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August 22, 2012  7:12 PM

Why VMware shouldn’t give up on new licensing

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, licensing, VMware

A little more than a year ago, VMware ignited a firestorm by overhauling its vSphere pricing and licensing. Next week, the company will reportedly go back to the old way of doing things, in the hopes that we'll all forget this whole fiasco even happened. But it did happen. And it showed a...

August 1, 2011  5:06 PM

Netflix streaming, VMware licensing and the end of the world as we know it

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, licensing, VMware, vSphere 5

At its core, virtualization is the abstraction of data from the...

August 1, 2011  2:48 PM

How VMware can fix the vSphere 5 licensing mess

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, licensing, vSphere 5

VMware really could have approached vSphere 5 licensing differently to make it less painful for existing customers. It's understood and accepted that VMware licensing...

July 29, 2011  6:26 PM

VMware mum on vRAM changes

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
licensing, VMware, vSphere 5

A VMware spokesperson declined to confirm a blog report of imminent changes to the vSphere 5 licensing model Friday afternoon, but users should stay tuned....

July 14, 2011  8:27 PM

VSphere 5 licensing: VMware also considered…

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, licensing, VMware, vSphere 5

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware had several vSphere 5 licensing options on the table before deciding on the new virtual RAM model. In an interview on the VMware campus...

December 22, 2010  3:32 PM

Announcing our 2011 virtualization predictions contest winner

Posted by: Colin Steele
contest, licensing, private cloud, VDI

The winner of our 2011 virtualization predictions contest is Mike Preston, an IT pro for a school district in Ontario, Canada. Here's what he thinks the new year has in store...


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