The Virtualization Room:

November, 2010


November 30, 2010  5:57 PM

Hyper-V finds niche in Europe, survey says

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

Americans and Europeans often have different tastes when it comes to football...

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November 30, 2010  1:50 PM

And our new advisory board member is…

Posted by: Colin Steele

We had a lot of interest in the opening on our Server Virtualization Advisory Board. Virtualization experts from all over the world -- five countries and three continents, in fact --...

November 24, 2010  2:24 PM

Data security worries rise as virtualization spreads

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security

Yesterday I caught a brief but an interesting exchange between two of the people I follow on Twitter. "All my storage conversations used to push to virtualization. Now all my virt / cloud conversations push to backup or security," said Ed...

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November 23, 2010  8:05 PM

PaaS vs. IaaS: What’s Microsoft’s private cloud vision?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, SCVMM 2012, Windows Azure

It's hard to avoid the obvious cliche on this one: Microsoft's private cloud messaging is getting very cloudy. Back in July, at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, all the talk was about

November 22, 2010  3:26 PM

Novell acquired, but not by VMware

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Novell, VMware

Despite a report by the Wall Street Journal September 15 that VMware was in talks to acquire at least a piece of Novell, the majority of the company will be acquired for $2.2 billion by

November 17, 2010  5:53 PM

Want to be on our advisory board?

Posted by: Colin Steele

With this week's news that expert contributor Rick Vanover is joining Veeam Software -- congrats, Rick! -- we have an opening on our

November 9, 2010  8:26 PM

The preconfigured stack craze – if IT vendors build it, will users come?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cisco, EMC, VDI, VMware

While vendors and vendor coalitions are putting together preconfigured bundles of storage, networking, virtualization and applications, industry analysts say interest among IT pros in turnkey stacks...

November 8, 2010  5:32 PM

Why we’re still resisting virtual backup best practices

Posted by: AlyssaWood
backup, Veeam

Many enterprises are putting on the brakes when it comes to VM backup and recovery. A recent report says enterprises aren't confident about the ability to back up and recover VMs -- leading many to avoid virtualizing their entire infrastructure. Backup vendor Veeam surveyed 500 organizations...


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