Digital Edition

SYS-CON.TV
VMWare Making Open-Source Noise
Opens Its High-End ESX Server APIs

VMWare announced that will open its high-end ESX Server APIs and make the ESX source code available to partners. 

The background to this story is apparently Computer Associates, whose next-generation Unicenter promises to manage all sorts of virtualized environments. It supposedly approached VMware for a hall pass on royalties if their widgetry snapped together.  VMware was reportedly willing, but its lawyers did not like the special terms for CA, which is how VMware supposedly came by the new empowerment program it calls VMware Community Source.

Inspired by recent trends, its partners are supposed to get access to ESX source under a royalty-free license and make their wishes known through a collaborative development model that involves an architecture board.

Though it's been suggested that only a few of them will get any real advantage from it, VMware said that it was working with CA, AMD, BEA, BMC, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Emulex, HP, IBM, Intel, Mellanox, Novell, QLogic and Red Hat in the name of advancing open virtualization standards.

VMware may be anticipating that move because it says it will contribute an existing framework of interfaces called Virtual Machine Hypervisor Interfaces (VMHI) that are based on its products to facilitate the development of what it calls Open Hypervisor standards in an "industry-neutral manner."

It says consistent adoption of open interfaces should facilitate interoperability and supportability across heterogeneous virtualized environments.

This is a highly abridged version of an original story that appeared at www.clientservernews.com

About LBN Industry News Desk
The LBN Industry News Desk brings you breaking Linux business news as it happens, seven days a week.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

VMware says it expects the Community Source program to yield a richer and broader set of partner solutions that are well integrated with VMware virtual infrastructure products. Its partners can contribute shared code or create binary modules that extend interoperability and integrated virtualization solutions.




ADS BY GOOGLE
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters

ADS BY GOOGLE

At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with exp...
When a company wants to develop an application, it must worry about many aspects: selecting the infr...
Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are em...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with exp...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the U...
DevOps has long focused on reinventing the SDLC (e.g. with CI/CD, ARA, pipeline automation etc.), wh...
Most modern computer languages embed a lot of metadata in their application. We show how this goldmi...
Cloud Storage 2.0 has brought many innovations, including the availability of cloud storage services...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with exp...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the c...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, ...
Data center, on-premise, public-cloud, private-cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid-cloud, IoT, AI, edge, SaaS...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures....
Today's workforce is trading their cubicles and corporate desktops in favor of an any-location, any-...
Artifex Software began 25-years ago with Ghostscript, a page description language (PDL) interpreter ...
ShieldX's CEO and Founder, Ratinder Ahuja, believes that traditional security solutions are not desi...
Is your enterprise growing the right skills to fight the digital transformation (DX) battles? With 6...
In an age of borderless networks, security for the cloud and security for the corporate network can ...
Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology...
Moving to Azure is the path to digital transformation, but not every journey is effective. Organizat...