EMC’s Amazon Challenger Comes Out

Jim Wilson/The New York TimesPaul Maritz, chief executive of Pivotal, a Web services company spun out of the assets of EMC and VMware. A well-financed competitor to AmazonWeb Services became official Monday. Pivotal, a company spun out of assets ofEMC and VMware, two tech companies each with billions in revenue, became an independent firm, ahead of a formal ...

Rackspace to telcos: build your OpenStack cloud on us

This was originally posted on Gigaom. photo: Shutterstock SOMKKU SUMMARY:Telcos and service providers wanting to compete with Amazon in public cloud services can jump-start that effort by tapping Rackspace, says Rackspace. Rackspace fancies itself as the OpenStack supplier to the stars. The company says it will provide telcos and other service providers with OpenStack technology that will enable ...

Matching Security to Your Cloud

There’s a lot of talk about cloud computing and cloud security this week as many people are attending VMworld in Las Vegas (follow Trend Micro at VMworld).  But not all types of cloud security are best suited for all types of cloud computing. When people generically refer to “cloud computing” they usually mean the public cloud.  ...

Canonical and VMware team to enable OpenStack clouds with VMware technologies

Canonical and VMware Inc., vendor of virtualization and cloud infrastructure offerings, announced on Tuesday a collaboration that will enable organizations to deploy VMware technologies, including VMware vSphere and Nicira NVP, with Canonical’s OpenStack distribution. Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure, the most widely used OpenStack distribution, will now include the plugins required to use OpenStack with vSphere and NVP. Canonical ...

What’s New in VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.1

Publisher: VMware Latest Revision: Nov 1, 2012 Download: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Whats-New-in-vCloud-Automation-Center.pdf Description   VMware vCloud Automation Center (formerly DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center) enables you to rapidly deploy and provision business-relevant cloud services across private and public clouds, physical infrastructure, hypervisors and public cloud providers. Acting as a service governor, it provides a cross-cloud “storefront” for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), ...

Controlling Virtual Machine Sprawl

Publisher: VMware Latest Revision: Nov 1, 2012 Download: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-Controlling-Virtual-Machine-Sprawl.pdf Description   Virtualization not only improves hardware efficiency via server consolidation, itdramatically reduces the time required to bring a new server online from weeks or months to hours or minutes. This ability to bring machines online quickly provides companies with improved business agility. As with most ...

VMware Shows Its Cloud Strategy

VMware made a handful of product announcements on Tuesday that add up to the company’s bid to become the Microsoft of cloud computing. VMware, of course, is the leader in data center job-juggling technology called virtualization. This software not only makes data center computing more efficient — less hardware, lower energy costs — but it is a vital ...

VMware Lets a Thousand Clouds Contend

This article was originally posted on Bits Paul Maritz, VMware’s chief executive. And now, it’s time for cloud computing in a box. Or so hopes VMware, which on Monday announced a series of products for computer server and data storage infrastructure and management, backed up by its engineers and consultants. They are designed to give ...