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August, 2010


August 31, 2010  5:17 PM

VMware acquires Integrien



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Integrien, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware is acquiring Integrien, an infrastructure management vendor. CTO Steve Herrod just made the announcement during his

August 31, 2010  5:13 PM

VCloud Director unveiled at VMworld 2010



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- The market's worst-kept secret is a secret no longer. VMware officially announced vCloud Director at this morning's


August 31, 2010  4:32 PM

VMworld 2010 by the numbers



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rick Jackson, VMware's chief marketing officer, kicked off today's VMworld 2010 keynote and shared some interesting numbers about the show and its...


August 30, 2010  10:32 PM

Embotics to support Hyper-V



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

SAN FRANCISCO -- In IT, a trend isn't really a trend until vendors get behind it. Case in point: mixed virtual environments. We've done a lot of talking about organizations running VMware and...


August 30, 2010  7:16 PM

Distributed Virtual Network: The future of VMware networking



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Networking, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware is working on a new platform designed to improve network virtualization. We got a glimpse of the company's long-term strategy at this morning's VMworld 2010 session called "Future Direction of Networking Virtualization." The Distributed Virtual Network vision, as it's...


August 30, 2010  1:37 PM

Citrix to acquire VMLogix



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, VMLogix, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Systems is acquiring VMLogix. Citrix made the VMLogix acquisition announcement today, the first day of the


August 24, 2010  3:48 PM

SAP/Red Hat deal: Adios, KVM?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, KVM, Red Hat

Hot on the heels of the Intel/McAfee deal and the Dell/HP/3PAR bidding war comes more possible acquisition news: Rumor has it that SAP will acquire Red Hat. Local Tech Wire, an IT blog based...


August 24, 2010  2:52 AM

VMworld Europe already upon us?



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
cloud computing, Desktop virtualization, Virtualization, VMworld 2010, VMworld Europe

Even with VMworld U.S. upon us, we have already started turning our attention to


August 20, 2010  5:26 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Netuitive



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, Virtualization management

Welcome to the latest edition of the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I’ll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, learn about their business, discuss some industry trends, and write up a recap. With all the hype these days, it's easy to envision a...


August 19, 2010  6:25 PM

VMworld 2010 backpacks and swag: Much ado about the wrong thing?



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
VMware, VMworld 2010, vSphere

VMware is known for some attention to detail in pulling off its annual confab, VMworld. And the company’s swag is no exception. VMware prides itself on doling out some quality loot for attendees who journey to the mecca of its annual virtualization conference. But attention to detail can border...


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