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June 30, 2009  7:05 PM

Red Hat turning VMworld into KVMworld?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, KVM, Microsoft, Open source, Red Hat, VMworld 2009

VMworld 2009 is still two months away, but at least one virtualization competitor is already planning to steal some thunder at the show.

June 23, 2009  1:34 PM

Know your acronyms!



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, IBM, Virtualization, VMware

Next time you tell someone, "I'm a VCP and VMUG member who runs a next-generation COS and uses NPIV to offer a virtual HBA," it better not be B.S. Acronym overload is an unfortunate part of life in IT, especially in virtualization. But that doesn't mean you can toss them around willy-nilly...


June 15, 2009  6:24 PM

VMware: Sorry for the Hyper-V crash video, Microsoft



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

Much has been made of Microsoft's regular attacks against VMware, from its "VMware Costs Way Too Much" poker chips to its "


June 11, 2009  8:29 PM

Cisco hires Christofer Hoff as virtualization director



Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, cloud computing, Colin Steele, data center, EMC, news, VMware

Cisco Systems has a new virtualization and cloud computing director: Christofer Hoff, the security and virtualization expert and popular blogger. Hoff, aka "


June 10, 2009  7:23 PM

Mobile virtualization management: Valuable but not sexy



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, iPhone, Microsoft Hyper-V, mobile phone virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware

There's been a lot of talk about mobile phone virtualization lately, thanks to the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) and the


June 2, 2009  4:58 PM

Virtualization security fears grow



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, IBM, Microsoft, Virtualization security, Why choose server virtualization?

As people who deal with virtualization every day -- you work with it, I write about it -- it's easy to get caught up in the idea that it's a ubiquitous technology with infinite use cases and unending appeal. Well, in the words of Lee Corso:


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