This week's VMware at-a-glance news stories come straight from the EMC World 2010 convention floor. We have gossip on VMware's former regime, rumors that SAP will run on Vblock bundles and announcements about new EMC storage integration with VMware.
Not too long ago, there were rumblings about a disconnect between VMware and its parent company, EMC. If there were any doubts about the validity of those rumors, EMC senior vice president Dennis Hoffman confirmed what many had suspected in a candid interview with SearchServerVirtualization.com. "It's completely due to the change in leadership," Hoffman said. "There were folks around EMC that felt it was a very disadvantageous situation."
VMware tighten storage integration
As further proof that the EMC-VMware relationship is on the mend, EMC made two storage integration announcements for VMware environments. Its CLARiiON and Celerra storage lines can now be managed through the vCenter console. Additionally, CLARiiON and Celerra support VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration.
SAP building with Vblocks?
Word on the street (a.k.a. EMC World 2010) is that the Virtual Computing Environment Coalition -- which consists of VMware, EMC and Cisco Systems -- will announce SAP running on Vblock Infrastructure Packages. Vblocks are preconfigured bundles of servers, virtualization, networking and storage designed for private clouds, and a partnership with SAP ensures that companies will have an easier time migrating applications to a newly constructed private cloud. Expect an announcement at next week's Sapphire NOW convention.
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