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April 15, 2011  6:20 PM

Virtualization management not quite there yet

Posted by: KeithKessinger
management, Microsoft, scvmm, scvmm2012, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere

Virtualization has always posed management problems for IT departments. And as more IT shops deploy multiple hypervisors, the problems are getting worse. In companies that deploy both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, 71% have difficulties managing both hypervisors from a single console,...

April 4, 2011  10:12 PM

VMware acquires Mozy from EMC

Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, EMC, Mozy, VMware

VMware acquired Mozy, the hosted backup service, from its parent company EMC today. At first glance, VMware's Mozy acquisition seems like another one of its cloud pick-ups -- see: SpringSource, Zimbra, etc. -- that...

March 22, 2011  4:37 PM

Microsoft touts Target, launches System Center 2012

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft Corp. revealed its new beta of System Center 2012 today. At the Microsoft Management Summit...

March 18, 2011  6:14 PM

Storage for virtualization: New vendors, new protocols

Posted by: AlyssaWood
Storage, storage vendors, virtualization challenges, virtualization costs, virtualization storage

Virtualization pros can make their lives easier by consolidating their storage vendors and considering Fibre Channel alternatives. That's according to a recent

March 17, 2011  1:44 PM

High availability tops virtualization concerns

Posted by: AlyssaWood
cloud computing, High availability and virtualization, management tools, Virtualization management, VMware High Availability

Last week's IDC Directions 2011 Boston conference was all about cloud, cloud, cloud. But if you haven't made the move "to the cloud" yet, you're probably chipping away at virtualization -- a still-growing technology that many IT pros have concerns about. Five years ago, people had two to four...

March 15, 2011  2:14 PM

Ex-VMware execs join Abiquo

Posted by: Colin Steele
Abiquo, cloud computing, Colin Steele, vCloud Director, VMware

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March 10, 2011  8:31 PM

VMware’s iPad app: A lesson in contradiction?

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

News of the VMware View iPad client was all the rage yesterday. The constant discussion got so bad at one point that I had to close my Twitter client and take a breather (but not...

March 9, 2011  2:21 PM

VMware View iPad client screenshots

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

The VMware View Client for iPad hit Apple's App Store today.

The VMware View iPad client lets users access their virtual desktops on their...

March 4, 2011  7:33 PM

VMware goes back to basics at New England VMUG

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

VMware's approach to management is still a problem for users.

March 1, 2011  3:06 PM

Is it worth virtualizing unified communications servers?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
server virtualization, unified communications

There are few technical barriers standing the way of virtualizing unified communications environments, but there also doesn’t seem to be much market interest in doing so at the moment. Users today acknowledge that most communications servers, among the last bastions of virtualization-resistant...

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