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Primeur weekly 2015-03-23

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University of Kent team to work on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack ...

From Cloud federation to general federation management ...

The Cloud

EGI.eu is looking for an Operations Officer ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware Virtual SAN 6 ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany ...

HP helps TNT future-proof business through IT transformation ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 keynotes focus on latest innovation and future challenges ...

Allinea releases CUDA 7 debugging support and extends performance tools to CUDA ...

Allinea delivers OpenPOWER debugging ...

PRACE completes first phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved ...

USFlash

SDSC researchers win NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award ...

Researchers rethink how our feathered friends evolved ...

SDSC/UCSD study uncovers mechanisms of cancer-causing mutations ...

Supermicro debuts new NVIDIA Tesla GPU SuperServers optimized for extreme parallel computing ...

HP brings scalable, high-performance storage solutions within reach of more midsized businesses ...

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers ...

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing ...

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels ...

NVIDIA unveils Digits DevBox supercomputer aimed at researchers ...

Brookhaven presents Big Data pilot projects at Supercomputing Conference ...

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling ...

Use of reclaimed water fuels decrease at Los Alamos ...

HP helps small businesses gain a competitive edge with new compute platforms ...

Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected ways ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany

16 Mar 2015 Munich - VMware Inc., a global expert in virtualization and Cloud infrastructure, has expanded VMware vCloud Air in Europe with the general availability of service in Frankfurt, Germany. Complementing VMware's UK location and the vCloud Air Network of service providers, the new VMware-operated German data centre provides customers with a Central European location that helps to address German and EU compliance and data protection regulations, while enabling them to take advantage of VMware's enterprise-class Cloud.

"The continued expansion of VMware vCloud Air in Central Europe marks another major milestone in the global build out of our hybrid Cloud service, bringing benefits to our customers through fast and easy access to the public Cloud while reducing operating costs and providing compliance with local data protection regulations", stated Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. "VMware's new Frankfurt service location enables IT teams, developers and lines of business to take full advantage of an enterprise-class public Cloud service that is local and fully compliant with local data protection regulations."

"We know that when it comes to the Cloud, trust remains the ultimate human currency", stated Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP SE. "I congratulate VMware on the expansion of vCloud Air in Europe and I'm pleased that SAP is a proud partner and user of VMware solutions. VMware's commitment to the German marketplace creates a compelling opportunity for customers to leverage hybrid Cloud services in support of a business growth agenda."

A recent IDC study commissioned by VMware revealed that a majority of IT decision makers in Germany (67 percent) describe their organisation's current or planned Cloud strategy as hybrid.

VMware vCloud Air can integrate seamlessly with a company's current IT infrastructure, giving the ease and flexibility to extend applications into the public Cloud as and when additional capacity is needed. The resulting hybrid Cloud is compatible with existing enterprise applications, and also makes it easy to build new Cloud-native applications, delivering businesses greater agility and efficiency in a more secure, reliable and compliant manner. IT departments can view, manage and operate this "best of both worlds" Cloud environment in a unified way using the VMware vSphere platform they already know and trust.

The same study also revealed that 65 percent of the IT decision makers in Germany consider a hybrid Cloud environment as critical in helping their organisation achieve its business goals and compete effectively in 2020.

The new VMware vCloud Air location in Frankfurt can enable customers to store their data at a location that addresses German and EU compliance and data protection standards. In addition, the general availability of vCloud Air in Germany further demonstrates VMware's commitment to support customers through the global expansion of its enterprise-class public Cloud service.

With vCloud Air, channel and service provider partners play a key role integrating private data centres and public Clouds and delivering hybrid solutions to customers. VMware vCloud Air was designed specifically with the channel community in mind. VMware distributors, solution providers and OEM partners sell vCloud Air the same way as any other VMware product.

"We have observed an increasing demand for a flexible and secure hybrid cloud platform among German and European customers - with the requirement that their data is hosted in Germany", stated Michael Fluegge, Director, Datacenter Sales at Computacenter. "The location of the cloud provider is one of the key criteria when selecting a suitable Cloud provider. As a longstanding VMware partner, Computacenter is very excited about the new vCloud Air service location in Germany as we are now able to meet the requirements of our customers by providing them with a public cloud service from a leading global provider while considering local regulations for data protection, data security and data sovereignty."

VMware plans to make additional Cloud services available from this location in 2015, including an initial set Google Cloud Platform services as announced earlier this year.
Source: VMware

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Primeur weekly 2015-03-23

Special

University of Kent team to work on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack ...

From Cloud federation to general federation management ...

The Cloud

EGI.eu is looking for an Operations Officer ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware Virtual SAN 6 ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany ...

HP helps TNT future-proof business through IT transformation ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 keynotes focus on latest innovation and future challenges ...

Allinea releases CUDA 7 debugging support and extends performance tools to CUDA ...

Allinea delivers OpenPOWER debugging ...

PRACE completes first phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved ...

USFlash

SDSC researchers win NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award ...

Researchers rethink how our feathered friends evolved ...

SDSC/UCSD study uncovers mechanisms of cancer-causing mutations ...

Supermicro debuts new NVIDIA Tesla GPU SuperServers optimized for extreme parallel computing ...

HP brings scalable, high-performance storage solutions within reach of more midsized businesses ...

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers ...

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing ...

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels ...

NVIDIA unveils Digits DevBox supercomputer aimed at researchers ...

Brookhaven presents Big Data pilot projects at Supercomputing Conference ...

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling ...

Use of reclaimed water fuels decrease at Los Alamos ...

HP helps small businesses gain a competitive edge with new compute platforms ...

Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected ways ...