heard of the company. However, once VMware purchased the company for $1.2B By virtue of VMware’s dominant position in the x86 virtualization industry and the sheer amount of monies VMware paid for the company there was bound to be a great deal of attention paid to the product. VMworld 2013 Keynote.

VMware – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Virtualized Greek

While several of the vendors are claiming support for Tier 1 applications, none of the vendors offer a traditional Tier 1 hardware array. One interesting trend for Storage Field Day 7 (SFD) is the lack of Tier 1 SAN vendors. Virtualization SFD7

VMware or Microsoft? Protect Private Clouds with Site-to-Site Failover using Hyper-V Replica and Windows Azure HRM

IT Pros Rock!

with a paid software license that includes VMware vSphere Replication , your smallest possible RPO today is 15-minutes - forcing many IT Pros that need more granular control of their "data-at-risk" window into much more expensive hardware and software products.

How long can Cisco and VMware be friends?

Virtualized Greek

I’ve always felt kind of uneasy about the Cisco/VMware relationship. Server hardware provider’s have to support VMware because consolidation and management based on virtualized compute has become a no-brainer. This relationship has allow hardware companies to continue to sell servers by add value to the VMware stack. Likewise, VMware is pursuing Network Virtualization with full steam. Network Virtualization Cisco SDN VMWare

March 2014 StorageIO Update Newsletter : Cisco Cloud, VMware VSAN and More

Storage IO Blog

more than simply selling servers and networking hardware). Another industry activity involving servers storage I/O networking hardware software and virtualization (aka software defined) was the general announcement (GA) by VMware of Virtual SAN (VSAN). Some recent industry activity has included Cisco announcing its Cloud intentions (e.g.

Building a VMware-Formatted Cumulus VX Vagrant Box

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to walk you through the process I used to build a Vagrant box for Cumulus VX that will work with VMware desktop hypervisors (like VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation ). Although Cumulus Networks offers several different versions of Cumulus VX to download, they do not (strangely enough) offer a Vagrant box that will work with VMware’s desktop hypervisors. This allows you to test Cumulus Linux without needing compatible network hardware.

Charity swaps SAN for Hypergrid hyper-converged to save £1m

Computer Weekly

Tearfund saves £950,000 by deploying Hypergrid hyper-converged in place of HP servers and SAN, cutting costs on space, power, staff and hardware, and avoiding VMware

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The importance of VSAN and NSX to VMware’s SDDC Strategy

Virtualized Greek

I know this is an understatement, but VSAN and NSX are very important VMware. Not just because they both introduce two new markets for VMware but also because it represents a shift in the position of the hypervisor in the data center. Prior to VSAN and NSX, VMware preached the security strengths of running limited services in the hypervisor. VMware has now opened the hypervisor to these two new VMware products. VMware needs convergence to maintain relevance.

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

Storage IO Blog

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