The Virtualization Room:

July, 2011


July 29, 2011  6:26 PM

VMware mum on vRAM changes

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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?

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

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?

AlyssaWood Alyssa Wood Profile: AlyssaWood

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

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

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

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July 22, 2011  9:15 AM

Data virtualisation technology adoption: Low, but why?

Colin Steele Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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…

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

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?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

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July 14, 2011  12:17 AM

VMware: No demand for Hyper-V management

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

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

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