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June 21, 2012  5:56 PM

The rates are too damn high…for VMworld 2012 hotels

Posted by: KeithKessinger
hotels, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2012

If you haven't booked your hotel room for VMworld 2012, prepared to be gouged. I haven't seen prices this marked up since I tried buying milk and bread before Hurricane Irene. After seeing some Twitter users grumbling about hotel...

September 2, 2010  8:25 PM

Kicking the tires on vShield Edge

Posted by: Colin Steele
Virtualization security, VMware, VMworld

By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware demonstrated its new vShield Edge routing virtual firewall on the

May 29, 2009  2:34 PM

VMworld 2009 contract verbiage causes kerfuffle

Posted by: Alex Barrett
VMware, VMworld

VMware inserted some new language in to its VMworld 2009 sponsor and exhibitor agreement that caused some industry insiders to wonder whether the upcoming show will be as hot a destination as in years past. In a blog post

October 7, 2008  4:26 PM

My favorite schwag item from VMworld 2008

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMworld, VMworld 2008

As I sat in my cozy office, drinking from a VMware mug, wearing a t-shirt under my dress shirt, saving drafts of a SharePoint training presentation...

October 6, 2008  2:10 PM

Did VMworld 2008 satisfy attendees?

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, Rick Vanover, VMworld, VMworld 2008

While VMworld 2008 left some attendees and contributors to

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...

October 2, 2008  9:45 AM

On the other side of VMworld ‘08

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

I'll keep it short: It was a great conference, but mostly for the networking and meetings. I'll take the negative nelly role here and say outright that when it came to the products, I wasn't too impressed, wasn't too wowed and wasn't too giddy. I've seen a lot of great announcements, heard a lot of...

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 17, 2008  4:59 PM

At CTO keynote, VMworld crowd starts to understand vClient

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, VDI, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

With all due respect to VMware’s new CEO Paul Maritz, the portion of yesterday’s keynote discussing VMware’s new vClient initiative didn’t seem to register much with VMworld attendees. After the address by VMware CTO Steve Herrod, however, was a different story. Assisted by VMware’s...

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