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May, 2011

May 31, 2011  8:10 PM

SCVMM 2012 beta goes to second round

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Microsoft released a second beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 to a broader audience May 26, bringing the product another step closer to general availability. Due out in the second half of 2011, 

May 27, 2011  5:37 PM

Scenes from Citrix Synergy 2011

Posted by: Colin Steele

SAN FRANCISCO -- What do Dilbert, teddy bears and Angry Birds have in common? They were all among the sights at this week's Citrix Synergy 2011 conference. Here are some pictures from the show:

May 27, 2011  5:11 PM

In real estate, as in IT, VMware goes big

Posted by: AlyssaWood

Go big or go home. That’s been VMware’s strategy in the virtualization and cloud markets, so it’s no surprise the company is doing the same in real estate. VMware is planning a massive expansion...

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May 26, 2011  4:12 PM

Citrix’s frustrating XenServer strategy

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele

SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Synergy was chock full of news on desktop virtualization and

May 19, 2011  6:20 PM

Microsoft TechEd 2011 photos

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Photobucket The Georgia World Congress Center in...

May 19, 2011  6:16 PM

Microsoft TechEd 2011 reporter’s notebook

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Microsoft Hyper-V


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May 17, 2011  12:45 PM

Microsoft moves beyond SMI-S with NetApp

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, virtualization storage

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer ATLANTA -- NetApp and Cisco have issued another reference architecture in partnership with a virtualization vendor. This time it's Microsoft. The

May 16, 2011  2:48 PM

VMware acquires ANOTHER management company, Shavlik

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Virtualization management, VMware

VMware's acquisition spree continues today with Shavlik Technologies. Shavlik is VMware's partner in VMware Go, a service designed to help SMBs deploy and manage virtualization more quickly and easily. The 18-year-old...

May 11, 2011  10:43 PM

Long-distance vMotion inches toward reality…who will use it?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
EMC, storage vendors, virtualization storage, VMware

A new product announced by VMware parent company EMC Corp. this week could lay the groundwork for live migration of virtual servers over large geographic distances. But storage is just one part of that battle and some experts question whether the cost of long-distance vMotion will be justifiable...

May 10, 2011  3:23 PM

KVM and Hyper-V sittin’ in a tree, l-a-m-e-n-t-i-n-g

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, KVM, Red Hat

At last week's Red Hat Summit, company execs painted Microsoft as their bitter rival. But the two vendors may have more in common than you'd think. I was reading Beth Pariseau's...

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