The battle between containers and VMs

A titanic battle is looming over the IT horizon: containers vs. virtual machines. Hypervisors like VMware’s vSphere have held hegemonic sway over the virtualized server infrastructure landscape for more than a decade. But now the age of the hypervisor seems to be in peril.

Topics: Cloud Computing Virtualization vSphere containers docker

From Desktop to Datacenter to Cloud (D2DC2C)

Yesterday ESG got to sit in on the VMware announcement of its new Hybrid Cloud Services offering. As I understand it, VMware is going to manage and run Hybrid cloud services (IaaS) that are owned by its Partners. On the surface, this allows the company that has the expertise in its own products to build and manage true VMware cloud services and in the process create a global footprint of VMware Certified IaaS clouds that can compete with Amazon, Rackspace, and Microsoft.

Topics: IBM Cloud Computing Microsoft cloud VMware Private Cloud Infrastructure HP Dell Amazon google IaaS hybrid cloud openstack vSphere Trust Public Cloud Service