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3 Reasons Hybrid Cloud is Much More Secure Than You Think

vcloud Air Top 5 UsesHybrid cloud adoption continues to gain momentum, and businesses across nearly every industry are eagerly working to infuse agility into their organization by adopting the hybrid cloud model. The message is clear: “We like this. It works.”

Agility through the cloud isn’t completely new. For years, companies have had the option to swipe their credit card, buy public cloud services, and get on with business. So why isn’t every business going that route?

The fact remains; many organizations still view security as a big obstacle to fully embracing the public cloud. Why all the fear?

Perhaps it’s because businesses are forced to accept the tradeoff of new security concerns for the benefit of agility and speed. With a typical public cloud, you don’t get the proven secure infrastructure of the private data center.

A hybrid cloud model that extends a company’s existing and proven private cloud infrastructure to the public cloud represents a fundamental shift, one that has the potential to change perception and reduce the fear that comes from the unknown of public cloud usage.

Yes, hybrid cloud means some stuff will be off-premises, sometimes.

No, you don’t have to worry. Here’s why.

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Cloud Management Platform Solutions Now Available

Cloud ManagementBy Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit

Today, I am pleased to announce the general availability of several new product suites and updates to existing products that were recently unveiled at VMworld in San Francisco.

The products available today include vRealize Suite™, vRealize Operations Insight™, vCloud Automation Center™ 6.1, and IT Business Management Suite™ 1.1/8.1.

I want to put this quarter’s product launch in context.

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Introducing VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Editions

By Mike Adams, director of vSphere product marketing, VMware

Today at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, we introduced VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard and Advanced editions. These new offerings will allow us to provide new and existing customers of all sizes with enhanced service level, standardization and availability capabilities for remote and branch office locations.

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VMware is Now an Open Compute Project Gold Level Member

Open Compute ProjectBy Ray O’Farrell, corporate senior vice president, R&D, VMware

Today at VMworld 2014, we announced that VMware has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Gold level member. Our goal is to actively contribute to the OCP agenda including contributing source code to the project. The OCP’s mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing.

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VMware in Leaders Quadrant of 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Today, we are thrilled to share that VMware – for a fifth consecutive year – is placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure”. (1) (Read press release)

We believe the recognition of VMware as a leader by Gartner validates VMware’s vision, strategy and offerings to help customers achieve a true software-defined data center (SDDC) by attaining new levels of efficiency, agility and flexibility in virtualizing all domains of the data center including networking and storage.

VMware pioneered the virtualization revolution 10 years ago with vSphere, which continues to be the best platform for running any x86 application at scale and at high operational efficiency. Realizing IT required a fresh, new software-defined approach for the data center, VMware established the SDDC architecture two years ago. This approach will become the leading model for data centers around the world because it represents a fundamental change for the enterprise in how they operate and deliver value and services to their customers. VMware vSphere lies at the core of the SDDC and helps empower IT to move at the speed of the business by rapidly delivering apps and services as they are needed.

Helping to fulfill our SDDC vision was the delivery of VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN in the last year to redefine the hypervisor and its role in the data center by extending virtualization to networking and storage, respectively. In the same time frame, we also introduced VMware vCloud Hybrid Service enabling VMware vSphere customers to seamlessly extend their data center into the cloud using their existing resources, processes and tools.

Thank you to our more than 500,000 customers and our more than 75,000 partners for helping us achieve and maintain our market leadership.

To access the complete Gartner report, go to: http://www.gartner.com/reprints/vmware-vol5?id=1-1WR7CAC&ct=140703&st=sb

To learn more about VMware vSphere, go to: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-operations-management/

Learn how customers are benefitting from VMware vSphere:

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Michael Adams, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing


(1)    Gartner “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure,” by Thomas J. Bittman, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson, July 2, 2014. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

SAP HANA on vSphere: More Proof Points on the Path to the Software-Defined Data Center

By Mark Chuang, Senior Director – vSphere

Last week, VMware and SAP jointly announced that SAP HANA is now supported on VMware vSphere 5.5, the foundation of the VMware vCloud® Suite. This means that vSphere is the first and only hypervisor certified to run SAP HANA in production either on-premises or in the cloud. SAP HANA, SAP’s in-memory computing platform for dramatically accelerated analytics and real-time data processing, can now be effectively extended into and managed in a software-defined data center, taking advantage of virtualized infrastructure for incredible gains in agility, resource efficiency and speed.

This means that customers can now transform and virtualize their entire SAP landscape—from transactional and analytic workloads—and focus on innovation and growth.

By combining the power of SAP HANA with vSphere 5.5, customers can simplify their data management endeavors while realizing faster time-to-value, higher service levels and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). This announcement underscores VMware’s commitment to help customers move to a software-defined architecture to radically simplify IT and dramatically improve the efficiency of their infrastructure. It is also a concrete example of VMware’s continuing promise to support the virtualization of all applications, especially mission-critical ones that enterprises can’t run without.

To learn more about our focus on evolving vSphere to continue to be the leading platform for all applications and workloads, check out this video where I discuss our vSphere strategy, roadmap and future direction.

Info-Tech Research Group Names VMware a “Champion” in Cloud Management

VMware named "champion" in cloud managementBy Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit

What’s the most feature-driven cloud management platform?

Info-Tech Research Group’s new in-depth rankings of cloud management platforms placed VMware’s vCloud Suite with vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) in the “Champion” leadership position.

The Info-Tech report, called “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Management Platforms,” highlights the results of a competitive product and vendor analysis featuring 10 vendors that compete in this space.

Info-Tech describes VMware’s cloud management offering as “…a great solution for existing customers looking to capitalize on VMware’s ownership of the entire software defined data center.” Info-Tech concludes that it is “a comprehensive and effective cloud management suite,” available at a “surprisingly competitive price.”

VMware’s cloud management platform was judged “exemplary” (the highest rating) in the categories of features, usability and architecture. And, as a vendor, VMware was rated exemplary in the categories of viability, reach and channel.

Among nine features evaluated by Info-Tech Research, such as performance monitoring, architecture mapping tools, and showback/chargeback capabilities, VMware’s rating was unsurpassed by the other vendors.

Evaluated Features

Source: Info-Tech Research Group, Feb. 2014

The Cloud Management Platform report’s assessment of VMware’s strategy is that “VMware will drive commercial clouds: VMware is leveraging its enterprise dominance, plus a key acquisition (DynamicOps for vCloud Automation Center) to bolster adoption by enterprises and service providers of cloud management platforms.” In summary, the authors describe vCloud Suite as “A well-rounded cloud platform [that] extends the value proposition of the current leader in virtualization technology.”

The Info-Tech CMP Vendor Landscape

Source: Info-Tech Research Group, Feb. 2014