VMware vCloud

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

Article written by David Marshall

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.


OnApp Named a Recommended Portal Partner for VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers

Grazed from OnApp and VMware.

OnApp has announced that its portal for VMware vCloud Air Network service providers has been recommended by VMware for service providers offering VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCenter and VMware vCloud Air MSP cloud services.

Proven in thousands of production cloud deployments globally, the OnApp portal cuts cost through automation, improves customer experience through streamlined provisioning and management, and introduces new ways for vCloud Air Network partners to add value to their customers through new features and services.

Computacenter to work with Biomni to test VMware vCloud Hybrid Service in EMEA

Grazed from Computacenter.  Author: PR Announcement
Computacenter, Europe’s preferred IT partner and Biomni, innovators in end-user-centric enterprise service catalogue fulfilment, today announce that Biomni is the first organisation in EMEA to be part of the US Early Access Programme for the new VMware vCloud hybrid service (vCHS). Computacenter, which will be taking the vCHS service to market when it launches in the UK in 2014 recommended the service to Biomni and will work with them in an advisory capacity as they participate in the US-only Early Access Programme for the new cloud environment. The new service offers the ability to easily deploy and move applications and data between public and private clouds in a secure, seamless fashion.
"We are delighted to be working with Biomni as it uses the new hybrid cloud environment and the initial testing of running live workloads on vCHS has been very positive,” says Paul Casey, Cloud Lead, Computacenter UK. "vCHS is a secure, enterprise-grade, reliable infrastructure where organisations can deploy and manage new services using the same cloud technology set they use in their own private cloud environments and more easily than with any other provider. It’s living up to our expectations so far and we think vCHS is going to have a big impact in both smaller organisations like Biomni as well as in our enterprise customers”

NewCloud Networks Introduces White Label Cloud Computing, Powered by VMware, to IT VARS Across the Country

Grazed from NewCloud Networks.  Author: PR Announcement
VCloud Director (VCD) is the software used by NewCloud to deploy Virtual Machines to their customers. White Label Partners are given access to their own pool of resources using VCD and its user-friendly portal to deploy Virtual Machines to their end user customers in minutes.
Kristofor Hogaboom, Vice President of Sales Engineering and one of the key engineers involved in the design, construction and implementation of the NewCloud Data Centers states that "VCloud Director has provided our Partners a scalable and elastic set of resource pools, allowing a much faster go to market strategy. This exponentially increases profitability and negates traditional road blocks from dedicated physical infrastructure. Additionally, VCloud Director gives our Partners economies of scale with the ability to add RAM, CPU and hard disk space, instantaneously minimizing downtime and allowing them to not only meet Service Level Agreements, but to exceed them."
NewCloud’s White Label Services are sold in packages with varying contract lengths for the convenience of the Partner. The beauty of Cloud Computing is that resources are scalable. Partners are able to upgrade their services, increasing their resources at any time.

VMware vCloud Director Essentials Training Released by TrainSignal

Grazed from TrainSignal.  Author: PR Announcement.

TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their VMware vCloud Director Essentials Training course.

The vCloud Director Essentials Training course teaches administrators of vSphere environments how to use VMware vCD to leverage enterprise virtualization to provide IT resources on-demand. Using vCloud Director, admins can deploy custom-built services "as a service" in order to provide a consistent user experience between private & public clouds. Managing and monitoring resources under this IaaS model opens up the opportunity for cost-efficiency and business agility to expand on top of existing investments.

This essentials training teaches the concepts behind cloud infrastructures and vCD basics for creating a vCloud Director lab. This environment can be used for testing and/or training, utilizing vApps and the vCloud API, and as proof of concept for implementing vCD with a vSphere Enterprise Plus environment. The lesson outline includes: