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Dell and Microsoft announced today that the two companies are burying the hatchet with respect to previous virtualization squabbles, and have inked an “expanded partnership” with their respective VMware and Azure platforms. Called Azure VMware Solutions, customers will now be able to run and manage fully supported VMware workloads on Azure. On stage at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Dell CEO Michael Dell and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discussed how these native deployments “[enable] organizations to tap into Azure’s massive scale, security, and fast provisioning cycles to innovate and modernize applications while improving performance.”... Read more...
After five years hidden from the scrutiny of Wall Street oversight, Dell is ready to re-emerge from its confines as a privately held company. The company went private in order to undertake a massive turnaround plan amid a wildly changing computing market, but now is ready to return as a public entity and as an even stronger force in the Tech sector. In a deal worth $21.7 billion, Michael Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake have announced an agreement to buy its tracking stock (DVMT) in exchange for a new class of public stock that will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  During Dell’s reorganization as a private entity it has become more financially secure,... Read more...
As companies become well-established in the market, and sometimes seem to become integral to it, an obvious move is to begin acquiring other companies to help bolster their offerings further. We see this often: Microsoft, Apple, Google, and many others regularly search the market for smaller companies that would be worth bringing in under their wing. It also happens on a larger scale, but those sorts of acquisitions are far from common. Well, if a new rumor that's floating around becomes true, the market will be hit by a rather amazing acquisition. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dell is in talks to acquire some, or all, of EMC, an enterprise storage leader that happens to own a number... Read more...
A collaboration between Google and VMware may remove a huge barrier to chromebook adoption in the enterprise by enabling legacy Windows applications to run on the Chrome OS machines. Chromebooks already offer strong upside for businesses with their low cost, easy management, and inherent OS-level security, and NPD says that chromebooks are already responsible for some 21% of all notebook sales in the commercial channel. However, the inability to run legacy Windows applications has been a difficult problem to overcome for Chrome OS computers. Let’s face it, if you work in a professional setting of any kind, you’re going to have to open, edit, and create documents and files that require... Read more...
With the release of VMware View 5.3 vDGA, VMware is deploying NVIDIA’s GRID rendering technology which allows better virtualization of graphically intensive applications in an enterprise environment. We’ve seen NVIDIA demo this technology before, and although it can certainly be used for cloud gaming, GRID offers a server package that can substitute for desktop-side workstation-level graphics. NVIDIA GRID demo “NVIDIA GRID GPU Pass-Through technology makes this possible by allowing a virtual machine running VMware View 5.3 on top of the VMware ESX hypervisor to talk directly to a dedicated GRID GPU,” wrote NVIDIA’s Justin Boitano in a blog post. GRID is intriguing... Read more...
EMC and VMware have pooled their resources to create Pivotal, a competitor to Amazon and its cloud services dominance, and according to the New York Times, Pivotal is now officially a company. Paul Maritz (pictured, inset), former CEO of VMware and a past executive at Microsoft will head the new company. Further details on senior leadership will emerge at Pivotal’s official launch on April 29th. Pivotal is taking on Amazon; if there was any doubt that Amazon needed a competition in the cloud services market, just note how much of the Internet disappears every time Amazon’s AWS experiences an outage. From Pivotal's teaser website The new company’s goals are summarized in a statement... Read more...
The idea of streaming high-end content to consoles or mobile products has been a topic topic for the last few years. From the OnLive gaming service to the iPhone, multiple companies are scrambling to toss their hat into the ring. Nvidia demo'd its offsite rendering system (dubbed Reality Server) several years ago, and has now partnered with VMWare to support 3D rendering and high-end GPU capabilities when connecting to a system remotely via wireless network. This new initiative could be seen as a Project Reality-type system on a small scale. Nvidia isn't claiming to deliver photo-realistic rendering this time around, but the ability to access a high-end workstation and view content in real-time... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and VMware are working together to bring VMware Horizon Mobile to the market. With this offering, Verizon Wireless business users will be able to use a single Android device for both professional and personal use. VMware Horizon Mobile makes it easy for IT departments to manage the corporate data and programs stored on a user's Android device over the air while still giving users control over their personal environment. LG Electronics will be one of the first manufacturers to offer mobile devices that are tested and ready for use with VMware Horizon Mobile on the Verizon Wireless network. Verizon Wireless And VMware Securely Mix The Professional And Personal Mobile Experience... Read more...
Dell’s cloud computing strategy and portfolio of services took a big step forward today with the announcement at VMworld 2011 of its first public cloud offering, Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services. In partnership with VMware, Dell will offer public, private, and hybrid cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service for mid-sized and large enterprises. The press release from Dell describes options at each level: Public - Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service is an enterprise-class, secure offer of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS) hosted in a secure Dell datacenter. This service provides access to vCPUs, memory, storage networks, IP addresses, firewalls, and catalog capabilities.... Read more...
VMware has been around mostly in the desktop software field, but now the company is branching out, and can you blame them? The mobile space is hotter than ever, and that's not going to change anytime soon. Today, VMware has announced a partnership with LG to help enterprises of all sizes improve security and control of sensitive corporate data while enabling more flexible access via employee-owned mobile devices. Basically, this is a way to help employees use more mobile devices (rather than the standard-issue BlackBerry or something of that sort), but of course the LG version is meant to help LG to increase its footprint in the enterprise sector while providing more options for both consumer... Read more...
VMware Enables Project Management Institute to Deploy Virtualized Application Platform for Production and Development Environments. Organization Credits VMware Infrastructure with Helping Deliver Seven-Figure Cost Savings, Migrates Entire Datacenter in Real Time with VMware VMotionVMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading advocate for the project management professional globally, has deployed VMware’s industry-leading management and virtualization platform, VMware Infrastructure, to help control rising IT costs and improve the overall manageability of PMI’s business-critical... Read more...
Mac users represent a small percentage of computer users--about three percent worldwide. But if Mac sales are any indication--up 51 percent in the last year--the number of Mac users are growing rapidly. One of the reasons for this is that all new Macs can also run Windows, allowing users to have access to both operating systems simultaneously via virtualization software.There are several options available for those who want to run Windows on their Macs. Apple's Boot Camp software, which comes with OS X 10.5 (Leopard), sets up a Windows partition so the system can boot directly into the native Windows OS. This way offers the highest level of Windows compatibility and performance, but precludes... Read more...
Just in time for the imminent release of the Windows XP SP3 update, VMware has released an update to its Mac-based Fusion virtulization application, with full support for SP3 Boot Camp partitions. The Fusion 1.1.2 update also includes a number of bug fixes as well as improved support for the MacBook Air--solving a few issues Fusion had with the Air's virtual disc and its Superdrive.Perhaps the most imporant aspect to the Fusison 1.1.2 update, however, is the ability to back up virtual machines with Time Machine:"Prior versions of VMware Fusion automatically excluded virtual machines from Time Machine backups to avoid hitting a Mac OS X-related crash when backing up running virtual machines.Apple... Read more...
VMware And Intel Capital Announce Investment PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2007 — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for virtualization solutions today announced that Intel Corporation, through its global investment arm, Intel Capital has agreed to become an investor in VMware. VMware's base virtualization platform virtualizes the Intel architecture. Intel microprocessors comprise the majority of the systems on which VMware's virtualization products are deployed. Intel Capital will... Read more...