The Virtualization Room:

September, 2010


September 30, 2010  7:18 PM

Still a long way to go on the virtualization road



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Gartner

I know you're sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting for us to release the results of our "Virtualization Decisions 2010 Purchasing Intentions Survey." Fear not. It's coming next week. To whet your appetite in the meantime, Gartner has some

September 27, 2010  5:09 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Virtustream



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, managed services, 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. A few years back, managed services was a big buzzword. But then...


September 24, 2010  5:56 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Hyper9



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, 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. We just closed our Virtualization Decisions 2010 Purchasing...


September 20, 2010  1:15 PM

What you learned at VMworld



Posted by: Colin Steele
contest, VMworld 2010

We recently asked readers to tell us what they learned at VMworld, and we enticed them with three prizes: TrainSignal DVDs, a Cisco Unified Computing System book and an official...


September 16, 2010  10:19 PM

VMware, Novell in acquisition talks, WSJ says



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Novell, VMware

A VMware/Novell acquisition is in the works, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper has just reported that Novell "is in advanced talks" to sell its SUSE Linux operating system...


September 16, 2010  7:28 PM

Talking VMworld with the VMware community



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

Before VMworld, VMware's social media guru John Troyer came on our This Week in Virtualization podcast to preview the show. This week, John returned the favor and invited me on the


September 16, 2010  6:41 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: UShareSoft



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, Virtual appliances

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. There were lots of first-timers at


September 15, 2010  6:38 PM

Odds-makers: Who’s buying Novell?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, Microsoft. Intel, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, VMware

The New York Post got the scoop today that Novell is selling itself in two parts: its SUSE Linux business will go to a mysterious "strategic buyer," and the rest to a private...


September 14, 2010  7:17 PM

VMware’s vulnerabilities on Wall Street



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

Our recent Spotlight on VMware series took an in-depth look at the...


September 10, 2010  9:23 PM

Justin Bieber on Twitter: A selling point for virtualization?



Posted by: Colin Steele
capacity planning, cloud computing, Justin Bieber, server virtualization

By Alyssa Wood, Assistant Site Editor It has come to this: the Justin Bieber Twitter page accounts for 3% of the entire Twitter server infrastructure. Considering...


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