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(Feb 28, 2008) - Doesn’t Oracle have its own virtualization scheme? Isn’t it Xen? Well, Oracle’s soon-to-be takeover, BEA – the feds just okayed the merger – said Wednesday that it had teamed with VMware to deliver Java virtualization to the enterprise. BEA’s put a Client Extension on its LiquidVM so customers can deploy and manage enterprise Java apps as virtual machines in a VMware-virtualized environment. VMware intends to package the extension in a future release of its VirtualCenter line, the management component of its precious VMware Infrastructure. The LiquidVM VI Client Extension is supposed to make it easy to create, configure and manage LiquidVM-based virtual machines, such as WebLogic Server Virtual Edition or any other Java application, as standalone, bundled, ready-to-run software appliances from within VirtualCenter. LiquidVM is a virtualization-enabled... (more)

VMware's vCloud Initiative

"Our strategic relationship with VMware will help ensure that Terremark continues to stay at the leading-edge of the technological advances that will shape the IT industry for years to come," said Manuel D. Medina, Terremark’s Chairman and CEO, as Terremark Worldwide today announced its relationship with VMware as part of the VMware vCloud Initiative. VMware’s Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) is an integral component of the Enterprise Cloud, which provides enterprises a revolutionary managed platform for mission-critical applications and infrastructure. Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud customers buy a dedicated resource pool of processing, memory, storage and networking, from which they can deploy servers on demand, giving customers more flexibility and agility over the traditional server-based model and allowing for a precise and dynamic allocation of compu... (more)

VMware's VP of Emerging Business Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

Dan Chu, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, intends to take an industry leader's perspective next week when he presents a breakout session at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 19-21, 2008) being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Chu will apply that perspective to the new disruptive trend in the market that everyone is calling cloud computing. In his session, "The Enterprise Cloud: Applications On and Off Premise," Chu will uncover among other things VMware's plan to leverage its technology leadership in virtualization to deliver reliable, mobile technology to its customers and service providers worldwide. He will explore cloud pitfalls and uncover new methods for delivering applications on or off premise. VMware's CTO Steve Herrod is also appearing at the event, as one of the distinguished participants on the SYS-CON.TV ... (more)

SYS-CON Announces Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Awards

With the advent of Cloud Computing, the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery is plunging fast by several orders of magnitude. Behind all the buzzwords, a basic shift is occurring - the wholesale outsourcing of core business applications. This is why many analysts and industry-watchers believe that Cloud Computing is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and hardware companies. SYS-CON Events offered all delegates at the 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2008 West in San Jose, CA, the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite cloud computing technology provider in five highly competitive categories. The results have been announced, and they are as follows: Best Overall Cloud Product Winner: VMware Infrastructure ESX - V... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with VMware CTO Steve Herrod

"There's a lot of hype over cloud computing, but we're confident that we will have the tools to make the hype a reality and help enterprises leverage this new computing model for all of their applications and with their management and security concerns addressed," says VMware CTO Steve Herrod in this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan, Conference Chair of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo series (California, New York, and Prague). Steve Herrod, VMware CTO, during his Virtualization Conference & Expo Keynote in New York City Jeremy Geelan: Do you agree with Dell's Drew Engstrom that "virtualization has matured to the point where it is not just viewed as a red-hot, ‘solve everything' technology, but as an effective means...to meet specific business needs and objectives"? Are we really that far along already - and if so why? Steve Herrod: At VMware, we've worked together with ... (more)

VMware's VP of Emerging Business Explores Enterprise Cloud

In this Webcast recorded live at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Expo in San Jose, CA, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, Dan Chu, shares details of VMware's plan to leverage its technology leadership in virtualization to deliver reliable, mobile technology to its customers and service providers worldwide. He explores cloud pitfalls and uncovers new methods for delivering applications on or off premise. As the saying goes, "a picture tells a thousand words," so let us encourage you to view this session in its entirety right away. View the VMware Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV Now ! About Dan Chu: Dan Chu is VP of Emerging Business at VMware. He oversees VMware's emerging businesses, including small and medium business (SMB), software lifecycle automation, virtual appliances and ecommerce, as well as VMware Server and VMware Player. Previously he was president an... (more)

The Table Stakes for Managing IT Just Went Up

CIOs see operational excellence as the "table stakes" in the high-roller game of IT. Often thought of as the starting point to creating value for the business in this game, businesses use IT for competitive advantage, and the business that is most successful wins. However, operational excellence has always been a moving target - more of a journey than a destination because it's seldom attained, and then not for very long. What was good enough yesterday, no longer meets the today's needs and surely won't meet tomorrow's. Today's financial climate adds massive complications to this journey and totally changes the stakes for CIOs and the IT organizations they run. To succeed in competitive markets, operational excellence needs to constantly improve over the next several years. Attaining operational excellence will require IT to change how it approaches system operatio... (more)

VMware Certified Enhance’s iSCSI IP SAN Arrays for Storage Virtualization

Enhance Technology announced that its UltraStor RS8 IP and RS16 IP Series iSCSI storage arrays have passed VMware's Certification Program for VMware ESX Server 3.5. The combination of VMware's storage virtualization and Enhance Technology's Quad GbE iSCSI Enterprise RAID protected Storage systems allow Enhance users to make the best use of their existing storage to improve resource utilization. VMware allows IT customers various benefits such as less energy consumption, simplify management, and flexible & scalable network storage environment for enterprise & SMB. ... (more)

Altor VF 2.0 Defense-in-Depth Security Unveiled at VMworld Europe

Altor Networks, creator of the purpose-built virtual firewall, has announced that Altor VF 2.0 virtual firewall will debut VMworld Europe in Cannes this week; it will be showcased in the VMsafe section of the Hands-on Lab. VMworld Europe attendees are invited to preview the Altor VF 2.0 at the Hands-on Lab and participate in one of 16 simultaneous live demos of the virtual firewall. This is an opportunity to "sit in the driver's seat and test drive" Altor VF 2.0 and install, configure and deploy security policies in a virtual network. "We are excited to see VMware's partners bring to market new security solutions built using VMsafe technology," said Shekar Ayyar, Vice President, Infrastructure Alliances, VMware. "Altor VF is an excellent showcase for harnessing the potential of VMsafeTM to deliver a virtual firewall uniquely designed by leveraging the VMware platfor... (more)

The Three Horsemen of the Coming Network Revolution

I came back Friday AM fresh from the FIRE conference Meeting of the Minds planning session in Seattle with a head filled with ideas about where the IT industry is headed and what it will mean for the networking industry.  Thanks to an animated and robust dinner discussion, which included Mark Anderson, Ty Carlson and Michael Pfeffer, I came to the conclusion that three forces will be combining in the near future to drive a revolution in the network industry. Before I get to the three forces let me digress a bit and talk about the simmering preconditions for takeoff.  For Infrastructure 2.0 blog and Archimedius readers, these themes aren't new; yet they need to be rolled up to put the "Horsemen" in proper context. Preconditions for the Revolution The Peak IT meme is describes a collision between the ongoing expansion of IT infrastructure and rising per-unit managemen... (more)

VMware Recognizes Top Channel Partners at Annual VMware Partner Exchange 2009

VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, recognized a number of key performances and... Read more at VMblog.com. ... (more)