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March 27, 2008  1:38 PM

Partner: VMware is ‘challenging,’ Hyper-V is coming on strong

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Server virtualization, Virtualization

This morning I spoke with David Lynch, vice president of marketing for Embotics, a VMware partner in Ottawa. I'd been trying to interview him for two recent stories on

March 25, 2008  9:19 PM

Could open source ISVs outprepare Microsoft stack players?

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Here's an interesting juxtaposition. On Tuesday, Microsoft's  Sam Ramji talked up the company's progress wooing open-source ISVs to

March 19, 2008  11:04 AM

Hyper-V gets closer

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, EMC, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Microsoft says it delivered a "feature complete" release candidate of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V today. The RC has been qualified for guest OSes including Windows Server 2003 SP2, SUSE...

March 11, 2008  10:04 AM

VMware: The Patriots of virtualization?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Is VMware in trouble? Consider: Last week, the server virtualization market share leader's stock price closed at $51.45. The last time the stock was that low: Aug. 14, 2007, the day of...

February 22, 2008  11:25 AM

Paul Maritz takes his Pi to EMC

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

EMC is buying Pi Corp., and Pi's founder, Paul Maritz, will now head EMC's software-as-a-service effort. The news was reported by

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January 28, 2008  8:57 PM

V-Day: VMware gets pounded, SWsoft becomes Parallels (finally)

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Virtualization

 Monday was  a big day in virtualization. First, VMware said it  doubled its profits and boosted revenue by 80%  in its fourth quarter.  Wall Street rewarded it...

January 28, 2008  12:50 PM

VMware memo: Microsoft cutting out Citrix

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Server virtualization

VMware is trying to drive a wedge between Microsoft and Citrix Systems, according to The site says it has obtained a memo that VMware sent to its sales channel last...

December 7, 2007  11:27 AM

Dell gets partner religion (again)

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Well, credit Dell with putting on a  good show for solution providers with its most recent pledge...

September 25, 2007  8:46 AM

Microsoft releases Windows Server Virtualization preview

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Microsoft partners eager to start working with Windows Server Virtualization (WSV) now have their chance. The

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September 21, 2007  1:59 PM

VMware exec. clears the air on ESX Server 3i

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Server virtualization, Virtualization

A VMware executive has clarified that the company intends to embed only the ESX Server 3i thin hypervisor into server hardware from Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and other hardware vendors. Brian Byun, VMware’s vice president of global partners and solutions, said he wants to...

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