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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 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...


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...


July 1, 2008  9:01 AM

QLogic and Microsoft taken to task for “benchmarketing” by Chris Wolf



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management

Anyone with five minutes of IT experience knows that vendors sometimes publish bogus “benchmarks” that portray their products in the best of all possible lights. Virtualization guru and Burton Group analyst

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June 25, 2008  4:19 PM

Microsoft to ship Hyper-V … finally



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server, Uncategorized, Virtual machine, Virtualization, virtualization humor, VMware

Word has it that Microsoft is finally getting it together and releasing Hyper-V, putting the tech world on notice that it is now safe to exhale. Phew, we were all about to turn...


October 12, 2007  11:33 AM

The Value of the VCP (VMware Certified Professional)



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware

The VMware Certified Professional exam isn't the easiest exam in the world, nor the hardest (many diverge on whether Red Hat, Citrix, or Cisco win that title for their premier certification levels), but it's rapidly...


October 8, 2007  1:34 PM

Scaling Up or Scaling Out, Revisited



Posted by: Joe Foran
Blade servers, Joseph Foran, Servers, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Why choose server virtualization?

Some time back, before I was invited on as a blogger for SSV, I was interviewed by the always-fun-to-work-with Adam Trujillo about Virtualization in the Data Center, and, like all good...


October 1, 2007  8:47 AM

Hiring Questions in the Virtualization Age



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies

The need to hire qualified staff to design, implement and manage virtualized environments is growing, and that means hiring managers are having to shift focus towards this distruptive technology and be ready with good interview questions for their prospective hires. 1. Do you have experience...


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