VMware Snaps up AirWatch for $1.5B
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 22, 2014
As smartphone and tablet use surges in the enterprise, VMware acquires mobile device management specialist AirWatch for a leg up in the exploding market.
Tags: mobile, Enterprise, MDM, mobile device management, VMware
VMware Grows Earnings by Moving Beyond vSphere
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 22, 2013
While there is still room for growth in server virtualization, VMware sees its future in the cloud.
Tags: vSphere, virtualization, cloud computing, VMware
VMware Expands Cloud Portfolio, Makes Desktop as a Service Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 15, 2013
VMware issues cloud and virtualization updates at VMworld Europe and makes a Desktop as a Service acquisition.
Tags: cloud computing, VMware, desktop as a service
VCE's Strategic Advantage: Best of Breed Process
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 04, 2013
One IT pundit sees advantages in VCE’s solutions, bundled from VMware, EMC, and Cisco.
Tags: EMC, Cisco, Enterprise IT systems, VCE, VMware
VMware’s NSX, Partnerships Challenge Cisco in Data Center
By Jeffrey Burt | Article Published August 27, 2013
The new network virtualization platform also points to what many see as the continued fraying of the partnership between VMware and Cisco.
Tags: VMware, enterprise networking, IT infrastructure, network virtualization, cloud computing, Cisco, Dell, virtualization, SDN, HP
Hybrid Cloud Approach Preferred in the Enterprise: Rackspace
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 16, 2013
A Rackspace-sponsored study finds high-demand for hybrid cloud, due partly to security concerns. But what actually is the risk?
Tags: Cloud, enterprises, hybrid cloud, public cloud, Rackspace, VMware, private cloud
MicroStrategy Reaps Virtualization's Benefits with Software-Defined Data Center
By Paul Shread | Article Published July 25, 2013
MicroStrategy was an early adopter of VMware's vCloud virtual data center technology, and the business intelligence company has reaped huge rewards as a result.
Tags: software defined data center, VMware, virtualization
Software-Defined Data Centers Could Change the IT Landscape
By Paul Shread | Article Published July 25, 2013
IT vendors like VMware, Red Hat and Citrix are close to realizing a decades-old vision of virtualized data centers, which could usher in an era of commoditized hardware and self-service IT. What will that mean for vendors, end users and IT pros?
Tags: Red Hat, virtualization, Citrix, software defined data center, VMware
VMware Grows Revenues with OpenStack
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 24, 2013
VMware raises its outlook for the full year as its Software Defined Data Center strategy pays off.
Tags: virtualization, software defined infrastructure, OpenStack, VMware
VMware Sells Zimbra to Telligent
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
Zimbra sells enterprise communication and collaboration software.
Tags: software, social enterprise, collaboration software, merger and acquistion activity, Zimbra, VMware
Gartner: Leading IT Operations Software Vendors Are Losing Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
IBM and CA still lead the market, but Microsoft, VMware and a crowd of smaller vendors are growing fast.
Tags: CA, IT operations management, Gartner, BMC, IBM, HP, enterprise software, Microsoft, VMware
VMware Bridges the Gap Between IT and the Cloud with vCloud Hybrid Service
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 21, 2013
VMware jumps into the public cloud market with new dedicated and virtual private cloud capabilities.
Tags: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, VMware
EMC Profits Fall, VMware Lowers Outlook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
Both companies saw their stock price decline.
Tags: virtualization, EMC, quarterly financials, VMware, Storage, earnings
Ubuntu Virtual Machine: Guest and Host
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 01, 2013
Thinking about running an Ubuntu virtual machine? Here are some things to consider.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, virtual box, Ubuntu, VMware, Wine, virtualization
EMC, VMware Launch Pivotal Spinoff
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
The new company, called Pivotal Initiative, will focus on cloud computing and big data.
Tags: cloud computing, EMC, VMware, Pivotal Initiative, big data, Cloud Foundry, PaaS
VMware Building New Hybrid Cloud and Network Virtualization Technology
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 13, 2013
VMware pushing ahead with new virtualization effort for 2013 -- riding the coming wave in hybrid cloud computing.
Tags: VMware, hybrid cloud, cloud computing
Amazon Slashes EC2 Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 06, 2013
AWS dropped prices for Linux-based cloud computing instances up to 27 percent.
