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VMware: VMware, Inc. is a provider of virtualization software. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, California. The Company is majority owned by EMC Corporation. (Source: Wikipedia)

Server Virtualisation: On Premise, In-the-Cloud or Hybrid?


Section: Research
With over 70% of SMB’s embracing virtualization in some form, the need for a cohesive, well thought out strategy is crucial so as to avoid common and costly mistakes. This White Paper explores the: •  Four key elements of a server virtualization strategy •  Business goals and how they will impact strategy •  Public Vs On-Site Private Cloud Vs Outsourced Private Cloud Vs Hybrid •  What to watch out ...   read more

Virtualization Vendors Comparison


Section: Research
This guide will save you time by comparing six Virtualisation vendors side-by-side.  Vendors include VMWare, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Citrix and Parallels. The following areas are covered: -  Company Size -  Solution Types -  Flagship Product(s) -  Costs -  Hypervisor -  Scalability -  Extended Management -  Common criteria and security certification -  Pros a ...   read more

Compare Server Virtualization Vendors


Section: Research
This research compares 6 major server virtualization vendors (VMWare, Microsoft, Parallels, Citrix, Oracle and Redhat) on more than 20 important criteria. The comparison will start with generic parameters like company size, market share, etc. Then the document moves onto the core virtualization and integration features which will help identify the vendor’s relevancy to your organisation’s IT architecture and existing setup. The comparison table will then go furt ...   read more

10 Reasons to Modernise the Desktop


Section: Research
Desktop modernisation is about evolving from the PC-centric model to a user-centric model. This means moving beyond the physical PC to a state that is highly flexible, easy to manage, customisable to suit users’ needs, and ready for new and future technology. The journey to user-centric computing begins with modernising the desktop—cutting the ties that bind users, applications and data to a single piece of hardware.   • Users be ...   read more

How Microsoft’s Hyper-V Stands Up Against VMware’s vSphere


Section: Research
Since the debut of the company in 1999, the name VMware has been synonymous with "virtualization”. But just like in any area of business, once the path has been blazed, other companies create their own offerings.   Microsoft’s solution to virtualization, Hyper-V, first appeared in Microsoft Server 2008. Since then Hyper-V has become the primary competitor of VMware and their product vSphere.   The term "virtualization” ha ...   read more

Securing the Cloud for the Enterprise


Section: Research
Clouds offer great promise in improving IT’s agility and flexibility to respond to the requirements of the business cost effectively. New security patterns and practices are emerging to address security challenges in the cloud-based environment. Governance, protection, visibility, and auditability are key elements to establishing confidence and trust in the cloud. These must be achieved in the increasingly scalable enterprise in a cost-effective fashion. read more

FlexPod: The shared infrastructure solution devised by Cisco, NetApp and VMware


Section: Articles
Cisco and NetApp have announced plans to accelerate the market momentum of the FlexPod converged infrastructure solution. FlexPod has now been taken up by 1,000 customers globally and the adoption rate has grown by around 400 percent in the nine months to April. In late 2010 Cisco, NetApp and VMware teamed up to create Fle ...   read more

Is VMware still the best choice for virtualisation solutions?


Section: Articles
The move to virtualisation is all but inevitable, and there is very little question as to why. The benefits are incontrovertible, and the maturity of the virtualisation software available has moved virtualisation out of the realm of the test bed and into the realm of "have to have it.” It may be true that some companies are reluctant to switch over to a virtualised environment if they already have an existing system in place and substantial capital sunk into a data centre, it is much more ...   read more

Cloud firms publish PCI DSS best practice guidelines


Section: News
Members of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Virtualization Special Interest Group - which includes Cisco, VMware and Trend Micro - have published a new reference guide for businesses that wish to ensure their cloud-based architecture complies with PCI DSS 2.0.The guidance is based on new regulations that cloud computing service providers are expected to adhere to in the new year and could help formalise a global approach toward things like cloud security - a pro ...   read more

Common Concerns about Server Virtualization


Section: Articles
Moving to virtual servers is a big step, and many Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs) are understandably hesitant to undergo this process until they are certain that it will be a benefit to the organisation.   Although server virtualization is a growing IT trend for SMBs, there are still a few key concerns that many managers want to address before they decide to invest in a server virtualization project. Major concerns include:     read more

Do IT professionals still have their heads in the clouds?


