vSphere 5.5 What’s New at VMworld 2013, NSX, SDDC, VSAN, vFlash

I’ve been in the VMware Early Access program for Bloggers and the vSphere beta so I have been familiar with all the new 5.5 features for a while. I have tried to write a very short version of what’s new. More details will come today in separate blog posts. vSphere 5.5 Platform Features Summary vSphere 5.5 Configuration Maximum Increases 2x from vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 160 pCPU 320 pCPU 2TB Memory 4TB Memory 8 NUMA Nodes 16 NUMA Nodes 2048 … [Read more...]

Oracle Buys Xsigo Systems

Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a leading provider of network virtualization technology. Xsigo's software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, resulting in increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing cost. The company's products have been deployed at hundreds of enterprise … [Read more...]