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June 26, 2013  1:10 PM

VMware adds Hadoop support to vSphere

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Virtualization, VMware

VMware will offer a commercial version of Project Serengeti, its open source initiative to run Hadoop workloads in virtual infrastructures. The new Big Data Extensions plug into vSphere and allow...

January 29, 2013  12:02 AM

VMware to cut jobs, realign products in 2013

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

VMware will cut 900 jobs as it rationalizes its product portfolio in the course of the coming year, executives said on the company’s earnings call Monday night. VMware has added 6700 employees in the last three years, and the overall headcount by the end of fiscal 2013 is still expected to be...

January 23, 2013  2:34 PM

VMware to further integrate management tools with Puppet

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

VMware has made a $30 million investment in IT automation software maker Puppet Labs, the better to develop new integration between Puppet and its virtualization and cloud management software. Puppet can already manage VMware’s vSphere virtual machines, as well as its Application Director. The...

October 30, 2012  3:00 PM

VMware pros unamused as vSphere 5.1 patches keep on coming

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
vCenter, VMware, VMware View

VMware has issued yet another patch – the fourth in the last week -- to correct problems in vSphere 5.1. This time, it's for vSphere Replication. The fix in vSphere Replication is twofold, according to a

October 29, 2012  3:18 PM

VMware issues SSO patch, new SSL documentation

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
vCenter, VMware

VMware has released a software update to vCenter Server and a new package of documentation meant to address widespread problems with single sign on and SSL certificates uncovered by users of vSphere 5.1. However, since the patch was released last Thursday, VMware bloggers who have gone over the...

August 30, 2012  3:48 PM

Top 9 VMworld Instagrams

Posted by: Colin Steele
VMware, VMworld 2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- If this whole virtualization thing doesn't work out, several VMworld 2012 attendees will have photography careers to fall back on. People at VMware's annual conference this week...

August 29, 2012  8:12 PM

VMware HA to add Virtual Machine Component Protection

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
VMware, VMworld 2012

Virtualization users look forward to VMware’s annual confab because that’s when solutions to their biggest problems are announced – though not always. This year is no exception. VMware shops will gain some features that improve existing products while other issues remain...

August 28, 2012  1:33 PM

VMware vSphere licensing changes — decoded

Posted by: AlyssaWood
cloud, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld 2012

Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer -- As expected, VMware made a grand show of ending the much-reviled vRAM pricing program this week at VMworld 2012 in favor of per-CPU licensing...

August 22, 2012  7:12 PM

Why VMware shouldn’t give up on new licensing

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, licensing, VMware

A little more than a year ago, VMware ignited a firestorm by overhauling its vSphere pricing and licensing. Next week, the company will reportedly go back to the old way of doing things, in the hopes that we'll all forget this whole fiasco even happened. But it did happen. And it showed a...

August 10, 2012  12:47 PM

A VMUG Game of Thrones

Posted by: Colin Steele
VMUG, VMware

For years, the independent New England VMware User Group has held large quarterly events for the VMware community in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire. Next month, the global VMware User Group will move in on its turf. The first

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