At VMworld, the virtualization giant will unveil a new service that makes OpenStack more compatible with VMware tools and VMware-loaded data centers as well as a new appliance that will come stocked with (what else?) VMware software.
EMC says ViPR will abstract out a company’s storage and automate how it gets divvied up by the workload. The company will roll out its software-defined data center plan this week.
Virsto gives VMware more expertise in storage optimization and virtualization as it ramps up its software-defined data center assault.
VMware shares took it on the chin Tuesday, a day after the company talked down its projected earnings for the next quarter.
Software-defined networks and data centers are the future if enterprises want to manage their infrastructure with the agility of cloud computing providers, but they’re nowhere near ubiquity yet. However, according to two senior VMware executives, the pieces are in place and maturing every day.
Nearly all the news out of VMworld 2012 shows a company in flux. With a new CEO and its core server virtualization market commoditizing, VMware continues to push into new areas — end user computing, open source — where it is not a leader.
Contrail Systems, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company cofounded by veterans of Aruba, Juniper, Cisco and Google has jumped into the increasing exciting and crowded world of software-defined data centers with $10 million in Series A funding and a brand new open standard.
If you ever wanted to take a stroll through the computing industry’s past, it’s not necessary to go all the way to Mountain View, Calif., to visit the Computer History Museum. Just step inside a data center.