Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

VMware has released a paper titled:"Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN". The paper which contains 50 pages contains a reference architecture for VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations.

It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5.

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Xen Project releases Mirage OS 2.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

The Xen Project, the community which develops the Xen hypervisor under the GNU Public License (GPLv) and which is now part of the Linux foundation has released version 2.0 of its Mirage Operating System. Version 2 is the follow up of version 1.0 which was released in December last year.

The Mirage OS represents an approach where only the necessary components of the OS are included and compiled along with the application into a "unikernel", resulting in more efficient and lean "appliances" which the same or better functionality but a much smaller foodprint and attack surface. Application code is developed in a high-level functional programming language OCaml on a desktop OS such as Linux or Mac OSX, and compiled into a fully-standalone, specialized unikernel that runs under the Xen hypervisor APIs. Since Xen powers most public cloud computing infrastructure such as Amazon EC2, this lets your servers run more cheaply, securely and finer control than with a full software stack.

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VMware results for Q2 2014

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

On July 22, VMware released the results about its growth for Q2 2014.

VMware, announced a total  revenue growth of $1.46 billion, for an increase of 17 percent compared to Q2 2013.

Operating income for the first quarter was $200 million, which means a decrease of 26% from the second quarter of 2013.

The non-GAAP Operating Margin registered an increment of 3% from Q2 2013, with an income of $428 million, which is a reflection of the AirWatch acquisition.

Cash flows were $6.64 billion.
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Release: Veeam Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 7.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

Veeam today released version 7.0 of the Management Pack for monitoring and management of VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012.

New in this release is the addition of support for the Hyper-V hypervisor from Microsoft, for which Veeam will not charge any licenses for up to 100 sockets through 2014. Also an Enterprise-plus and Enterprise editon of the solution is introduced.

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OpenNebula 4.8 Beta introduces support for Azure and SoftLayer

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014   |  

OpenNebula has just released the Beta version of its OpenNebula 4.8, codename “Lemon Slice”, that finally introduces the long awaited support for public clouds providers others than Amazon AWS.

Specifically we are talking about the support for Microsoft Azure, rumored for the first time in 2010 and officially announced yesterday at OSCON (O’Reilly Open Source Convention) and for IBM SoftLayer, announced in May and introduced in this release.
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Video: VMware Horizon 6 and AirWatch

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Monday, July 21st, 2014   |  

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is one of the hot challenges that nowadays enterprises are facing, that’s why AirWatch acquisition, made by VMware earlier this year, is extremely significative together with its integration with the newly released Horizon 6 Suite.

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Paper: VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide for Horizon View Virtual Desktop Infrastructures

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, July 17th, 2014   |  

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide for Horizon View Virtual Desktop Infrastructures". The paper which contains 16 pages focuses on the definitions, sizing guidelines, and characteristics of the Virtual SAN distributed datastore for Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI).

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Citrix releases Tech Preview of next version of XenServer

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   |  

Citrix has released a technical preview of XenServer codenamed Creedence the next major version of XenServer, which is now at version 6.2. When released this version will probably be version 6.5 or 7. Citrix XenServer is based on the XenServer code from the XenServer open source project. The technical preview is binary compatible with the Alpha 4 release of XenServer.

The Creedence version provides the following new features:

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Release: VMUnify v3.0

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   |  

The Indian company VMUnify, originated from MindTree’s innovation program, announced this week the general availability of version 3.0 of its homonymous solution for managing Virtual Infrastructure Enterprises, Private or Public Clouds to enable the delivering of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for public or in house consumption.


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VMware announces general availability of vCloud Hybrid Service in Asia-Pacific region

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Tuesday, July 15th, 2014   |  

vCloud Hybrid Service is VMware’s owned and operated IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering, released in September 2013 in the US only and extended to Europe (UK) in February 2014.
This week, through its official blog, VMware announced two new partnerships with SoftBank (Japan) and China Telecom (obviously China) aimed to launch vCHS in Asia.
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