A significant hire last week could put Google on the fast track toward capturing additional market shares in the growing public cloud space. The company brought on former VMware founder and CEO Diane Greene to lead the entire Google Cloud business and drive new opportunities.
While CIOs rank mobility as one of their highest priorities, many enterprises are implementing mobility in a slow and sporadic fashion, according to the VMware 2015 State of Business Mobility Report.
One of the reasons Dell likely wanted VMware and EMC was for Virtustream, and shortly after the announcement that Dell was acquiring EMC (and thus VMware) for $67 billion, VMware and EMC unveiled plans to spin Virtustream out into its own company.
Enterprises deploying applications on IBM SoftLayer infrastructure as a service have a new direct route to Big Blue's cloud.
Although parent company EMC is in negotiations to be acquired by Dell for $67 billion, VMware is not sitting on its hands. It announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Boxer, a provider of an integrated suite of mobile email, calendar, and contacts apps, for an undisclosed consideration.
VMware introduced new versions of its vRealize Automation and vRealize Business products at VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona, Spain. The new releases include greater support for more cloud architectures, including OpenStack Kilo and AWS GovCloud (U.S.), but are also intended to help DevOps teams simplify and speed up application delivery.
AirWatch planned to announce today that it will let partner vendors, including FireEye and Palo Alto Networks, integrate their own security software into the AirWatch platform.
HashiCorp integration with both Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air is on its way, but there's still a bit of a wait before Vagrant, Packer and the rest of the HashiCorp suite are officially supported on both clouds.
Unsurprisingly, VMware had a laundry list of announcements to make at its annual VMworld conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Included in that list of announcements is an interesting one that shows VMware getting into the container game.
Platform9 is showing off its Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere offering this week at VMworld. The Software-as-a-Service offering is now in general availability and promises public cloud-like agile, self-service provisioning, but in a private cloud.