virtualization

Years in the making: Carbon Black is the capstone for VMware’s security business strategy

(This article has been updated with an extended review of Carbon Black to reflect Tom Barsi’s selection as theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.) Don’t look now, but VMware Inc. has built a significant cybersecurity practice. The August acquisition of Carbon Black Inc. for $2.1 billion represented a major step forward for the network virtualization vendor’s …

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Project Pacific mashes vSphere and Kubernbetes for happier DevOps

What is the fate of VMware Inc. virtual machines? Some tout containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications) as their obvious successor — at least in modern cloud environments. But in real companies with a variety of applications, and Developer Operations (DevOps) teams, there may still be a place for both. “This whole VM-versus-container …

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Counting on Kubernetes, Diamanti wants to future-proof legacy technologies

Ahead of VMworld 2019, the enterprise technology industry is at the crux of a multicloud conundrum. With the rise of containerized applications and microservices, the distinctions amongst major cloud providers are getting dimmer by the day. Yet on-premises computing remains a crucial component for the enterprise, even when those businesses seek the economic and operational …

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Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of twenty core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has worked its way into our lives. From Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri, AI is always growing — so keeping a closer eye on future developments, amazing opportunities, …

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Why Can’t We Build the Telco Network Like the Clouds?

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger suggests that with the advent of 5G the telco network should be built like the clouds. “Why can’t we build the telco network like the clouds have been built for with scalability, flexibility, efficiency, and agility?” says Gelsinger. “That’s really the idea of the telco cloud. As people go to what’s …

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Virtualization: It’s Now a Reality

Pexels / Pixabay Teegan Lexcen’s doctors were at a loss. Born in August 2015 with only one lung and half a damaged heart, the Minnesota infant’s condition seemed undeniably fatal. Then a $20 product saved Teegan’s life. A staff member at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami suggested Google Cardboard, a virtual reality device, to boost …

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