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Joseph Foran


October 8, 2008  10:50 AM

Still mulling over a Greene-less VMware



Posted by: Joe Foran
Citrix XenServer, Joseph Foran, Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Storage, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

It's been covered to death, but something about Diane Greene's ousting from VMware's top spot still doesn't sit right with me. Not the ousting itself but the chatter about why. There have been conversations about why she was let go, ranging from EMC's CEO

October 7, 2008  4:26 PM

My favorite schwag item from VMworld 2008



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMworld, VMworld 2008

As I sat in my cozy office, drinking from a VMware mug, wearing a SearchVMware.com t-shirt under my dress shirt, saving drafts of a SharePoint training presentation...


October 2, 2008  10:21 AM

EG’s software a hit



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization management, VMworld, VMworld 2008

EG Innovations took a Best of VMworld award for the application and infrastructure management category, and as one of the judges, it's my pleasure to tell you why ... eG gets it, and it gets IT. The "it" the company gets is business. There were a lot of entries in the category, ranging from desktop...


October 2, 2008  9:45 AM

On the other side of VMworld ‘08



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

I'll keep it short: It was a great conference, but mostly for the networking and meetings. I'll take the negative nelly role here and say outright that when it came to the products, I wasn't too impressed, wasn't too wowed and wasn't too giddy. I've seen a lot of great announcements, heard a lot of...


September 29, 2008  11:29 AM

ThinLaunch not all that impressive



Posted by: Joe Foran
Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Microsoft, Uncategorized, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMworld, VMworld 2008

At the New Innovators both at VMworld 2008 was an interesting small booth from ThinLaunch, which was manned by three of the four people in the company. I had a short pow-wow with two of the folks there and came away with mixed feelings. The product, for which the company is named, appears to...


September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

EsXpress: A good idea come ’round again



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Open source, Servers, Uncategorized, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

I had the opportunity to spend a little time at the esXPress booth at VMworld 2008 this year, and I could kick myself. Hard. To go to the start of why ... a long time ago, back when my office primarily used VMware GSX3 for virtulization at the server level, I had a real need to do backups of the...


September 23, 2008  5:00 AM

Server virtualization in the age of mergers and acquisitions



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

Last week at VMworld ’08, while living in the glitz of Vegas for a week of product news, press releases, interviews and judging the Best of VMworld entires with my TechTarget colleagues, my constantly buzzing BlackBerry delivered the latest financial news -- the collapse of Lehman, the fall of...


August 26, 2008  9:11 AM

VCP certification proves highly valuable



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization

The VCP (VMware Certified Professional) certification I have blogged about twice before has gone through the roof. I have never seen a jump like this in all my years in IT. See for yourself.


August 25, 2008  10:09 AM

Proxmox PVE offers VM mash-up for the virtualization market



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

The mashup market is for more than just those out there making rich-media web apps. They've taken the concept of the mashup to the virtualization market. The resulting product is a mash-up of two virtualization platforms, OpenVZ and KVM, which Proxmox has combined into a delightful new offering...


April 21, 2008  2:16 PM

VMware Certified Professionals command higher salaries, report shows



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware

It's been six months since I posted about the value of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certificate, and I thought I'd provide an update. As the...


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