SHI International Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Management and Automation

SHI International, one of the largest IT solutions providers in the world, has achieved a Cloud Management and Automation VMware Master Services Competency. This competency demonstrates SHI’s commitment to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities around advanced VMware technologies.

“This competency not only proves that SHI is VMware validated for our full capabilities around Cloud Management and Automation, but also confirms the quality of our service delivery and the caliber of talent on our team,” said Jon Palmer, VMware Solutions Engineering Manager at SHI International.

SHI’s VMware Master Services Competencies in Cloud Management and Automation designates expertise in delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services with deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies.

“VMware is pleased to recognize SHI for achieving a Cloud Management and Automation Master Services Competency. This achievement shows customers that partners like

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CoreSite Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) (the “Company), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center, cloud and interconnection solutions across the U.S., and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. Members of the TAP program collaborate with VMware to deliver innovative solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. The diversity and depth of the TAP ecosystem provides customers with the flexibility to choose a partner with the right expertise to satisfy their unique needs.

Accelerating Business Innovation with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

VMware is enabling customers to build, run, manage, connect, and protect any app on any cloud and is working with CoreSite to deliver VMware Cloud on Dell EMC across their national platform of cloud-enabled data centers. This VMware-managed public cloud solution to be deployed in CoreSite data centers simplifies an enterprise’s digital transformation by providing unparalleled operational consistency

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VMware to acquire automation software provider SaltStack

VMware said Tuesday that it plans to acquire SaltStack, makers of event-driven automation software, to bolster its cloud portfolio. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. 

VMware announced the acquisition alongside a bevy of platform and product updates timed to the company’s virtual VMworld event this week.

SaltStack is the company behind the hugely popular Salt open-source software, which is used by IT admins to handle a range of remote execution tasks. By acquiring SaltStack, VMware said it will be able to extend its automation capabilities beyond infrastructure to the software and packages inside virtual machines and containers. 

The company also intends to use SaltStack to enhance its vRealize cloud management software suite with end-to-end automation and integrated configuration management.

“These software configuration management capabilities will help us address the full spectrum of customers’ automation needs and further strengthen customers’ ability to automate the deployment and configuration of

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Nvidia Teams with VMware to Make Mellanox’s Chips More Versatile

Five months after closing its $7 billion purchase of networking interconnect and chip developer Mellanox Technologies, Nvidia  (NVDA) – Get Report is teaming with VMware  (VMW) – Get Report to expand the capabilities of Mellanox’s silicon.

On Tuesday — the start of VMware’s annual VMworld conference — Nvidia and VMware announced a pair of partnerships.

One of the partnerships involves the Nvidia GPU Cloud (NGC), a set of software tools and pre-trained deep learning models meant to help developers quickly get AI projects relying on Nvidia GPUs up and running. The other involves Mellanox’s SmartNICs, networking cards that (with the help of Mellanox’s BlueField data processing units, or DPUs) can offload networking, security and storage processing from a server’s CPUs.

The second partnership, arguably the more important of the two, will allow many of the tasks handled by VMware’s core Cloud Foundation platform — it covers

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VMware, Nvidia integrate on architecture, technology as they aim to accelerate AI adoption

VMware and Nvidia are integrating the latter’s artificial intelligence applications for unified management of apps, security and data processing unit accelerators.

The partnership secures Nvidia’s role in hybrid clouds as VMware outlined an architecture that incorporates data processing units (DPUs) in the data center, cloud and edge. Specifically, AI software on Nvidia’s NGC hub will be integrated into VMware vSphere, Cloud Foundation and Tanzu.

Both companies said the bet was that the integration would be able to speed up AI adoption in enterprises.

Krish Prasad, general manager of VMware’s cloud platform business, said “AI workloads no longer need any kind of specialized set up based on bare metal or specialized tools to run it.”

VMware and Nvidia also said they will partner on Project Monterey to create an architecture based on SmartNIC technology and include Nvidia’s programmable BlueField-2 DPU to support machine learning and data-focused apps.

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Manuvir Das, head of

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VMware Announces Future Ready Workforce Solutions to Address the Needs of the Distributed Workforce

VMware Secure Access Service Edge Platform Adds New Capabilities to Empower Organizations to Intelligently Manage and Better Secure Access to Applications and Information

This week at VMworld 2020, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is announcing VMware Future Ready Workforce solutions to provide exceptional workforce experiences, end-to-end Zero Trust security controls, and simplified management. The Future Ready Workforce solutions combine VMware Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Digital Workspace and Endpoint Security capabilities to help IT manage and optimize more secure access to any app, on any cloud, from any device while providing a simple, high performant, and a safer user experience for the distributed workforce.

“Organizations are navigating one of the most significant disruptions of our generation. These challenges will accelerate a shift to cloud-centric strategies, like SASE, that address the requirements of enabling people to work from anywhere,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware. “The VMware

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