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April, 2011

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April 29, 2011  6:25 PM

VMware: Microsoft for the 21st century?

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

"Deep down, Maritz and his colleagues know the traditional operating system isn't going anywhere anytime soon." I wrote that sentence last month, when I argued that

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April 25, 2011  12:13 PM

PXE Manager for vCenter: VMware’s latest fling

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

VMware has released PXE Manager for vCenter, a new tool that supports automatic PXE boot and patch management for ESXi hosts. PXE Manager for vCenter also lets users automate ESXi host provisioning (both stateless and...


April 20, 2011  7:43 PM

Are you a memory add-ministrator?

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

The trend toward more memory-packed VMs is now affecting hardware. The amount of RAM installed on new servers is going through the roof, according to the preliminary results of SearchDataCenter.com's "Data Center Decisions 2011 Purchasing Intentions Survey." This year, 42% of respondents said...


April 19, 2011  11:51 PM

VMware credits mega-deals, international sales for record Q1

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Five mega transactions worth $10 million or more each powered VMware revenue for its first quarter, the company said Tuesday night. Wall Street analysts closely questioned VMware CEO Paul...


April 15, 2011  6:20 PM

Virtualization management not quite there yet

KeithKessinger Keith Kessinger Profile: KeithKessinger

Virtualization has always posed management problems for IT departments. And as more IT shops deploy multiple hypervisors, the problems are getting worse. In companies that deploy both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, 71% have difficulties managing both hypervisors from a single console,...


April 14, 2011  12:02 PM

VMware Fusion 4 beta testing begins

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

VMware Fusion 4 is now in private beta. Some VMware users received Fusion 4 beta invitations this week, and screenshots are already online. There's no official word if the VMware Fusion 4...


April 5, 2011  6:33 PM

VMware responds to VCDX certification concerns

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Some virtualization pros have been griping about how VMware awards its advanced VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification, saying the scoring process is not...


April 4, 2011  10:12 PM

VMware acquires Mozy from EMC

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

VMware acquired Mozy, the hosted backup service, from its parent company EMC today. At first glance, VMware's Mozy acquisition seems like another one of its cloud pick-ups -- see: SpringSource, Zimbra, etc. -- that...


April 1, 2011  2:08 PM

VMware CTO Herrod interviews Chewbacca

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

If this whole CTO-of-VMware thing doesn't work out, Stephen Herrod just might have a future in comedy. Fresh off the heels of his Microsoft Hyper-V joke at the...


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