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VMware CEO highlights tech upgrades, skims over looming Broadcom buy

Product news includes VMware vSphere 8, new Aria multi-cloud management tools, and a SaaS delivery model for networking and security software NSX.

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VMware, IBM expand joint options for hybrid cloud

VMware support for IBM's Cloud Satellite means consistent infrastructure and security across IBM's public cloud and its on-prem cloud services.

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Verge.io adds GPU virtualization to its HCI software

Verge-OS virtualization software can now pool and apportion GPU capacity to help create virtual data centers.

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What are virtual routers and how can they lead to virtual data centers?

With routing software deployed on off-the-shelf hardware, enterprises can reap the benefits of virtual routing that can extend to data centers and promote savings.

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What is a virtual machine, and why are they so useful?

Many of today’s IT innovations have their roots in VMs and their separation of software from hardware.

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Data archiving: It doesn’t have to be on tape

Long-term data storage can be done in the cloud, on disk drives, and optical disks, but each has some drawbacks.

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Broadcom targets enterprise infrastructure with $61B VMware acquisition

The chipmaker’s acquisition of VMware is the latest in a lengthy string of high-ticket deals, as Broadcom moves to focus on its software portfolio.

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The rumored Broadcom purchase of VMware could raise enterprise concerns

If chipmaker Broadcom should buy software vendor VMware this week as rumored, enterprise customers should watch for tangible results as many experts are a little concerned about the technology that might or might not emerge from such ...

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Cisco warns of critical vulnerability in virtualized network software

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Cisco's Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS), the worst of which could let an attacker escape from the guest virtual machine (VM) to the host machine.

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What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a single system. Enterprises can choose an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence...

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Back to basics: Make sure VMs don’t exceed host capacity

Adding new virtual servers is a good time to audit host memory and compute to ensure each virtual machine gets enough of each.

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Startup gives IT control of GPU pools to maximize their use

Run.AI is launching software that orchestrates shared use of organizations' GPU resources rather than dedicating entire processors to specific AI workloads.

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The Dell/VMware relationship remains strong despite split

If ever you needed a sign Dell and VMware are parting on good terms, they just gave it.

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Nutanix offers virtual private cloud HCI, multicloud workload management

Nutanix’s AOS 6 enables enterprises to build virtual private clouds, while Era update eases data-management software for hybrid and multicloud environments.

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How to add virtual-machine drive space in Microsoft Server Hyper-V

Adding more disk space to virtual machines is important to keep systems running properly and can be accomplished using Microsoft Server Hyper-V with either Hyper-V Manager or Failover Cluster Manager.

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Getting more than expected from a virtual-server training exercise

Sometimes it’s enough to fix an IT problem without discovering the root cause.

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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2021

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 vendors of network gear the biggest power players within the enterprise.

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Sunlight aims at more efficient virtualization

Sunlight claims its software streamlines virtual environments, cutting the need for server hardware by two thirds and promising similar power savings.

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