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VMware SaaS Chief: VDI Ain’t Easy

This week at VMworld 2012, VMware had a message: VDI is back and more relevant than ever. VMware CTO of SaaS and Application Services Javier Soltero joined us in TheCUBE to explain why VDI is making a comeback, and why going that route is more challenging than ever. VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, was once […]

Data Protection in Virtualized Environments a Hot Topic at VMworld

Veeam VP of Product Strategy Doug  Hazelman and newly-arrived Actifio VP of Product Marketing Brian Reagan joined Wikibon co-founder David Vellante in TheCUBE at VMworld 2012 to discuss the challenges and their respective approaches to the hurdles of data management and protection in virtualized environments. The conversation started with Reagan, and his description of Actifio’s pitch, which […]

Arista Networks CEO: Networking Is (Still) Sexy

Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO of Arista Networks, took the spotlight in TheCUBE here at VMworld 2012 to explain once again that despite popular perception, software-defined networking isn’t only sexy – it’s the future of applications (full video below). There’s an emerging awareness that as much cloud-based, data-driven applications can build business value, there’s a […]

VMworld: VMware Needs To Bring Sexy Back

I’m here at VMworld 2012 in my hometown of San Francisco, where VMware has been taking great strides to inform its partner and customer ecosystem that the virtualization giant remains as committed as ever to helping enterprises meet the challenges of the mobile, cloud-enabled, BYOD future, thanks to “evolutionary” upgrades to VMware vSphere and VMware […]

EMC Backup Chief: Modern Applications Require Modern BDR

In an appearance in TheCUBE at VMworld 2012, EMC’s President of Backup Recovery Systems William “BJ” Jenkins took the mic to explain how the tech titan is rethinking its approach to backup and recovery in the age of data-intensive applications and bring-your-own device – and offer some hints as to EMC’S acquisition strategy, besides. There […]

Apigee Launches Free Version, API Economy Marches On

API management platform Apigee is entering the next phase of its business life with the launch of a self-service platform that allows anybody to build and manage business value around the new API economy. And speaking of “economy,” Apigee’s new-generation platform is entirely free – to a point. Apigee’s new platform, launched yesterday, is using […]

Three Alternatives to Amazon Glacier

This week, Amazon Web Services rocked the longterm mission-critical data backup market with the launch of Amazon Glacier, an extremely-low-cost, purposely-low-performance, high-durability cloud storage offering that’s gunning for those enterprises that are still using tape for archival purposes. ZDNet’s Jack Clark has an excellent overview of the complete Amazon Glacier value proposition, but it essentially […]

Dell Expands Virtual Desktop Push With Wyse-Powered VMware Zero Clients

Late yesterday afternoon, Dell unveiled a new line of VMware-friendly virtual desktop clients based on technology from its acquisition of Wyse, alongside new reference architectures and SSD-hybrid storage solutions to support them. The new clients – members of the P class family of PCoIP zero (zero meaning “dumb”) clients designed specifically for the VMware View virtual […]

Google’s Dremel: Here Comes A New Challenger To YARN/Hadoop

YARN – the fledgling next-gen MapReduce subproject to the incredibly popular Apache Hadoop big data platform – may already have some competition as Dremel, an analytics platform borne in Google’s labs, picks up steam, reports Wired Enterprise. Hadoop, as it stands today, has some limitations. It requires the usage of MapReduce, leaving other data analysis […]

OpenStack Isn’t Quite Enterprise-Ready, Says HP Cloud Services Performance Test

In a presentation to the OpenStack APAC Conference in Shanghai earlier in August, Qingye Jiang, founder and chief architect of nascent public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider ezCloud, describes the results of his stress tests of the OpenStack-powered HP Cloud Services platform. His conclusion: The OpenStack open source cloud platform still has some ways to go ahead of […]