Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Why the SteelApp sale is a win-win for Brocade and Riverbed

  VMware CEO touts 'One cloud, any app, any device' plan | Box fixes flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

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Why the SteelApp sale is a win-win for Brocade and Riverbed
The sale of SteelApp will help both companies focus on what they're good at. Read More

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VMware CEO touts 'One cloud, any app, any device' plan
VMware is shifting its cloud computing engine into high gear this week with a series of product updates, including new versions of its vSphere virtualization software and VSAN storage platform, plus a distribution of OpenStack and integrations of its NSX software-defined networking tool with its vCloudAir public cloud. This follows a partnership announcement last week with Google in the cloud. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger - former COO of EMC and CTO of Intel - sat down with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and Network World Senior Editor Brandon Butler to discuss all the activity, what it means for customers and how VMware will compete with Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Box fixes flaw in Mac desktop Sync app
Online file storage and sharing service Box has patched the Mac version of its desktop app after a developer found it exposed potentially sensitive bits of data, including API keys, internal user IDs, URLs and passwords.Mac users should ensure they're on the updated 4.0.6035 version, wrote Pepijn Bruienne, a Mac development and operation specialist senior at the University of Michigan, who found the problem.The error was probably an unintentional one by Box, Bruienne wrote in a blog post. He reported the issue to the company in early January. Box told him on Friday that it had released an updated version.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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ICYMI Cloud news: IBM inks Marriott; Mongo's new DB, and PaaS consolidation
It's been a busy week in the fast-moving cloud computing industry with major news announcements from Dell, EMC and VMware dominating many of the headlines, but some other interesting tidbits in the cloud market came out this week that are worth noting.In case you missed it, vendors like Dell and EMC got giddy over converged infrastructure while VMware announced a grand new hybrid cloud computing strategy that CEO Pat Gelsinger has dubbed "one cloud, any app, any device." In doing so, VMware announced new releases of vSphere and vSAN - it's compute and storage virtualization software packages - integrations of NSX networking software with its vCloudAir public cloud platform, an OpenStack add-on for vSphere and a partnership with Google's Cloud Platform. Read our analysis of what this all means here.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Tintri VMstore Review: Fast as Flash, Cheap as Disk
  The world of storage is in the throes of a significant upheaval, as the increasing affordability of flash and the ubiquity of virtualization spark new and innovative approaches to the back-end storage array. Among the new storage companies at the forefront of this revolution is Tintri, whose founders came out of companies such as VMware and Data Domain. Tintri's VMstore appliance combines flash, disk, inline deduplication, and other software magic to provide cost-effective, high-performance storage specifically for virtual machines.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


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Dell, EMC, VMware and others get giddy over converged infrastructure
IT can be complicated, so during the past few years the idea of an easy to deploy, all-in-one compute network and storage appliance has taken hold and been dubbed converged infrastructure. What started as a niche market a few years ago has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar business with many of technology's biggest players involved.Some of those players, including EMC, Dell and VMware are making big moves this week to solidify their position in this fast-growing market. Gartner predicted last year that revenues for integrated systems would grow more than 50% between 2013 and 2014. It estimated in mid-2014 that the market would end last year with $6 billion in revenues, but other more recent estimates peg this market at being even larger. (Read about Gartner's revenue projections here.) Innovation is rapidly occurring too, with a newer breed called hyper-converged platforms emerging from big IT vendors.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

EMC's all-in-one compute appliance comes with an app store
Converged infrastructure equipment is designed for ease of use, and EMC's latest product emulates the easiest tech toys around by including an app store.You won't be able to download games or photo apps for the VSPEX Blue, but a range of applications will be offered for the integrated compute-storage-networking system, including data backup and recovery.The VSPEX Blue is based on VMware's EVO:Rail platform, a software-only appliance that VMware leaves to partner companies to implement in hardware systems. Dell, Super Micro and other vendors already sell EVO:Rail systems. Like the high-end Vblock platforms that VMware builds in its VCE partnership with EMC and Cisco, these systems include all the components of enterprise IT infrastructure in one box, but they are designed for smaller deployments and not customized at the factory.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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