Virtacore at VMworld – What to Expect

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By: Matt Sarrel  A few days ago I spoke with George Mitsopoulos of IKANO, the parent company of Virtacore, about what’s new at Virtacore.  The company is gearing up to unveil new control panel functionality at the upcoming VMworld.   Virtacore has been out of beta for about 5 months and is growing.  The company listens Read more...

What is Supported in vCloud Director 1.0.1?

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By: Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect with the VMware vCloud Delivery Services team This is a repost from Chris' personal blog, ChrisColotti.us.  There has been a lot of buzz about VMware vCloud Director for sure.  Folks are actively trying it out and finding it does what it says it can do.  However, as with any application there is a Read more...

Don’t Miss VMware’s VSPP vmLIVE Training Sessions

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By: Matt Sarrel Earlier this month, VMware hosted the first of five VSPP vmLIVE Training sessions – a series on how service providers can best manage virtual and cloud infrastructures. The series will cover VMware Service Manager, VMware Usage Meter, what’s new in vCloud Director, a vCloud Powered Program Update, and an overview of VSPP Read more...

The 10 Big Questions to Ask Cloud Providers

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Here at VMware, we want users to be sure that they’ve chosen a public cloud service provider that meets all of their needs. That’s why we’ve created The 10 Big Questions – they are the 10 main questions that every user should ask prospective cloud providers, because a great cloud provider should be able to Read more...

Paul Maritz at the GigaOm Structure Conference – What the “Post-Document” Era Really Means

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By: David Davis The annual GigaOm Structure Conference was held in San Francisco, CA June 22-23 of 2011 with the headline, “making sense of the real cloud”. The conference was sponsored by companies, large and small, the likes of VMware, Terremark, Cisco, EMC, and Microsoft (as well as 200+ other companies). Speakers included leaders of Read more...

vCloud Director 1.0.1: Networking Samples

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By: Massimo Re Ferre', vCloud Architect This is a repost from Massimo’s personal blog, IT 2.0 – Next Generation IT Infrastructures. My old vCloud Director Networking for Dummies post is still going strong according to my blog statistics. I believe this is an indicator that people are looking for more information about this topic so Read more...

NYSE Offers VMware-based Cloud for Financial Firms

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By: Matt Sarrel Recently, the New York Stock Exchange announced that its cloud computing service, built on VMware, will offer enhanced security and rapid access to NYSE market data.   NYSE has also established minimum computing requirements in order to ensure a high quality experience and to avoid performance problems. NYSE’s cloud customers must purchase Read more...