Release: VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.5

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 13th, 2017   |  

Log Insight is a log aggregation, management and analysis tool, that VMware first introduced in 2013 and considered a competitor of Splunk.

Yesterday VMware announced the release of version 4.5, available for download here.
Most of the focus for this release goes to the integration with vRealize Operations which, in short, means:

  • Direct launch into Log Insight Dashboard
  • Direct launch into Log Insight Interactive Analytics mode
  • Object auto-initiated log management
  • vRealize Operations Alerts auto-initiated log management


The remnant new features are split into 4 areas:
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Release: VMware vRealize Automation 7.3

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 6th, 2017   |  

Today VMware announced the latest release of its cloud management platform vRealize Automation, former vCloud Automation Center.

VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 release notes can be found at this link.

The main features introduced in version 7.3 are:

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Paper: Introducing the NSX-T Platform

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, February 9th, 2017   |  

We see greater potential strategic opportunity in NSX over the next decade than our franchise product vSphere has had for the past decade.
said VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger talking about NSX’s capability to reach $1B this fiscal year.

VMware NSX, launched in August 2013, unifies in a single platform Nicira NVP (that the company acquired in July 2012 for approximately $1B) and VMware vCloud Network and Security, covering the entire network and security model from Layer 2 to Layer 7 and integrating in the hypervisor to ability to manage switching, bridging, routing and firewall.

This month VMware published a technical white paper titled Introducing the NSX-T Platform to explain its new architecture described as follows:
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Quest Software leaves Dell

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, November 1st, 2016   |  

In September 2012 Dell announced to have completed the acquisition of Quest Software, a Californian company with an history in systems management, security, business intelligence and, falling back in our own area of interest, virtualization, cloud automation and backup & recovery.
Today, after 3 years, Quest is announcing its renewed independency thanks to a new acquisition by Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation.

Dell is currently in the spotlight due to its acquisition of EMC Corporation, owner (among others) of VMware and Pivotal.

Jeff Hawn, chairman and CEO said:

As companies continue to embrace business transformation, particularly through adopting cloud-centric technology models, they need a trusted partner through this critical journey. In relaunching Quest, our products will be purpose-built and backed by a level of support and services that will help our customers and partners succeed. We’ll take the best of what made Quest a market maker for the past 30 years and infuse a renewed focus on security and cloud.


Citrix announces Q3 2016 results

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, October 21st, 2016   |  

Citrix announced its financial results for third quarter 2016.

The revenues for the second quarter were $841 million for an increase of 3% compared to Q3 2015.

Net income was $132 million and non-GAAP operating income was $208 million, an increase compared to $168 million for Q3 2015.
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Amazon EC2 now runs Windows Server 2016

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, October 21st, 2016   |  

A few days ago Amazon Web Services announced the support for Windows Server 2016 in its IaaS offering Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Windows Server 2016, released in GA last week, is the latest edition of Microsoft’s server operating system, marketed as a cloud-ready operating system, comes with a set of  new features among which the long awaited support for Docker and Windows containers.

Windows Server 2016 is now available in all AWS regions, in four different options:
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VMworld US 2016 Wrap-up

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, September 1st, 2016   |  

Today was the last day of VMware’s flagship conference VMworld in Las Vegas, an highly controversial edition which left a good chunk of the audience disoriented if not properly disappointed.

The debate started during Day 1 Keynote and then proliferated over Twitter in various strands. Part of the audience commented that the message delivered during the keynote suggests developers and cloud-native applications (delegated to Day 2 Keynote) as second-class citizens in VMware’s world.

Others complained that the announcements of VMware Cloud Foundation and Cross-Cloud Services (moreover in technical preview) are too few and too late to amend the One Cloud mantra VMware has drummed for an entire year.

Anyway each of these (legit) comments has been addressed by the vast legion of VMware’s aficionados and you can enjoy the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #VMworld and form your own opinion.
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Gartner releases its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for 2016

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, August 11th, 2016   |  

Last week Gartner updated its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the year 2016. The Magic Quadrant for the year 2015 was released in May last year just like in 2014 (covered by cloudcomputing.info) while the Magic Quadrant for 2013 was released in August 2013 (covered by cloudcomputing.info). The Magic Quadrant aims to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants. The report details for each company in the Quadrant its strengths and cautions.


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RightScale announces Docker Container Management

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016   |  

RightScale is a Santa Barbara, CA based company, provider of a Software as a Service (SaaS) management solution that so far only supported standard Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud infrastructures such Amazon EC2, Microsoft AWS, Google Compute Engine and various distributions of OpenStack, public and on-premises.

Today the company announced the support for Docker based containers through the installation of its RightLink agent on Docker hosts.

RightScale native capabilities easily allow to provision and scale Docker hosts, as well as container management tools such Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Rancher, simply providing appropriate templates for these kind of services.


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Release: OpenStack Mitaka

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, April 7th, 2016   |  

Today OpenStack Foundation has released the 13th version of its IaaS platform for public, private and hybrid clouds. This new releases has been contributed by 2,336 developers, operators and users in its community representing 293 organizations.

Like the previous two releases, Mitaka tries to convince its potential audience about its maturity as an open source project, highly questioned by a number of analysts and stakeholders in the market.

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