Virtual Instruments 2018 Predictions: Applications Take Center Stage In IT - Virtualization Information - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:41
If 2017 has shown us one thing in the enterprise technology space, it's that "one size fits all" doesn't exist anymore. There is a movement in IT towards more collaborative, cross-functional teams and less specialization overall. Enterprises are demanding an open ecosystem, and vendors will need to fill that demand or risk getting left in the dust. The following predictions illustrate a shift in thinking across IT channels, and a focus on application-centricity as the new approach to infrastructure performance assurance. ...(read more)

Puppet 2018 Predictions: Trends That Will Shape DevOps in 2018 - Virtualization Information - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:32
The latest Puppet State of DevOps Report helps separate hype and myth from what meaningfully affects your business. With the new year right around the corner, here are some things worth pondering in 2018....(read more)

Cohesive Networks 2018 Predictions: Blockchain will be to Cryptography what TCP/IP was to Ethernet - Virtualization Information - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:21
Blockchain is the thing that takes cryptography from being something that is specialized and on the edge - and puts it everywhere and in everything. ...(read more)

Scale Computing delivers hyperconverged solution to South Africa market with Axiz partnership - Virtualization Information - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:14
Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, today announced a partnership with leading South African IT infrastructure and software distributor Axiz. The distributor will be reselling the Scale HC3 platform, combined with Lenovo servers, to create a simple to use and easy to deploy hyperconverged solution for the midmarket. Through this new relationship, Axiz will become part of the Scale Partner Community which provides enablement, tools and a range of incentives, alongside the opportunity to work closely with the Scale team on joint marketing activities. ...(read more)

SAP 2018 Predictions: Focused, Automated and Adopted - The Year Ahead in Analytics - Virtualization Information - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:12
2017 was a big year for predictive analytics, and we expect continued momentum in 2018. According to IDC, global revenues for big data and business analytics will grow to more than $203 billion in 2020 - up from $122 billion in 2015. Supported by growth in advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning automation - slated to triple in three years, according to McKinsey - analytics solutions continue to advance with organizational demands. ...(read more)

McAfee Completes Skyhigh Networks Acquisition, Establishing the Company as a Device-to-Cloud Cybersecurity Leader - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:33
McAfee today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. With the close of this deal, Skyhigh Networks becomes part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit....(read more)

ArcBlock, the World's First Blockchain Ecosystem for Decentralized Applications, is Building the Foundation for Blockchain 3.0 - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:37
Robert Mao, former researcher with Microsoft Research, serial entrepreneur, and technology innovator, together with Flavien Charlon, the creator of Colored Coins, Open Assets Protocol, and Openchain, today announced the launch of ArcBlock, the world's first blockchain ecosystem for building and deploying decentralized applications. ArcBlock is aiming to seamlessly connect between the existing system and services, and blockchain networks, throughout dynamic industries....(read more)

eG Innovations Offers Industry-First, Native Performance Monitoring for Cloud-Driven Citrix Desktop and Application Virtualization - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:36
eG Innovations, a leading IT performance management software provider, today announced general availability of its latest product, eG Enterprise 6.3, that breaks important new ground for Citrix-driven organizations. eG Enterprise 6.3 offers the industry's first full-featured performance monitoring capability for Citrix virtualized desktops and applications managed by a cloud service....(read more)

Zayo Debuts SD-WAN Offering - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:35
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. today announced the launch of its software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution. Zayo's SD-WAN is an integrated extension of Zayo's fiber-based IP/MPLS backbone offerings that makes enterprises' networks easier to manage, improves performance and enhances reliability and failover options....(read more)

Digital Transformation: Experts Identify What's to Come in 2018 for the Merging of IT and Business Departments - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:04
As the wave of digital transformation continues to wash over companies of all sizes in all sectors, they are turning to software and IT to lead the charge. This in turn gives IT a much bigger seat at the table as this department advises the wider business teams on next steps and moves to make. 2018 will see IT take on this advisory role more fully and embrace the insight that IT leaders can bring to changes and challenges within the business. Industry experts from the likes of Sinequa, Plutora and Zerto look at what's to come in 2018 for the merging of IT and business departments. ...(read more)

