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Monday, May 27th, 2019


SiS Thailand banks on Brocade cloud-ready network

Driven by the need to establish a cloud-ready infrastructure, SiS Distribution (Thailand) PCL has deployed Brocade switches and fabric technology to underpin its data center network.

Silver Peak integrates WAN optimization into hypervisors

WAN optimization vendor Silver Peak announced today that it has integrated its virtual open architecture product directly into VMware vSphere, allowing IT staff who aren't directly involved with the network layer to interact with it via the hypervisor console.

The company will demonstrate the new Agility plug-in feature on Monday at VMworld, and plans a retail release sometime before the end of the year -- after final integration work is complete on VMware's end.

SingTel wins S'pore G-Cloud contract with VMware support

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has awarded its G-Cloud five-year tender to deploy a private cloud computing infrastructure on a whole-of-government basis to SingTel. The winning proposal leverages end-to-end virtualization solutions that are built on VMware vSphere.

Sanofi consolidates 26 data centers to 3, migrates 4,000 apps

In just six months, Sanofi built an IT infrastructure consisting of three data centers that are interconnected and operate as a global private cloud. The global pharmaceutical company leverages VMware vSphere and EMC unified storage.

Fired IT staff wreaks havoc

Logging in from a Smyrna, Georgia, McDonald's restaurant, a former employee of a U.S. pharmaceutical company was able to wipe out most of the company's computer infrastructure earlier this year.

Jason Cornish, 37, formerly an IT staffer at the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese drug-maker Shionogi, pleaded guilty Tuesday to computer intrusion charges in connection with the attack on Feb. 3, 2011. He wiped out 15 VMware host systems that were running e-mail, order tracking, financial and other services for the Florham Park, New Jersey, company.

VMware hypervisor still king for enterprise-class workloads, Burton Group says

VMware is still the only virtualization vendor whose hypervisor meets every enterprise requirement, but rivals Citrix, Microsoft and Virtual Iron are closing in on that goal, according to research by the Burton Group.

VMware, long the market share leader in x86 virtualization, offers 100% of the features required to run enterprise-class, production workloads with the vSphere hypervisor.

Seamlessly move applications and services into the cloud

We walk to Lee Poh Wah, Regional Consulting Manager at VMware Asia South to find out how a deployment of their new vSphere can help businesses make the transition into the cloud.

Does VMware vSphere solve IT's worries about Cloud?

For all the hype about cloud computing in the enterprise-hype that Gartner believes is now nearing its peak-IT professionals continue to tell cloud-related vendors that the cloud will not be practical until several serious concerns are addressed.

VMware's version of flexibility lacks Microsoft Hyper-V

VMware promises new levels of flexibility in the data center with vSphere, its cloud operating system, but is still promoting vendor lock-in by refusing to support competing virtualization products.