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19 October, 2011

Telefónica and VMware to Offer Work and Personal Profiles with Dual Persona Android Devices

Hallo all,

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 19, 2011 – Today at VMworld® 2011 Europe, Telefónica and VMware, Inc. announced a strategic partnership to deliver VMware Horizon Mobile™, enabling Telefónica customers to gain the freedom to choose a single Android device for work and personal use.

VMware Horizon Mobile will provide a simple way for IT departments to securely provision, manage and de-provision a corporate mobile workspace (phone, email, applications, data, etc.) to an employee’s Android device over-the-air, while enabling the employee to retain the privacy and control of their personal mobile environments.

VMware Horizon Mobile and Telefónica cloud solutions will enable users to gain access to a catalog of corporate approved applications and corporate data resources. Unlike other mobile solutions that require customized application development, enterprises and public organizations using VMware Horizon Mobile will be able to access and leverage the more than 250,000 applications available on the Android Market.

As a global operator, Telefónica’s expertise in mobile networks provides the ability to have a second corporate, mobile (voice and data) subscription attached to an individual’s personal mobile device. VMware Horizon Mobile isolates an individual’s personal and professional profiles at application level and supports separate work and personal telephone numbers and data services. Telefónica also plans to make the VMware Horizon Mobile Manager solution available in a cloud environment, enabling enterprises of all sizes to manage and deploy dual persona devices to their employees.

“VMware Horizon Mobile™ with our dual subscription feature and Telefónica cloud services will provide enterprises with the opportunity to manage and deliver a secure mobile environment, while providing individuals complete freedom over the personal use of the device,” said Carlos Morales, Global M2M, Cloud and Apps Director of Telefónica Digital. “In addition, the ability to provision virtual work phones via the cloud means that corporate virtual phones can be easily updated and redeployed in case of loss or theft. As a result, expenses are reduced, employees are not bothered by restrictive policies and, most importantly, the corporate environment is fully secured.”

“Inspired by the great experience they have with technology in their personal time, people want to bring the same devices and experience to work,” said Steve Herrod, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Development, VMware. “Working with Telefónica, VMware can offer enterprises the freedom to embrace employee-owned devices like never before. Offering the ability to easily provision and manage a ‘virtual phone-in-a-phone’, VMware Horizon Mobile™ will be able to provide both the security and control required by the enterprise, and the freedom of choice sought by employees.”

To bring this solution to the market, both Telefónica and VMware are working with a growingecosystem of partners. Among these various partners, Samsung will offer the Samsung Galaxy SII, tested and ready for use with VMware Horizon Mobile on Telefónica wireless networks.

“As consumers increasingly bring their own mobile devices to work, we are looking for ways to implement solutions to support this trend,” said Jongshin Kim, Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. We are excited to provide an option that would satisfy both individual users as well as IT professionals, using Samsung mobile devices”

About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation. Its activities are centered mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses with broadband as the key tool for the development of both.

The company has a significant presence in 25 countries and a customer base that amounts to 295 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4.563.996.485 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, Tokyo, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.

About VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, VMware has more than 300,000 customers and 25,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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VMware, VMworld, VMware Horizon Mobile and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected features and benefits VMware Horizon Mobile for users, These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (ix) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees.. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Day 0 of VMWorld 2011 - Partners Day

Hello all,
day 0 of VMWorld 2011 - Oct 17th, 2011 - starts with Mr. Andy Hunt presentation of the agenda.

Mr. Hunt then presents to the attendees Mr. Carl Eschenbach: some more statistics have been given: 85% of VMware revenue is done via partners. Expectations for next six months is partners helping customers accelerating to "the Cloud" - and the Cloud is intended as the way IT delivers services to the business.
The speech continues with consideration about the transitioning to Cloud Computing explaining that Virtualization is a catalyst for Cloud Computing and unlocks the transition to The Cloud. More virtualization means less CAPEX and more automation (cloud computing) means less OPEX.

Cloud computing increases opportunity across IT (System integrator) expecially in private cloud perspective: each 1$ invested in VMware could lead potentially to 13$ in opportunities for the vendor/integrator. Thus introduces the "6 ways to monetize The Cloud".
- Deploy private clouds
- Deploy / manage public clouds
- Partner with SP's to resell cloud services
- Assist Hybrid cloud Migration
- Build and resell private cloud
. Migrate / transform / build applications on top of cloud

All in all: leverage starting position (virtualization), embrace the disruption. move outside the comfort zone.

Mr. Maurizio Carli show the priorities (at least in EMEA) for these last months of Y11:
- Continue to grow on Core
- Extend our reach (segmentation SMB / Enterprise, accelerate growth in enterprise management and desktop)
- Invest in the future (enablement programs, deepen relationship with SI/SO and services providers)

The session continues with Mr.Alastair Edwards, principal analyst at Canalys:
- IT Titans (Apple, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Lexmark, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) continue to drive positive results, despite the actual economic momentum.
- IT channel predicts 2H11 growth (compared to the same perion of Y10)

To prepare our business we must:
- plan for double digit growth in 2012
- prepare a change in revenue mix, identifying the future investment path
- plan for change to software models (have a look at www.candefero.com)
- explore the challenges and the opportunities created by the Cloud computing

The session finish with Mr.Andy Hunt speaking about the Solution Enablement Toolkit Roadmap and the 72 hours rule

cheers
\mf

16 October, 2011

VMWorld Europe 2011 starting

This morning I've arrived at CPH airport and every wall is a "whiteboard" that speaks about clouds.
I've registered early this afternoon - I think I was the first :) -and I've done a quick trip around the center of Copenhagen taking the opportinity given by Veeam (this year) to travel all zones of the city by bus/metro and trains. Well done Veeam!
I'm now ready for partners day tomorrow and for the whole event 'till thursday!
Hope to see you around! Watch out for the registration place that's near the Metro station this year and not at the conference center.

Will post some photos asap.

Cheers
\mf


12 October, 2011

From Vmware KB: ESXi 4.0 Update 2 hosts may PSOD after vCenter Server is upgraded to 5.0

From VMWare Knowledge Base, important article to follow for update:
VMware has become aware of some ESXi 4.0 hosts experiencing a purple screen after vCenter Server is upgraded to 5.0
The Knowledgebase Team has prepared KB article: ESXi 4.0 Update 2 hosts may experience a purple screen after vCenter Server is upgraded to 5.0 (2007269) and an alert has been placed on the Support page to alert customers of this issue.
This Knowledge Base article will be updated if new information becomes available (you can subscribe to rss feeds on individual KB articles for this purpose). If you have been affected by this, please read the KB.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you know how to spread the word to your friends and colleagues, please do so.
read the original KB (follow for further update)

cheers
\mf

08 October, 2011

Oracle on VMware + NetApp: Videos from Datacenter Dude

hello, datacenterdude.com (Nick Howell) published a three-videos-post on using VMware + NetAPP to run Oracle.

Read/View here...

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04 October, 2011

From Vmware Blogs: How Does vSphere Replication Work?

From VMware Blogs an interesting article on vSphere replicator:

With SRM 5 we introduced a new alternative for replication of virtual machines called "vSphere Replication" or "VR" for short. There has been some excellent conversation about VR generated by presentations at VMworld and the release of SRM on the 15th of September.

We've also received a lot of questions about the details of VR, and thought this would be an excellent venue and opportunity to give you some more detail on how it actually works behind the scenes to protect your VMs.

Read all...