VMware’s counting on its Nicira purchase to help it take its virtualization credibility from servers to networks. The launch of an ecosystem and new features around the NSX controller show it’s getting serious.
Verghese, who worked on such bread-and-butter VMware products as ESXi and the higher level management stack, is now VP of engineering at Illumio.
Ubuntu Server is all about virtualization and OpenStack these days, and the new version reflects that. It’s not a long-term support release, but rather a good opportunity to test out new integrations.
With hybrid-cloud and network-virtualization products on the way, VMware expects more revenue growth this year on top of a strong first quarter.
BTI Systems has raised $10 million in third round funding and launched a new software-defined networking product that will span data centers.
Software-defined networking vendors such as Embrane and Nicira have found customers in the managed-hosting realm, and with more startups bringing products to market, enterprises could follow suit later this year.
More NTT Communications data centers with virtualized networks allow more enterprises around the world to see first-hand the financial and operations advantages of software-defined networking.
Virsto gives VMware more expertise in storage optimization and virtualization as it ramps up its software-defined data center assault.
Facebook and others want to see use cases to better understand how software-defined networking can improve the cloud, so Facebook is testing it out in a sandbox environment.
Companies spent roughly $1.6 billion buying networking startups in 2012 with one deal being responsible for the lion’s share of that total. Yet, even if VMware hadn’t purchased Nicira for $1.26 billion, networking deals and software-defined networking deals in particular, were red hot in 2012.