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VMware Introduces Major Update for Integrated Hybrid Cloud Platform

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VMware, Inc. today unveiled VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3, which will be the latest release of its integrated hybrid cloud platform. VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3 introduces integrated cloud management platform (CMP) capabilities that will provide customers with a simplified path to building a hybrid cloud based on consistent infrastructure and operations. The platform will deliver management and provisioning of compute, network, storage and application services at scale across hybrid cloud environments via integrations with VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight.

In response to the ever-increasing demand for faster innovation, customers are embracing more agile, service-oriented IT models that rely on both private and public clouds. In a 2016 VMware customer survey, 60 percent of enterprise customers polled stated they are using a public cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation delivers to customers a direct path to the hybrid cloud by providing them a common infrastructure that can be deployed on-premises or run as a service from the cloud with a consistent operational experience across clouds.

Avi Networks Brings Elastic Application Delivery to VMware Cloud on AWS

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Avi Networks, the leader in next-generation elastic application delivery services, today announced that the Avi Vantage Platform is natively available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. Launched today with immediate availability, Avi for VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class software-defined data center (SDDC) software and dedicated, elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from AWS to give organizations a consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. Avi Vantage delivers one-click load balancer provisioning, simplified troubleshooting, consistent multi-cloud architecture, and cost savings of more than 50 percent to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware and AWS Expand Capabilities and Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS

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Today at AWS re:Invent 2017, VMware, Inc., and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced VMware Cloud on AWS is expanding availability from the U.S. West (Oregon) region to also include the AWS U.S. East (N. Virginia) region, and includes additional VMware capabilities and support for more AWS services, making it even easier for customers to move, run, and protect mission-critical applications at scale. For more information about VMware Cloud on AWS, visit: http://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws.

"The momentum for VMware Cloud on AWS is growing rapidly, and VMware and AWS are delivering major new capabilities after only three months of availability while enhancing our strategic relationship with new integrations across our platforms," said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. "Customers of VMware Cloud on AWS will be able to migrate application portfolios to the cloud even more rapidly with Hybrid Cloud Extension and AWS Direct Connect, while maintaining the optimal levels of performance, scale, and availability required for mission-critical apps."

Rackspace Expands Private Cloud Capabilities with Adoption of VMware Cloud Foundation

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Rackspace today announced the general availability of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware, which will now be built on VMware Cloud Foundation. With this, customers can enhance the foundational technology that is enabling their move out of the data center and into the cloud with the newest VMware capabilities. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware built on VMware Cloud Foundation will enable full software defined data center (SDDC) capabilities including compute, storage and networking that span the public and private cloud.

VMware Cloud Foundation accelerates IT's time-to-market by providing a factory-integrated cloud infrastructure stack that is simple to use and includes a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking and security. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware helps businesses maximize their VMware deployments by helping build, operate and optimize customers' physical and virtual infrastructure, freeing IT resources from day-to-day infrastructure management so they can focus on their core business. Rackspace is one of the largest global providers in the VMware Cloud ProviderTM Program and has partnered with VMware for more than 10 years delivering valuable solutions for mutual customers.

Blue Medora Announced its True Visibility Suite is Now Available Through VMware’s vCloud Air Network Program

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Blue Medora today announced its True Visibility Suite is now one of the first third-party products available as part of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program. This program is a VMware Partner Network Program with a global ecosystem of more than 4,000 cloud providers offering validated services based on VMware technology in over 115 countries. 

The Blue Medora True Visibility Suite unifies VMware hybrid cloud environments by aggregating thousands of IT operations data points from across a heterogenous stack into VMware's cloud management platforms. Once inside the platform the data can be accessed by machine learning and predictive analytics engines that enable IT operations teams to troubleshoot performance and availability issues up to 50% faster. 

VMware vCloud NFV 2.0 Delivers Agile, Open and Secure Networks with Simplified Operations Management

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VMware, Inc. today announced VMware vCloud NFV 2.0, designed to modernize and transform network architectures and operations for global communications service providers (CSPs). Built from production-proven software-defined infrastructure and management solutions, the vCloud NFV platform can improve economics through accelerated service delivery, operational excellence and lower infrastructure costs. With vCloud NFV 2.0, CSPs will be able to deliver new and differentiated services on an agile, open and secure software-defined architecture today as they evolve their networks to support 5G and the Internet of Things.

