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July 12, 2011  10:01 PM

Microsoft warns of VMware ‘vTax’

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, vSphere 5

LOS ANGELES -- The debut of VMware's controversial new licensing model in vSphere 5 didn't go unnoticed here at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference. "They are dangerously close...

July 11, 2011  6:20 PM

Ballmer talks Hyper-V, cloud at WPC

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

LOS ANGELES -- Hyper-V got a couple of quick shout-outs during this morning's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote. CEO Steve Ballmer cited Hyper-V's role in Microsoft's overall cloud strategy and alluded to the new features added in Service Pack 1 earlier this year. "We've driven...

July 5, 2011  6:11 PM

Microsoft, Citrix join VMware on ‘magic’ mountain

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

VMware still rules, but the top of the virtualization mountain is getting crowded. Gartner has added Microsoft and Citrix to the leaders section of its...

June 28, 2011  5:30 PM

Microsoft needs to cut out the VMware middleman

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Desktop virtualization, iPad, Microsoft, VMware

Pop quiz: Why did you buy your particular smartphone or tablet? A. Because of its cool apps that let me make dinner reservations, hail a taxi to...

June 21, 2011  4:47 PM

Is VMware IT’s Jesse Ventura, Eddie Murphy or P. Diddy?

Posted by: KeithKessinger
cloud computing, VMware

Celebrities occasionally evolve beyond what made them famous. A great example is Jesse Ventura, who went from professional wrestling villain to governor of Minnesota. But others aren't so lucky. Just look at Eddie Murphy's singing...

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June 20, 2011  6:58 PM

PCI virtualization guidelines answer old questions, ask new ones

Posted by: AlyssaWood
PCI DSS, Virtualization security

PCI DSS 2.0 clarified that credit-card-handling organizations could, in fact, use server virtualization. But the question still remained: How, exactly? A new information supplement from the...

May 16, 2011  2:48 PM

VMware acquires ANOTHER management company, Shavlik

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Virtualization management, VMware

VMware's acquisition spree continues today with Shavlik Technologies. Shavlik is VMware's partner in VMware Go, a service designed to help SMBs deploy and manage virtualization more quickly and easily. The 18-year-old...

May 10, 2011  3:23 PM

KVM and Hyper-V sittin’ in a tree, l-a-m-e-n-t-i-n-g

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, KVM, Red Hat

At last week's Red Hat Summit, company execs painted Microsoft as their bitter rival. But the two vendors may have more in common than you'd think. I was reading Beth Pariseau's...

May 5, 2011  10:56 AM

Red Hat to improve VM conversion tools

Posted by: AlyssaWood
KVM, P2V, Red Hat, Xen

BOSTON -- By nature, virtual machines (VMs) are movers and shakers. The tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 perform the essential tasks of virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversions,...

May 4, 2011  2:48 PM

VMware kills cloud’s promise, Red Hat says

Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, Red Hat, VMware

BOSTON -- Your choice of hypervisor is a vote for the future of IT. And to choose VMware is to vote against the promise of cloud computing.

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