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Colin Steele


August 17, 2010  6:19 PM

Citrix joins VMware partner program



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

Just when you thought virtualization vendor relationships couldn't get any more complicated, Citrix has signed up as a VMware technology alliance partner. Is this the...

August 17, 2010  6:18 PM

Some refreshing honesty on vendor relationships



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Symantec, VMware

As you know, vendor relationships in the virtualization market are extremely complicated. (See: Oracle, Dell and Hewlett-Packard;


August 9, 2010  3:55 PM

VMworld 2010 band: INXS



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMworld 2010

VMware has once again dug into the vaults for its VMworld band. This year's headliners will be '80s rockers INXS. I had some fun with VMware last year after the company tagged


August 2, 2010  5:46 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Stratus Technologies



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, hardware

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. At the beginning of my recent phone call with


July 29, 2010  6:09 PM

Dell, HP to resell Oracle VM. Yes, really.



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

Vendor lock-in is a big concern in the server virtualization market, especially as more vendors come out with converged infrastructure and virtualization-ready appliances.


July 29, 2010  1:58 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Uptime Software



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele

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. The issue of


July 20, 2010  9:14 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: VM6 Software



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

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. Last week I covered the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference...


July 13, 2010  4:17 PM

VMware adopts per-VM licensing, pricing



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, VMware

VMware released vSphere 4.1 today, but that wasn’t the only news out of Palo Alto. VMware is also introducing a per-VM licensing and pricing model for most of its management portfolio....


July 13, 2010  2:06 PM

vSphere vs. Azure: The real battle



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, vSphere, Windows Azure

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hyper-V vs. vSphere is SO last year. Cloud computing is the main theme at this week's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and Hyper-V has taken a backseat to Windows Azure. The focus on Azure, a Platform as a Service...


July 1, 2010  5:04 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: enStratus



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele

Welcome to the debut of a new feature here on the SearchServerVirtualization Blog, called 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. Yesterday...


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