Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

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VMware’s vSphere 6.5 virtualization platform fixes many issues we had with vSphere 6.0 and delivers significant improvements in management, security and high availability. There are also first steps toward vSphere-Docker integration.

Upgrading and in some cases installing vSphere 6.0 used to be arduous; the good news is that is no longer the case. Our Lenovo server upgraded with ease. Our HPE Gen8 and Gen9 servers required a different ISO, but installed without drama. An ancient Dell 1950 appears not to be able to upgrade past 6.0, so be sure to so check moldy hardware for compatibility.

The biggest news for day-to-day administrators is the new vCenter Server appliance, a…
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Manx Telecom races ahead with VMware NFV

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Manx Telecom races ahead with VMware NFV

We recently visited Gary Lamb, CEO, and Kevin Paige, CITO of Manx Telecom, the primary provider of a broad array of data centre, hosting, broadband, fixed line and mobile communications services to the Isle of Man. We wanted to find out how it is …
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VMware vCloud NFV 2.0 Delivers Agile, Open and Secure Networks with Simplified Operations Management

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VMware vCloud NFV 2.0 Delivers Agile, Open and Secure Networks with Simplified Operations Management

VMware, Inc. today announced VMware vCloud NFV 2.0, designed to modernize and transform network architectures and operations for global communications service providers (CSPs). Built from production-proven software-defined infrastructure and management …
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CenturyLink expands VMWare collaboration, sets greater focus on business hybrid cloud adoption

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CenturyLink expands VMWare collaboration, sets greater focus on business hybrid cloud adoption

CenturyLink has expanded its strategic collaboration with VMware as a way to assist enterprise customers in their transition to a hybrid cloud architecture. The service provider will work with VMware to deepen the level of software-defined data center …
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How-to Install VMware Workstation Pro 12 on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 64bit Easy Visual-Guide

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How-to Install VMware Workstation Pro 12 on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 64bit Easy Visual-Guide

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install VMware Workstation Pro 12 on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS amd64 GNU/Linux Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop. Includes Detailed Commands & Instructions on Linux Mint VMware Workstation Pro 12 Installation …
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VMware Reports Double-Digit Earnings Growth

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VMware Reports Double-Digit Earnings Growth

What happened with VMware this quarter? Both license revenue and services revenue grew at a healthy pace. VMware provided guidance for the first quarter and the new fiscal year: For the first quarter: Revenue between $ 1.675 billion and $ 1.725 billion and …
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VMware: Understanding the cost of healthcare IT

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VMware: Understanding the cost of healthcare IT

There is sometimes a perception by healthcare technology users that virtual machines are free, and resources are unlimited. We, as healthcare IT professionals, have a responsibility to properly set expectations with our application and financial teams …
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