Virtualization News for January 2014

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On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 – VMware announced that they have agreed to purchase AirWatch for $1.54bn. Expanding their current offerings into the management of mobile devices for big companies.   It has been a while since all of my feeds on G+, Twitter, RSS, etc. had so many talking about the same big news.

Here is a term you need to know so that you don’t get left behind when your co-workers or friends make a reference to it.

BYOD –  Not to be confused with BYOB!  This term is short for “Bring your own device” as in your smartphone, tablets or laptops.   In today’s world, we want to stay connected 24/7, so we BYOD everywhere we go.

See the press release here: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-newsfeed/VMware-to-Acquire-AirWatch/1801180

 

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On Friday, January 17th, 2014 – IBM announces that it will expand their current cloud infrastructure offerings by investing $1.2bn.   They will expand by adding another 13 data centers to their current global footprint.  Bringing their new cloud offering totals to around 40 datacenters.   I guess this makes the cloud space….you ready for this? cloudier…  See the press release here: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/42956.wss

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On Tuesday, January 14th,2014 – Nutanix announced that it has closed on round D financing to the tune of $101 million. What would you do with all that money?   This blog doesn’t support that many characters for me to make a list.

Congrats to the Nutanix team for their rapid growth and success!  See the press release here: http://www.nutanix.com/2014/01/13/nutanix-accelerates-transformation-of-enterprise-datacenters-with-historic-101-million-funding-round/