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VMware, Inc. Appoints Ray O'Farrell as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer
Aug 26 15
VMware, Inc. announced the appointment of Ray O'Farrell to the role of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer. In the combined CTO and CDO role, he will be responsible for orchestration across all of the company's R&D Business Units and will lead the company's CTO team. O'Farrell most recently served as GM, Software-Defined Data Center Division. This appointment is effective immediately and O'Farrell will continue to report to Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive officer. O'Farrell has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering and product delivery. Before joining the company, O'Farrell led product development teams at Microtec/Mentor-Graphics, Improv Systems, Industrial and Scientific Imaging and Ashling Microsystems. O'Farrell succeeds Ben Fathi who served as the company's chief technology officer from 2014-2015.
EMC Reportedly Considers Merger Proposal From VMware
Aug 26 15
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is reportedly considering a merger proposal from VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). EMC is the majority owner of VMware.
VMware Inc Launches VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro with Support for Windows 10, Accelerated Performance and Enhanced Connectivity
Aug 25 15
VMware Inc. announced the release of VMware Fusion 8, which includes over 50 new features, and is ready for the latest Apple and Microsoft innovations to deliver the ultimate Windows on Mac experience. VMware is also releasing VMware Fusion 8 Pro, with over 60 new features, including leading edge capabilities and cloud integration designed for advanced users and technical professionals. VMware Fusion 8 is designed for individuals searching for an easy, fast and reliable solution to run Windows on a Mac without rebooting. With seamless integration that enables Windows applications to run like native Mac applications, VMware Fusion 8 is the ideal solution for Mac users who want the best of both worlds. Key new enhancements in VMware Fusion 8 include: //st Built for Microsoft Windows 10 - VMware Fusion 8 lets users take advantage of the latest features in Windows 10 like Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant, or the new Edge web browser. Users can quickly, easily and safely install new or upgrade existing virtual machines to Windows 10 with VMware Fusion 8. Ready for Apple OS X El Capitan - VMware Fusion 8 is ready for Apple OS X El Capitan. Users can run VMware Fusion 8 on El Capitan public beta with confidence or install El Capitan in a virtual machine to test its new features, capabilities and application compatibility without disrupting the current Mac environment. //st Enhanced Graphics Engine - With added support for DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3, VMware Fusion 8 can deliver up to 65% faster graphics over the previous version, giving users more responsive and fluid graphics for day to day work while delivering maximum performance for highly demanding 3D applications. //st Ready for the Latest Macs - Whether running Windows on the latest Macs such as the iMac Retina 5K or connecting Retina Macs to 4K displays, VMware Fusion 8 offers users a crisp Windows on Mac experience on mixed environments. For Mac laptop users, VMware Fusion enables power coming out of their Mac's battery to be used as efficiently as possible, and provides adaptive graphics switching to give users the ultimate performance while least impacting battery life. VMware Fusion 8 Pro takes virtualization on the Mac to the next level with unmatched features designed for technical professionals that want to run Windows and Linux applications on a Mac without rebooting. With added support for the latest Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems like Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.04 or OS X 10.11 El Capitan Preview, advanced users, developers, QA and IT admins can rely on VMware Fusion 8 Pro for its high performance, reliability and leading edge Mac virtualization features. Key enhancements in Fusion 8 include: //st From the Mac to the Cloud - Native integration with VMware vCloud Air is now available and can be used to securely back up local virtual machines to the cloud, or build websites and apps locally before pushing them to the cloud for production. //st VMware vCloud Air Incentive Program - To help users get familiar with the benefits of cloud computing, VMware Fusion 8 Pro customers are eligible to receive $600 in vCloud Air service credit to use for up to 6 months -- twice the standard VMware vCloud Air sign-up offer. //st VMware Ecosystem Integration - VMware Fusion 8 Pro has improved integration for connecting to, creating and running virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere, VMware ESXi or VMware Workstation servers.
VMware, Inc. Announces Integration of Socialcast with Management and DevOps Tools
Aug 24 15
VMware, Inc., has announced that Socialcast by VMware, an enterprise social collaboration tool, now interoperates with several management and DevOps tools to optimize communication and collaboration across various teams within the DevOps process. As a part of the newly-launched Socialcast Integration Store, VMware vSphere administrators, DevOps teams and developers can now utilize the Socialcast network to create a communication and collaboration framework that brings together people, processes and technologies on one platform to help expedite resolving multi-faceted issues in their IT environment. Solving complex problems requires collaboration, particularly when multiple players, skill sets and regions are involved. The Socialcast Integration Store brings together alerts from VMware vCenter Server along with third-party DevOps applications and services from Airbrake, GitHub, Jenkins, JIRA, New Relic and PagerDuty.
NaviSite, Inc. Expands Offerings with VMware, Inc
Aug 12 15
NaviSite, Inc. has expanded its offerings with VMware, Inc. to deliver a wide portfolio of cloud, self-service and managed technologies to empower enterprise. As a member of VMware's vCloud Air Network Service Provider Program, NaviSite will leverage industry leading VMware technology alongside its enterprise-class hosting and managed cloud services, to enable customers to expand their cloud infrastructure and scale their business. The expanded relationship with VMware enables NaviSite to provide enhanced benefits to customers, including a broader portfolio of integrated solutions aimed at accelerating the deployment, scalability, and movement of enterprise workloads to NaviSite's multi-site, multi-geography cloud fabric. It will also accelerate NaviSite's product innovation by enabling earlier access to new technology and platform updates from VMware.