Tags: Linux, virtualization, EC2, VMware, cloud computing, Amazon
VMware to Buy Virtual Storage Vendor Virsto
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
The acquisition will fit in with VMware's "software-defined data center" strategy.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, software-defined data center, Storage, merger and acquistion activity, VMware
VMware Announces Earnings, Job Cuts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 29, 2013
The company posted good quarterly numbers, but its 2013 outlook disappointed investors.
Tags: virtualization, earnings, quarterly financials, jobs, revenue, VMware
VMware Spins Out Pivotal Initiative
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 04, 2012
New virtual organization led by former VMware CEO Paul Maritz launched.
Tags: VMware, virtualization
Survey Finds Enterprise IaaS Use Is Becoming Mainstream
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 01, 2012
A VMware report stated that 67 percent of enterprises are running "mission critical" workloads in the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, survey, IaaS, VMware, public cloud, Enterprise
Multiple Vendors Roll Out New Hadoop Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 24, 2012
Microsoft, IBM and Cloudera are all beefing up their big data services.
Tags: Hadoop, open source, cloud computing, Microsoft, Serengeti, VMware, Cloudera, IBM, big data, virtualization
Obstacles on VMware's Cloud Roadmap
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 01, 2012
Will VMware’s cloud acquisitions actually complicate its cloud roadmap?
Tags: cloud computing, VMware, virtualization
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 25, 2012
The company's quarterly report beat analyst expectations.
Tags: VMware, earnings, revenue, virtualization
VMware to Buy Nicira Network Software for $1.26 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 24, 2012
Nicira makes networking monitoring and management software.
Tags: server, software, networking, virtualization, VMware, merger and acquistion activity
VMware Names New CEO
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 18, 2012
Pat Gelsinger to take over the role of VMware CEO. Paul Maritz will join EMC as Chief Strategist.
Tags: VMware, cloud computing
EMC Confirms CEO Change at VMware
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 18, 2012
EMC COO Pat Gelsinger will take over as VMware CEO.
Tags: cloud computing, EMC, VMware, CEO
VMware Buys DynamicOps for Multi-Platform Cloud Management
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 03, 2012
Buying platform-agnostic DynamicOps signals to the industry that VMware has more to offer cloud management than its own hypervisor technology.
Tags: hypervisor, cloud computing, VMware
VMware Launches Serengeti Hadoop Virtualization Project
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 14, 2012
The open source project aims to help enterprises deploy Hadoop in cloud or virtualized environments.
Tags: VMware, virtualization, cloud computing, open source, Hadoop, Serengeti
Hortonworks Releases Its Hadoop Version
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 12, 2012
The company also announced a partnership with VMware.
Tags: VMware, Hadoop, big data, Hortonworks, Yahoo
VMware Advances Cloud Automation with vFabric 5.1
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 15, 2012
New development framework for apps gets an in-memory database boost.
Tags: VMware, vFabric, cloud computing
VMware's New Bid to Simplify Desktop Virtualization
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 02, 2012
The virtualization vendor has launched VMware View 5.1.
Tags: desktop, virtualization, VMware
VMware Source Code Stolen, Impact Unclear
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 26, 2012
Hackers have posted the VMware ESX source code online.
Tags: security, hackers, virtualization, source code, VMware
VMware Wants CloudFoundry to be the Linux of the Cloud
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 11, 2012
Flush with new funds, the startup will build upon its Halo platform and attempt to capture more cloud security market share.
Tags: cloud computing, VMware
VMware Wants CloudFoundry to be the Linux of the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 11, 2012
Open Source Platform-as-a-Service effort celebrates its first anniversary as VMware opens it up wider for community contributions.
Tags: Linux, cloud computing, VMware
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 18, 2012
Microsoft has released release candidates or betas for all of the components of its System Center 2012 cloud management suite.
Tags: VMware, Microsoft, cloud computing
VMware Bringing its Virtual Desktops to Mac, Linux
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 16, 2011
According to the company, VMware View can help simplify administration, improve security and lower costs.
Tags: VMware, Desktop Virtualization Technologies
Managing Data Storage Growth: Buyer's Guide
By Kavitha Nair | Article Published November 09, 2011
Storage virtualization offers major advantages yet also raises key concerns about cost, performance and data availability.
Tags: Virtualization Management, buyer guide, data storage, Dell, VMware, DataCore
VMware CEO Alludes to Looming Virtualization Licensing Changes
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 24, 2011
Its CEO says the virtualization provider may be moving towards consumption-based pricing.
