VMware making aggressive moves in the cloud
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VMware making aggressive moves in the cloud

Technology trends tend to be straying toward virtualized deployments and cloud computing, with enhanced emphasis on mobile tools and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs in the corporate setting. In order to keep up with these trends, software manufacturer VMware has taken up arms in the race to provide the most comprehensive solutions to its clients, teaming up with other technology leaders Avaya and EMC to build better systems.

Preparing for the future
First, EMC and VMware came together to double team their big data and cloud deployment operations, Fierce Enterprise Communications reported. The new resource, called Pivotal Labs, runs on vFabric and Cloud Foundry, creating more intuitive storage resources that can track and manage resources in a more practical fashion. This tool also makes way for the anticipated wave of information that the big data surge has been projected to produce.

The point of the merger of strengths, the source reported, was to help EMC get more out of its cloud data analytics offerings, but VMware will benefit from the joint venture as well. The source reported that both companies now have access to more comprehensive resources than they ever did previously, providing a gateway to produce even better consumer products.

Building better resources
At the same time, VMware has pulled tools from Avaya, a collaborative cloud and communication company. On top of taking advantage of EMC's online offerings, ZDNet wrote, VMware has managed to break into the cloud world more completely with this partnership. The source wrote that improved infrastructure for file sharing and corporate networking would be added to VMware's existing environments, bolstering these utilities with Avaya's Aura program. With a focus on medium to large enterprises, Aura allows more connectivity to business servers and better file protection, meaning organizations running VMware cloud services can have more confidence in the security of their systems.

Improving existing infrastructure
Finally, InformationWeek wrote that these elements are coming together around VMware's own software-oriented data center initiative. VCloud Suite 5.1, a conglomeration of its previous applications and operations management tools, will stack on the company's existing server deployments, allowing more virtual flexibility and better system availability. For companies concerned about the safety of public cloud, these tools could provide the resources they need to deploy their own private environments.