VMware on AWS: A one-way ticket to the cloud

The big enterprise news last week was the Amazon-VMware announcement of VMware Cloud on AWS — “a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering,” as the Amazon press release put it. That’s one way to describe this scheme to extend vSphere into the world’s largest public cloud. But the real benefit is in making private clouds more practical, and in […] Read more »

VMware Cloud Foundation: A closer look

At the VMworld conference, Network World’s Brandon Butler chats with VMware VP and GM John Gilmartin about its newly announced Cloud Foundation offering. The integrated system can help build private clouds made up of the company’s virtualized compute, network and storage products packaged together with new management software. InfoWorld Cloud Computing Related Posts:Private Cloud Merits […] Read more »

VMware CEO pledges cloud computing freedom

In what’s become something of an annual tradition, we talked with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference. In this interview with Network World Senior Writer Brandon Butler and IDG Chief Content Officer John Gallant, Gelsinger shared the big news from the event, including new tools that make […] Read more »

VMware Cuts 800 Jobs, Narrows Cloud Business

VMware is cutting 800 jobs. The move slices into its vCloud Air cloud computing business unit, a further sign that it’s scaling back from its johnny-come-lately cloud business, a sector where Amazon and Microsoft dominate. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG […] Read more »

Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aims for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google’s cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.  Greene, who has been on the company’s board of directors for three years, took the position as the technology giant agreed to acquire Bebop, a stealthy startup that she co-founded. In a […] Read more »

Ex VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix workers set up application container company

In 2006 VMware released a breakthrough technology named dynamic resource scheduling (DRS), which allowed its virtual machine management software to automatically reallocate virtual machines among different applications based on their load. A startup founded by some of the VMware team members who helped create that feature, which is backed by the former CTO of VMware […] Read more »

VMware scoops up hot email startup Boxer

While VMware parent company EMC has generated plenty of attention with its massive $ 67 billion merger with Dell, VMware itself has made a deal of its own with the purchase of email and task management startup Boxer. The acquisition, announced today at the company’s annual european VMworld event, is part of VMware’s strategy to provide apps for […] Read more »

After fumbling public clouds, VMware focuses on hybrid clouds

From what company officials said this week at EMC VMware’s annual VMworld conference held in San Francisco, you’d think that its public cloud vCloud Air was in the same market tier as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. It’s not. vCloud Air simply doesn’t come up in my conversations with organizations looking to move some, […] Read more »

VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software, rounding out capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity. Among the new additions are components to the vCloud Air suite of software for running cloud services. The company has expanded its […] Read more »

VMware Fusion 8 Supports Windows 10, El Capitan

VMware’s Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro virtualization software versions support both Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Apple’s upcoming El Capitan version of Mac OS X. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Docker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one clusterWindows 10 Fall Creators Update PreviewIDG Contributor Network: OpenSUSE comes to Windows 10. Plus, can you trust WhatsApp?The […] Read more »