AWS gets richer with VMware partnership | TechCrunch

VMware signed deals with Microsoft, Google and IBM earlier this year as it has shifted firmly to a hybrid cloud strategy, but it was the deal it signed with AWS this week that has had everybody…

in spite of those strategic deals with other larger IT vendors, VMware has struggled with the cloud market. It boasts almost 100 percent penetration inside the data center.

Source: AWS gets richer with VMware partnership | TechCrunch

Red Hat Virtualization 4 is Now Generally Available

Red Hat Virtualization 4 is Now Generally Available

Despite the container tidal wave (i.e,OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes/Mesosphere/Swarm/Joyent/CoreOS/Atomic/CoreOS et al.) virtualization technology still remains very relevant.

Red Hat now has “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Red Hat, announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4 (formerly known as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization). This release follows Red Hat’s recent “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, whereby Gartner validated our strategy of being a strong alternative enterprise virtualization platform. Additionally, this version is monumental because it is our 10th product release and it is packed with key enterprise features that enable our customers to achieve infrastructure modernization, enhanced management, automation, and advanced networking functionality. Moreover, numerous bugs and fixes were made to support the stability and scalability of the product. This release marks a chasm shift whereby we have stopped chasing competitors and are instead focused on developing innovative features that our customers demand.

Apple Goes all in on Google Cloud

Apple Goes all in on Google Cloud

Bad new for Amazon Web Services, Apple agreeing to spend $400 million to $600 million at Google Cloud, according to CRN, citing sources.

Spotify is also switching its infrastructure over to Google Cloud.

Apple’s AAPL, -0.16%  move is a sign that Google GOOGL, +0.15%  is making progress in the roughly $26 billion cloud computing market, in which corporate customers rent access to tech giants’ computers to store and process data.

find out more at https://cloud.google.com/ 

Fed-Up VMware Customers Are Switching To Azure

Fed-Up VMware Customers Are Switching To Azure

Microsoft and its channel partners are looking to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding VMware’s public cloud strategy by targeting its customers with an Azure-centric sales pitch.

VMware’s vCloud Air public cloud, despite being pitched as a “safe landing place” for VMware’s private cloud customers, has struggled to gain share in a market dominated by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

The original version of ASR required VMware customers to deploy their own infrastructure VMs in Azure to handle the VM replication, but Microsoft’s updated version replicates data directly to Azure, making it easier and cheaper to use.

Microsoft’s comprehensive Availability on Demand (AoD) solution ASR goes live

Microsoft’s comprehensive Availability on Demand (AoD) solution ASR goes live

Migration capabilities are available for a range of workloads including Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server:

  • Move applications with near-zero downtime: Move a single application or an entire datacenter to the cloud with minimal impact to production users
  • No-impact migration testing: Replicate production workloads into Azure, execute tests to ensure readiness, then onboard users into the cloud for no-impact migration
  • Replicate data once, for migration or recovery: With ASR and AoD, you replicate application data only once, and can then use that data to perform disaster recovery, migrate workloads, or create DevTest environments in Azure

Azure Site Recovery GA: Move VMware, AWS, Hyper-V and Physical Servers to Azure | Microsoft Azure Blog.