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VMware Weekly News Recap September 27

The VMware weekly news recap is a look back at the news, announcements and events from across the VMware ecosystem.


If you missed the Google Hangout on the Future of IT with VMware EMEA CTO Joe Baguley and futurologist Paul Saffo the replay is now available and a great look at what’s coming down the line in the world of IT.

VMware News

In VMware News, Sanjay Mirchandani has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware Asia Pacific & Japan and the general availability of VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 was announced on Monday. From the VMware blog network, while the Accelerate team released an infographic on the journey of IT to a Service

Be sure to check out the Accelerate Blog to stay up to date with the best practices for transforming your IT organization.

Industry News

Eweek took a look at how VMware is approaching enabling mobile enterprise worker with iOS 7: Why VMware Is Glad to See iOS 7–for Enterprise Reasons while Charlie Babcock at InformationWeek takes a look at How PayPal is using OpenStack: PayPal: OpenStack Won’t Replace VMware In Data Center.

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September 26 Join VMware EMEA CTO Joe Baguley & futurologist Paul Saffo for a live Google Hangout

Tomorrow we’re continuing our theme of the future of IT and have teamed up VMware EMEA CTO, Joe Baguley and futurologist Paul Saffo for a live Google Hangout. You may have already seen Paul discussing the future of IT at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco. If you haven’t, check out the video here.

We’ve invited a number of influential industry bloggers from EMEA to participate and ask questions:

If you’re like to suggest a question, head over to our VMware EMEA blog and add your question to the comments section.

The Google Hangout will be take place on Thursday 26th September at 9:30 AM ET  / 6:30 PT on the VMware EMEA Google+ page. To view the Hangout, just visit our Google+ page at the start time and click on the video to begin watching. If you’re not able to make that time, the video will be available on our YouTube channel and on the blog once the Hangout is over.

VMware Weekly News Recap: September 20

The VMware weekly news recap is new series that looks back at the last week to provide a snapshot of news and announcements coming from VMware, highlight media articles and put a spotlight on interesting discussions that are happening around the industry.

News from around VMware

In celebration of VMware turning 15, the VMware EMEA team features 15 facts about VMware you probably didn’t know. Be sure to take a closer look at how VMware and the industry have advanced and changed over the years with our interactive Time Machine.

From the vCloud Opps blog, we hear from the CloudOps experts about their sessions at VMworld and what they think the future holds for IT operations in the cloud era

The VMware cloud management team takes a look back at VMworld and why cloud management is the fastest growing product line at VMware.

One of our biggest announcements at VMworld was virtual storage and this week the vSphere Blog introduced the Virtual SAN (VSAN) beta community. The VSAN Beta community will feature ongoing discussions, product feedback and product experts to answer questions about virtualizing storage.

Following the launch of VMware NSX at VMworld attendees participated in more than 2,000 lab sessions totaling 124,000 hours during the four days in San Francisco. Now, the VMware NSX hands on labs are available online for anyone to demo:

Another can’t miss from the Network Virtualization team is one of the most popular recent posts from across the VMware network: Seven reasons VMware NSX, Cisco UCS and Nexus are orders of magnitude more awesome together

News from across the industry:

Search SDN takes an in-depth look at VMware NSX with an essential guide: “How VMware NSX network virtualization could change networking — or not.

Paul Rubens of ServerWatch provides an in-depth look at VMware NSX and the network virtualization space: Let The Enterprise Network Games Begin.

Beth Pariseau at Search Cloud Computing interview’s VMware’s Bill Fathers on VMware’s new public cloud platform, vCloud Hybrid Service and the clear path to the cloud vCloud Hybrid Service offers customers: VMware exec reveals vCloud Hybrid Service roadmap, competitive plan

Mathew Lodge, vice president of cloud services at VMware, talks to Julie Knudson at Enterprise Networking Planet about the advantages the hybrid cloud offers when it comes to disaster and business continuity planning: Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Best Practices.

From the Cloud Expo, VMware and LSI are collaborating to maximize virtual desktop scalability and application performance with Nytro WarpDrive Cards for Horizon View LSI Nytro WarpDrive Cards Maximize Performance for VMware Horizon View.

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