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  • VMware's Casado talks about evolving SDN use cases, including a prominent role for security

    By John Dix | 07 October, 2014 04:51

    Martin Casado, who helped launch the Software Defined Networking concept in the labs at Stanford, was recently elevated to the top business slot in VMware's Networking and Security Business Unit, giving him the rare opportunity to see the technology through from the incubator to the data center. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Casado for an update on the company and his thoughts on how the technology is maturing.

  • Early user of VMware NSX net virtualization tool extols fine grain controls

    By John Dix | 26 June, 2014 04:09

    Canadian airline company WestJet is one of the earliest customers of VMware's NSX network virtualization tools, which initially reached for the tech to address a security issue. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently sat down with WestJet technologist Richard Sillito to learn what the company is learning about network virtualization and its broader NSX plans.

  • Healthcare provider finds SDN is the proper Rx

    By John Dix | 22 May, 2014 07:02

    William Hanna, vice president of technical services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), went out looking for a way to add capacity to a backup network and found what he wanted in Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools from Alcatel-Lucent. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Hanna to learn about the process and experience.

  • F5, VMware & Cisco: One happy family?

    By John Gallant | 11 November, 2013 22:21

    At first blush, F5 Networks' new Synthesis Architecture for Software-Defined Application Services might appear to compete with new offerings from Cisco and VMware. But no, F5 CEO John McAdam and executive vice-president of Strategic Solutions Manuel Rivelo tell IDG Communications Chief Content Officer John Gallant that F5 is very much in sync with these two data center giants (we did not, however, press them on the relationship between Cisco and VMware).

  • F5 execs: We're blasting virtualisation beyond Layer 3

    By John Gallant | 11 November, 2013 22:20

    Cisco wasn't the only networking company making big virtualization news last week with the debut of its Insieme product line and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) strategy aimed at virtualizing the data center. F5 Networks, in addition to announcing that it will work hand-in-hand with Cisco on ACI integration, launched its own Synthesis Architecture for Software-Defined Application Services, which aims to virtualize networking functions above Layers 2/3.

  • PROFILE: Harnessing the power of the hybrid cloud and beyond

    By Patrick Budmar | 21 June, 2011 11:40

    With the virtualisation needs of Australian and New Zealand companies continually expanding, VMware Australia has stepped up to meet ITS ever growing expectations through the cloud. ARN spoke to VMware Australia Vice-President and Managing Director, Duncan Bennet, about his recent promotion, making virtualisation work and the journey to the cloud.

  • Vendor Awards: Software - VMware

    By Matthew Sainsbury | 29 November, 2010 16:12

    VMware has had a stellar year. Riding high on the virtualisation phenomenon that has persisted as cloud becomes the hot new topic of interest, the vendor picked up Software Vendor of the Year for the second consecutive year.

  • Q&A: EMC's David Webster talks integration and the cloud

    By Matthew Sainsbury | 07 June, 2010 11:34

    EMC recently held its annual Inform conference in Sydney. Keynote speaker, EMC President for Australia and New Zealand, David Webster, sat down with Matthew Sainsbury to discuss the event, market issues and its vendor partnerships.

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  • ARN Roundtable - Cloud Evolution and the ongoing journey

    By Allan Swann | 17 December, 2014 11:13

    A select group of ARN's guests discussed the challenges for the channel in the now-mainstream Cloud world, and how businesses need to adapt - quickly.

  • Cisco: See No EVO, Hear No EVO, Speak New Partnerships

    By Mark Bowker | 13 December, 2014 07:21

    It hasn't been lost on the IT vendor community and IT professionals that Cisco is absent from the VMware EVO:RAIL partner program. With all of the powerhouses participating in the program, you'd think that Cisco would jump right into the mix. Considering Cisco's growth in the server market and the fact that it doesn't currently have its own storage play, this opportunity appears to be ideal for Cisco.

  • VMWorld 2014: Winners and Losers

    By Brandon Butler | 03 September, 2014 07:02

    VMWorld 2014 was a whirlwind. The conference last week attracted 22,000 attendees, more than 250 exhibitors and spread across all three buildings of the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco over a five-day period.

  • VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 Cloud provider

    By Brandon Butler | 25 June, 2014 04:18

    Gartner's annual Magic Quadrant is a sort of who's who of the cloud computing market. And while VMware made the company's most recent list, it didn't receive the highest of marks.

  • BlackBerry is laser-focused on the enterprise with BES10

    By Matt Hamblen | 09 May, 2014 04:48

    After encountering problems last year selling its newest smartphones, BlackBerry has shifted to a stronger focus on the enterprise, especially through distribution of its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management client software.

  • Virtualizing Oracle software: Don't pay for what you don't need

    By Robert L. Mitchell | 07 May, 2014 20:46

    Squeezing software cost savings from virtualization projects is tricky for lots of reasons, but can be particularly challenging when it comes to Oracle databases. Here's why, and some tips to help.

  • TechWatch: The power and the passion

    By Patrick Budmar | 17 April, 2014 09:48

    The power management space is not particularly high profile in the IT industry, but it is one that is constantly pushing the boundaries of electrical engineering. We look at the current innovations in the sector and where it is headed.

  • Tech watch: all aboard the public Cloud

    By Patrick Budmar | 24 March, 2014 10:23

    The public Cloud has long been touted as a transformational technology for business, but has the industry itself bought into the hype?

 

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