Items Tagged: VMWare
EMC Acquires VMWare - Opinion
On December 15th, EMC announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VMWare, a privately held software company based in Palo Alto, California, for $635M in cash. The deal represents EMC’s third, major software purchase in less than six months, the previous two being Legato and Documentum.
VMware VI 3
Server virtualization, as the name implies, has been categorized by the industry as a largely server-related phenomenon. However, Taneja Group sees this as short sighted. Server virtualization and the infrastructure transformation it begets to a virtualized, consolidated, centrally-managed infrastructure has far reaching ramifications to the areas of data protection, disaster recovery, and high availability.
Over the past month, I’ve been excited to see the second generation of virtualization communities coming to life.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz kicked off VMworld Europe today and fired a shot directly across Citrix's bow.
The Greening of the Data Center Technology in Depth
As industry analysts and consultants, the Taneja Group has a single driving mission: to deliver hype-free, accurate, and responsible information about important issues impacting the server and storage industry. This is why we have turned our attention to the green data center, which we believe badly needs insight and clarity in the midst of marketing smokescreens and competing claims. This Technology in Depth represents Taneja Group's take on this important issue. We present the background of the energy crisis, explore important data center trends, and tell you how we believe the industry should respond to a real problem and a real opportunity.
Earlier this month, Cisco and EMC, along with VMware announced the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Coalition.
In our view, VMware has been disciplined about looking forward: building the next-generation datacenter stack, open and cloud-enabled, while not overly concerned about winning a particular battle at one tier of the existing stack.
David Marshall and I weigh in on what the Citrix-McAfee virtualization security announcement means.
Of all the news in VMware's vSphere-related announcements this week, the one item that may have the biggest long-term customer impact is VMware's move to per-VM licensing for vCenter management products.
With the announcement of VMware vSphere 4.1, I think VMware's set the bar very high, again.
I recently spoke about the report's objectives and findings with Bruce Hoard over at Virtualization Review. He’s been trying to gauge how much of a dent Hyper-V is making in VMware’s market share, and how Hyper-V performs against its hypervisor rivals.
With Fault Tolerance solutions maturing rapidly, available from multiple sources, and a healthy competitive environment, the TCO for an FT solution is more attractive than it was even a couple of years ago.
Until last month, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard gave no specific guidance for either virtualization or cloud computing. The new standard has finally changed that.
Hypervisors based on open source code will get new consideration from users in the next 12 months, according to the results of SearchServerVirtualization.com's 2011 Virtualization Decisions survey.
As the leader in virtualizing Windows applications, VMware is arguably the most significant threat to Windows dominance.
VMware’s latest releases suggest it has serious intentions about encroaching on storage vendors’ turf, which might be a wakeup call for the data storage industry. Five or so years ago I wrote about the impact server virtualization and VMware in particular was going to have on data storage. To me the picture was clear: VMware enabled features that were traditionally considered the purview of storage. It was also blurring the line of demarcation between server and storage, and clearly entering into space that storage vendors had assumed for decades was theirs. Little did I know how true my premonition would prove to be.
Are you deciding the fate of your virtual infrastructure, by way of whether it is destined to be built on top of block or NFS? We recommend you take a long term look at aligning your storage features with your management strategy.
How to Protect Your Small or Midsized Business with VMware Virtualization
Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning is becoming a critical mandate for all companies and especially for small and midsized businesses, where the cost of downtime and/or lost data can be devastating. If you have implemented virtualization, you already know how it can save you money on IT costs via server consolidation. But are you aware that the benefits of virtualization extend beyond IT cost savings, and that virtualization can also keep your business running through many types of planned and unplanned IT outages?
By leveraging BC/DR solutions from VMware, you can turn your investment in virtualization into an investment in your business. And protecting your business is easier than you might think. Backed by the virtualization industry’s largest IT and developer community, collection of BC/DR best practices, and network of channel partners, many IT managers are surprised how quickly they are able to deploy VMware BC/DR solutions in production, and in the process, demonstrate an ROI that goes well beyond mere cost reduction.
Building the Virtual Infrastructure with DataCore SANsymphony-V
There's a ball and chain hanging on your virtualization projects - and it's that pesky storage stuff. Storage that isn't flexible, can't adapt to changes, is wrapped with poor provisioning practices, and where sheer physicality and lack of abstraction seem to get in the way of every virtual server task. There's no secret in the fact we think storage virtualization can set the virtual infrastructure free, but let's take a look at one vendor's product, and how it tackles some of those issues in the Hyper-V infrastructure.
Anybody who has struggled with configuring storage for VMware virtual servers will be happy to hear help is on the way -- the solution to your problems may be hidden in your array. From the moment server virtualization burst onto the scene nearly a decade ago, it has created significant challenges for data storage managers. And based on recent Taneja Group research, many of those challenges are far from being overcome.