The Virtualization Room:

June, 2011


June 29, 2011  12:54 PM

David Greschler leaves Microsoft

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V

David Greschler, Microsoft's director of virtualization and cloud computing, has left the company. Greschler and Douglas A. Brown of the popular virtualization site have founded a new virtualization and cloud community site,

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June 28, 2011  5:30 PM

Microsoft needs to cut out the VMware middleman

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Desktop virtualization, iPad, Microsoft, VMware

Pop quiz: Why did you buy your particular smartphone or tablet? A. Because of its cool apps that let me make dinner reservations, hail a taxi to...

June 22, 2011  3:59 PM

Market reacts to Citrix departures

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

The departures of XenSource founders Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt from Citrix have generated plenty of buzz in the virtualization market today, with all eyes focused on the company's...

June 22, 2011  2:02 PM

Simon Crosby, Ian Pratt to leave Citrix

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

XenSource co-founders Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt are leaving Citrix Systems to tackle their next project: cloud security. Crosby, Citrix's CTO, wrote today on his blog that he and Pratt, a Citrix vice president, will be co-founders of a new

June 21, 2011  4:47 PM

Is VMware IT’s Jesse Ventura, Eddie Murphy or P. Diddy?

Posted by: KeithKessinger
cloud computing, VMware

Celebrities occasionally evolve beyond what made them famous. A great example is Jesse Ventura, who went from professional wrestling villain to governor of Minnesota. But others aren't so lucky. Just look at Eddie Murphy's singing...

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June 20, 2011  6:58 PM

PCI virtualization guidelines answer old questions, ask new ones

Posted by: AlyssaWood
PCI DSS, Virtualization security

PCI DSS 2.0 clarified that credit-card-handling organizations could, in fact, use server virtualization. But the question still remained: How, exactly? A new information supplement from the...

June 20, 2011  2:36 PM

Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows 8: New features emerge

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows 8

The summer hypervisor season is in full swing, and three blockbusters are capturing the attention of fans and critics alike. We already know about the upcoming releases of VMware vSphere 5...

June 16, 2011  5:49 PM

Former VMware exec founds virtualization storage company

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
virtualization storage

Dr. Kieran Harty, VMware's former executive vice president of engineering, is now tackling storage performance and management headaches. His startup, Tintri, launched in March, after two and a half years in stealth mode, and it received $18 million in series C venture capital funding this month....

June 10, 2011  6:59 PM

EMC, VMware in ‘furious high gear’ over VAAI glitch

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
EMC, virtualization storage, VMware

EMC and VMware are as close as two vendors can get, but that doesn't make them immune to integration problems. An issue with some versions of EMC's Engenuity Symmetrix VMax disk array microcode and VMware vSphere's vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) has EMC warning users of potential...


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