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October, 2010


October 28, 2010  3:49 PM

PCI DSS 2.0 standard released, but detailed virtualization guidance still unavailable

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

This morning the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, which creates standards with which anyone handling credit card data must comply, released the second version of its Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 2.0). One of the most important aspects of this new standard for...

October 28, 2010  2:27 PM

More on the challenges of physical and virtual backups

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

Today's feature by our Server Virtualization Advisory Board focuses on the backup management challenges in mixed physical-and-virtual infrastructures. Board member Jack Kaiser...


October 27, 2010  4:52 PM

Microsoft not the Apple of virtualization’s eye

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

It's not a good morning for Microsoft. Execs are waking up to reports of the company's demise from two major business publications: CNNMoney,...


October 26, 2010  7:33 PM

Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is out

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

Hyper-V's long-awaited Dynamic Memory feature is one step closer to general availability. Microsoft made the Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate available today as part of the

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October 25, 2010  7:22 PM

VMware ‘If Only’ campaign goes after SMBs

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

VMware boasts that its customers include the entire Fortune 100, 491 of the Fortune 500 and 955 of the Fortune 1000. Those are all impressive figures. But if you're a small company, you might look at those stats and think,...


October 22, 2010  3:09 PM

Choosy admins choose vSphere

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

In yesterday's blog post on the Hyper-V vs. VMware fight (or lack thereof), I mentioned that 76% of virtualization users named VMware as their primary platform, compared...


October 22, 2010  2:20 PM

VMworld 2010 labs by the numbers

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

I attended the New England VMware User Group meeting yesterday in Atkinson, N.H. The day started off with a VMworld 2010 recap, with a focus on the extremely popular labs. Here are some...


October 21, 2010  10:47 AM

Hyper-V vs. VMware not much of a fight these days

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

The July 2009 release of Microsoft Hyper-V R2 came with a lot of hype. Not just "Wow, this Hyper-V thing really has a chance to take off!" hype. We're talking "

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October 18, 2010  11:21 PM

VMware earnings: Law of Large Numbers hasn’t caught up… yet

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Everything that goes up must come down. But as experts predicted prior to Monday night's VMware earnings call, there's no sign that VMware’s continued gaudy growth numbers will crash back...


October 12, 2010  1:18 PM

VMware remote office licensing: a long and winding road from Norway to the UK

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A blog post caught my eye a couple of weeks ago, at vNinja.net, concerning the author's struggles to affordably license vSphere at remote "office" locations (actually shipping vessels). "After...


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