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Broadcom swoops for VMware in $61 billion deal

Chip and component manufacturer Broadcom has agreed to pay a whopping $61 billion a cash and stock transaction for cloud services firm VMware, and will also assume $8 billion of its net debt.

VMware bags Dish cloud platform gig

VMware has been selected to supply the cloud platform for Dish’s OpenRAN, cloud-native network, a mark of credibility in the firm.

VMware set sights on telco segment

VMware has set forward its ambitions to tackle the telco cloud segment, using its Cross-Cloud Architecture and software-defined infrastructure offerings to appeal to the digital transformation conscious.

Hyped hybrid of AWS and VMWare unveiled

AWS and VMWare have made an announcement which has largely not lived up to the hype, but could be seen as a useful little addition for enterprise customers.

VMware takes steps to speed up NFV deployment

VMware has announced new programmes and functions to make it quicker and easier for mobile telcos to boost their networks with network functions virtualization (NFV) technology.

VMware and Jasper collaborate to boost IoT for enterprise

VMware and Jasper have announced a collaborative effort to bring adoption of internet of things (IoT) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) technologies to enterprise customers. The joint effort, announced at Cisco’s IoT World Forum, is intended to enable the deployment, monitoring, management and security of connected enterprise devices across IoT platforms.

VMware taps SoftBank, China Telecom for Asia-Pacific hybrid cloud expansion

Virtualisation incumbent VMware has inked partnerships with China Telecom and SoftBank in a move that will see both telcos host and help sell the company’s hybrid cloud service in the region. The move marks a significant expansion of the service as VMware looks to take its hybrid cloud offerings beyond North America and Europe.

Verizon, Telefonica and VMware to launch dual-persona phone software

Virtualisation software provider VMware has announced that it is working with Verizon Wireless in the US and Telefonica in Europe on a solution that will make it easier for Android smartphone users to separate their personal and work lives through the use of separate profiles.

Telstra to pump £500m+ into cloud services

Telstra has announced a £500m+ (AU$800m) investment in cloud computing over the next five years to support what it says is a growing demand from Australian organisations for cloud services. The telco is rumoured to have invested AU$200m in cloud to date and this latest announcement will kick-off the construction of a new data centre, the modernisation of existing facilities, increased automation of utility computing services and the expansion of the telco’s range of enterprise applications, among other things. Construction of a new data centre in Melbourne is already underway.

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