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Colin Steele


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...

May 4, 2009  5:33 PM

Microsoft TechEd, virtualization and you



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, green computing, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows

Windows 7 is supposed to be the star of next week's Microsoft TechEd show in L.A., but the conference will also have a ton of stuff for all you virtualization users out there. Some sessions will focus on Windows Server...


April 27, 2009  6:34 PM

Open source hypervisors face an uphill battle



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, Open source, Oracle, server virtualization, Sun Microsystems, VMware

VMware vs. Microsoft is the hot debate in virtualization these days, but what about proprietary vs. open source hypervisors? Forrester Research has an interesting take on that topic. The...


April 20, 2009  3:36 PM

Oracle-Sun: A threat to VMware?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Oracle VM, server virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Sun xVM

You may have heard this morning that Oracle acquired Sun...

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April 8, 2009  2:27 PM

VMware fires back against Microsoft’s mythbusters



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

VMware and its supporters have made like Mr. Burns and released the hounds on Microsoft. The object of their ire is the "


April 6, 2009  2:32 PM

Microsoft’s ‘embarrassing’ Hyper-V vs. VMware video



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

Microsoft has taken its virtualization marketing push and kicked it up a notch -- BAM! -- but it may be doing more harm than good. The company's new "


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