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January 20, 2011  8:09 PM

Will your data center disappear this year?



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Gartner, server consolidation, server virtualization

Tonight, before you lock up your data center and hit the lights, take a look around. Gaze longingly at your racks of servers and bundles of cables. Listen to the sweet sounds of the machines whirring and beeping. And take a deep breath of that dry, artificially cooled air. In a matter of months,...

January 10, 2011  3:20 PM

Microsoft vs. VMware: To the cloud!



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

"Virtualization alone does not a cloud make." Seems like a pretty innocuous statement, right? Not when it's on a Microsoft billboard, and that billboard happens to be along a stretch of highway that VMware employees take to work. The inference is that VMware, for all its cloud talk, is just a...


January 5, 2011  4:39 PM

Server virtualization tops 2011 IT priorities



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, server virtualization

IT managers still have server virtualization on the brain as they head into 2011. Server virtualization is the top priority for IT managers in 2011, according to TechTarget's 2011 IT...

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December 16, 2010  2:10 PM

2010 in review and 2011 predictions on VMware podcast



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Desktop virtualization, server virtualization, VMware

Brian Madden, Mike Laverick, Bridget Botelho and myself were guests on yesterday's VMware Communities Roundtable podcast. We talked about some of this year's biggest virtualization news -- such as...


October 11, 2010  5:53 PM

You don’t have to deliver a cloud by Tuesday



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
cloud computing, Desktop virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, VMworld Eruope, VMworld Europe


September 27, 2010  5:09 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Virtustream



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, managed services, Virtualization management

Welcome to the latest edition of the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I’ll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, learn about their business, discuss some industry trends, and write up a recap. A few years back, managed services was a big buzzword. But then...


September 10, 2010  9:23 PM

Justin Bieber on Twitter: A selling point for virtualization?



Posted by: Colin Steele
capacity planning, cloud computing, Justin Bieber, server virtualization

By Alyssa Wood, Assistant Site Editor It has come to this: the Justin Bieber Twitter page accounts for 3% of the entire Twitter server infrastructure. Considering...


September 2, 2010  8:18 PM

VCloud Director: The fine print



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Oracle, VMware, VMworld 2010

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- After the splashy, high-level announcement of VMware’s vCloud Director on Tuesday morning, reality set in at a...


August 31, 2010  5:13 PM

VCloud Director unveiled at VMworld 2010



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- The market's worst-kept secret is a secret no longer. VMware officially announced vCloud Director at this morning's


August 24, 2010  2:52 AM

VMworld Europe already upon us?



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
cloud computing, Desktop virtualization, Virtualization, VMworld 2010, VMworld Europe

Even with VMworld U.S. upon us, we have already started turning our attention to


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