Archive | September, 2013

OpenStack for the Enterprise – Showcasing the OpenStack Ecosystem

September 26, 2013

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We are now working on the next chapter for our white paper Enterprise Cloud Computing, which is entitled OpenStack for the Enterprise.As the name suggests the goal is to provide a succinct but comprehensive overview of one of the technology platforms available to CIOs to implement their Enterprise Cloud strategy:OpenStack. This will span across a […]

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CloudPlatform Enables Every Workload

September 25, 2013

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CloudPlatform Enables Every Workload As mentioned yesterday here and here, we are very proud of Citrix CloudPlatform and the ability to manage both cloud native scale-out application workloads as well as traditional scale-up application workloads. Let’s break that statement down into more detail. We’ll start with cloud native scale-out application workloads. Cloud Native Scale-Out Applications […]

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With NCS, Cisco Targets the Internet of Everything

September 25, 2013

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Cisco (CSCO) this week introduced the Network Convergence System (NCS), a network fabric family designed to help service providers handle rapidly growing volumes of Internet traffic in cloud, mobile, video and machine-to-machine applications. A key focus for NCS is the “Internet of Everything” – the trillions of programmable device-driven events generated by networked devices and […]

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Cloud storage provider Nirvanix is closing its doors

September 25, 2013

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Cloud storage provider Nirvanix is closing its doors : VMblog.com – Virtualization News and Information for Everyone Cloud service provider Nirvanix may have inadvertently validated customers’ fears centered around cloud storage. It was reported last week by U.K.-based website Information Age that Nirvanix has told its customers they have two weeks to find another home […]

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Virtual SAN Beta now available for download

September 25, 2013

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Virtual SAN Beta now available for download The VMware Virtual SAN™ beta is available now for download. To claim your copy, visit the VMware Virtual SAN Community page. Our VMware Virtual SAN Community is for MyVMware members only — to gain access, see steps at bottom of this email.* Share Your Experience We seek your […]

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Suse updates its OpenStack cloud build with easier deployment and Hyper-V integration

September 25, 2013

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Suse updates its OpenStack cloud build with easier deployment and Hyper-V integration Linux developer Suse has released a new build of its cloud computing platform based on the OpenStack framework, adding new capabilities to make deployment easier. It is also the first OpenStack distribution to add full support for Microsoft’s Hyper-V, the firm claimed. Available […]

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Just Released! VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.0

September 25, 2013

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Just Released! VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.0 We are excited to announce the release of VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.0! vCenter Infrastructure Navigator is a component of VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite (Advanced and Enterprise editions). Here are some key new capabilities to take note of – The vFabric Hyperic agent management functionality provided by […]

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vSphere 5.5 is here! – KBs you need to know about

September 23, 2013

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vSphere 5.5 is here! – KBs you need to know about http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2013/09/vsphere-5-5-is-here-kbs-you-need-to-know-about.html

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Cloud Server Performance: A Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers

September 19, 2013

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Cloud Server Performance: A Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers Posted by John in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Performance Testing Check out our latest performance post on PostgreSQL Database Performance on 5 IaaS Providers. With a lack of standardization in the IaaS industry, providers freely use unique terminology to describe their VM resource allocations. […]

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How VSAN handles a disk or host failure

September 19, 2013

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How VSAN handles a disk or host failure I have had this question multiple times by now, I wanted to answer it in the Virtual SAN FAQ but I figured I would need some diagrams and probably more than 2 or 3 sentences to explain this. How are host or disk failures in a Virtual […]

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NetApp pitches Data ONTAP, ‘universal data platform’ for clouds

September 19, 2013

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NetApp pitches Data ONTAP, ‘universal data platform’ for clouds The cloud is dead. Long live the hybrid cloud. That’s the stance taken by NetApp as it announced today the Data ONTAP solution and billed it as a “universal data platform” across multiple cloud environments. “Our vision,” said Jay Kidd, senior vice president and chief technology […]

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VM Storage Policy APIs aka Storage Profile APIs will be available in vSphere 5.5

September 13, 2013

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VM Storage Policy APIs aka Storage Profile APIs will be available in vSphere 5.5 A frequently requested feature from customers and partners have been around the Storage Profile APIs and with the upcoming vSphere 5.5 release, it will now be possible to automate the management and consumption of Storage Profiles. In vSphere 5.5, Storage Profiles […]

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Cisco announces acquisition of Whiptail

September 13, 2013

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Cisco announces acquisition of Whiptail Cisco System Inc. just announced to have the intention to acquire solid state memory systems company: Whiptail, for approximately $415 millions in cash plus incentives for the acquisition. The parties expect the acquisition to close during the first quarter of 2014. The acquisition is a strategic move as Cisco is […]

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VMware announces Log Insight 1.5 TP 2

September 13, 2013

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VMware announces Log Insight 1.5 TP 2 VMware announced the availability of VMware Log Insight 1.5 Technical Preview 2, its log management, aggregation and analysis solution. This was indeed a very fast release, probably representing the need of VMware to accelerate the release cycle in order to compete with the massive popularity of Splunk. http://virtualization.info/en/news/2013/09/vmware-announces-log-insight-1-5-tp-2.html […]

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VMware vSphere vs Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

September 12, 2013

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VMware vSphere vs Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization http://virtualization.sys-con.com/node/2774526

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