1. VMworld 2018

    Apstra Says It Offers the 'Next Evolution' in Software-Defined Networking

    “Intent-based networking.” It’s a new way of thinking about networking, according to Apstra, which provides data center networking automation. Michael Wood, CMO & VP of Apstra, discussed the concept with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe in this RoadCast video shot at VMworld 2018. Wood says… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  2. VMworld 2018

    Barefoot Networks and Fully Programmable Switches

    Imagine changing your data center networking on the fly: altering the way the data plane processes packets, or introducing new protocols, for example. Or scaling up your network and introducing new efficiencies. This is the promise that Silicon Valley startup Barefoot Networks wants to fulfill. I… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. VMworld 2018

    Kingston Technology Is More Than Just Desktop RAM

    If you’re like most admins, when you think of Kingston Technology, you think RAM for your desktop or server. But if that’s your thought, then you haven’t taken a close look lately. In this RoadCast video from VMworld 2018, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis talks with Cameron Crandall, se… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. VMworld 2018

    VMware's Software-Defined Vision

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 29, 2018 -- In terms of new product announcements, VMworld 2018 was surprisingly, almost shockingly, quiet. The Day One General Session by CEO Pat Gelsinger had some cool moments, for sure. But there was nothing new announced during the Day Two General Session (which was dominated by… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  5. VMworld 2018

    Notes from VMworld 2018

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 29, 2018 -- It’s been a busy week in Las Vegas – and it’s only Tuesday. Here are one attendee’s scattered thoughts on VMworld 2018. It’s my first show as a member of ActualTech Media. I’ve always covered it as a member of the press, and although I’m not officially… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. VMworld 2018

    VMware’s ‘Project Dimension’ Extends Cloud Infrastructure to the Edge

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 28, 2018 -- VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger made lots of announcements at the Day One General Session, and they got a lot of applause from the audience. I was also intrigued by one that flew much more under the radar, but which could become a big deal in the future. It’s called “Proj… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  7. VMworld 2018

    VMware + Amazon is Now a Two-Way Street

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2018 -- I’ve left the Day 1 General Session at VMworld for the past few years feeling genuinely underwhelmed. But we may have turned a corner. I think I’m more excited about the announcements made at VMworld this year than I have been for the past 3-4 years. My favorite pi… Read More

    By James D. Green
  8. VMworld 2018

    VMware Announces Acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2018 -- As companies move their operations to the cloud, they often find that using a single cloud provider is insufficient for their needs. Different public clouds have different capabilities and features, and do certain things better or worse than their competitors. In addition… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  9. VMworld 2018

    VMware Announces New vSphere Platinum Edition

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 28, 2018 -- VMware has unveiled a new edition of its flagship vSphere product, one that bakes in AppDefense, its data center endpoint security product, resulting in a more secure environment whether on-premises or in a hybrid cloud setting. At VMworld in Las Vegas, the company ann… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. VMworld 2018

    VMworld 2018 Highlights Seven Key 2018 Tech Trends

    The annual virtualization confab will feature many of IT trends for 2018—containers, 5G and edge computing— that are critical for IT managers to consider. It’s been said that IT infrastructure isn’t sexy anymore. Many in the technology industry now regard the application layer as the hotspo… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  11. VMworld 2018

    Apstra to Demonstrate Intent-Based Data Center Network Automation with VMware vSphere Integration at VMworld

    We are, of course, meeting with tons of IT companies at VMworld like we always do. One of the meetings I'm excited about this year is with Apstra. It's been about two years since I've had a good hard look at Apstra. They presented at Networking Field Day 13, for which I had a seat at the table. Si… Read More

    By James D. Green