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Colin Steele


April 18, 2014  1:37 PM

VMware NFS bug strikes vSphere 5.5 Update 1 users



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, NetApp, storage vendors, VMware

VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 users are having problems connecting to NFS storage. The new VMware NFS bug causes random disconnects to storage, and it affects products from multiple vendors. The main

June 26, 2013  1:10 PM

VMware adds Hadoop support to vSphere



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Virtualization, VMware

VMware will offer a commercial version of Project Serengeti, its open source initiative to run Hadoop workloads in virtual infrastructures. The new Big Data Extensions plug into vSphere and allow...


August 22, 2012  7:12 PM

Why VMware shouldn’t give up on new licensing



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, licensing, VMware

A little more than a year ago, VMware ignited a firestorm by overhauling its vSphere pricing and licensing. Next week, the company will reportedly go back to the old way of doing things, in the hopes that we'll all forget this whole fiasco even happened. But it did happen. And it showed a...


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 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  5:06 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...


July 27, 2011  2:17 PM

Oracle database virtualization losing its stigma?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, VMUG

A surprisingly high number of database administrators attended last week's New England VMware User Group meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Maybe they came for the...


July 22, 2011  9:08 PM

VMware highlights vCenter Operations at VMUG



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, vCenter, VMUG, VMware

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- If vCloud Director is VMware's manager of managers, then


July 14, 2011  8:27 PM

VSphere 5 licensing: VMware also considered…



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

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware had several vSphere 5 licensing options on the table before deciding on the new virtual RAM model. In an interview on the VMware campus...


July 14, 2011  12:17 AM

VMware: No demand for Hyper-V management



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

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- At its Worldwide Partner Conference down in Los Angeles this week,


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