VMware Expands Cloud Management
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 18, 2011
New vCenter Operations suite release and vFabric Application management announced as VMware moves to the next stage of cloud adoption.
Tags: Virtualization Management, VMware, cloud management, vSphere
VMware's Socialcast: Enterprise Social Networking
By James Maguire | Article Published October 11, 2011
VMware executive Tim Young talks about how a Facebook-style enterprise platform facilitates collaboration in the workplace.
Tags: VMware, social networking, Facebook
Microsoft's Virtualization Offering Marches Forward
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 22, 2011
The competition in the red-hot virtualization market is only getting fiercer, as Microsoft moves to elbow in and grab more share from VMware.
Tags: vSphere, windows server 8, virtualization, Microsoft, VMware
The Microsoft-VMware Virtualization Battle
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 06, 2011
In the virtualization market, VMware certainly had the first-mover advantage over Microsoft, yet the Redmond giant appears focused on closing the gap. One tech pundit calls it a long shot.
Tags: VMware, virtualization, Microsoft
VMware, Mitel Unveil UC for Virtualized Desktop
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 30, 2011
The solution will enable mobile devices, soft phones and collaboration applications to run on a virtual desktop.
Tags: virtualization, virtual desktop, Mitel, VMware
VMware vCloud Enables New Global Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 29, 2011
VMware vCloud program lets enterprises acquire, provision, manage and move between multiple service providers.
Tags: cloud computing, VMware, Enterprise IT
Oracle VM 3.0 Challenges VMware
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 25, 2011
VMware has been the 500-pound gorilla of virtualization sector, but other vendors are actively working to change this. Oracle's new VM 3.0 release is a prime example.
Tags: Oracle, virtualization, VMware
The True Cost of a vSphere Deployment
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 28, 2011
Calculating the true cost of a virtualization deployment requires understanding a number of variables.
Tags: virtualization, VMware
What Buyers Look for in Virtualization Solutions
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 21, 2011
Real world examples of the key factors that companies consider as they select virtualization solutions.
Tags: Citrix, cloud computing, Microsoft, VMware, virtualization
Citrix Acquires Cloud.com
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 12, 2011
Citrix 'doubles down' on cloud computing technology as it pulls in yet another cloud PaaS vendor.
Tags: Cloud.com, cloud computing, VMware, Citrix
Citrix and Microsoft Gain on VMware
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 07, 2011
VMware has clearly held the top spot in the burgeoning virtualization market, running ahead of competitors Citrix and Microsoft. Yet the race appears to be shifting.
Tags: virtualization, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix
Is Virtualization Ready for Mission Critical Applications?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 30, 2011
Many IT departments embrace virtualization as a cost-saving technique, yet they hesitate to deploy it for their truly core applications.
Tags: virtualization, VMware
Enterprise Virtualization: Red Hat vs. VMware and Microsoft
By Paul Rubens | Article Published May 19, 2011
How does Red Hat's virtualization offering stack up to the entrenched virtualization vendors?
Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat, VMware, Microsoft, virtualization
VMware vCenter Operations Extends IT Management Tools
By David Needle | Article Published March 08, 2011
VMware's new vCenter Operations collects data from servers, storage and network hardware to provide a real-time management dashboard.
Tags: virtualization, data center, vcloud, data storage, VMware
VMware vs. Microsoft Virtualization: Is Hyper-V "Good Enough"?
By Chris Evans | Article Published February 22, 2011
A look at the virtualization software from VMware and Microsoft. Is vSphere or Hyper-V a better fit for your company?
Tags: vSphere, Hyper-V, virtualization, Microsoft, VMware
VMware Focuses on Hybrid Cloud
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 11, 2011
The virtualization vendor's announcement of three new partners brought greater focus to its hybrid cloud initiatives.
Tags: VMware vSphere, hybrid cloud, virtualization, VMware, cloud computing
VMware Debuts New Certifications and Toolkits
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 10, 2011
The virtualization vendor offers new solutions in an effort to continue to build market share.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT certifications, toolkit, VMware
VMware Pushes Hybrid Cloud With vCloud Connector
By David Needle | Article Published February 08, 2011
The race is on to provide IT with the benefits of both public and private cloud services.
Tags: VMware, Virtualization Management, Enterprise IT, cloud computing
Virtualization and Cloud Computing in 2011: Looking Bright
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 06, 2011
After big moves upward in 2010, virtualization and cloud computing should see still greater success in the coming year.
