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VMware today announced the upcoming release of Identity Manager Advanced Edition, a type of identity management software that companies can use to control and monitor employees’ access to certain applications. Identity Manager, which includes single sign-on and a self-service app store employees can use to find and choose apps, has been bundled with VMware’s Horizon […]

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Pat Gelsinger is widely known as the CEO of VMware, the $6-billion-in-revenues/$30 billion in market-cap star child of EMC’s "federation" of subsidiaries.

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.

He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.

Literally preaching. He’s a dedicated Christian that goes to church every Sunday and sometimes gives sermons, particularly at one of the many churches he… Continue reading

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‘Very critical’ error in vSphere Replication 5.5 could cause ‘irreversible’ damage

In a move likely timed to coincide with the opening of Oracle OpenWorld, VMware has made vSphere 5.5 available for download here, but the release of the latest version of its flagship product has been marred by the issuance of a warning not to users not to install vSphere Replication 5.5.…

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IBM-BlackberryIBM is getting into the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market by standardizing on Cloud Foundry, originally developed by VMware and now part of Pivotal, the EMC spinoff.
The move is significant for IBM, one of the most traditional of enterprise software companies. It reflects a new effort by the company to adopt open-source, cloud technologies.  IBM has standardized on MongoDB, the open-source NoSQL database. IBM is also one of the major sponsors of OpenStack, the opens-source cloud software for customers to build out their own infrastructure.

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