Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Cloud Computing
24/7/365 Network Uptime
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
VMware Unveils New Software-Defined Network Tools
VMware Unveils New Software-Defined Network Tools

By Jennifer LeClaire
August 26, 2013 1:40PM

    Bookmark and Share
The company is hitting the nail on the head as far as the needs of the global 2000, but I am not fully convinced that the needs for a software-defined network as implemented by VMware simplifies things enough to where you could see the mid-size corporations -- a regional bank, not Citibank -- deploy it, said ZK Research analyst Zeus Kerravala.
 



Determined to drive adoption of software-defined data center architecture, VMware made some strategic announcements at the 10th annual VMworld in San Francisco. More than 22,000 people got first-hand demonstrations of the new NXSTM, Virtual SANTM, VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5.

Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware, called it the company's next wave of innovation. He also threw down the competitive gauntlet, declaring that the new products would "fundamentally redefine the hypervisor and its role in the data center."

Is it just conference hype? Or is there substance to Raghuram's words? VMware introduced its software-defined data center architecture a year ago and has seen plenty of traction. VMware is reporting that with its software-defined data center architecture customers are witnessing greater value than those who didn't make the transition. But some analysts are concerned it's just for the largest of companies.

Sneak Peak at Software-Defined Tools

VMware's research found two-thirds of respondents reported could generate new revenue when they expanded virtualization use. Of those businesses able to take full advantage of a complete software-defined data center architecture, 85 percent were able to generate new revenue as high as 22 percent for their businesses. ADP Dealer Services, an OEM auto manufacturing company, is one of the benefactors.

"The software-defined data center architecture enables us to deliver true infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service to our lines of business and our development organization with the requisite performance, availability, and security -- all automated by software," said Bill Naughton, CIO of ADP Dealer Services. "With increased IT agility and efficiency, we're poised to meet the present and future demands of the business."

In terms of the new products, VMware NSX is a network virtualization platform that promises to deliver the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from networking hardware. NSX offers a new operational model for networking that the company said breaks through current physical network barriers and will help data center operators drive better speed and agility, while reducing costs. NSX will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Meanwhile, VMware Virtual SAN extends VMware vSphere to pool compute and direct-attached storage. Virtual SAN offers a virtual data plane that clusters server disks and flash to create shared storage designed for virtual machines. It promises to unlock a new tier of converged infrastructure that enables rapid and granular scaling of compute and storage resources. VMware Virtual SAN will be available via a free public beta program in the third quarter. (continued...)

1  |  2  |  Next Page >

 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Cloud Computing
1.   IBM Adds Disaster Recovery to SoftLayer
2.   VMware Rolls Out DR-as-a-Service
3.   Red Hat Unveils OpenShift Marketplace
4.   Dropbox Rolls Out Business Service
5.   AWS Launches Cost Explorer Utility


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Michaels Says Nearly 3M Credit, Debit Cards Breached
Arts and crafts retail giant Michaels Stores has confirmed that a data breach at its POS terminals from May 2013 to Jan. 2014 may have exposed nearly 3 million customer credit and debit cards.
 
Heartbleed Could Cost Millions, Could Have Been Prevented
Early estimates of Heartbleed’s cost to enterprises are running in the millions. The reason: revoking all the SSL certificates the bug leaked will come at a very hefty price.
 
Google's Street View Software Unravels CAPTCHAs
The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
Google Glass may find its first markets in verticals in which hands-free access to data is a boon. Medicine is among the most prominent of those, as seen in a number of Glass experiments under way.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android
You're out on a sales call, and use your Android mobile device to grab a file you have back at the office on your desktop. That's a bit easier now with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.
 
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
 
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B
Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 billion, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.