by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Combined Solutions For VMware Platforms

Today at VMworld 2019, NetApp announced several new combined solutions for VMware platforms that can accelerate VMware workloads while easing the ability to run applications in any environment. These include a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, NetApp HCI for VDI with VMware Horizon 7 and NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) and NetApp HCI Implementation Services for VMware Private Cloud. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils New Innovations For Workspace ONE

Today at VMworld 2019, VMware, Inc. rolled out new innovations for its popular VMware Workspace ONE digital workspace platform. These new innovations aim to engage employees from their first day with improvements in their productivity. The innovations also allow IT teams to leverage automation to improve management and security for, as VMware states, any app, on any cloud, delivered to any device.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-6 Dx & BlueField-2 SmartNICs & IPU Solutions

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, Mellanox Technologies Ltd. introduced next-generation cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions with ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2. Mellanox claims the new SmartNICs and IPU solutions are able to deliver unprecedented data center security, performance and efficiency at massive scale, for any workload. Mellanox will be showcasing its technology at VMworld 2019 at their booth, #1463. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Google & Intel Announce New Hybrid Cloud Solution

Today Intel and Google announced the new Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos. The new version is optimized for second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos include two configurations: a Base configuration that specifies the minimum required performance and capabilities and a Plus configuration to achieve higher performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces vComputeServer Software

Today NVIDIA announced its new vComputeServer software. Through a partnership with VMware, these new technologies are said to bring GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning, and Data Science. Customers will be able to seamlessly migrate AI workloads on GPUs between customer data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS. The announcement today not only supports VMware vSphere, but also KVM-based hypervisors including Red Hat and Nutanix.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform Introduced At VMworld 2019

Today at VMworld 2019, VMware introduced new and expanded cloud offerings to enable a hybrid cloud platform. The new VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform brings everything VMware has to offer, software and cloud services, and makes them available on premises or in the cloud, through VMware and partners. VMware states that it can deliver consistent cloud infrastructure and operations while allowing customers to migrate and modernize applications across clouds, data centers, and edge locations all the while being able to simplify cloud planning, deployment, costs and ongoing operations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Cloud Offers Kubernetes Support & Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Options

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, Dell Technologies announced new advancements around its Dell Technologies Cloud. These including support for VMware PKS, supporting the ability to deploy, run, and manage Kubernetes alongside traditional applications. The company is announcing Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs. As announced by VMware, Dell’s fully managed Data Center as-a-Service (DCaaS), VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, is now available. And Dell Technologies has a new flexible consumptions model that allows for customers to pay-for-what-you-use.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA & VMware To Accelerate ML, Data Science, & AI Workloads

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, NVIDIA and VMware announced that they were going to deliver accelerated GPU services for VMware Cloud on AWS. This new combination of technology will allows VMware Cloud on AWS uses to power their modern enterprise applications, including AI, machine learning and data analytics workflows in a way that is both highly scalable and secure. 

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by Lyle Smith

VMware Tanzu Portfolio Announced

VMware has announced VMware Tanzu, a new line of products and services designed to change how enterprises build software on Kubernetes. Among these technologies previewed at VMWorld is Project Pacific and VMware Tanzu Mission Control. Project Pacific embeds Kubernetes natively into VMware vSphere, which converges containers and VMs to establish vSphere as an application platform for the future, while Tanzu Mission Control offers a single point of control from where customers can manage all their Kubernetes clusters no matter where they run. Together, VMware believes that they will make Kubernetes more accessible to more enterprises, as they give operators more control and security, and developers more self-service resources and independence.

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by Michael Rink

Zadara Releases NVMe Storage Service

Today, at VMworld 2019, Zadara added NVMe options and other enhancements to its storage as a service platform (Staas).  Zadara was founded in 2011 and provides block, object, and file data storage services including pay-as-you-go services. 

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