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June, 2010

June 30, 2010  6:32 PM

VMware: The Papa Tomato of virtualization

Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, VMware

You know that old joke about the family of tomatoes and the baby that falls behind? You don't? OK then, I'll let Uma Thurman tell it: [kml_flashembed movie="" width="600" height="361" wmode="transparent"...

June 29, 2010  4:18 PM

Oracle VM machine targets Cisco, HP

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Colin Steele, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle VM, VMware

Appliances like Cisco's Unified Computing System are designed to help you kick-start a virtualization deployment. Now, Oracle is banking on an appliance to do the same for its lagging virtualization market share. Our sister site reports that a so-called "

June 24, 2010  1:17 PM

Red Hat KVM: A bold vision

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Red Hat

BOSTON -- Is Red Hat's move to KVM bold and forward-thinking, or does it show a lack of strategic vision? That's the question our virtualization columnist Mark Vaughn asked me on Twitter yesterday as I covered the Red...

June 23, 2010  5:28 PM

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 includes Xen converter

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Red Hat

BOSTON -- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 is out today, and it includes a couple of enhancements for server virtualization. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 guest OSes will support up to 256 GB of RAM and 16...

June 21, 2010  6:50 PM

That’s stall, folks: When bureaucracy impedes virtualization

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Embotics

My recent article on ISV stall struck a chord with some readers -- mostly because they'd never heard the term "ISV stall" before. Basically, ISV stall is a roadblock to virtualization...

June 17, 2010  8:24 PM

Is Red Hat’s virtualization strategy backfiring?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, Novell, Red Hat, VMware

VMware and Novell made big news last week with their announcement that VMware will distribute SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and push all its virtual appliances onto that OS. One of...

June 10, 2010  5:27 PM

Vizioncore, Veeam get vicious

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Vizioncore, vKernel

When it comes to virtualization feuds, VMware vs. Microsoft grabs all the headlines. But that doesn't mean it's the only game in town. Two leading third-party management vendors...

June 10, 2010  5:14 PM

Best of VMworld Awards: Now accepting nominations!

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMworld 2010

VMworld 2010 will be here before you know it, and so will one of our biggest events of the year: the Best of VMworld Awards. For those of you who don't know, sponsors the Best of...

June 10, 2010  1:15 PM

Microsoft patch prevents vSphere Client logins

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft, VMware, vSphere

Several VMware users reported yesterday that Microsoft's latest .NET patch was locking them out of the vSphere Client. Users on the VMware Communities forum and other message boards said the patch prevented them from...

June 7, 2010  1:46 PM

Top 4 virtualization security gotchas

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Trend Micro, Virtualization security, VMware

Not surprisingly, cloud computing was the big theme at last week's VMware Virtualization Forum in Boston.

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