CloudMunch has made its CloudOps product generally available, and it comes equipped with the ability to build, scale and manage infrastructure and applications across IT environments. But more specifically, it's another pre-VMworld announcement, in that it runs natively on several public clouds, including (as noted in the press release) VMware vCloud Air.
Rackspace has partnered with AirVM, a cloud management vendor, to increase the speed of delivering cloud services on the Rackspace Private Cloud by VMware vCloud. It looks to be a good pairing, as Rackspace differentiates itself in cloud computing by focusing on providing managed cloud services, whereas AirVM build tools to help manage cloud. Specifically, Rackspace will take advantage of AirVM's AirSembly software to help speed up cloud service delivery.
Skyport Systems began shipping on Tuesday its newest offering SkySecure, a cloud-managed on-premise secure enterprise server with custom templates for VMware vCenter.
With the number of pre-conference announcements I've already received in the last few days, it feels like VMworld should be starting today rather than next week. And it just goes to show how sizeable the VMware-focused conference has really become.
Ahead of VMworld, which takes place in San Francisco next week, PagerDuty completed the integration of its operations performance management tool with VMware's Socialcast social collaboration tool.
There are changes afoot at Pivotal Software. CEO Paul Maritz, who has been largely responsible for driving the EMC/VMware company to more than $100 million in revenue and a staff of more than 1,700, is stepping down and handing the reins over to Rob Mee, co-founder of Pivotal Labs long before its acquisition by EMC.
When it comes to putting together a list of major public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings, VMware's vCloud Air doesn't typically come to mind. VMware has been vying for a space in the public cloud for some time now, but from an external perspective, vCloud Air doesn't really seem to be a contender.
VMware vCenter is getting an update so it can manage multiple public clouds. Well, sort of. It's not VMware that's rolling out these new capabilities, but rather server virtualization management tool vendor Hotlink.
Microsoft is adding the Operations Management Suite to System Center, extending the hybrid cloud management tool to System Center.
The idea of a standard container runtime and image format may not be far off. Docker and CoreOS, as well as practically everyone who's anyone in cloud, have teamed up to form a new Linux Foundation initiative.