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VMware bolsters virtualisation, hires Citrix veterans

VMware is refreshing its desktop and mobile virtualisation team as it looks to displace incumbents

As the virtualisation market heats up VMware is looking to bolster its desktop and mobile virtualisation platforms, hiring key Citrix veterans in order to snatch market share away from the incumbent virtualisation provider.

Citrix appoints ex-Microsoft exec as virtualisation VP

Rakesh Narasimhan, group vice president and general manager for desktop and application virtualisation, Citrix

Citrix announced the appointment of Rakesh Narasimhan as group vice president and general manager for desktop and application virtualisation Monday. Narasimhan will be responsible for the virtualisation incumbent’s flagship business area, which includes XenDesktop and XenApp.

Cloud growth means network traffic will triple by 2017

Cisco says 76 per cent of the network traffic produced by 2017 will stay within the datacentre

A study published this week by Cisco says that network traffic is going to triple to reach 7.7 zettabytes annually by 2017 and and that the bulk of that traffic will remain within the datacentre. Some believe the news highlights the need for better datacentre designs to support the growth of cloud services.

Q&A With Simon Pamplin, Brocade: SDN’s impact on the cloud

Simon Pamplin, Director, Systems Engineering, West EMEA at Brocade

There’s a great deal of hype surrounding software defined networking (SDN) these days. But sifting through the growing abundance of material alluding to the many benefits SDN it is difficult to get a sense of exactly how this technology will impact datacenter operators, cloud service providers, and of course, customers of cloud services.

Juniper, VMWare partner on datacentre virtualisation

NTT Com Corp will launch the service in Japan on July 28

Juniper Networks on Tuesday extended its partnership with VMWare with a focus on further unifying virtual and physical networks within a datacentre to ensure that customers can more easily migrate to a Software Defined Network (SDN).

FreeBSD founder quits Apple to focus on Big Data


Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of the popular FreeBSD operating system and Director of Unix Technology at Apple, has stepped down from his role at the Cupertino-based firm to become CTO of iXsystems. The Silicon Valley firm specialises in high availability servers and storage systems and has close ties with the FreeBSD community.