Liveblog Broadcom/VMware: VMware EUC finds new home at KKR for $4 billion
In this blog, Techzine reports on the latest developments surrounding VMware's acquisition of Broadcom.
February 26 - KKR reports that it has signed a definitive agreement with Broadcom. The deal includes the End-User Computing Division (EUC Division). The investment company will pay 4 billion d... Read more
‘Carbon Black no longer for sale, Broadcom preparing major layoffs’
As Broadcom is busy selling VMware End-User Compute (EUC) for $3.8 billion, Carbon Black is being retained. However, a major round of layoffs is said to follow in March, after which the former security company may be merged with Symantec.
Broadcom initially planned to sell Carbon Black (CB). On ... Read more
Microsoft brings Azure Virtual Desktop to on-prem
Azure Virtual Desktop is now also available for on-prem via Azure Stack HCI. In doing so, Microsoft is responding to the needs of customers in need of low latency and high compliance requirements for data residency. At the same time, it allows the tech giant to snatch users away from VMware and Cit... Read more
VMware zero-day exploited since at least late 2021
A Chinese hacker group has been exploiting a zero-day in the vCenter Server since at least late 2021. The hackers managed to deploy backdoors on ESXi hosts through the vulnerability and leak data from organisations in critical sectors.
Mandiant revealed that the perpetrator behind the cyber camp... Read more
Most VMware CSPs to discontinue under Broadcom’s reign
Drastic changes have been taking place since Broadcom completed its acquisition of VMware on November 22. The company plans to say goodbye to a huge number of customers, while partner programs are being discontinued without notice.
Last week, it was revealed that a majority of VMware's CSPs are ... Read more
VMware kills off perpetual licenses, only subscriptions remain
Broadcom has taken another step in its reorganizing of VMware. The sales policy has been shaken up; as expected, the company will stop offering perpetual licenses. In the future, it will only be possible to purchase licenses in a subscription form. Right now, we're still waiting for those to become... Read more
VMware Cloud Director was vulnerable for two weeks without a patch
VMware Cloud Director Appliance version 10.5 has been vulnerable to attacks for two weeks because of a critical authentication leak. VMware has finally released a patch and workaround.
Two weeks ago, the critical vulnerability CVE-2023-34060 was discovered in the VMware Cloud Director Appliance,... Read more
Broadcom immediately sets up Carbon Black for sale
From now on, Carbon Black is a separate "business unit" within Broadcom's portfolio. In doing so, Broadcom is cutting its endpoint security offering loose from the rest of VMware, which itself has now been split into several divisions.
Update 29-11: Carbon Black (CB) is unlikely to remain part o... Read more
VMware split into four divisions after acquisition by Broadcom
VMware has been split into four divisions following its acquisition by Broadcom. CEO Raghu Raghuram has also stepped down.
The Register discovered the restructuring. Only one of the divisions retains the VMware name. VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), the most successful product within the VMware of... Read more
It’s official: Broadcom has acquired VMware
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware is now complete. The company confirmed the move in a press release on November 22nd. Chinese authorities had earlier revealed the conditions under which they would approve the deal worth $61 billion.
Initially, Broadcom hoped to secure the incorporation of VMware... Read more