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September 15, 2011  2:03 PM

Cisco Nexus 1000V to support Hyper-V 3.0

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cisco, Hyper-V 3.0, Networking

Cisco Systems Inc. is preparing to support Windows Server 8 Hyper-V with its Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which previously only supported VMware. A newly extensible virtual switch was among the new 

May 17, 2011  12:45 PM

Microsoft moves beyond SMI-S with NetApp

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, virtualization storage

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer ATLANTA -- NetApp and Cisco have issued another reference architecture in partnership with a virtualization vendor. This time it's Microsoft. The

November 9, 2010  8:26 PM

The preconfigured stack craze – if IT vendors build it, will users come?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cisco, EMC, VDI, VMware

While vendors and vendor coalitions are putting together preconfigured bundles of storage, networking, virtualization and applications, industry analysts say interest among IT pros in turnkey stacks...

June 29, 2010  4:18 PM

Oracle VM machine targets Cisco, HP

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Colin Steele, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle VM, VMware

Appliances like Cisco's Unified Computing System are designed to help you kick-start a virtualization deployment. Now, Oracle is banking on an appliance to do the same for its lagging virtualization market share. Our sister site reports that a so-called "

May 10, 2010  4:57 PM

Joe Tucci’s EMC World Q&A highlights

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Colin Steele, EMC, VMware

BOSTON -- EMC CEO Joe Tucci took 45 minutes after his keynote this morning to answer the media's questions here at EMC World 2010. Here's what he had to say on a variety of topics:

  • EMC's acquisition strategy: He's always been a bigger fan of acquiring many small companies, as opposed...

October 15, 2009  2:12 PM

Blades vs. rack servers: A different perspective

Posted by: Colin Steele
Blade servers, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Rack servers

Our recent blades vs. rack servers face-off between Chris House and Rick Vanover has spurred some hot debate. Virtualization blogger Aaron...

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July 22, 2009  7:09 PM

Is Microsoft giving up on Windows?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, Colin Steele, Google, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, VMware, Windows 7

You probably read the above headline and had a question of your own. Something along the lines of, "Colin, what have you been smoking?" I know, it seems ridonklulous to think that Microsoft would give up on its Windows operating system -- a product that dominates its market like few others in IT...

June 11, 2009  8:29 PM

Cisco hires Christofer Hoff as virtualization director

Posted by: Colin Steele
Cisco, cloud computing, Colin Steele, data center, EMC, news, VMware

Cisco Systems has a new virtualization and cloud computing director: Christofer Hoff, the security and virtualization expert and popular blogger. Hoff, aka "


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