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February, 2011

February 25, 2011  5:59 PM

VMware changes its Hyper-V tune

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

We learned yesterday that VMware will offer Hyper-V management with a new experimental vCenter plug-in, XVP...

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February 24, 2011  8:53 PM

VMware manages Hyper-V with new XVP ‘fling’

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, vCloud Director, VMware

Speculation that VMware will support Hyper-V has become reality. A so-called "fling" that lets vCenter manage Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines (VMs) is now available for download on the...

February 24, 2011  7:30 PM

Virtualization certs valuable, others not so much

Posted by: AlyssaWood
virtualization certifications

Virtualization skills are in high demand, and their value is only going to increase. Foote Partners' IT Skills and Certifications Hot Lists Forecast report indicates that only 29 out of 225 certified skills will increase in value over the next six...

February 21, 2011  6:37 PM

Antivirus for virtualization: Coming out of the Dark Ages?

Posted by: KeithKessinger
Virtualization security

Even though server virtualization continues to evolve, it seems like antivirus software for virtual infrastructures is stuck in the past. Traditionally, to protect against malware and viruses, antivirus agents must be placed in each virtual machine (VM). It's no secret that this model is plagued...

February 18, 2011  12:59 AM

VMware realizes cloud talk is cheap

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, vCloud Connector, vCloud Director, VMware

VMware is making the switch from a virtualization company to a cloud company, and they want customers to come along for the ride. New products and services are finally making that a possibility. For most organizations, unfortunately, building a private cloud is easier said than done. For several...

February 17, 2011  6:48 PM

Virtualization grows despite management hurdles

Posted by: AlyssaWood
server virtualization, virtualization adoption, Virtualization management

Organizations are virtualizing more mission-critical applications and using more tools to manage their infrastructures. That's according to the results of Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG)'s 2010 x86 Server Vendor Preference survey, which came out this week. In the past, many administrators have...

February 14, 2011  1:46 PM

Sharing the love for virtualization

Posted by: Colin Steele
contest, server virtualization

Congratulations to Dave Claussen, winner of our Valentine's Day virtualization poetry contest. Here's his winning entry: Roses are red I like iced tea How long before They virtualize me? We also received this submission from Microsoft's David Greschler: Ode to Virtualization...

February 11, 2011  6:09 PM

VMware killing Lab Manager

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

As many users have predicted, VMware is indeed phasing out its Lab Manager product. VMware has not officially announced Lab Manager's end of life, but sources within the company said this week that it is in the works. In...

February 9, 2011  3:40 PM

What do Hyper-V and the VMware CTO’s dog have in common?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Partner Exchange 2011

ORLANDO -- VMware CTO Steve Herrod was just on stage at Partner Exchange 2011, showing a demo of a pet clinic application running on VMware's Spring platform. Herrod ended the demo by showing a picture of his dog, then he fired off this zinger: "He's not pretty, and he yips a lot, but there's...

February 8, 2011  1:57 PM

More on VMware vCloud Connector

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

This morning we got the official announcement of VMware vCloud Connector, a new, free vSphere plug-in that I wrote about last week on

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