Section: Articles
According to a Cloud.com survey of IT professionals, yes, they do. At this point in the evolution of the increasingly pervasive dotcloud boom, the discussion has changed from whether to move to the cloud, to how to implement the cloud. Among those CTOs surveyed, scalability, elasticity, and the need to accommodate fluct ...   read more

Egenera Launch Two New Cloud Platforms


Section: News
Egenera is to launch two new products which will enable a more efficient use of server infrastructure. The two cloud-management platforms will provide resources through an "abstraction layer” which can be used with physical, virtual or a mix of underlying infrastructures, regardless of who initially installed them. PAN Cloud Director is the first of the new products and provides a self-service portal to enable end users to request resources without the need for contacting the IT ...   read more

Fujitsu & VMware Provide 'Cloud-in-a-box'


Section: News
Fujitsu is to offer a preconfigured ‘cloud-in-a-box’ product to customers wanting to set up their own private cloud, which will be named Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructure for VMware vCloud. The new product is also to provide support and vCloud Director orchestration tools. Fujitsu are not the first company to offer such a service but will be the first which includes a complete VMware stack; HP and Dell also offer ‘straight out of the box’ cloud packages. "We are differenti ...   read more

Most businesses are adopting private clouds


Section: News
Most businesses are adopting private cloud computing infrastructure because of legacy security issues, but hybrid technologies are making headway because of improvements to cloud security solutions. According to Iain Stephen, HP UK and Ireland's vice president of enterprise storage, servers and networking, on-premise architecture is popular because it is seen as safe.Speaking to Comp ...   read more

New Malware Hits Windows, Mac OSX & VMware


Section: News
A new form of malware has been discovered that infects Mac OSX, Windows and VMware. The infection was first reported last month as malware for Mac which the makers of Norton, Symantec, dubbed OSX.Crisis. It seems that following this initial discovery, Kaspersky found that the infection arrives via a JAR file and is also designed to infect Windows-based machines. It appears ...   read more

Red Hat helps Enterprises 'Ease into the Cloud’


Section: News
Following the launch of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 beta, Red Hat has talked about an idea which they call "Ease into the Cloud” and say that their new software will help companies to do this. JBoss is suitable for use with a variety of cloud architectures, and it is this versatility that will help enterprises to decide upon which solution is right for their organisation. Many companies are choosing to use a ‘hybrid’ cloud solution, something which helps moving to the ...   read more

SuccessFactors signs VMware Cloud Foundry deal


Section: News
Business execution suite specialist SuccessFactors has signed a deal with VMware to make data from business planning software available to third-party apps via the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The partnership is expected to streamline both the development and deployment of software-as-a-service applications. Placeholder0SuccessFactors claimed that the integration of employee data with services such as Google Maps took a matter of hours using well known developmen ...   read more

VMware Fixes Upgrade Bug


Section: News
Over the weekend leading virtualisation firm VMware warned its vSphere Replication 5.1 users not to install the newly released v5.5 and to check that automatic upgrades are disabled. It seems that installing the update in a 5.1 environment could lead to irreversible damage to user replications, meaning that all replications would have to be recreated "from scratch”. The software is just one module that makes up VMware’s vSphere hypervisor, the company’s leading virtualisation pr ...   read more

VMware Source Code Stolen and Published


Section: News
VMware have confirmed that source code posted online on 23rd April by hacker ‘Hardcore Charlie’ is VMware ESX source code from the 2003 to 2004 timeline. Whilst so far the hacker has only made one confirmed posting of the code, VMware has warned that there may be more to come and say they will keep customers updated. In a ...   read more

VMWorld 2012 Announce Cloud Ops


Section: News
VMware, along with some of their partners, have created the "Cloud Ops Forum to collaborate on industry-wide IT approach". The operation is intended to educate, transform the industry and "help unleash value of cloud through people, process and measurement”. It’s thought that the new service will help IT managers and companies to access a new operating cloud model which allows for "delivery of new business value and innovation”. The idea is that Cloud Ops will draw on VM ...   read more

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