Monday, 4 August 2014

Overview: VMware’s Product and Service Offerings

Actions (EMC) recently joined the news that activist hedge fund Elliott Management Paul Singer has accumulated a stake of more than $ 1 billion a giant storage. According to unconfirmed reports, the fund hopes to unlock shareholder value by splitting the company and selling parts including participation in the cloud and virtualization software VMware drive from the list (VMW).

VMware delivers solutions for infrastructure virtualization. Pioneered the development and application virtualization technologies with server-based computing x86, separating application software underlying hardware. Its annual presentation said his set of virtualization technologies are designed to establish IT environments safe and reliable and face a number of challenges involving complex IT cost reduction, operational inefficiency, access to computing power in the cloud, the business continuity, and computing devices of end-user corporate management.

VMware develops and markets its product and service offerings within three main product groups:

SDDC or Software-Defined Data Center – Under this, VMware vSphere is the company’s flagship data center platform apart from other products for data storage and protection, network virtualization, and management and automation. The vCloud Suite is designed to create a software-defined data center by pooling industry-standard hardware and running compute, networking, and management functions in the data center as software-defined services.

Hybrid Cloud Computing – Under this,

End-User Computing (or EUC) – The product group includes desktop and application virtualization as well as enterprise mobility solutions to deliver, protect, and manage desktops and applications while containing costs and ensuring end users can work anytime and anywhere across any device. Products include Horizon View, Horizon Mirage, Horizon Desktop-as-a-Service (or DaaS) Platform, Fusion, and Workstation. The EUC portfolio also includes Socialcast, an enterprise social platform, as well as App Manager, a single sign-on identity service, to deliver applications, desktops, and data in a single portal of entry, called Workspace.

In 1Q14, VMware announced the acquisition of AirWatch, a leading provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions for ~$1.175 billion in cash. AirWatch provides enterprise solutions for Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, and Mobile Content Management. It was acquired to expand VMware’s End-User Computing solutions. The company said that end-user computing including AirWatch grew license bookings over 50% year-over-year (or YoY) in 2Q14.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

VMware Releases Survey on the Apple Enterprise Invasion 

Today VMware announced the results of a company commissioned a survey of 376 IT professionals to access the current state of corporate desktops. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research, with the goal of capturing data using real Apple device at work, and to quantify preparation company Mac the results of the report, entitled "The Apple Company Invasion" shows that Windows is not the platform of choice in the company, users overwhelmingly prefer Macs. The user preference is the main reason given by managers to why their organization supports Macs with 73 percent of IT managers to identify it with the main engine.

There is still progress to be made but when it comes to the future performance of Mac. 64 percent of IT managers surveyed said that only some or none of their business applications were now ready to run on Mac One possible solution presented by the survey is a VMware virtual desktop that could bridge the gap between Linux PC, Mac and Windows PC. 91 percent of respondents said IT administrators a tune that would be valuable to their work.

Monday, 16 June 2014

VMware You've Got Competition – From a Belgian Upstart

Belgian startup incubator CloudFounders has an open source project to Provide a networked object storage backend to VMware or KVM virtual machines using a VSAN-like vStorage Open Router (OSR).

OSR is a VMware VM, or runs on bare metal in a KVM server, and it scales out by having OSR run on virtualised servers additional linked by 10GB, Providing a unified NFS namespace across them.It is VM-aware and provides access to storage vPOOL to them, talking, as it were; the VMs VM language and object-language style is the back-end arrays that are running under the Ceph, Gluster, OpenStack Swift object storage or other operating systems.

The OSR turns a container on Swift into a VM Volume and that can only without volume presented by a single OSR. There is a handover betwee OSRs if a vMotion operation Makes That Necessary.The OSR is used for provisioning (thin), snapshotting, replication and cloning (thin), and all are auctioned at the VM level.

OSR also uses server-attached SSDs or PCIe flash as a cache facility, for both reads and writes. Cache hits Accelerate performance for reads. The write-back caching is said to solve the IO-blender problem by turning random writes into sequential ones. Write cache date is written to the backend store, with a zero-copy approach, when a storage object container is full, typically set at 4MB.

The read cache is duplicated and is shared across hosts. There is a facility with failover cache writes to a write cache being synchronously replicated to another node.

With vMotion Redirected IO is a vDisk and automatically follows the vMotioned VM. A single OSR can talk to multiple back-ends. It's anticipated that’s the XEN hypervisor will be supported in the future, as will the VirtualBox and Hyper-V.

