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August 31, 2011  6:53 PM

VMware focuses on end-user computing on VMworld 2011 day two



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
VMworld 2011

On day two of VMworld 2011 during the technical keynote with CTO Steve Herrod, VMware focused...

August 30, 2011  1:06 AM

Maritz avoids vSphere 5 licensing talk



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMworld 2011

VMware CEO Paul Maritz mentioned "canonical applications" and "cloud" dozens of times each during his VMworld keynote this afternoon. But there was one word buzzword he didn't mention at all: licensing. VMware ticked off a lot of its loyal customers last month with its new vSphere 5 licensing...


August 22, 2011  2:45 PM

Veeam scales out with Backup and Replication 6



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Hyper-V support was the headline when Veeam previewed its Backup and Replication 6 product at Microsoft TechEd. But with the new release, which will begin shipping in the...


August 18, 2011  9:17 PM

Catbird not buying vShield App, vendors say



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Catbird, vShield

Catbird Networks and VMware will announce plans next week to deliver VMware vShield controls into Catbird vSecurity. Catbird disclosed the OEM plans this afternoon in response to a report...


August 17, 2011  6:31 PM

RHEV 3.0 beta supports up to 2 TB of RAM per VM



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Red Hat is emphasizing KVM’s scale-up capabilities with today’s beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0. The updated


August 15, 2011  2:20 PM

VCP, VCDX losing value, survey says



Posted by: AlyssaWood
virtualization certifications, VMware

VMware certifications may still look good on your resume, but the value of some has plummeted. The value of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) has decreased 12.5% in the past six months, and the...


August 1, 2011  9:10 PM

Killers to play VMworld 2011 party



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMware, VMworld 2011

The Killers will headline the VMworld 2011 party. Today's announcement of The Killers as the VMworld 2011 party band makes up for several years of lackluster...


August 1, 2011  5:26 PM

Standing out in the market: How startups can fit in



Posted by: AlyssaWood
Abiquo, private cloud, VMware

As virtualization and cloud vendors make more acquisitions (see: Citrix buying Cloud.com) and dive deeper into IT infrastructure (see: vSphere 5), are the small guys getting squeezed...


August 1, 2011  5:06 PM

Netflix streaming, VMware licensing and the end of the world as we know it



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

At its core, virtualization is the abstraction of data from the...


August 1, 2011  2:48 PM

How VMware can fix the vSphere 5 licensing mess



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, licensing, vSphere 5

VMware really could have approached vSphere 5 licensing differently to make it less painful for existing customers. It's understood and accepted that VMware licensing...


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