Posts Tagged ‘VMworld’

Server virtualization vendors are trying to push the application defined data center

November 19th, 2012    Posted in virtualization, Virtualized Data Centers, web server news
 

It seems that, as gaps in features are closing between the rivals in the server virtualization industry, the vendors are looking to pull apart of the server infrastructure and go beyond server memory and CPU in their control. And the IT community seems to use the “wait and see” technique about how this will all come together.

Server virtualization vendors are trying to push the application defined data center

The VMware Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure, who delivers customer-proven virtualization solutions, has started to use the term “land-grab” to refer to this infrastructure of data centers where the software or the applications will be defining the data center. This concept took the center stage at the last VMworld conference by VMware in San Francisco.

According to the VMware executives who delivered the keynote speeches at VMworld conference, in a data center infrastructure which is software defined, “all of the infrastructure will be virtualized and will be delivered like a service, while the automation will be completely controlled by the software”.

Microsoft, which uses the Hyper-V virtualization technology, is also going to introduce its very own protocol to be used for network virtualization. The protocol is dubbed NVGRE (Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation), which, similar to VXLAN by VMware, could be used in order to overcome the limitations in VLAN scalability.

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VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Servers Coming Soon

October 30th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization
 

Although VMware is in a hypervisor battle with Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Citrix, RedHat, and Oracle, but it also finds itself in a war over the virtualization management control. There is a number of third-party vendors, who have been developing their own management technologies for many years. And they have been frequently out- innovating and out- navigating VMware. Although VMware welcomes management tools from its ecosystem partners such as Veeam, SolarWinds, VKernel, Zenoss, and VMTurbo, it’s still kind of a shaky situation.

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 support for Microsoft Hyper-V servers

One of the problems that VMware faces is, although the ecosystem third-party companies are coming up with brilliant management products, most of the virtual administrators do not like to stop using the vCenter clients they have. However, they also want to do their jobs the best way they can, which often requires managing multiple panes of glass in the virtual environment. And one thing that VMware lacks, when compared to other management vendors is the availability of a heterogeneous virtualization management tool.

VMware announced that the vCenter Server 5.1 would soon be able to manage Microsoft Hyper-V servers, at the VMworld Europe 2012. And they have come up with a new add-on to the vCenter Server that would allow this functionality. It is called the vCenter MHM (Multi-Hypervisor Manager).

According to VMware, the new plug-in that supports Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 hosts, will be available for downloading through the download page of VMware vCenter Server, in the third quarter of 2013.

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VMware adds Hyper-V support to vCloud Suite

October 12th, 2012    Posted in cloud hosting, Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization
 

Back in August, VMware announced its new vCloud Suite for the first time. However, after only 2 months, the company is already updating their new platform with a brand new vCloud Automation Center component and also adding enhancements to a number of others. The company also announced that the vCloud Suite is now capable of managing infrastructure built on Hyper-V hypervisors by Microsoft.

VMware adds Hyper-V support to vCloud Suite

The vCloud Suite 5.1 was introduced at San Francisco, at the VMworld event. However, at the European VMworld event that took place in Barcelona, Spain, the company introduced vCloud Automation Center 5.1. vCloud Automation Center 5.1 is a self-service provisioning portal built for the end users, which has the ability to operate across both public and private clouds. This includes third party clouds like Amazon Web Services.

The new component is primarily based on a technology, which VMware gained through DynamicOps, when they acquired the company in July. It is believed to enable the customers to speed up the provisioning new resources, simply by offering a new policy-driven automated approvals process.

Stephen Herrod, the chief technology officer at VMware, stated, “For the very first time, you are able to manage many other hypervisors. And you can do it all from just one place. And the support for Microsoft’s Hyper-V is coming first”.

According to VMware, the updated new cloud management tools will be available sometime later within this quarter. It will be available as part of the new VMware vCloud Suite.

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VMworld 2012: Dell Prepares Desktop Virtualization Proficiency

October 2nd, 2012    Posted in cloud hosting, Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization
 

At VMworld 2012, the IT giant “Dell” is planning to talk about the Desktop Virtualization Proficiency for their channel partners. And according to the executive director, global certified partner program and channel, Bob Skelley, the discussion will also include the partners of Wyse Technology, which they acquired earlier in this year.

Desktop-Virtualization

Dell will also be talking about desktop virtualization with new Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 and about their server hardware upgrades for Windows Server 2012.

“For those people who possess robust desktop virtualization abilities, this is a brand new section to expand and grow together with Dell. In addition, it will also provide all those partners with some publicity to Dell’s client business as well as Wyse portfolio. This also provides Wyse partners the path in which they could live and flourish inside PartnerDirect, which is the all-covering partner program of Dell”, stated Skelley.

According to Skelley, Dell is planning to keep the things very simple and straightforward.

Wyse partners are going to find the proficiency easy and simple to grasp. In addition, it’ll also assist the partners obtain some knowledge about the options. And Dell is also planning to identify the training investments that the partners have previously made. As an example, if a desktop virtualization partner is already working with Microsoft Hyper-V, they are going to be credited for those pre-existing investments.

It seems that desktop virtualization might be the main theme at the VMworld 2012.

 

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