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July 13, 2010  2:06 PM

vSphere vs. Azure: The real battle



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, vSphere, Windows Azure

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hyper-V vs. vSphere is SO last year. Cloud computing is the main theme at this week's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and Hyper-V has taken a backseat to Windows Azure. The focus on Azure, a Platform as a Service...

July 1, 2010  5:04 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: enStratus



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele

Welcome to the debut of a new feature here on the SearchServerVirtualization Blog, called 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. Yesterday...


June 30, 2010  6:32 PM

VMware: The Papa Tomato of virtualization



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

You know that old joke about the family of tomatoes and the baby that falls behind? You don't? OK then, I'll let Uma Thurman tell it: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/5D_QKY0_Bxk" width="600" height="361" wmode="transparent"...


June 4, 2010  5:31 PM

VMware: Adopt private cloud – or else!



Posted by: Alex Barrett
cloud computing, private cloud, Virtualization, VMware

I attended the VMware Virtualization Forum, a scaled-down, traveling VMworld that floored in Boston yesterday. Bogomil Balkansky, VMware vice president of product marketing, gave the keynote, and talked – surprise surprise – about the journey to cloud computing. Now, I’ve heard many, many...


May 20, 2010  4:00 PM

So, VMware, is Google a real cloud now?



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

"The more things change, the more they stay the same." That old saying sure doesn't apply to the cloud computing market. Just last summer, VMware came out and said Google wasn't a


May 14, 2010  5:28 PM

VMworld is turning into a cloud conference



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

Public voting on the VMworld 2010 call for papers is now open, and the ballot gives us our first look at what the conference's focus will be. Surprise, surprise, it's cloud computing. At this week's


April 27, 2010  4:57 PM

What does VMforce mean for virtualization?



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Salesforce.com, VMforce, VMware

For most of the past decade, VMware was synonymous with virtualization. When you thought about virtualization, you thought about VMware and no one else. That's changing now, as Microsoft, Citrix and others chip away in the hypervisor market. And when you thought about VMware, you thought...


April 27, 2010  2:05 PM

VMforce: Cloud 2? I was just getting used to Cloud 1!



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Salesforce.com, VMforce, VMware

No, no, no! It can't be! Please tell me it's not true! I used to hate the term "cloud computing" -- like, in a "I totally despise this phrase and will go to the ends of the Earth to avoid using it" kind of way. I thought it was another meaningless phrase, ripped from the marketing-ese dictionary...


March 9, 2010  8:40 PM

Virtualization ain’t goin’ out like that



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

It seems like every virtualization insider I talk to these days -- vendor, analyst, admin, you name it -- says the same thing. “The hypervisor is commoditized.” “The cloud is the future.” “I’m on a...

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November 2, 2009  2:29 PM

VMware: Hyper-V turns Windows into DOS



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

The trash talk in the Microsoft vs. VMware feud once reached Reggie Miller vs. Spike Lee heights. The two companies rarely passed up the opportunity to


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