Videos

Srinivas Krishnamurti

VMware Horizon Mobile on iOS

August 28, 2012
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There is a lot of news coming from VMware this week at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, but one announcement I’m most excited to tell you about is that VMware is extending VMware Horizon Mobile to iOS. Steve Herrod will show this technology on-stage today in his keynote at VMworld. This development builds on our Android work that many customers are currently piloting, and I’d like to explain how we got to this point. When VMware talks to enterprises about mobility, three things typically come up in the conversations: BYOD/Usability: The release of the first iPhone in 2007 ushered in two fundamental changes that will not likely change any time soon. The first is usability – clean beautiful small apps...

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bhavesh

Summer of vRDMA

August 10, 2012
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Last summer, Josh Simons wrote a blog entry titled Summer of RDMA , summarizing work done by our intern,  Adit Ranadive , who looked at RDMA performance on ESXi using VM DirectPath I/O with QDR InfiniBand cards passed through to VMs. At the same time, I had been exploring how to exploit RDMA for accelerating ESXi hypervisor services like vMotion, and some ideas around how to enable RDMA within a guest while still maintaining the ability to vMotion such VMs. In March 2012, Josh Simons and I delivered a talk about RDMA on vSphere: Status and Future Directions . In the talk, I discussed several different altenatives to expose...

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Julia Austin

Turning an Idea into Reality

June 15, 2012
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At VMware’s recent internal R&D Innovation offsite, I had the pleasure of sharing this video with the attendees. It is a terrific selection of stories about products and features that got their start at this annual event. The stories not only demonstrate that VMware has a track record of turning great ideas into real solutions for our customers, but also highlights the passion and hard work our engineers put forth.

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Steve Herrod

Arctic Row

June 11, 2012
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Seldom in life do we get the opportunity to participate in a ‘first.’  This summer, VMware’s own Neal Mueller, Product Marketing Manager for business critical apps, and a team of three others, will attempt to be the first people to row a boat across the Arctic Ocean. This is will be a first for mankind and a Guinness Book World Record once completed. I should also note that Neal is a serial adventurer — 6 years ago he completed the Seven Summits when he climbed Mount Everest and he has also swam the English Channel! Arctic Row is an adventure and an effort to be the first to achieve a feat, but it is also an expedition to benefit the Arctic ecosystem, the most pristine...

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Allwyn Sequeira

Video: A Conversation about OpenFlow and SDN

June 4, 2012
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I interviewed Guru Parulkar from Open Networks Research Center to get his take on the recent Open Networking Summit , hear his thoughts on trends in the networking industry and its direction, as well as gain some insight into all the great work happening at the ONRC.

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Josh Simons

Video: Why Hadoop Can Run Faster on vSphere than Native

April 11, 2012
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In this video interview, Jeff Buell, one of VMware’s senior performance engineers, shares his perspectives on the importance of Big Data for customers and for VMware. He also addresses the issue of why his Hadoop testing showed significantly better performance running Hadoop on vSphere when compared to native in some instances. The video (running time 6:20) is here .   The full white paper detailing Jeff’s Hadoop performance testing done in partnership with AMAX and Mellanox is here .

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