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November 30, 2010  5:57 PM

Hyper-V finds niche in Europe, survey says

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

Americans and Europeans often have different tastes when it comes to football...

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November 24, 2010  2:24 PM

Data security worries rise as virtualization spreads

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security

Yesterday I caught a brief but an interesting exchange between two of the people I follow on Twitter. "All my storage conversations used to push to virtualization. Now all my virt / cloud conversations push to backup or security," said Ed...

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October 28, 2010  3:49 PM

PCI DSS 2.0 standard released, but detailed virtualization guidance still unavailable

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
virtual machine security, Virtualization security

This morning the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, which creates standards with which anyone handling credit card data must comply, released the second version of its Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 2.0). One of the most important aspects of this new standard for...

October 27, 2010  4:52 PM

Microsoft not the Apple of virtualization’s eye

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

It's not a good morning for Microsoft. Execs are waking up to reports of the company's demise from two major business publications: CNNMoney,...

October 25, 2010  7:22 PM

VMware ‘If Only’ campaign goes after SMBs

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

VMware boasts that its customers include the entire Fortune 100, 491 of the Fortune 500 and 955 of the Fortune 1000. Those are all impressive figures. But if you're a small company, you might look at those stats and think,...

October 22, 2010  3:09 PM

Choosy admins choose vSphere

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

In yesterday's blog post on the Hyper-V vs. VMware fight (or lack thereof), I mentioned that 76% of virtualization users named VMware as their primary platform, compared...

October 21, 2010  10:47 AM

Hyper-V vs. VMware not much of a fight these days

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

The July 2009 release of Microsoft Hyper-V R2 came with a lot of hype. Not just "Wow, this Hyper-V thing really has a chance to take off!" hype. We're talking "

October 11, 2010  5:53 PM

You don’t have to deliver a cloud by Tuesday

Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
cloud computing, Desktop virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, VMworld Eruope, VMworld Europe

October 1, 2010  5:07 PM

The Blog Formerly Known as SearchServerVirtualization Blog?

Posted by: Colin Steele
server virtualization

It took us...

September 27, 2010  5:09 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Virtustream

Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, managed services, 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. A few years back, managed services was a big buzzword. But then...

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