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VMware adds more DevOps Tools to the Menu with Chef

September 19, 2014 |

More focus is coming to the area of DevOps and to automation and orchestration in general. VMware has long been regarded as a “traditional” virtualization stack, with some potential shortcomings with regards to their drive to take on the dynamic … Read More

Why VMware is Embracing OpenStack and Docker

September 8, 2014 | 2

With all of the focus on OpenStack and Docker lately, it is no surprise that even VMware is making plans to integrate and compete with players in the open source cloud and container space. VMware has long been involved with … Read More

SUSE Unveils New Cloud Platform

August 21, 2014 |

As a long time user of SUSE Linux, it is exciting to see the growth in the platform which just got a very interesting feature addition with the latest iteration of the SUSE cloud platform. SUSE Cloud is up against … Read More

VMworld Tips From

August 19, 2014 |

As we quickly approach VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, this is a particularly important time to talk about the excitement of the event and how you can meet the team from while we are in San Francisco.

VMworld – … Read More

Platform9: Out of Stealth, Into Your Private Cloud

August 12, 2014 |

Today is a big day for Platform9, a new startup which just came out of stealth to announce their exciting new private cloud provisioning platform. There are lots of waves in the market around the public versus the private cloud, … Read More

VMware and Arista: Putting More SD into the VMware SDDC

August 8, 2014 |

Strategic partnerships are arising among many vendors as technologies become more synergistic. VMware announced today that they are entering into a partnership with SDN switch manufacturer Arista Networks. Arista is becoming a widely known name as they continue to expand … Read More

Virtualization, Cloud, Bare-Metal, and Tapjoy

August 7, 2014 |

The conversations are happening all over the place: “Should we cloud, co-lo, or host our own?” to which the answer will differ depending who you talk to. The real reason that the answer should differ shouldn’t be based on who … Read More

The Pluralsight Experience: The Making of Introduction to OpenStack

August 4, 2014 |

For those who aren’t familiar with my work that is done outside of content creation for Virtualization Software and Enterprise Storage Guide, I also author for Pluralsight after being introduced to them by our very own David Davis.

In 2013 … Read More

VMware Containers? Patents Speak Volumes Sometimes

July 29, 2014 | 1

VMware is the holder of many patents as you can imagine. One that stood out recently among the many that are pending was one that touts the capability to perform virtual machine software upgrades using virtual disk swapping.

Is this … Read More

Is Amazon Winning the Race to Zero and Taking Shareholders With Them?

July 27, 2014 |

We hear often of what is being called the “race to zero” which is the battle among public cloud providers to drive prices as low as possible to draw customers into their platform. Amazon Web Services holds the lion’s share … Read More

VMware Hopping to DevOps With the Help of JFrog?

July 27, 2014 | 2

VMware has certainly indicated their strong interest in the success of software distribution startup JFrog as they led a 7 Million dollar Series B round of funding. Along with Gemini Ventures who led the Series A round for JFrog, we can … Read More

Keeping it Simple: Infrastructure as Code

July 25, 2014 |

Let’s start by introducing Simple. They are introducing a new way to do banking, and manage your finances. So why are we talking about them here at Virtualization Software? Well, that’s because Simple doesn’t just aim to simplify banking, they … Read More

Stopping the Bleeding with CloudPhysics

July 25, 2014 |

You’ve seen the logo above lots in the news over the course of the last year. One of the very interesting thing about the Heartbleed vulnerability was the incredible breadth of its effect. It was estimated that over 70% of … Read More

{DOWNLOAD} 1st Annual Web-scale Storage Survey Results Report!

July 19, 2014 |

In partnership with Coho Data, we’re thrilled to announce the release of our 1st Annual Web-scale Storage Report based on your kind responses to our survey from last month.

Over 200 enterprise executives and administrators responded to the survey, and … Read More

Physical Networks in the Virtual Networking World

July 19, 2014 |

I’m a big fan of the work of Dr. Bruce Davie. For those who know him already I imagine you will share this thought with me. Bruce works now as a Principal Engineer at VMware after the acquisition of Nicira 2 … Read More

Magic Quadrant for Virtualization – No Big Surprises

July 18, 2014 |

As more shifts happen in the virtualization market place, you would imagine that there would be significant movement in the space around the Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for x86 Server Virtualization. Ironically, there was little to be surprised by in … Read More

Digital Ocean Expanding to New UK Region

July 15, 2014 |

The team at Digital Ocean have opened the doors on their new UK region LON1 in London to expand their current service offering into 5 active regions. The SSD-backed cloud provider has seen lots of expansion lately within existing data … Read More

Red Hat Unveils Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5

July 8, 2014 |

OpenStack continues to draw attention, and Red Hat has announced the latest in their Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with version 5 of the suite. This marks a good day for the long time OpenStack advocates, and shows that … Read More

Welcome VMware to the Jersey Shore: vCHS Opens a New Jersey Data Center

July 7, 2014 | 1

This is definitely not the reality show that you would expect, but it is a strong move by VMware to continue to expand their vCloud Hybrid Service footprint by opening up their latest data center in the North-East region.

As … Read More

Bursting on the Cheap: AWS Launches New Low Cost Burstable EC2 Offering

July 7, 2014 |

The inherent advantage of the cloud deployment methodology is that it leverages elastic resources that can be consumed on-demand, through a self-service portal. There are two key ingredients to that formula which are the first two.

Elastic Burst

While as … Read More