Posts Tagged ‘ cloud ’

Paul Strong

Asymmetry

March 6, 2015
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Another week, another trip! :o)  One of things I truly love about my job is the opportunity to get out into the field and spend time with our customers, our partners, and our own field.  I get to spend some time talking about my favorite topic-- disruption at the intersection of business and technology (more on this in a moment)-- and I get to learn all about where our customers are on their technology journey, and the amazing, and sometimes unnatural, things that our customers do with our products. On this trip I’ll also be visiting a number of VMware customers, and I can’t wait to learn about what they (and you) are up to! On this current trip I’ll be speaking at a...

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Chris Wolf

Cloud-Scale Management "Likes" Social Media

January 20, 2015
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Cloud-Scale Management "Likes" Social Media

Managing IT resources across complex enterprises has historically been challenging, and those challenges are only increasing in complexity. We’re adding more variables in terms of clouds, automated processes, and people, to name a few. Consider the steady growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and for many organizations, their management complexity can potentially expand by several orders of magnitude. If that’s not bad enough, there’s one variable that IT has never been able to historically control – people. People come and go and often play by their own rules. When it comes to managing an enterprise, we can no longer assume that people will conform to defined enterprise management standards. Instead, IT operations must conform its standards to the customers it serves. That is why...

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Felicia Jadczak

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 2015 End-User Computing Technology Predictions

January 16, 2015
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By Noah Wasmer, VP of Product Strategy, End-User Computing, VMware Without a doubt, 2014 has left an indelible impression on the technology landscape.  Every major software and hardware player, including VMware, has continued to drive towards mobile and cloud for end-user computing. Before diving into the future predictions for 2015, let’s reflect on 2014 innovations as a basis of what’s to come. In exploring the end-user computing landscape, one would be remiss to not explore the platforms that dominate our everyday computing experiences – namely Apple, Google and Microsoft. Apple –Apple has not been shy about expanding into the enterprise, announcing a new strategic partnership with IBM and offering new business applications targeting vertical markets to support business mobility. New features were also introduced...

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winstonbumpus

Open Standards and Open Source in the Mobile-Cloud Era

December 12, 2014
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Having been a part of industry standards for over 20 years, I am able to see the changing landscape of Open Standards and Open Source in the new Mobile-Cloud era. The shifts in the role standards and open source are playing today are much different from what it was 20 years ago. They have been evolving to accelerate innovation and interoperability in this time of our ever increasing dependence on information technology. In 1994 (20 years ago) during the Client-Server era, AOL, Prodigy and CompuServe were providers delivering dialup services to consumers. These were mostly isolated repositories of information with very little interoperability. At that same time, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was established to standardize HTML and an HTTP working...

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Josh Simons

High Performance Computing (HPC) Update

October 31, 2014
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High Performance Computing (HPC) Update

Our HPC effort at VMware has been very active in recent months, and we have lots of information to share-- including new performance results. Rather than cramming all of that content into a single mega blog entry, I've decided instead to give a preview here of some of the most significant developments. I will then delve into each of these areas in more detail in a series of upcoming monthly blog posts. InfiniBand Performance This spring we installed a four-node InfiniBand HPC cluster in our lab in Cambridge, MA. The system includes four HP DL380p Gen8 servers, each with 128 GB memory and two Intel 3.0GHz E5-2667 eight-core processors and Mellanox ConnectX3 cards that support both FDR (56 Gb/s) InfiniBand and 40 Gb/s RoCE....

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Chris Wolf

VMware and Docker – Better Together

August 25, 2014
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VMware and Docker – Better Together

Today at VMworld 2014 I have the pleasure of co-presenting with Ben Golub, Docker CEO, on our joint container strategy. Our session, “ SDDC3350 – VMware and Docker – Better Together ,” will run on Monday from 5:30-6:30 and on Tuesday from 12:30-1:30. For more insight into the work that we are doing with containers, I encourage you to take a look at the following posts: VMware + Containers = Containers without Compromise Docker Service Broker for Cloud Foundry Gartner Panel Reveals Stark Differences in Container Based PaaS Options Combined architectures that leverage both containers and VMs are nothing new. Cloud Foundry Warden first supported this approach in 2011. In addition, Amazon EC2 first supported containers via LXC in...

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