by Adam Armstrong

VMworld 2017 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. At VMworld 2017 there were several announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. Announcements come from companies such as iland, StorageCraft, Mellanox, Rackspace, Attala, XtremIO, and Cohesity.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announcing First Composable Platform For VMware Cloud Foundation

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced what it is calling the industry’s first composable platform for VMware Cloud Foundation, based on HPE Synergy. HPE points to several benefits of this platform including single-click deployment of traditional and private cloud workloads, the ability to deploy infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and private clouds in minutes, and lower the costs of VMs compared to public clouds and traditional server racks.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces ThinkAgile VX Powered By VMware vSAN

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced its preconfigured hyper-converged infrastructure solution engineered to provide businesses of all sizes with simplified management and greater efficiency, the ThinkAgile VX Series, powered by VMware vSAN. The VX Series expands on the ThinkAgile series announced earlier this year. As the name implies, ThinkAgile enables customers to be agile as they adapt to modern IT infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Several Solution Advancements Surrounding VMware

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced several advancements in both its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and hybrid cloud platforms portfolio with a special eye on how it will benefit VMware customers. The two companies share a unique relationship that is not only mutually beneficial; it is good for both companies customers as well. Dell EMC is announcing new advancements in its turnkey VxRail Appliances and VxRack SDDC Systems, its Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud turnkey platforms, new VMware Ready Systems, and that its HCI infrastructure will adopt PowerEdge 14th generation servers with availability first on Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces AppDefense Security For Virtualized & Cloud Environments

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. introduced VMware AppDefense, what it is calling a breakthrough solution for securing applications running on virtualized or cloud environments. The new solution monitors running applications against their intended state by leveraging virtual infrastructure. In doings so, AppDefense is able to detect and automatically respond to outside attacks against those applications it is monitoring.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & AWS Announce Availability Of VMware Cloud on AWS

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las vegas, VMware, Inc. and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the initial availability of VMware Cloud on AWS. First announced last year, VMware Cloud on AWS combines the two companies services to allows customer to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to AWS services. Now the service will be available in AWS West Region and spread to other regions throughout the world in 2018.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Several New Updates At VMworld 2017

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced several new updates to its products. These new releases include VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware vRealize Network Insight aimed at modernizing data centers and increasing networking and security. The company is updating its popular vSAN HCI solution with new HCI kits to speed deployment and expanding vSAN reach well beyond the data center. VMware is also introducing a new vSphere Scale-Out Edition that will tackle Big Data and HPC workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Reports 2Q18 & vSAN Looks To Hit 10,000 Customers

Today VMware Inc. reported its second quarter 2018 earnings. VMware continues to be one of the top players in the HCI field and looks to stay there with today’s announcement. Going into VMworld 2017, VMware is not only announcing some good numbers, but it looks likely to surpass the milestone of 10,000 customers for vSAN.

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Cisco To Acquire Springpath

Today Cisco announced its intent to acquire the hyperconvergence software company, Springpath, Inc. Cisco will acquire the company for $320 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention-based incentives. The acquisition is expected to close in Cisco's first quarter of fiscal year 2018, following customary closing conditions and regulatory review.

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Datrium Introduces Split Provisioning For DVX

Today Datrium introduced what it is calling a fundamentally new and different method of scaling converged infrastructure for private clouds, DVX 3.0 with Split Provisioning. This new software will enable the server-powered converged infrastructure system to fully separate scaling of host storage speed and persistent capacity. This will match resources to the changing requirements. Datrium intends to demonstrate its DVX platform with Split Provisioning at the VMWorld conference in Las Vegas, Aug. 27-31, booth #618.

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