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#VMchat Recap: The VMware Weather Report

CrowdChat_021115Last Thursday, VMware hosted a lunchtime CrowdChat to discuss our big February launches, the Partner Exchange conference, and what to expect for enterprise in 2015. VMware’s Oliver Roll and IDC’s Matt Eastwood hosted VMware executives Simone Brunozzi and Joe Baguley, who dished out their thoughts in an hour-long chat. Hit the break for a visual recap of the conversation and stay tuned to Tribal Knowledge for details about the next #VMchat in March!

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HP’s Hyper-Converged Appliance Based on VMware EVO: RAIL Now Available

EVO-RAIL by HPBy Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president, EVO:RAIL Group, VMware

Another week, another good bit of VMware EVO:RAIL-related news to pass along.

Today, we are excited to share that HP’s hyper-converged infrastructure appliance powered by VMware EVO:RAIL is now available for order. You can read more about HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL via the product page and the data sheet.

HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL provides customers with modern integrated infrastructure that delivers rapid time to value (virtual machines in minutes!) as well as non-disruptive patching and upgrades of the appliance. Software-defined infrastructure services can be deployed rapidly and repeatedly beginning with a single four-node appliance and expanding to four appliances of 16 nodes. The appliance offers businesses of all sizes a radically simple approach to acquiring, deploying, scaling and running their software-defined IT infrastructure.

Moving forward, HP and VMware are working together to integrate HP OneView with VMware EVO:RAIL to enable joint customers to manage their hyper-converged infrastructure appliances alongside their traditional infrastructure. You can learn more about HP and VMware’s work together to help businesses achieve a software-defined data center in this infographic.

The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL appliance is available for order from HP channel partners. Find your local reseller through the product page.

You can read the October 2014 press release announcing the introduction of HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL here.

[Infographic] Survey says: more businesses are adopting the hybrid cloud

This post was originally published on The Bridge

IDC infographicTime saved. Greater agility. More flexibility.  These are just a handful of the key benefits that you get when you virtualize your business, but this is just the beginning; now that virtualization is moving to the cloud, numerous companies are seeing a huge return on investment.

Over the last decade, enterprises have struggled with managing their compute. There are plenty of resources that make innovation easier and cheaper, but the challenge for many companies is to figure out how to utilize them securely – all while hunting for those differentiators that help them stay ahead of the competition.

As the market for apps has flourished and deployments have skyrocketed, businesses have been moving towards treating compute as a single pool of resources rather than multiple distinct platforms. In addition to cutting costs, this strategy balances agility and flexibility with security and management – advantages of the cloud combined with the benefits of on-premise computing.  This approach is starting to gain steam as more and more businesses adopt the cloud.

According to a recent survey by research firm IDC (and sponsored by VMware), a greater investment in virtualization leads to more time saved (i.e. is faster) for handling business tasks like deploying new equipment and handling unexpected changes that may come up. Among four companies surveyed, the company with the most investment in virtualization also experienced the most time saved in deploying new equipment and handling unexpected changes.

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VMware Weekly News Recap, Feb. 6, 2015

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It’s been a busy week for VMware! On Monday, at a live event in San Francisco, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and CTO Ben Fathi introduced our latest innovations across virtual compute, networking and storage. The theme of the event – One Cloud, Any Application – speaks to our new products and services that help you to deliver a consistent environment for building, running and managing any cloud-native or traditional application, through a software-defined platform that spans private and public cloud environments. Read more about the launch on Tribal Knowledge.

Also on Monday, the end-user computing team was excited to announce that VMware acquired Immidio, a privately held company that offers a user environment management (UEM) solution. The Immidio UEM solution provides a consistent and dynamic desktop experience that is independent of operating system, device and location.

On Tuesday, the EVO:RAIL group welcomed EMC’s VSPEX BLUE to the VMware EVO:RAIL family of systems. Announced Tuesday at VMware Partner Exchange 2015 in San Francisco, VSPEX Blue is a radically simplified hyper-converged infrastructure appliance 100 percent powered by EMC and VMware EVO:RAIL. Read more from Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president of the EVO: RAIL Group at VMware.

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Don’t Miss the VMware Weather Report Today at 12:30 PT

vmware-Weather-Report_editedToday from 12:30-1:30pm PT, VMware will be hosting a Twitter chat to discuss recent news and the major developments in enterprise technology this year. Tweet your questions to #VMchat before the event and then tune in live here:

https://www.crowdchat.net/VMchat

 

Participants will include:

  • Oliver Roll (co-moderator), VP, Global Corporate Communications at VMware
  • Matt Eastwood (co-moderator),  Group Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Platforms at IDC
  • Simone Brunozzi, Hybrid Cloud Evangelist at VMware
  • Joe Baguley, EMEA CTO at VMware

VMware vCloud Government Service Meets FedRAMP Requirements

Summary:

  • VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia Achieves Provisional Authority to Operate through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
  • vCloud Government Service Now Generally Available

Today, VMware announced that VMware vCloud® Government Service™ provided by Carpathia has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

Click on the video above to watch VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger explain how government and defense agencies can leverage investments in VMware vSphere® technology with the FedRAMP compliant infrastructure as-a-service hybrid cloud solution to help reduce costs, expand IT resources and services and improve service levels for users. Then hit the break for a rundown on the news.

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An Open Letter to CIOs: Curating the New IT

By Joe Baguley, CTO of EMEA at VMware

#OneCloudAnyApp

For a long time, many IT teams have been forced to function as the department of “no.”

“Can we update to Exchange 2013?”

“No.”

“This project collaboration tool looks neat. Can we get it?”

“Sounds great. Let’s circle back in nine months.”

Even for a modestly sized organization, it’s not easy to deploy a new service or application internally—at least it hasn’t been. Old and rigid infrastructure models have made it difficult to deliver the resources developers and line-of-business managers increasingly expect to have available on demand.

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