The Open vStorage router COMPETES with VMware's VSAN and other virtual storage appliances. The project is being run from lochristi in Belgium and Cloud Founders has an Amplidata involvements.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

SAP and VMware Head for the Future Together 

The titles of enterprise computing are doing a lot to keep up with the times in this month.

In the last example, SAP AG of Germany, the second largest maker of business software in the world, said Tuesday that it has partnered with VMware, a maker of virtualization software, to offer both SAP software and rapid tool for data analysis, Hana, as a cloud-based service. Instead of buying separate software packages running on dedicated servers, i.e., customers must be able to load the data and analyze it in a much lower cost, with greater operational flexibility.

Asks Oracle and EMC point the way to new business models related to cloud computing and the rapid analysis of large amounts of data.

"We want to reduce costs for customers and brings operational simplicity,the head of business development at SAP . The company has 3,200 corporate clients through Hana said, 1,000 customers and manages its business activities in the upper part of Hana, allowing near real-time awareness of things, such as the operation of the software industry and financial performance.

For VMware, the prospect of more business software and analysis tools in your VMware virtualization offer more attractive to companies that perform their operations to cloud computing. Virtualization, which allows you to move workloads across multiple servers in a computer, is a critical part of cloud computing. An executive from VMware said early indications are that the ' implementation of SAP on VMware products could save you up to 30 percent of the normal cost. EMC has also published studies claiming that Hana on a cloud-based system capable of analyzing four times faster than Oracle, the largest enterprise software company.

Companies can in fact be looking for their customers, but are also looking for themselves. VMware, which is controlled by EMC storage business data, fought against other virtualization products and are looking for a way to sell offer more functionality. SAP has scored impressive income, Hana, but it does so in the face of an eroding traditional market.

Lunch at VMware Hana is at least initially limited to a terabyte of data. This used to be a lot, but it has become a commonplace now that we digitally record almost everything.

Cheap calls “public clouds " like AWS, which rents computing and enterprise software, have become more and more feature rich. In addition, Oracle announced recently that include a distribution of OpenStack , an open system of cloud computing operating in its new version of Solaris, the server software computer code.
Perhaps not surprisingly, there is a big OpenStack conference this week. Also this week, EMC is taking his show. The EMC Monday announced that the show was buying dssd, a company dedicated to a type of data storage is good for high-speed real-time analysis, for an undisclosed sum.

Expect more such moves in the near future. When this many great movements begin to happen after a couple of giants, others are likely to do something too soon.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

VMware Jumps Into The DRaaS Market

VMware just jump into a very active market for disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) with the release of VMware vCloud Service ® Hybrid ™ - Disaster Recovery. The goal is to get all hybrid service with VMware vSphere as part of its cloud computing infrastructure to distribute a copy of VMware backup and recovery service-centric as part of their emergency planning pass4sure vcp-510 The main distinction of offering VMware DRaaS apparently is using VMware vSphere replication and data replication and movement technology.

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery

VMware describes this new service offering in the following way:VMware vCloud Hybrid Service's Disaster Recovery increases business resiliency with minimal investment. Built on VCAP5-DCD dumps  VMware  vSphere® Replication, supported by vCloud Hybrid Service, Disaster Recovery provides a failover environment for dependable recovery when faced with an operational disruption. Asynchronous replication at the hypervisor layer allows for virtual machines (VMs) in vSphere to be easily configured for disaster recovery. Available in all vCloud Hybrid Service data centers.

  • Simple — easy to set up, deploy, and manage
  • Economical — high level of self-service capabilities, minimal configuration, and user training
  • Responsive — quickly scale-up protection of onsite applications, by tier, on-demand
  • Consistent — integration with your vSphere environment, same production support by VMware with no need to reconfigure hardware or tools

Snapshot analysis

Disaster recovery has always been a bit “delicate issue for many businesses. Careful planning, which includes the construction of a data center or off-site as a destination for backup and recovery of data, development of procedures required backup and recovery, and continuous testing of the whole package. It’s frightening to close really down some burden of fundamental work to force a recovery cycle and be absolutely sure that the planning and execution resulted in business continuity.

VMware VCP5-DCV is one of a number of providers who consider the challenges of the successful use of a recovery service cloud-based disaster, and now has an offer. The "list of the other players in this market is already quite long and growing here is a partial list of other providers in no particular order. Amazon , Google , IBM, SoftLayer , Rackspace , Calves, ZeRTO , Central Blue Netmagic , Latisys , Microsoft , TwinStrata , Egenera , BlueLock , Windstream , Symantic and Databarracks .

