VMware appears to be targeting small or cash-strapped enterprises with two new models of its NSX software-defined networking product line.
Hitachi Data Systems' Virtual Storage Platform G-series received a significant update this week that provides cloud optimization and NAS features, as well as greater integration with VMware.
VMware has lost a thought leader in software-defined networking, but it appears analysts expect it to have no real impact on the company's future SDN strategy.
EMC and VMware jointly released a new family of hyperconverged infrastructure appliances specifically designed to run VMware environments. The VCE VxRail appliances compete directly with Nutanix, SimpliVity and other vendors developing hyperconverged infrastructure appliances.
One by one, networking vendors are disaggregating their operating system software from their switching and routing hardware. Dell joined the disaggregation trend a couple of weeks ago, and according to a TechRepublic article, the reason really comes down to being competitive and providing enterprise customers with future software-defined use cases.
Cisco appears to be taking an interest in alternate software-defined WAN technologies. The networking vendor's investment arm is part of a funding round of cloud SD-WAN VeloCloud.
One would think the relationship that still exists between VCE and Cisco would be going through a rough time as Cisco gets ready to build its own hyperconverged infrastructure, but a CRN article quickly put an end to such speculation.
At the top, there's no real change in the leading companies when it comes to providers of enterprise data center infrastructure. Synergy Research Group unveiled its analysis of the third quarter of the data center infrastructure market, which data for both the enterprise and service provider space, and found Hewlett Packard Enterprise is still leading the charge.
The latest release of Cisco's Application-Centric Infrastructure software-defined networking technology adds support for Docker containers and micro-segmentation for both VMware VDS, Microsoft Hyper-V and bare-metal applications.
Pretty much every networking vendor is at least dabbling in software-defined networking at this point. That includes virtualization-focused VMware, which has been aiming to go head-to-head against Cisco in the next-generation networking space, but according to SolarWinds' Patrick Hubbard, there are several things holding NSX back from success.