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Tag: vmware

Cisco ACI: Is It Wham! or Sam Cooke?

An odd little title, I think you will agree, but consider this: Wham! had a hit with “Freedom” and Sam Cooke sang “Chain Gang,” and I think you can now see my thought process. This post is going to investigate not the technical capabilities of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), but rather what its market …

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Good Technology to Acquire BoxTone

With the mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) markets still reeling from VMware’s $1.5B purchase of competitor AirWatch, Good Technology has announced that it is purchasing BoxTone for an undisclosed amount. This is a purchase to turn heads: Good Technology is making a bold statement to the world that it, too, is …

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VMware’s purchase of AirWatch

The announcement by VMware of their intent to acquire Airwatch an Atlanta based company in a $1.5B purchase is a very shrewd move on VMware’s part. This deal compises of $1.175B in Cash and $365M in as stated by the press release “Instalment payments and assumed unvested equity”. Airwatch’s main value proposition was in Mobile …

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VMware Security Advisory:VMSA-2012-0005.2

I have been a little remise, and have not been posting these regularly. so in an attempt to catch up, there is unfortunately a big batch coming today Synopsis: VMware vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager,  vShield, vSphere Client, Workstation, Player, ESXi, and ESX address several security issues Issue date: 2012-03-15 Updated on: 2012-08-30 CVE numbers: …

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Date is locked and loaded for the London VMUG

The next date for the London VMUG (twitter hashtag #LonVMUG) is set for the 12th of May, You can register here http://www.myvmug.org/e/in/eid=13. OK so why should you go.  well for the first instance the networking,  the majority of the who’s who of UK Virtualisation illuminati there. further they are trailing a new format,  this is …

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VMware Security Advisory:- VMSA-2010-0002.3

It is that time again, here is the latest security advisory from VMware. it also seems to add more credence to Wil’s post on the future of VMware Server 2.0 as once again the status is affected,but “not being fixed at this time”

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vEXPERT 2010

Well the wait is finally over and this years awards have been announced, well most of them. there is a second tranche on Monday due to John and the voting team running out of time. I am pleased and very honoured to have been awarded the status for the second year. I would like to …

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VMware finally announces new VCAP cert

After what seems like an age, and with one of the worse kept secrets ever, VMware have finally “officially” announced their new “inbetweener” certifications,  As if by magic these Certs. are titled [Drum roll Please} VMware Certified Advanced Professional – now I bet nobody saw that one coming 😀 As also expected there are two …

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VMworld 2010 – the time to chose is upon us

This year in a change to the normal schedule,  we mere mortals are being allowed a chance to chose some sessions for VMworld.  Can you feel the power of democracy at work.  Now many who follow me on twitter @tom_howarth will  be aware of my position on Cloudworld 2010,  I personally believe that there is …

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VMware Security Advisory – VMSA-2010-0008

Things seem to have been a little quite on the Sec advisory front lately, well to be fair that is a good thing,  however I received this one this morning and as is traditional, here it is in full.

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