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Multiplier Effect: Celebrating through Giving Back

Celebrating our people and their contributions to the company through “Milestone Awards” is just one way that we’re bringing our values to action. The VMware Foundation welcomes new employees to the company through employee-led donations to the causes closest to their heart. We continue the tradition for each employee when they celebrate their one-year anniversary by making a donation on their behalf to the charitable project of their choice.

Since the inception of this program 18 months ago, VMware people have directed more than USD $170,000 in charitable contributions to 1,100 projects in over 100 countries! Together, for example, VMware people have directed more than USD $12,760 of their Milestone Awards to the Association for Social and Environmental Development, an NGO that provides solar lamps to schoolchildren (as just ONE example of the many projects we supported).

As we welcome new people to VMware and celebrate their anniversaries, we’re multiplying our collective impact. I invite you to read this wonderful story “Virtual Community, Actual impact” recently posted by our partner, GlobalGiving, about the ripple effect of VMware’s Milestone Awards.

Amplifying the impact our people have across the communities where we live and work is at the heart of the VMware Foundation. The Milestone Award program is one of the many ways we are supporting charitable organizations and projects our people are passionate about.

Celebrating Our Achievements in Innovation

Here at VMware, we have a tremendous team of innovators who are leading the charge to radically simplify IT through virtualization software.

As we progress on this journey, the industry has recognized one of our own with a prestigious award. I’m proud to announce that Martin Casado of VMware has been named recipient of the Grace Murray Hopper Award for advances in network efficiency by ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Previous winners include Donald Knuth (creator of computer programming), Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple), and Bob Metcalfe (creator of Ethernet), among others.

This award is significant for several reasons. First, Martin was recognized for starting the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) movement. He created a shift in thinking about how the network could operate, which ultimately laid the foundation for real customer-facing solutions such as our VMware NSX network virtualization platform. The concepts within this body of work enable the creation of virtual networks that deliver the same features as physical networks, but with the operational flexibility of virtualization. Second, his work in network virtualization is very much in line with the spirit of innovation that has led to our success during the past 15 years. I believe this work will have the same transformational impact on the network as our original work in virtualizing compute.

Today, Martin plays a prominent role in educating customers on the value of network virtualization. If you want to learn a little more about where Martin sees the market going, check out this video:

Congratulations Martin. We’re proud to have you on our team.

Posted by Raghu Raghuram
Executive Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure and Management


VMware vCenter Log Insight: A new approach to analyzing unstructured machine data

Today, I am very excited to announce the availability of VMware vCenter Log Insight, our new log analytics and management solution. vCenter Log Insight helps customers quickly search and analyze all their IT log data, providing them with meaningful, actionable operational insights.

With vCenter Operations Management Suite, VMware introduced an analytics-based operations management solution that targets structured data (metrics, KPIs, events, alerts). Today, vCenter Log Insight extends our analytics-based approach to logs and unstructured machine-generated data. Together, these offerings provide a complete and integrated solution for cloud operations management.

vCenter Log Insight is now available as a full-featured beta download that customers can access and try out for free here.

The Emerging Need for Log Analytics

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NTT Communications Selects VMware Network Virtualization

This week we’re celebrating our Japan office’s 10th anniversary.  Japan has always been known for being on the bleeding edge of technology. So it seems only fitting that we announced today that NTT Communications (NTT Com), the cloud service provider of one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies NTT Group, will deploy VMware network virtualization as a core technology for its new cloud service, Enterprise Cloud (EC). We’re excited that representatives of NTT Com will join VMware’s Martin Casado on stage at Interop Tokyo this Friday, June 15, to share their story.

NTT VMware Network Virtualization

So why is this technological innovator turning to VMware network virtualization to support its new EC service?  It turns out, that today’s enterprises see the value in moving workloads to the cloud, applications still require access to resources such as CRM/SRM systems, which must remain within the enterprise data center. Connecting cloud-based applications to the necessary resources in the enterprise data center previously required a costly and time-consuming deployment of specialized hardware in a customer’s data center.

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