by Adam Armstrong

VCE Introduces New VxRack Based On VMware EVO SDDC

Today at VMworld 2015, VCE announced a new VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC. The new VxRack gives companies the ability take advantage of VMware’s new software-defined data center and all of the benefits that includes. VCE will be giving customers the ability to map VxRack Systems to specific application environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils EVO SDDC Delivering SDDC As An Integrated System

Today at VMworld 2015, VMware unveiled VMware EVO SDDC designed to simplify the build out and ongoing operations of software-defined data center (SDDC) at scale. The SDDC serves as one of the key components of VMware’s unified hybrid cloud platform. EVO SDDC will make it easier for customers to deploy and operate virtual infrastructure as a service.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware Previews Their vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform

VMware has unveiled VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform, two new technology previews that enable enterprise IT operations teams to deliver containers in production on-premises and on VMware’s public cloud, VMware vCloud Air.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces New Solutions to Leverage VMware Environments

HP has announced new solutions focused on helping businesses to leverage their VMware environments through faster time to implementation and greater return on investment.  These new products and services are optimized for VMware vSphere, including new hyper-converged and all-flash storage systems announced earlier this month.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual SAN 6.1 Released

Today at VMworld 2015, VMware Inc. announced the latest release of its extremely popular Virtual San solution, VSAN 6.1. This marks the third release of VSAN. This release will add even greater availability and management abilities. 6.1 will focus on delivering high performance and increased scale to provide enterprise-class storage for virtualized workloads, including Tier-1 production and business-critical applications.

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by Lyle Smith

DataCore Announces New Parallel I/O Software

DataCore Software will be demonstrating its hyper-converged ‘less is more’ architecture at VMworld 2015. As such, DataCore indicates that VMware customers and partners will experience how the company’s adaptive parallel I/O is leveraging today’s multi-core processing systems to eliminate the major bottleneck holding back the IT industry – I/O performance.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Announces Service to Migrate From VMware Horizon View to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix has unveiled a free cloud-based service to migrate VMware Horizon View virtual app and desktop deployments to XenApp and XenDesktop specifically for VMware customers looking to improve their app and desktop experience, gain greater infrastructure flexibility, and simplify end user computing management. With this new service powered by Citrix Lifecycle Management, it allows administrators to do an in-place migration that takes less than 15 minutes, which is made possible by exporting application and desktop settings from Horizon View into the Citrix app and desktop delivery solution.

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by Lyle Smith

NETGEAR Announces the ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T)

NETGEAR has introduced the ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T), the industry's first 28-port (24 copper, 4 SFP+) 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch purposely designed for SMBs with 10GBASE-T connectivity and Advanced L2+/Layer 3 Lite features. Backed by NETGEAR’s Lifetime Hardware Warranty and customer support coverage, the new XS728T provides 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost for small to mid-sized organizations, such as businesses, government agencies, and educational facilities.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk FlashSoft Integrates Data Service for VMware vSphere

SanDisk has announced FlashSoft software for VMware vSphere 6 as a virtual data service through integration with VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO). SanDisk indicates that the latest update of FlashSoft provides users with a substantial advancement in platform integration, usability and performance, all the while improving customer confidence in host-level storage acceleration. In addition, the new VAIO-integrated FlashSoft software features write-back caching support for all VMware datastores such as VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS), Network File System, VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and VMware Virtual SA. SanDisk acquired FlashSoft back in early 2012

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Free Adds Enterprise-Class Data Protection to Free VMware vSphere ESXi Hypervisor

Unitrends has announced that Unitrends Free now supports Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi). The virtual appliance provides enterprise-class backup and recovery capabilities for free ESXi environments and offers protection for both physical Windows and virtual systems for up to 1TB of data. With this announcement, Unitrends Free now gives customers the ability to install into virtual machines running on VMware’s free vSphere hypervisor and protect physical Windows systems through guest operating system agents. Unitrends is currently in version 8.1 and is the same software used by Unitrends Enterprise Backup.

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