The Virtualization Room:

July, 2011


July 29, 2011  6:26 PM

VMware mum on vRAM changes



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
licensing, VMware, vSphere 5

A VMware spokesperson declined to confirm a blog report of imminent changes to the vSphere 5 licensing model Friday afternoon, but users should stay tuned....

July 28, 2011  2:08 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Altaro



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
backup, Microsoft Hyper-V

SMB users of Hyper-V will soon get a new backup alternative. Altaro, which previously focused on desktop-level backups, plans to release software in August it says will be simpler and cheaper than other offerings on the market for Microsoft’s hypervisor. The product, Altaro Hyper-V Backup,...


July 27, 2011  2:17 PM

Oracle database virtualization losing its stigma?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, VMUG

A surprisingly high number of database administrators attended last week's New England VMware User Group meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Maybe they came for the...


July 26, 2011  2:11 PM

Who will use Zimbra?



Posted by: AlyssaWood
VMware, VMware User Group

VMware is putting together its applications portfolio piece by piece, including Zimbra email and collaboration software. But who's going to use Zimbra? The most well known Zimbra customer is Comcast, which uses the software for its Internet subscribers' online email. So all those people get a...


July 22, 2011  9:08 PM

VMware highlights vCenter Operations at VMUG



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, vCenter, VMUG, VMware

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- If vCloud Director is VMware's manager of managers, then


July 22, 2011  9:15 AM

Data virtualisation technology adoption: Low, but why?



Posted by: Archana Venkatraman
data virtualization

The adoption of data virtualisation technology is still very low, but many of the organisations that have embraced it are reaping the benefits. Data virtualisation is an...


July 20, 2011  1:18 PM

VMware will shop ‘til they drop



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
VMware

VMware intends to keep making acquisitions and hiring new employees at its newly expanded campus in Palo Alto, Calif. That was the word from officials during VMware’s quarterly earnings results call Tuesday night....


July 14, 2011  8:27 PM

VSphere 5 licensing: VMware also considered…



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, licensing, VMware, vSphere 5

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware had several vSphere 5 licensing options on the table before deciding on the new virtual RAM model. In an interview on the VMware campus...


July 14, 2011  8:02 PM

Where will VMware draw the line?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
VMware, vSphere 5

With the launch of vSphere 5, VMware’s ESXi hypervisor has absorbed a number of functions that previously were the sole purview of


July 14, 2011  12:17 AM

VMware: No demand for Hyper-V management



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, vSphere 5

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- At its Worldwide Partner Conference down in Los Angeles this week,


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