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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

VMware NSX, VSAN, and OpenStack

July 4, 2014 |

Interoperability is a pretty important feature as we see more work being done on multi-hypervisor, multi-product environments. VMware has done some good work to ensure that they are looking ahead to bring these disparate environments closer together.

NSX, VSAN and … Read More

Puppet on Azure? Absolutely!

July 4, 2014 |

We’ve talked about Puppet automation here, and as I am a fan of cloud environments it is really nice to see the great Puppet and Azure integration. But the real fun is being able to host your Puppet infrastructure inside … Read More

HP Releases OpenStack Reference Architecture: 15 Pages of OpenStack Goodness!

July 4, 2014 |

Many companies produce reference architectures as a way to provide specific guidance on how to deploy infrastructure and applications. By using reference architecture designs from a vendor, we know down to the part number what a working, supported design can … Read More

VMware Updates NSX Platform: NSX 6.0.5 for vSphere Now Available

July 3, 2014 |

Fans of the VMware NSX platform are going to be pleased as we see the latest iteration of the network virtualization platform from virtualization software maker VMware. As we see the point release update hit the web site, there are … Read More

I’m Over Here Now: Moving Azure Services to a New Region

July 2, 2014 |

The cloud is touted as the final destination for many application environments, but while we imagine that we can just put the content and data into the cloud, there are valid reasons why data locality and geo-location will come into play … Read More

CoreOS Announces Series A Funding and Lots More!

July 2, 2014 |

As a fan of great open source projects, I was very keenly watching the CoreOS team as they have down some great work to produce and develop a new Linux offering that will inevitably become a strong part of many … Read More

Public Beta? Yes Please! VMware Opens The Door on vSphere Beta Program

July 1, 2014 |

Have you ever wanted to take part in the process of shaping the next version of a vendor’s software offering? Now is our chance as VMware customers to do just that! VMware has opened up its beta program to customers … Read More

A Little More Docker, A Lot More Disruption

July 1, 2014 |

Docker continues to get lots of attention on it as we watch the product and surrounding ecosystem grow more every day. There are many lessons being learned inside the Docker camp, as well as by those who are starting to … Read More