Posts Tagged ‘ software defined data center ’

Virsto: Software Defined Data Center: Tip of the Iceberg

February 13, 2013
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VMware buying Virsto is a big move and after considerable discussion a logical step for VMware in many technical areas as well. We previously mentioned that Virsto would add to VMware's existing in Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), but there is more to this than just SDDC, which I believe is the end goal. Getting…

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News: VMware to Acquire Virsto

February 12, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

With Virsto, VMware can completely abstract the physical storage from how it is presented to the servers and the applications on those servers (the storage is virtualized), and have fine grained control over how data is read and written from the datastores - resulting in dramatic improvements in utilization and performance.

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Security Automation = Good Security Practice

January 24, 2013
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VirtualizationSecurity

As I shoveled even more snow, I was starting to think about automation, as in how could I get something to shovel the snow for me, which lead to thinking about automation within the cloud. I see lots of discussion about automation in the cloud. Many of my friends and colleagues are developing code using…

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Will Cisco Buy Citrix in Reaction to VMware’s SDDC Strategy?

December 10, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

If Cisco were to acquire Citrix, it would immediately boost Cisco's business via the integration of Netscaler into Cisco's product line. It would further significantly strengthen Cisco's hand in positioning vs VMware SDDC strategy. It would also pretty much cement the position of VMware and Cisco as two competing vendors of Software Defined Data Centers.

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The Software Defined Data Center and VDI

October 2, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The software defined data center promised to run all current and future workloads on commodity hardware. However, VDI currently requires unique hardware to perform at scale—a need met by a set of vendors like Astute Networks, Tintri, Nutanix, Pivot3, and V3. VMware is also addressing the unique requirements of VDI adoption in the VMware View…

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VMware Poised to Accelerate OpenStack Adoption

September 10, 2012
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Last week's inaugural board meeting of the new OpenStack Foundation signaled a change in the organization as Rackspace the driving force behind OpenStack handed control to the newly formed board. Allen Clark director of SUSE was appointed chairman, with Lew Tucker Cisco's VP and CTO of cloud joining the board as Vice Chairman. Members of…

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VMworld 2012: vCloud Networking and Security Enhancements

August 27, 2012
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There are several improvements in virtual networking and security within the latest vSphere and vCloud products. vCloud Networking and Security lowers of the overall cost to implement endpoint security within a vSphere environment. VMware has accomplished this by including vShield Endpoint into vSphere. There by lowering the cost to offloaded antivirus and malware to just…

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Software Defined Security: Is it Achievable?

August 8, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

Cloud based security is about securing the data, yet compliance requirements are often about securing the environment, such as PCI's requirement for web application firewalls, which protect web servers and perhaps applications and imply protection of data. But they do not directly protect data. How can a Software Defined Data Center implement a form of…

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News: Oracle Buys Xsigo Systems

July 30, 2012
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Coming on the heels of VMware's acquisition of Nicira, Oracle announced today that it is acquiring network virtualization vendor Xsigo Systems for an undisclosed amount.

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