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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 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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VMWare Stock Up on Plan to Buy Infrastructure Software Firm


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VMWare Stock Up on Plan to Buy Infrastructure Software Firm

Shares of VMware , the cloud-computing major controlled by Dell Technologies , said Tuesday it would buy SaltStack, the Lehi, Utah, maker of infrastructure automation software.

Terms weren’t disclosed.

VMware recently traded at $144.72, up 1.2%. The stock has eased 4% year to date.

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“So, why is SaltStack important to VMware’s customers?” Alex Wang, VMware’s vice president of corporate development, asked rhetorically in a statement.

“Because time is money and speed is the new currency for digital transformation, VMware works hard to give customers a fast and simple path to cloud for their VMware-based workloads.”

VMware’s customers “can automate infrastructure across clouds with VMware vRealize, and the next logical step was to enable more seamless onboarding and better cross-cloud orchestration with configuration management,” Wang said.

“This is what we are getting with SaltStack. [The company] will

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VMware adds to Kubernetes portfolio Tanzu

September 29, 2020 | technology | No Comments

After unveiling its new apps portfolio Tanzu last year, VMware has on Tuesday announced it is expanding the offering.

The Tanzu portfolio debuted in March, providing a package of tools for building and managing applications. VMware’s goal, CEO Pat Gelsinger said at the time, is to become “the ubiquitous, central infrastructure to enable our customers’ digital transformation.”

Over the last year, VMware has added to the Tanzu portfolio, expanded its partner ecosystem, and added new customers. 

The first Tanzu-branded offering was Mission Control, which allows customers to have a single point of control to manage all of their conformant Kubernetes clusters regardless of where they are running — vSphere, public clouds, managed services, packaged distributions, or DIY Kubernetes.

A year on, VMware Tanzu products include those gained with Bitnami, Heptio, Pivotal, and Wavefront acquisitions. VMware earlier this month announced the packaging of these products into four Tanzu editions: Tanzu Basic,

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