vmware inc-class a (VMW) Key Developments
VMware, Inc. Launches New Software-Defined Data Center Solutions
Sep 30 15
VMware, Inc. has announced the availability of VMware Integrated OpenStack 2, VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1, VMware Virtual SAN 6.1, VMware vRealize Log Insight 3, VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 and VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering to build secure and protected software-defined data centers and increase IT agility. VMware Integrated OpenStack 2 is based on the OpenStack Kilo release, making it current with upstream OpenStack code, and includes an industry-first seamless upgrade capability from Icehouse. New enhancements make VMware-based OpenStack clouds more scalable, performant and resilient, with new features that improve IT's ability to gather meaningful and actionable data on cloud resource utilization. VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1 integrates with VMware NSX 6.2, enabling IT to use network virtualization to simplify disaster recovery management and accelerate recovery in the software-defined data center. It now also orchestrates the live migration of VMs at scale between sites by automating cross-vCenter vMotion operations, enabling zero downtime disaster avoidance and data center migrations. VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1 includes support for stretched cluster solutions including EMC VPLEX, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and IBM San Volume Controller. It now also interoperates with vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management to enable automatic, policy-based disaster protection for VMs. VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 increases data protection options for business-critical environments with the new Stretched Cluster feature providing zero-point Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and enhanced VMware vSphere Replication providing five-minute RPO. Additionally, VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 enables new advanced management and monitoring through deep integration with VMware vRealize Operations and the new Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-In for performance monitoring, root cause analysis and capacity planning. New features include double the scale and performance up to 15,000 messages per second, improvements in fault tolerance around clustering, new charting options and query snapshots, improved integration with VMware vRealize Operations, and enhanced Big Data style query execution. With new Intelligent Workload Management capabilities, VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 enables customers to visualize how their workloads are loaded across clusters, VMware vCenter Servers and data centers. The new release recommends optimal placement of workloads and balances the workloads across clusters. Operating system and application monitoring is now available natively in VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 to help IT proactively identify and avoid potential issues across infrastructure and application stacks. VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering enables ecosystem partners including Asigra, EMC, Infinio, PrimaryIO, Samsung, SanDisk and StorageCraft to offer third-party software-based data services such as replication and caching. These data services are fully integrated in vSphere and managed through vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management, which is the same framework used to manage all the software-defined storage services in vSphere. Customers, partners and prospects can also test drive the newly available solutions such as VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware vRealize Operations Insight via the VMware Hands-on Labs Online.
VMware, Inc. Expands Relationship with SAP SE for ACE Community
Sep 30 15
VMware, Inc. has expanded its relationship with SAP SE to integrate the ACE approach to enable instant deployment and login of SuccessFactors and Concur mobile applications on iOS and Android devices. By leveraging the APIs available from the iOS, Android and Windows operating systems, ACE promotes and educates the use of a native development framework with the purpose of minimizing the effort for developers, enterprises and end users.
EMC Corporation Denies Stake Sale in VMware
Sep 30 15
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is not selling its stake in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). David Goulden, Chief Executive of EMC Information Infrastructure division warned that breaking up the data storage company by selling its stake in VMWare would disrupt revenue synergies between the two.
Pacific Controls Cloud Services Enters into Partnership with VMware to Launch Cloud Based Desktop Service
Sep 28 15
Pacific Controls Cloud Services announced that it has achieved VMware Horizon DaaSA Powered status, which will help enable its customers to rapidly deploy desktops and applications as a fully managed cloud solution accessible from any device, from anywhere, at an affordable price. As a member of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program, PCCS will be able to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications. Leveraging Horizon DaaS Bundle of VMware, PCCS will deliver a full windows desktop and applications from its cloud for access by any device, from anywhere. The solution can be offered in multiple editions, based on customer requirements.
VMware, Inc. Unveils EVO SDDC and Virtual SAN 6.1
Sep 28 15
VMware, Inc. unveiled VMware EVO SDDC and VMware Virtual SAN 6.1. Serving as the foundation of VMware's Unified Hybrid Cloud platform, the software-defined data center extends the virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation across all data center resources and services. As a result, a software-defined data center is designed to be dramatically more efficient. By extending virtualization across the data center, IT organizations can slash CAPEX by as much as 49% while reducing deployment and provisioning time from days to hours. With the introduction of VMware EVO SDDC, customers will be able to more easily deploy and operate virtual infrastructure as a service, providing efficiency, agility and control for building and operating private, public and hybrid clouds. VMware EVO SDDC will include foundational components of VMware's hyper-converged infrastructure VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware NSX which will enable the convergence of compute, storage and networking onto a single, integrated layer of software that can run on any commodity x86 infrastructure. VMware EVO SDDC (previously code named VMware EVO: RACK), will be a fully automated software suite for delivering the software-defined data center as an integrated system. Enterprises and service providers will be able to use VMware EVO SDDC to deploy a software-defined data center at scale. With VMware EVO SDDC, IT organizations can meet key data center scale initiatives, ranging from application and infrastructure delivery automation to business mobility to high availability and resilient infrastructure, without compromising security, control or choice. VMware EVO SDDC will bring to bear the entirety of innovations across software-defined data center portfolio in a comprehensive and integrated system that will be easy to deploy, operate and scale. VMware EVO SDDC will include VMware EVO SDDC Manager, a new intelligent automation engine that will simplify and significantly reduce the time required for power-up, provisioning and monitoring of virtual and physical resources, including software, servers, top-of-rack and spine switches. The EVO SDDC Manager will pool resources across multiple racks as a single 'virtual rack' and can dynamically carve out workload domain capacity based on availability and performance requirements. VMware EVO SDDC Manager will provide automated lifecycle management of the entire hardware and VMware integrated software stack. VMware EVO SDDC will also include Hardware Management Services to abstract the characteristics of heterogeneous switching, server and power distribution unit (PDU) hardware. Hardware Management Services will be responsible for executing hardware management tasks. VMware intends to offer this solution as open source code, enabling the company to work with a broad ecosystem of partners to drive ongoing development leading to broad hardware compatibility and improved technology. VMware EVO SDDC customers will be able to easily add VMware Horizon virtual desktops and VMware vRealize Automation to enable infrastructure as a service. In addition, VMware is exploring future integration between VMware EVO SDDC and VMware vCloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack to support service provider environments. Rack-scale offerings built and managed with VMware EVO SDDC will scale in capacity starting from one-third rack to multiple racks and thousands of nodes at single server increments. Each fully populated rack will support more than 1,000 infrastructure as a service virtual machines or more than 2,000 desktop virtual machines, delivering a highly efficient and scalable infrastructure for cloud and virtual desktop deployments. Initially, the solution will be available via branded, integrated system offerings direct from partners Dell, QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) and VCE. Over time, customers will also have the option to purchase the software direct from VMware, and then work with a pre-qualified partner to integrate the software onto hardware.