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Colin Steele


September 16, 2010  6:41 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: UShareSoft



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, Virtual appliances

Welcome to the latest edition of 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. There were lots of first-timers at

September 15, 2010  6:38 PM

Odds-makers: Who’s buying Novell?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, Microsoft. Intel, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, VMware

The New York Post got the scoop today that Novell is selling itself in two parts: its SUSE Linux business will go to a mysterious "strategic buyer," and the rest to a private...


September 14, 2010  7:17 PM

VMware’s vulnerabilities on Wall Street



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

Our recent Spotlight on VMware series took an in-depth look at the...


September 8, 2010  9:17 PM

Maybe HP won’t resell Oracle VM after all



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle VM

Remember back in July, when Dell and Hewlett-Packard made the surprising news that they would resell Oracle VM and other Oracle software? I even wrote a clever blog post comparing...


August 31, 2010  5:17 PM

VMware acquires Integrien



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Integrien, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware is acquiring Integrien, an infrastructure management vendor. CTO Steve Herrod just made the announcement during his


August 31, 2010  5:13 PM

VCloud Director unveiled at VMworld 2010



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

SAN FRANCISCO -- The market's worst-kept secret is a secret no longer. VMware officially announced vCloud Director at this morning's


August 31, 2010  4:32 PM

VMworld 2010 by the numbers



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rick Jackson, VMware's chief marketing officer, kicked off today's VMworld 2010 keynote and shared some interesting numbers about the show and its...


August 30, 2010  7:16 PM

Distributed Virtual Network: The future of VMware networking



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Networking, VMware, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware is working on a new platform designed to improve network virtualization. We got a glimpse of the company's long-term strategy at this morning's VMworld 2010 session called "Future Direction of Networking Virtualization." The Distributed Virtual Network vision, as it's...


August 30, 2010  1:37 PM

Citrix to acquire VMLogix



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, VMLogix, VMworld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Systems is acquiring VMLogix. Citrix made the VMLogix acquisition announcement today, the first day of the


August 24, 2010  3:48 PM

SAP/Red Hat deal: Adios, KVM?



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

Hot on the heels of the Intel/McAfee deal and the Dell/HP/3PAR bidding war comes more possible acquisition news: Rumor has it that SAP will acquire Red Hat. Local Tech Wire, an IT blog based...


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