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July 27, 2011  2:17 PM

Oracle database virtualization losing its stigma?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, VMUG

A surprisingly high number of database administrators attended last week's New England VMware User Group meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Maybe they came for the...

December 16, 2010  5:21 PM

Paul Maritz talks Microsoft, Oracle

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, Paul Maritz, VMware

Paul Maritz knows VMware has a target on its back. The VMware CEO was the latest guest on Fortune's "Connected with Adam Lashinsky," where he talked about VMware's standing in...

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 2, 2010  8:18 PM

VCloud Director: The fine print

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

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- After the splashy, high-level announcement of VMware’s vCloud Director on Tuesday morning, reality set in at a...

April 30, 2010  5:46 PM

Xen vs. KVM: The battle lines are drawn

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, KVM, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, Xen

In case you missed it, News Director Alex Barrett has a very interesting story up on our sister site It's about the Linux community and what she calls its "mass...

February 1, 2010  4:09 PM

Oracle-Sun Q&A with Jack Kaiser

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

This Q&A was supposed to be part of our This Week in Virtualization podcast on Oracle's Sun acquisition and future virtualization plans, but we ran into some technical difficulties and...

January 28, 2010  2:19 PM

Oracle vs. VMware feud simmering

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Oracle, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle VM, Sun Microsystems, VMware

2009 was the year of Microsoft vs. VMware. Is 2010 shaping up to be the year of Oracle vs. VMware? During yesterday's five-hour

January 6, 2010  4:35 PM

Oracle-Citrix acquisition hits the rumor mill

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Colin Steele, Oracle, Oracle VM

Oracle is finalizing its deal for Sun Microsystems and already bought Virtual Iron. But an even bigger virtualization acquisition -- Oracle-Citrix Systems -- may be on the horizon. Oracle is sizing up...

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July 1, 2009  12:39 PM

Will Oracle kill Sun virtualization too?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Sun xVM, Virtual Iron

Oracle has stopped selling Virtual Iron products, terminated its Virtual Iron reseller agreements and...

April 27, 2009  7:00 PM

VMware bristles at suggestions of lousy IOPS performance

Posted by: Alex Barrett
IOPS, Oracle, performance, VMware, vSphere

When it comes to IOPS performance, VMware has its proverbial panties in a bunch. Plagued by the public perception that IO-intensive workloads don’t perform well in a virtual machine, the company is on a mission to prove otherwise, throwing tremendous amounts of engineering resources at the...

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