The Virtualization Room:

July, 2011


July 13, 2011  2:44 PM

VMware CEO: no plans for multi-hypervisor management



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Maritz, multi-hypervisor management, VMware, vSphere 5, XVP Manager

Despite hints in recent months that VMware may follow its competitors into multi-hypervisor management, VMware CEO Paul Maritz said at the vSphere 5 launch event in San Francisco yesterday that the return on engineering investment isn’t great enough to warrant such a...

July 12, 2011  10:01 PM

Microsoft warns of VMware ‘vTax’



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

LOS ANGELES -- The debut of VMware's controversial new licensing model in vSphere 5 didn't go unnoticed here at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference. "They are dangerously close...


July 11, 2011  6:20 PM

Ballmer talks Hyper-V, cloud at WPC



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware

LOS ANGELES -- Hyper-V got a couple of quick shout-outs during this morning's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote. CEO Steve Ballmer cited Hyper-V's role in Microsoft's overall cloud strategy and alluded to the new features added in Service Pack 1 earlier this year. "We've driven...


July 8, 2011  6:33 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Zerto



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
High availability and virtualization

A new virtualization replication company called Zerto claims to have built a better mousetrap for disaster recovery. Zerto left stealth mode last month and is already generating some


July 7, 2011  7:38 PM

A look at VMware’s lobbying efforts



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMware

VMware always gets IT people talking, but on Capitol Hill, the company is pretty quiet.

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July 5, 2011  6:11 PM

Microsoft, Citrix join VMware on ‘magic’ mountain



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

VMware still rules, but the top of the virtualization mountain is getting crowded. Gartner has added Microsoft and Citrix to the leaders section of its...


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