With all these options, decision makers have to do some “homework before making a selection. Find all service offerings DR is the first challenge. Collection of data on each of the service offerings is the next step. Finally, assessing the strengths and weaknesses, and the total cost associated with each bid must be done before a decision can be made.

Each supplier is hoping that its offer of services and related tools appear simple, easy to use, comprehensive and affordable. For the most part, however, each of the deals has its limits.

A decision maker should carefully consider the business requirements, budget and level of experience of the company and only then evaluate the various offerings DR. VMware, IBM and all other Softlayer hope that those who use its technology as the basis of its infrastructure cloud computing is going to take the shortcut to simply select your DR Service. Each of these new proposals has its own merits and challenges. I would advise decision makers to take your time, check the available offers DRaaS , and only then make a decision.

VMware Player 6.0.2 Build 1744117 

With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it easy for anyone to try out Windows 7, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or create "sandbox" virtual to test pre-release software has VMware Player also can be used to run a virtual copy of an old PC so that you can recycle the old machines you have under your desk or stored in the closet.
  •     Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer
  •     Experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles
  •     Share data between host computer and virtual machine
  •     Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines
  •     Use 3rd-party pre-configured virtual machines and images
  •     Share data between the host computer and virtual machine
  •     Broad host and guest operating system support
  •     Support for USB 2.0 devices
  •     Gain easy access to virtual machines via an intuitive home page interface

This release includes the following improvements and resolved issues:

  •     KVM mode has been added to VMware Player.
  •     Improved compatibility and audio performance with certain USB audio and video devices.
  •     The VMware Tools can be properly updated when upgrading VMware Player to a newer version.
  •     The VMware Player UI now displays correctly when powering on an old hardware version.

Known Issues:

  • Known issues from prior releases of VMware Player 6 also might apply to VMware Player 6.0.2.
Download: VMware Player 6.0.2 Build 1744117 | 94.2 MB (Free for personal non-commercial use)
View: Release Notes | VMware Player Website

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Check Point joins forces with VMware to provide private cloud network security

Check Point Software Technologies is working with VMware to automate and simplify provisioning and deployment of network security in private clouds, so their protection solutions with interoperable security data center VMware infrastructure. As nowadays moves rapidly along the path of virtualization, the company says it is important for the safety of keeping up virtual environments.

Virtualization has greatly increased the speed with which applications can be deployed, and provides the benefits of mobility and agility to meet changing business needs.
Network security for virtualized environments must match the speed and ' agility through automated management and provisioning security, while allowing the seamless support for business processes and security policy exists.

Check Point Virtual Edition (VE) is a unique solution that provides comprehensive security protection and rapid spread of the security services in virtualized environments. By aligning security partners Point with VMware vSphere 5.5, organizations can benefit from a fully automated security solution for VMware virtualized environment.

The virtual machines will be safeguarded by the width of multilayer Check Point security guards without changing the topology of the network. In addition, the interoperability solutions and VMware vCloud protection Check Point Suite enables virtual applications simplified and automated.

“As companies deploy their network infrastructure in the cloud, with the security services can be provided quickly in these virtual environments is critical, “vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies.

"Our collaboration with VMware enables strong protection of network security through the development of virtual environments for our customers.”

Available in Q1 2014, the new Check Point VE is only part of the overall security strategy of cloud and virtualization Check Point, which will bring greater interoperability with VMware solutions.

"VMware provides virtualization solutions through computers, networks, storage and management designed to help customers accelerate their journey to the data center, software-defined," he adds, vice president of VMware networking and security.

" The new version of Check Point Virtual Edition , when combined with the latest version of our new vSphere or VMware virtualization platform network NSX will offer our customers a simple solution to protect, manage and automate their cloud and virtualization environments . . "

Features of the Check Point VE include:

  • Interoperability with VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5, vCenter Server, vCloud Suite and VMware NSX network virtualisation
  • Centralized security management for all Check Point virtual and physical security gateways
  • Inspection of Inter-VM traffic without changing network topology
  • Automated deployment and provisioning of Check Point’s VE gateways
  • Automated protection of new virtual machines
  • Use of VMware objects in Check Point policy rules
  • Constant protection of VMs, regardless of IP address changes
  • VM migration without breaking application connectivity
"Check Point is committed to providing powerful, fast implementations of virtualization security and cloud infrastructure,". "Check Point VE reports that the network security through the full range of our award-winning Software Blade Architecture."