VMblog's Expert Interviews: NetApp Explains the Future of Data Thrivers and Data Survivors in 2018 - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:01
We talked with Mark Bregman, senior vice president and CTO at NetApp to discuss the differences between Data Thrivers and Data Survivors, and how the gap between these two will widen in 2018. ...(read more)

Strong Demand for Omada GDPR SaaS Solution Running on Microsoft's Cloud - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:46
Organizations have realized that they need an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant access governance solution to address vital challenges. They also know they need a solution in place by May 25 2018. Consequently, Omada experiences a strong uptake of its unique governance solution as-a service, which addresses precisely these issues....(read more)

LayerStack Launched the Fourth Datacenter in Japan to Enhance the APAC Cloud Coverage - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:43
LayerStack, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced an expansion in Japan with the launching of its fourth datacenter in Tokyo. The company, which offers multi-region data center selections with premium global network, has invested huge amount of resources in cloud infrastructure and platform for further cloud developments and enhancing customer experience. Its technologies have enabled great variety of business globally, from start-ups to multinational companies....(read more)

Red Hat 2018 Predictions: Visionaries on Virtualization, Containers, Cloud, IoT, Security, AI and More - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:04
In 2018, expect to see the market for virtualization solutions disrupted, as customers will be less willing to pay a premium for virtualization and expect it as part of the infrastructure they currently run or are planning to run....(read more)

Cortado 2018 Predictions: Goodbye Windows License Key… Hello Microsoft 365 - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:44
The Microsoft Windows license key has resigned! With a tight, powerful grip on the desktop operating system market for the past 31 years, the windows license key is ensuring a smooth transition of power to the next generation. The next generation has a powerful name: Microsoft 365. That's right: All Microsoft, all the time. ...(read more)

PolicyPak Software 2018 Predictions: MDM and VDI Builds Steam - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:36
The concept of Unified Endpoint Management-managing Windows with the same tools used for mobile devices continues to be a hot topic. Windows has evolved to the point where it can be managed as a mobile device, however traditional management is so entrenched in IT that challenges are still an issue. Mobile Device Management (MDM) will continue to be standard for mobile devices, but not yet overcoming fat systems like Group Policy, SCCM or other deep management solutions (with inventory capabilities, and so on). ...(read more)

StorMagic 2018 Predictions: The Future of Storage is at the Edge - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:27
You may have heard of ‘edge computing,' but odds are you'll be hearing a lot more about it in 2018. A simple definition for the edge is, if an application is not in the datacenter or the cloud - then it must be at the edge. The rise in edge computing workloads is happening because it's much more efficient to perform data collection, analysis and storage near the source of the data. And because more data is being collected and processed outside the datacenter (nearly 50x more than inside the datacenter), edge computing, and more specifically, edge storage, is something you're going to want to keep an eye on. ...(read more)

Barracuda 2018 Predictions: Rising Malware, Enterprise Phishing and Increased Domain Spoofing - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:18
We are seeing a rapid increase in the volume of mass ransomware threats, and this trend will continue over the next 12-24 months. The growing availability of crypto-currencies provides the attacker with the possibility to remain anonymous while conducting mass attacks....(read more)

Quest Software 2018 Predictions: The Fate of Data Protection - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:11
From high-profile security breaches to leakage and loss, 2017 was a rough year for keeping data secure and continuously available -- two critical requirements of today's enterprise. One thing is for certain as the year comes to a close - the need for data protection services continues unwaveringly and, if anything, has become more apparent. Let's take a look at some predictions around what will shake up (or not) the data protection industry as we head into 2018. ...(read more)

DataCore Software-Defined Storage Receives Numerous Industry Honors - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:09
DataCore announced that its SANsymphony software-defined storage platform has received a number of notable industry awards including the Virtualization and Cloud Review Editor's Choice Award. This marks DataCore's third consecutive editor's choice award from the publication. SANsymphony software-defined storage was also recently awarded the Storage Project of the Year at the 2017 SVC Awards in honor of its five year install at Grundon Recycling, the UK's largest recycling company. ...(read more)