Virtualisation News, Features, and Interviews

  • Chemist Warehouse plans AR guides, IoT sensors for stores

    The Chemist Warehouse chain of discount pharmacies is contemplating installing thousands of sensors in each of its stores to track customer preferences and providing augmented reality guides via customers' smartphones that would help them navigate around its stores.

    18 Oct. 18 14:41 Written by Stuart Corner
  • What is a private cloud? (And some things that it's not)

    Here's a clear definition of private cloud that should help lift some of misconceptions about what private cloud is and is not, and reaffirm that private cloud is definitely not dead.

    17 Oct. 18 09:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco, SAP team-up to ease cloud, container integration, management

    The company’s announced that Cisco’s Container Platform will work with SAP’s Data Hub to integrate large data sets that may be in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Microsoft or Google and integrate them with private cloud or enterprise apps such as SAP S/4 HANA.

    03 Oct. 18 03:09 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco CEO: Webex service outage unacceptable

    According to the company’s website a major outage began at 0122 GMT on September 25 and shut down all Webex services from – Calling, Meetings, Control Hub, Hybrid Services and Team.
    At the time the company stated that “Webex Teams services are currently impacted by an ongoing service outage. Engineering resources are online and working to restore services. We apologize for the impact and all hands are on deck to restore Teams, Meetings, Calling, Care and Context services.”

    27 Sept. 18 01:19 Written by Michael Cooney
  • 10 hot hybrid-cloud startups to watch

    With few enterprises using purely private or purely public cloud infrastructure, a range of startups has emerged to meet unique hybrid-cloud needs for management, storage and virtualization. Here are 10 hot hybrid cloud startups to keep an eye on.

    18 Sept. 18 20:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

    VMware's Project Dimension (edge computing), Project Magna (artificial intelligence) and Project Concord (enterprise blockchain) were all previewed at VMworld

    31 Aug. 18 07:39 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • VMware on AWS comes to Australia

    VMware has made its cloud based Software Defined Data Centre available on the AWS Sydney region, a year almost to the day since its launch in the US and almost two years after VMware and AWS announced plans to jointly develop the service.

    27 Aug. 18 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google, Cisco amp-up enterprise cloud integration

    Cisco and Google last October teamed up to develop a Kubernetes, hybrid cloud offering. Kubernetes, originally designed by Google, is an open-source-based system for developing and orchestrating containerized applications.

    31 July 18 20:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Happy Amazon Crash Day

    On one of the biggest shopping days of the year for the company’s web site crapped out intermittently for hours yesterday.

    18 July 18 02:03 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What's the future of server virtualization?

    Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

    11 July 18 21:12 Written by Neal Weinberg
  • Google cloud storage gets a boost with managed NAS service

    Google is adding to its cloud storage options with the debut of a network attached storage (NAS) service called Google Cloud Filestore. Also, Los Angeles is the newest site for Google Cloud Platform in the U.S.

    29 June 18 20:00 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • VMware Cloud Foundation coming to Amazon’s Sydney region

    VMware will have VMware Cloud Foundation, the bundle of its three key software products for virtualisation — vSphere, vSAN and NSX — available in AWS’s Sydney region from Q3 of 2018.

    12 April 18 10:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Can off-the-shelf network storage do the job I need?

    ​It’s a big question: Is it better to buy off-the-shelf network storage, or build your own?

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