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July, 2008


July 29, 2008  8:31 AM

Well, its official – ESX3i is Free

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, as mentioned earlier last week – the official announcement came yesterday. If reading press releases floats your boat – then here it is: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/esxi_pricing.html

July 27, 2008  11:31 AM

VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 Update 2 available for download

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The new update 2 release has been made available for download – new features are available. I wasn’t expecting this until much nearer VMworld in Septemeber… http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/ David Marshall on his vmblog.com has a round-up of the new...


July 26, 2008  4:31 AM

The Vi3book is ready to order in the US; Pre-Order in EMEA

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

My book written with Ron Olgesby and Scott Herold is now available to purchase in the US. If your in EMEA it should be possible to buy in the US, and have it shipped across – although you will incur shipping costs from Amazon. At some stage the book will be ready to order in EMEA


July 23, 2008  2:04 AM

ESX3i is free…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Further to my post this morning – I have through a source (journalistic ethic prevent me from revealing my source) confirmed that this is the case – ESX3i is to be free… offical announcement to follow shortly… I’m guessing that the hypervisor will be free – but if you want advanced...


July 23, 2008  1:27 AM

ESX3i to become free?

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well to big time bloggers (virtualization.info) and chriswolf.com are both reporting an unconfirmed rumour that ESX3i is to become free – so the hypervisor & VMFS is a commodity. There’s no offical statement from VMware until next week. Not sure what virtualization.info sources are –...


July 4, 2008  10:09 AM

Why VMware is better than Xen or Microsoft…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

So at some point you are going to have to explain why VMware is better than Xen or Microsoft. You gonna need something clear, concise and to the point. You could do no wrong by have a quick look at this URL from VMware. Thank you to Jay Rogers of Novant Health for drawing this to my...


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