VMware vCloud NFV is an ETSI-compliant fully integrated, modular and multi-tenancy NFV platform. The vCloud NFV platform combines a highly available, carrier-grade network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) with Day 2 operations management and service assurance capabilities to drive successful NFV deployments and operations. With vCloud NFV, VMware is delivering openness and choice across the NFV technology stack-NFV infrastructure (NFVI), Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM), Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and NFV Orchestration (NFVO) -- and continues to advance vCloud NFV interoperability across mobile, wireline, Internet of Things, Software-Defined WAN, and security use cases. As virtualization is a prerequisite to 5G network buildout, VMware vCloud NFV delivers a platform for new service development today, with an architecture that will support CSP implementation of 5G implementation in the future.

"In today's highly competitive environment, CSPs must deliver innovative services faster, with the best end-to-end customer experience and at the lowest cost. Current network architectures, including some virtualized deployments, remain rigid and expensive to build and manage," said Gabriele Di Piazza, vice president of solutions, Telco NFV Group, VMware. "With more than 80 NFV deployments by more than 45 CSPs serving 300 million subscribers worldwide, VMware vCloud NFV enables the transformation of network architectures, services delivery, operations and economics through a more dynamic, agile network built on software."

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Director 8.20

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We are delighted to announce the general availability of VMware vCloud Director 8.20. The latest in a string of successful vCloud Director releases on a regular cadence (following 8.0 and 8.10), vCloud Director 8.20 is an innovative, highly-anticipated release that enables vCloud Air Network service providers to achieve three key objectives:

  1. rapidly monetize new services,
  2. deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and
  3. with the new “Adopt a vCenter” capability, extend this radical operational efficiency to existing vCenters.

These three capabilities are critical enablers for every service provider’s business. We are yet to speak with a single provider in the market today who is not under pressure to grow revenue by adding new services, while simultaneously needing to control costs and increase efficiency.

Nerdio Progresses in the VMware vCloud Air Network

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Adar, Inc., creator of industry-leading ITaaS platform Nerdio, today announced it has been upgraded in the VMware vCloud Air Network as an Enterprise-level Service Provider.

The VMware vCloud Air Network provides organizations with VMware-based enterprise-class security and infrastructure compatibility, with the freedom to readily move workloads among private, public and hybrid clouds.

Using proven VMware technology customers already use in their existing data centers, VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers can accelerate their business growth by offering customers trusted and secure public and hybrid cloud services.

AIS Network Attains VMware IaaS Powered Status in the VMware vCloud Air Network

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AIS Network, a secure and compliant cloud hosting expert serving large enterprises in the health care, pharmaceutical, government, financial industries, international corporations and The Commonwealth of Virginia, today announced its entry into the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network with VMware IaaS Powered status. This designation illustrates to customers that the company’s public cloud service is validated using and compatible for use with VMware vSphere®, a leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures.

A member of the VMware vCloud Air Network, AISN provides its VMware IaaS Powered service using proven VMware technology that organizations already use in their existing datacenters. VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers offer global cloud services in more than 100 countries.

VMware Cuts 800 Jobs - Affects vCloud Air and the Workstation and Fusion Products

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In an earnings call made earlier this week, VMware reported some bad news, even as the company released some pretty solid financial earnings numbers.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger admitted that last year was, as he called it, a "challenging time" for VMware investors.  And the company's core compute virtualization products were reaching maturity and would play a decreasing role in the company's future business.


VMware announced total revenues for the fourth quarter reached $1.87 billion, that's an increase of 10% from the fourth quarter of 2014, or up 12% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.  And license revenues for the fourth quarter were $825 million, an increase of 6% from the fourth quarter of 2014, or up 11% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.  With the coming Dell acquisition of EMC, Gelsinger said the company would see, over time, a significant revenue upside from up selling VMware's full portfolio of products and services to Dell's new equipment sales and from accessing their incredibly strong SMB go-to market engine.