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September 16, 2008  5:25 PM

Maritz: Greene and Rosenblum made ‘incredible contributions’

Posted by: Bcournoyer
News, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware's cruel summer lent a bit of intrigue to this morning's keynote address at VMworld: What, if anything, would new CEO Paul Maritz say about the departure of co-founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum? As you'll recall, back in July, EMC CEO Joe Tucci fired Greene in front of...

September 16, 2008  11:53 AM

Microsoft attacks VMware with poker chips

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- Microsoft has a booth here at VMworld 2008, but they’re not being a very good guest in VMware’s house. microsoft poker chip On my way through the Venetian this morning, I...

September 15, 2008  5:05 PM

VMware execs push partner perks at VMworld 2008

Posted by: Bcournoyer
News, Reseller channel business development, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware channel executives spent this morning at VMworld 2008 encouraging partners to take advantage of the vendor's channel programs, promising margins as high as 29% in some cases. Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations, told 2,200 Partner Day...

September 15, 2008  11:57 AM

Big-name vendors join VMware affiliate program

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, News, Reseller channel business development, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware announced nine new members of its Alliance Affiliate Initiative this morning during Partner Day, the kickoff to VMworld 2008. The Alliance Affiliate Initiative gives VMware partners extra margins for selling other vendors' products along with VMware products. The nine new...

September 12, 2008  1:02 PM

Microsoft, Citrix rumors: Here we go again

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Citrix Systems, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

 VMworld 2008 kicks off Monday and all through the blogs,  lots of creatures are stirring with tales of a soon-to-be-announced Microsoft buyout of Citrix.'s Colin Steele pinged me...

September 12, 2008  11:52 AM

Follow VMworld 2008 and Partner Day on Twitter

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Virtualization, VMware

I'm heading to warm, sunny Las Vegas this weekend to cover VMworld 2008, focusing on

September 9, 2008  8:18 AM

NYT: Tucci fired Greene in front of her husband, offered her seat to him

Posted by: Bcournoyer
EMC, News, Virtualization, VMware

Wow. Looks like all that speculation about bad blood between Joe Tucci and Diane Greene wasn't just true -- it was worse than people thought. The New York Times today has an explosive story with the...

September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...

August 14, 2008  11:54 AM

Bad day for VMware

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

VMware was rocked by a bug in a critical update to its ESX software. The

August 5, 2008  11:52 PM

Cisco will go acquisition hunting in FY ’09 — but not necessarily for EMC

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Cisco, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, VMware

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said Tuesday that regardless of “challenging macroeconomic times,” the company would make major acquisitions in the coming year -- though he didn’t indicate that one of those purchases would be EMC. Chambers made the comments during a fourth quarter earnings...

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