VMware Integrated OpenStack – Completing SDDC and Cloud Strategy?

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, and CTO Ben Fathi recently announced the launch of VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) at the VMware Partner Exchange 2015. What is driving this move? VMware has been executing on a broad cloud strategy to address multiple shifts in the IT infrastructure industry and possible movement within their own customer base from private through public cloud. VMware Customers Adopting […]

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VCE Offers Turn-Key Hybrid Cloud Software Enabled Converged Infrastructure Solution

Yesterday EMC announced VSPEX BLUE Hyper-Converged appliance – VCloud News covered and also published the evolution of converged infrastructure, difference between converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, key vendors playing in the market and relative position of the VSPEX BLUE. Today VCE announced VCE Foundation for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, a new integrated solution designed to further speed and simplify the deployment and management […]

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Are IaaS and PaaS Merging? A Look at CRN’s 2015 20 Cool Cloud Platform Vendors

CRN just announced the 20 Coolest Cloud Platform And Development Vendors For 2015. As the cloud space heated up last year, we saw several Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) players offering developer tools and moving up the chain to offer Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings as well. CRN this year included Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform on this segment […]

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Virtustream Supports Vblock Converged Infrastructure and EMC Cloud Options

IaaS vendor Virtustream announced its xStream cloud management platform (CMP) software is now certified as Vblock® Ready for VCE® Vblock Systems. Targeting customers running SAP applications, xStream will enable enterprises to easily move existing mission-critical workloads to Vblock System-based Private or Hybrid cloud environments, gaining performance and security improvements without re-engineering software. Virtustream is now also a member of the […]

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Rackspace and VMware Deliver vCloud Air Based Managed Private Cloud Services

VMware recently announced several vCloud Air enhancements – in support of vCloud Air, in a recent blog post by Arrian Mehis, General Manager, VMware Cloud Practice at Rackspace, the company announced availability of Dedicated VMware vCloud®, the most recent addition to their Managed Private Cloud portfolio. Dedicated vCloud is a single-tenant, hosted environment that enables enterprises to take the next step in their virtualization journey […]

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CloudHealth Technologies – Advancing Cloud Management with $12 Million Series B Funding

CloudHealth Technologies just secured $12 million in series B funding, led by Silicon Valley-based Scale Venture Partners. Existing investors .406 Ventures, and Sigma Prime Ventures also participated in the round. CloudHealth eliminates the complexity of cloud management through a policy-driven platform that allows customers to define, manage and implement changes programmatically, enabling them to optimize cost, availability and performance. With a focus on cloud governance, […]

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VMware vCloud Air – Enhanced DR, Networking & On Demand Virtual Private Cloud

As part of VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy, VMware today announced plans to make their vCloud Air offerings more robust. VMware has added new enhanced disaster recovery and advanced networking services for VMware vCloud Air. “Public cloud is a part of every VMware client’s view of the future because it helps them move faster and get far greater value for money […]

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Microsoft’s Azure Response to Amazon Gov Cloud

Microsoft recently responded to Amazon which has made in-roads into the federal cloud market for the last several years. Microsoft has announced the U.S. general availability of Microsoft Azure Government and upcoming availability of Dynamics CRM Online for Government. With these offerings together with Office 365 Government, Microsoft hopes to provide a complete cloud US government customers. “The Microsoft Cloud for Government […]

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