QLogic released a new tool at VMworld that provides greater visibility into VMware's vCenter Server and vSphere while also trying to simplify network management.
HP is getting cozier in its relationship with VMware as the company unveiled new consulting and support services for VMware's NSX software-defined networking product.
Although news about the VMware NSX 6.2 release slipped out a week ago, and it was surmised that the new version was a minor update or bug fix, it appears the 6.2 release is actually a bigger deal than previously rumored.
HP has updated the software that runs all of its HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage products to boost the performance of its storage area networking – SAN – and other storage products.
Another bit of news prior to next week's VMworld comes from Extreme Networks, which completed a project to make its Summit x670-G2 and x770 series of switch interoperable with VMware's NSX virtualization platform.
For the last couple of weeks, a handful of press releases related to VMware NSX have landed in my inbox. And with VMworld coming up next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it seems safe to reason that NSX could very well be one of the products being discussed by the vendor's executive suite.
In an effort to convince enterprises to give open networking a shot, Cumulus Networks has released Cumulus VX as a free virtual appliance that simulates a traditional Cumulus technology environment.
Arista expanded on its EOS network operating system by layering a new product on top of it to provide cloud-based software-defined networking to enterprises. Arista CloudVision is being touted as a turnkey cloud networking product, and it has has support from a variety of other vendors, including Microsoft, VMware, HP, Dell and Red Hat.
There's another rumor floating around about a possible Cisco acquisition. If true, then Cisco is on the verge of signing a deal to acquire hyperconvergence vendor Nutanix.
Ravello has launched new Smart Labs for IT professionals to design both networking and security environments in a fenced environment on Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.