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Colin Steele


July 7, 2009  7:59 PM

Why does VMware care about Virtual Iron customers?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle VM, Virtual Iron, VMware, vSphere

Good news, Virtual Iron customers: In...

July 1, 2009  12:39 PM

Will Oracle kill Sun virtualization too?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Sun xVM, Virtual Iron

Oracle has stopped selling Virtual Iron products, terminated its Virtual Iron reseller agreements and...


June 30, 2009  7:05 PM

Red Hat turning VMworld into KVMworld?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, KVM, Microsoft, Open source, Red Hat, VMworld 2009

VMworld 2009 is still two months away, but at least one virtualization competitor is already planning to steal some thunder at the show.


June 23, 2009  1:34 PM

Know your acronyms!



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, IBM, Virtualization, VMware

Next time you tell someone, "I'm a VCP and VMUG member who runs a next-generation COS and uses NPIV to offer a virtual HBA," it better not be B.S. Acronym overload is an unfortunate part of life in IT, especially in virtualization. But that doesn't mean you can toss them around willy-nilly...


June 15, 2009  6:24 PM

VMware: Sorry for the Hyper-V crash video, Microsoft



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

Much has been made of Microsoft's regular attacks against VMware, from its "VMware Costs Way Too Much" poker chips to its "


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 "


June 10, 2009  7:23 PM

Mobile virtualization management: Valuable but not sexy



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, iPhone, Microsoft Hyper-V, mobile phone virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware

There's been a lot of talk about mobile phone virtualization lately, thanks to the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) and the


June 2, 2009  4:58 PM

Virtualization security fears grow



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, IBM, Microsoft, Virtualization security, Why choose server virtualization?

As people who deal with virtualization every day -- you work with it, I write about it -- it's easy to get caught up in the idea that it's a ubiquitous technology with infinite use cases and unending appeal. Well, in the words of Lee Corso:


May 5, 2009  7:38 PM

Get virtual with Sid Smith



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Xen

Looking for another expert perspective on server virtualization? Sid Smith, who runs the Daily Hypervisor, now has a new blog here on IT Knowledge Exchange.


May 5, 2009  2:52 PM

Microsoft: With vSphere, now we’re even cheaper than VMware!



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VMware, VMware User Group, vSphere

Microsoft is nothing if not persistent. The folks up in Redmond have fired yet ANOTHER salvo against VMware. This time it's in the form of a blog post by Edwin Yuen, the senior technical product manager for Microsoft's integrated virtualization team. (You may know him as "Laughing Guy" from the...


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