Tags: cloud computing, VMware, virtualization, virtual machine management, enterprise software
Will the iPhone be Virtualized?
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 16, 2010
Could virtualization vendor VMware, having inked a virtualization deal for Android smartphones, be setting its sights on the iPhone?
Tags: virtualization, iPhone in the enterprise, iphone apps, iPhone, VMware
Virtualization Update: Virtual Desktops, New Software
By David Strom | Article Published November 15, 2010
Fall 2010: Along with virtualization developments from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, plenty of other virtualization vendors offer new tools.
Tags: Microsoft Windows 7, Citrix XenServer, virtual desktop, VMware, virtualization
Oracle OpenWorld: Top Ten Trends
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 24, 2010
Oracle OpenWorld showcased developments in Exadata, the ZFS file system,T3 Mega servers and more.
Tags: VMware, Oracle, database, OpenWorld, Salesforce
Turbulence in the Server Software World
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 22, 2010
The potential changes at Novell are just some of the ups and downs in the server software sector.
Tags: VMware, Novell Server, Servers & Services, Red Hat, server software
Will VMware Snap Up Novell?
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 17, 2010
The chattering classes are speculating overtime about what appears to be a possible deal.
Tags: SUSE Linux, VMware, Novell, virtualization, Virtual Cloud Management
Novell Aims to Manage Private Clouds
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 13, 2010
Novell Cloud Manager offers enterprises a way to manage and transform their own networks into private clouds. And once demand is there, it'll deliver tie-ins to public clouds like Amazon's, too.
Tags: VMware, private cloud, Novell, cloud computing, virtualization cloud
WMworld 2010: 10 Key Points
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 08, 2010
Virtualization, storage, cloud computing -- VMworld 2010 illustrated key trends in these emerging technologies.
Tags: VMworld, VMware, Virtual Cloud Management, virtualization, Storage
VMware's Maritz: IT as a Service
By David Needle | Article Published September 01, 2010
Virtualization giant VMware is focusing on data center automation and what it calls IT as a Service.
Tags: virtualization, IT, Virtualization Management, VMware, virtualization cloud
VMware Rounds Out Cloud Offerings With Security, Analytics Acquisitions
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 31, 2010
The virtualization giant announced today that it will acquire real-time IT analytics firm Integrien and online access management and security firm TriCipher.
Tags: VMware, Cloud, vCenter, vSphere, virtualization
Novell Disappoints as Ownership Concerns Continue
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 28, 2010
Amid deep uncertainty about its ownership position, Novell misses its revenue targets for the third quarter and declines to provide financial guidance for the fourth.
Tags: Novell, VMware, open source, Linux, earnings
Microsoft Virtualization Beats VMware at CH2M Hill
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 26, 2010
Engineering firm CH2M Hill says switching from VMware to Microsoft's Hyper-V will help it save more than $3 million over the next three to five years.
Tags: virtualization, ESX, Hyper-V, Microsoft, VMware
Virtualization Vendors: VMware vs. Microsoft vs. Citrix
By David Strom | Article Published June 22, 2010
The leading virtualization vendors have been actively maneuvering for market share. Who is ahead? Take a look at the virtualization product comparison chart.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization cloud, Citrix, VMware, virtualization
Google Details Enterprise Developer Push
By David Needle | Article Published May 19, 2010
App Engine for Business and a "deep technical partnership" with VMware are designed to help Google win over more enterprise customers. Will they work?
Tags: developer conference, VMware, Google I/O, Google, developer
Michael Capellas and EMC/Cisco/VMware's Ambitious Partnership
By Rob Enderle | Article Published May 07, 2010
The joint initiative, targeting virtualization and cloud computing in the data center, gains credibility based on the leadership of Michael Capellas.
Tags: EMC, VMware, Cisco, cloud computing, virtualization
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published May 04, 2010
A hypervisor is virtualization technology that allows several operating systems to run side-by-side on a given piece of hardware. Plus: a list of top hypervisors.
Tags: Hyper-V, virtualization, VMware, hypervisor, KVM
VMware Impresses But Is the Best Yet to Come?
By Larry Barrett | Article Published April 21, 2010
The virtualization software vendor posted an upside surprise in its first quarter, but industry-watchers are even more interested in what's next for this sector leader.
Tags: virtualization, Salesforce, VMware, earnings, cloud computing