VMware shares get slammed

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: All about the application

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.

VMworld shows a VMware in flux

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.

SDN startup Contrail Systems gets $10M led by Khosla Ventures

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.

VMware CTO: Say goodbye to the “server hugger”

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.