The IT world has been shaken up lately with drama between vendors, making it feel more like an episode of the Jersey Shore rather than the IT Crowd. This week’s IT blog top 10 has all the juice on Microsoft’s jab at VMworld 2010, EMC’s glitch, and the Oracle-Google lawsuit. Don’t worry, there’s also a photo recap of VMworld 2010 for those too busy to read a full blog post. Did you enjoy a particular post the most? Let us know in the comments section!
1. Mr. Denny addresses the anxiety-ridden: So you want to go to a conference, but you are afraid that you don’t know anyone there. Get some insider tips from a regular conference-goer.
2. Search Server Virtualization’s Beth Pariseau reports on how Microsoft made its presence known at this year’s VMworld 2010 with the USA Today ad that the world heard (or at least the Twitterverse): Microsoft takes its perennial shot at VMware.
3. The Security Wire Weekly’s exclusive with Secure Works’ director of malware research, Joe Stewart: Botnets are hard to bring down [podcast].
4. Tired of words? Check out Beth Pariseau’s VMworld 2010 photo album over at Search Server Virtualization.
5. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo points out another reason to wag your finger at EMC: EMC’s ‘one in a billion’ glitch cripples government agencies.
6. There’s no shortage of drama as Oracle OpenWorld approaches; Shayna Garlick for Eye on Oracle reports on how Oracle-Google lawsuit changes course of JavaOne conference.
7. Did you miss the big announcements from last week? Search Server Virtualization’s Colin Steele has the scoop on vCloud Director, unveiled at VMworld 2010.
8. The Troposphere’s Carl Brooks comes down hard on Amazon’s sketchy security policy – The persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?
9. Get the experience of VMworld 2010: The angst of crowds without the claustrophobia, from Beth Pariseau of Search Server Virtualization.
10. For once it isn’t Microsoft publishing gross inaccuracies in its blog; data center facilities pro Matt Stansberry reports on the Google exec comparing colocation cost to cloud computing, critics say apples to sausage.