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Colin Steele


July 11, 2011  6:20 PM

Ballmer talks Hyper-V, cloud at WPC



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

LOS ANGELES -- Hyper-V got a couple of quick shout-outs during this morning's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote. CEO Steve Ballmer cited Hyper-V's role in Microsoft's overall cloud strategy and alluded to the new features added in Service Pack 1 earlier this year. "We've driven...

July 7, 2011  7:38 PM

A look at VMware’s lobbying efforts



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMware

VMware always gets IT people talking, but on Capitol Hill, the company is pretty quiet.

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July 5, 2011  6:11 PM

Microsoft, Citrix join VMware on ‘magic’ mountain



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

VMware still rules, but the top of the virtualization mountain is getting crowded. Gartner has added Microsoft and Citrix to the leaders section of its...


June 29, 2011  12:54 PM

David Greschler leaves Microsoft



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

David Greschler, Microsoft's director of virtualization and cloud computing, has left the company. Greschler and Douglas A. Brown of the popular virtualization site DABCC.com have founded a new virtualization and cloud community site,

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June 28, 2011  5:30 PM

Microsoft needs to cut out the VMware middleman



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Desktop virtualization, iPad, Microsoft, VMware

Pop quiz: Why did you buy your particular smartphone or tablet? A. Because of its cool apps that let me make dinner reservations, hail a taxi to...


June 20, 2011  2:36 PM

Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows 8: New features emerge



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows 8

The summer hypervisor season is in full swing, and three blockbusters are capturing the attention of fans and critics alike. We already know about the upcoming releases of VMware vSphere 5...


May 26, 2011  4:12 PM

Citrix’s frustrating XenServer strategy



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele

SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Synergy was chock full of news on desktop virtualization and


May 16, 2011  2:48 PM

VMware acquires ANOTHER management company, Shavlik



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

VMware's acquisition spree continues today with Shavlik Technologies. Shavlik is VMware's partner in VMware Go, a service designed to help SMBs deploy and manage virtualization more quickly and easily. The 18-year-old...


May 10, 2011  3:23 PM

KVM and Hyper-V sittin’ in a tree, l-a-m-e-n-t-i-n-g



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, KVM, Red Hat

At last week's Red Hat Summit, company execs painted Microsoft as their bitter rival. But the two vendors may have more in common than you'd think. I was reading Beth Pariseau's...


May 4, 2011  7:55 PM

Most Red Hat KVM customers are VMware users



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Red Hat, VMware

BOSTON -- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) has about 500 customers worldwide, and more than half are existing VMware users.

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