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VMware adds to Kubernetes portfolio Tanzu

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After unveiling its new apps portfolio Tanzu last year, VMware has on Tuesday announced it is expanding the offering. The Tanzu portfolio debuted in March, providing a package of tools for building and managing applications. VMware's goal, CEO Pat Gelsinger said at the time, is to become "the ubiquitous, central infrastructure to enable our customers' digital transformation." Over the last year, VMware has added to the Tanzu portfolio, expanded its partner ecosystem, and added new customers. The first Tanzu-branded offering was Mission Control, which allows customers to have a single point of control to manage all of their conformant Kubernetes clusters regardless of where they are running -- vSphere, public clouds, managed services, packaged distributions, or DIY Kubernetes.


Dell builds tighter VMware integrations for cloud, app modernization

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Dell Technologies on Tuesday rolled out a series of updates to its products and services deeply integrated with VMware, the software company within its portfolio that serves as the linchpin to Dell's cloud effort. Specifically, Dell announced updates to Dell Technologies Cloud, portfolio updates to better support VMware's Tanzu platform for app modernization, as well as updates to its storage and data protection portfolio for VMware workloads. The announcements were timed to coincide with VMware's annual VMworld conference, which is virtual this year. Dell Technologies holds an 81 percent stake in VMware -- and it may spin off VMware, so it can monetize its stake in the virtualization company. Still, VMware is critical to Dell's multi-cloud efforts.


Multi-cloud still front of mind for VMware

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This week at VMworld 2020, VMware announced new innovations to help customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect any app on any cloud. According to the company, over 15 million enterprise workloads run on VMware in the cloud. "VMware has reached a major milestone in its plan to unlock the power of every cloud for every business. We now support customers' application strategies by delivering VMware-based services on every major public cloud provider and hundreds of VMware Cloud Verified partners worldwide," VMware chief operating officer of products and cloud services Raghu Raghuram said. "As we drive our strategy forward, we are expanding our portfolio of cloud infrastructure, operations, and security services to enable faster application migration and modernisation, and better business agility, and resiliency."


Nvidia and VMware team up to help enterprises scale up AI development

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Enterprises can begin to run trials of their AI projects using VMware vSphere with Tanzu together with Nvidia AI Enterprises software suite, as part of moves by both companies to further simplify AI development and application management. By extending testing to vSphere with Tanzu, Nvidia boasts it will enable developers to run AI workloads on Kubernetes containers within their existing VMware environments. The software suite will run on mainstream Nvidia-certified systems, the company said, noting it would provide a complete software and hardware stack suitable for AI development. "Nvidia has gone and invested in building all of the next-generation cloud application-level components, where you can now take the NGC libraries, which are container-based, and run those in a Kubernetes orchestrated VMware environment, so you're getting the ability now to go and bridge the world of developers and infrastructure," VMware cloud infrastructure business group marketing VP Lee Caswell told media. The move comes off the back of VMware announcing Nvidia AI Enterprise in March.


Nvidia and VMware team up to help enterprises scale up AI development

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Enterprises can begin to run trials of their AI projects using VMware vSphere with Tanzu together with Nvidia AI Enterprise software suite, as part of moves by both companies to further simplify AI development and application management. By extending testing to vSphere with Tanzu, Nvidia boasts it will enable developers to run AI workloads on Kubernetes containers within their existing VMware environments. The software suite will run on mainstream Nvidia-certified systems, the company said, noting it would provide a complete software and hardware stack suitable for AI development. "Nvidia has gone and invested in building all of the next-generation cloud application-level components, where you can now take the NGC libraries, which are container-based, and run those in a Kubernetes orchestrated VMware environment, so you're getting the ability now to go and bridge the world of developers and infrastructure," VMware cloud infrastructure business group marketing VP Lee Caswell told media. The move comes off the back of VMware announcing Nvidia AI Enterprise in March.