vmware inc-class a (VMW) Key Developments
VMware Announces Instant and Comprehensive Support for IOS(R) 8
Sep 17 14
VMware announced instant and comprehensive support for iOS(R) 8. With its latest mobile operating system, Apple(R) introduced new security and management capabilities that organizations could implement using AirWatch. Available through the AirWatch platform in 17 languages the moment Apple released the update publicly, the new management capabilities in iOS 8 create a more streamlined balance between enabling users and securing corporate information. Leveraging the new capabilities in iOS 8, the AirWatch platform enables organizations with: Security: always-on VPN to automatically connect users to the company VPN for access to corporate resources; single sign on certificate support that enables users to easily switch between enterprise applications; per message S/MIME to allow users to sign individual messages for more granular email encryption; Management: Administrative capabilities to prevent users from editing restrictions in the settings menu on the device; new device queries, such as last iCloud backup, to give administrators additional oversight; enhanced settings and enrollment information to increase device management transparency for users Content; document provider APIs to make it easy for developers to create seamless access to corporate documents; download restrictions to prevent users from opening content on enterprise domains in third-party applications; automatic distribution of iBooks, ePub, and PDF documents pushed through AirWatch to user devices. AirWatch provides organizations with instant support for iOS 8 capabilities in real time across all global production cloud environments in the 14 AirWatch data centers globally. Software is available now for on-premises customers to download.
VMware Announces General Availability of New Solutions for Building, Managing and Protecting Software-Defined Data Centers
Sep 15 14
VMware, Inc. announced the general availability of VMware NSX(TM) 6.1, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager(TM) 5.8, VMware vCloud(R) Suite(R) 5.8, VMware vRealize(TM) Operations Insight(TM), VMware vRealize(TM) Suite 6, and VMware vSphere(R) Data Protection(TM) Advanced 5.8 to help organizations build, manage and protect their software-defined data center environments. Additionally, VMware is announcing the availability of VMware vSphere(R) Remote Office Branch(TM) Office. Featuring the industry's most complete product portfolio for implementing and operating a software-defined data center, VMware has advanced the capabilities of: VMware NSX 6.1 helps improve the security, scalability and performance of the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud. The new release includes several additions such as further advancement of network micro-segmentation capabilities, scale-out NSX Edge(TM) (equal cost multi-path routing), enhancements to VMware vCloud(R) Automation Center(TM) 6.1 integration, and improved hybrid cloud connectivity. With VMware NSX, customers can enable use cases for self-service IT and also have an economically and operationally feasible way to deploy network micro-segmentation to transform data center security architecture.
EMC Reportedly Plans To Sell VMware
Sep 11 14
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is planning to sell its stake in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), according to a well-placed source familiar with the situation. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is a possible VMware buyer, one source said. But no category competitor will likely be interested in it, the source added. An EMC spokesman declined to comment.
Capgemini and VMware Join Forces over Enterprise Mobility
Sep 10 14
Capgemini has linked up with VMware to deliver an enterprise mobility management service. VMware will underpin the service with its AirWatch mobile device management platform, while Capgemini will provide its mobility consulting, app development and integration products. AirWatch will provide workers with a central console from which they can access all content and applications on any device. The bundled services will be offered on monthly subscriptions or multi-year contracts. The co-operation between Capgemini and VMware is an extension of their existing global agreement to work together in the enterprise cloud space.
VMware, Inc. Launches VMware NSX 6.1
Sep 9 14
VMware, Inc. announced the launch of VMware NSX 6.1. VMware NSX adoption is accelerating, driven by the platform's ability to drive application provisioning times down from months to minutes, and to address fundamental issues with data center security architecture. VMware NSX delivers security that is built directly into the data center infrastructure, and allows customers to insert advanced partner services to improve threat protection, reduce risk and help customers address their compliance requirements in the software-defined data center. VMware NSX is not only changing the networking paradigm, but is advancing data center security in a way that was previously neither economically nor operationally feasible. VMware NSX is now available through VMware's reseller channel, and VMware expects to have more than 100 trained partners selling NSX by the end of 2014. 14 ecosystem partners will have generally available products that are interoperable with VMware NSX by the end of third quarter 2014. VMware now offers a full schedule of classes for the comprehensive 'VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage' training course to help networking and IT systems professionals in their career evolution. VMware NSX offers several advantages over traditional network security approaches-automated provisioning, automated move/add/change for workloads, distributed policy enforcement at every virtual interface and in-kernel, scale-out firewalling distributed to every hypervisor and baked into the platform. The latest release of VMware NSX, which is generally available today, adds key new capabilities to deliver improved data center security, scalability and performance, including: advanced network micro-segmentation capabilities; hybrid cloud connectivity; equal cost multi-path (ECMP) routing; and vCloud Automation Center 6.1 Integration. Advanced Network Micro-Segmentation Capabilities further improves micro-segmentation capabilities with an improved provisioning, troubleshooting and monitoring experience with NSX Distributed and Edge Firewalls. VMware NSX further simplifies the experience of provisioning traffic redirection to NSX security. L2 VPN services enable enterprises to migrate workloads, do data center consolidation or create stretched application tiers across multiple data centers. Service providers can more easily offer tenant on-boarding and cloud bursting services where tenant application networks are preserved across data centers without the need for NSX on customer premise. ECMP on NSX Edges addresses the NorthSouth bandwidth requirements of large production cloud networks. VMware NSX allows the creation of a highly available and distributed NSX Edge cluster, provides a highbandwidth uplink connection to the physical network and provides active-active redundancy at the network virtualization edge; all in software. vCloud Automation Center 6.1 Integration optimizes VMware NSX for resource utilization and scale by connecting dynamically created applications to a pre-created VMware NSX logical distributed router; allows for application isolation by default and enable consumption of pre-approved security policies; and provides security automation workflows that can be integrated with compute automation. VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the level of certification offered by VMware. The VCDX certification allows an individual to highlight his or her enterprise-class skills in VMware Solution design and implementation. At VMworld, VMware announced the first 38 recipients of the newly minted VCDX-NV certification. A VCDX-Network Virtualization (VCDX-NV) certification requires enterprise-class networking and network virtualization skills with a focus on VMware NSX.