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August 1, 2011  5:26 PM

Standing out in the market: How startups can fit in



Posted by: AlyssaWood
Abiquo, private cloud, VMware

As virtualization and cloud vendors make more acquisitions (see: Citrix buying Cloud.com) and dive deeper into IT infrastructure (see: vSphere 5), are the small guys getting squeezed...

February 18, 2011  12:59 AM

VMware realizes cloud talk is cheap



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, vCloud Connector, vCloud Director, VMware

VMware is making the switch from a virtualization company to a cloud company, and they want customers to come along for the ride. New products and services are finally making that a possibility. For most organizations, unfortunately, building a private cloud is easier said than done. For several...


January 10, 2011  3:20 PM

Microsoft vs. VMware: To the cloud!



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

"Virtualization alone does not a cloud make." Seems like a pretty innocuous statement, right? Not when it's on a Microsoft billboard, and that billboard happens to be along a stretch of highway that VMware employees take to work. The inference is that VMware, for all its cloud talk, is just a...


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...


November 23, 2010  8:05 PM

PaaS vs. IaaS: What’s Microsoft’s private cloud vision?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, SCVMM 2012, Windows Azure

It's hard to avoid the obvious cliche on this one: Microsoft's private cloud messaging is getting very cloudy. Back in July, at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, all the talk was about


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 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...


August 20, 2010  5:26 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Netuitive



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, Virtualization management

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. With all the hype these days, it's easy to envision a...


June 4, 2010  5:31 PM

VMware: Adopt private cloud – or else!



Posted by: Alex Barrett
cloud computing, private cloud, Virtualization, VMware

I attended the VMware Virtualization Forum, a scaled-down, traveling VMworld that floored in Boston yesterday. Bogomil Balkansky, VMware vice president of product marketing, gave the keynote, and talked – surprise surprise – about the journey to cloud computing. Now, I’ve heard many, many...


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