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Primeur weekly 2011-09-05

Exascale supercomputing

Intel forms new subsidiary focused on HPC: Intel Federal LLC ...

The Cloud

VMware and Cisco collaborate on Cloud innovation ...

Dell launches its first public Cloud offering; Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service ...

Harris Corporation and VMware to deliver trusted enterprise Cloud to federal and commercial customers ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality ...

Symantec and VMware announce strategic partnership to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service solutions ...

New VMware vCloud offerings accelerate journey to the enterprise hybrid Cloud ...

VMware introduces new platform for enterprise Database as a Service ...

HP speeds and simplifies virtual infrastructure deployments ...

Cisco to provide Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-based Unified Communications Service ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2011, 25-27 October 2011 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France ...

Kolkata institute inks accord with CERN ...

The quantum tunneling effect leads electron transport in porphyrins ...

Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet ...

USFlash

IBM expands power licensing as leading developers eye new applications ...

IBM and Jeopardy! relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM challenge ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers ...

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy ...

NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre ...

Berkeley scientists discover an 'instant cosmic classic' supernova ...

IEEE Xplore digital library reaches three million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark ...

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality

29 Aug 2011 Sunnyvale - Cloud computing has quickly surfaced as an important IT initiative as more organisations evaluate alternatives to help manage the pace and growth of their business. To help accelerate customers' transition to the Cloud, at VMworld 2011, NetApp and VMware introduced VMware Cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp, a new joint solution that enables organisations to evolve to a secure Cloud computing model at their own pace, gaining greater flexibility and efficiency without needing to rip and replace their existing infrastructure.

The solution is documented in a best practices guide and helps customers evolve from a virtualized environment to a secure private, hybrid or public Cloud infrastructure using proven, integrated technologies that automate and centrally manage Cloud environments, resulting in increased productivity and optimized service levels.

VMware Cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp simplifies the transition to a standardized, automated service-delivery model that scales with the business, allowing service providers, government agencies and universities, and enterprises to invest resources back into the business so they manage for the future and drive innovation throughout the organisation.

The solution helps customers evolve to the next stage of the virtualization journey by creating a secure Cloud infrastructure using proven, integrated technologies that automate and centrally manage Cloud environments, resulting in increased productivity and optimized service levels.

The Cloud infrastructure solution combines NetApp's flexible and efficient Unified Storage Architecture and comprehensive set of storage and data management capabilities built on Data ONTAP with VMware's recently enhanced Cloud infrastructure suite to deliver seamless integration of Cloud management, provisioning, and backup and recovery capabilities based on existing virtualized shared IT infrastructures.

This powerful combination enables organisations to transition to the Cloud at their own pace, without the need to rip and replace their existing infrastructure. Core features include:

  • Integrated data protection with VMware vCloud Director enables customizable back-up and recovery of tenant data within minutes.
  • Intelligent policy-based provisioning of storage and infrastructure resources to meet stringent service-level agreements.
  • Secure isolation and control of multiple tenants (applications, organisations, clients, users and business units) on a flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure.
  • NetApp and VMware have a globally staffed, 24x7 direct contact path between the VMware and NetApp support organisations and leverage a Unified Support Lab where support engineers can reproduce customer environments, diagnose issues, and rapidly resolve customer cases. As customers continue to deploy Cloud infrastructure environments, they want to be certain that their technology partners will continue to provide rapid and efficient support. The co-operative support process enables customer problems to be worked to completion in a seamless manner, with technical support engineers communicating directly with each other to resolve issues efficiently.

Daniel Morgenstern, manager, Windows and Virtualization, Franklin University IT, stated: "Franklin University is committed to providing our students with the educational resources and tools they need to succeed, and our IT infrastructure is a critical foundation to ensuring that happens. With VMware Cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp, we were able to move to a secure private Cloud that offers unprecedented flexibility to expand in any direction, fluidly move resources, and quickly provision services. As a result, we've been able to optimize our resources and focus on delivering the best education to our students."

Paul Giobbi, president, Zumasys, stated: "Zumasys is focused on increasing the availability and affordability of Cloud computing solutions for our customers. Using the Cloud infrastructure and management solution based on VMware and NetApp, our customers can dynamically scale their applications and automatically self-provision server and storage resources. Customers can choose to keep some applications onsite, some in a public Cloud, and some on the Zumasys platform with portability between locations. With this solution, we can provide a more flexible and affordable path to the Cloud for our customers."

Chris Cummings, vice president of Products and Solutions Marketing, NetApp, stated: "As enterprises look for ways to accelerate their businesses, they recognize that the decisions they make now affect not only how they compete today but also how prepared they are for the future. For many, there's substantial upside to evolving from a virtualized environment to a cloud architecture. NetApp and VMware are delivering a secure, integrated solution that allows customers to build on their virtualized environments without having to rip and replace their current IT infrastructures. This saves invaluable time, money, and productivity that they can reinvest back in the business."

Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware, stated: "VMware and NetApp have built a strong relationship to deliver innovative solutions that help customers derive value from existing IT investments while preparing for the data centre of the future. With this new solution, we're taking another step forward in helping joint customers virtualize more of the IT environment - including their most demanding business-critical applications - to continue building the foundation for Cloud computing."

The VMware and NetApp products that make up the VMware Cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp solution are currently available and can be purchased directly from NetApp and VMware, or through the companies' worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators.
Source: VMware

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Primeur weekly 2011-09-05

Exascale supercomputing

Intel forms new subsidiary focused on HPC: Intel Federal LLC ...

The Cloud

VMware and Cisco collaborate on Cloud innovation ...

Dell launches its first public Cloud offering; Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service ...

Harris Corporation and VMware to deliver trusted enterprise Cloud to federal and commercial customers ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality ...

Symantec and VMware announce strategic partnership to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service solutions ...

New VMware vCloud offerings accelerate journey to the enterprise hybrid Cloud ...

VMware introduces new platform for enterprise Database as a Service ...

HP speeds and simplifies virtual infrastructure deployments ...

Cisco to provide Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-based Unified Communications Service ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2011, 25-27 October 2011 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France ...

Kolkata institute inks accord with CERN ...

The quantum tunneling effect leads electron transport in porphyrins ...

Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet ...

USFlash

IBM expands power licensing as leading developers eye new applications ...

IBM and Jeopardy! relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM challenge ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers ...

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy ...

NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre ...

Berkeley scientists discover an 'instant cosmic classic' supernova ...

IEEE Xplore digital library reaches three million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark ...

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture ...