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May, 2008


May 28, 2008  2:29 PM

VMware acquires performance management software company B-hive Networks



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Desktop virtualization, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware ESX

VMware, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B-hive Networks, Inc., a privately-held application performance management software company with headquarters in San Mateo, California and...

May 27, 2008  1:09 PM

Virtualization Competitive Analysis in the middle of an ROI Calculator?



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, Rich Brambley, Virtualization, VMware pricing

Microsoft recently published their Integrated Virtualization – ROI Tool, and I thought “That’s great. When the...


May 26, 2008  1:51 AM

Friends don’t let friends, like VMware, act like Google



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

I like VMware. I like Google. Heck, both of them keep me more than busy with development ideas. But I have a problem with them. Google started it with Gmail. Although it is hard to remember now, Gmail was in beta forever. Oh wait, it still is? Huh. I guess I just figured it *must* have hit...


May 23, 2008  5:09 PM

Adding a remote datastore to VMware Server 2.0 beta



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, Rick Vanover, Storage, Virtualization

I have been evaluating the VMware Server 2.0 beta on Windows and CentOS Linux systems since the release in November of 2007. The second beta of Server 2.0 was released in March, and both versions support adding remote datastores for guest virtual...


May 23, 2008  3:31 PM

VMware’s Virtualization Forum 2008 in New York vendor centric



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Uncategorized, VI3, Virtualization

When attending a vendor sponsored conference, you expect that most - or all - of the sessions will focus on that vendor's products along with partner products. So, I wasn't all that surprised when I found that to be the case at


May 22, 2008  1:28 PM

VMware: beware of bridge-building competitors



Posted by: Dorada
Hyper-V, Linux, Virtualization, Windows Computing

VMware may be king of the virtualization mountain now. But it should beware of bridge-building competitors. Chris Wolf, an analyst with the Burton Group, warned that Novell Inc. was similarly at the...


May 20, 2008  5:22 PM

Use VI3 maps to visualize storage distribution



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Storage, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

You may not have used the maps feature within the VMware Infrastructure Client because large environments become difficult to decipher. The maps view has become an important part of visualizing certain elements of the overall configuration of an ESX environment. One of the more useful mapping views...


May 19, 2008  8:27 PM

VMware announces new desktop virtualization services, thin client certification



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Desktop virtualization, VI3, Virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure

VMware, Inc. recently made two announcements surrounding its Virtual Desktop Infrastruture (VDI) product--a new certification program for thin client devices,...


May 19, 2008  7:36 PM

VMware versus the mainframe



Posted by: Atrujillo
VI3, VMware ESX

Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware, gave the keynote address at the VMware virtualization forum a couple of weeks ago in New York City. His presentation focused on how...


May 14, 2008  6:54 PM

Is hypervisor competition really just about the hypervisor?



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Rich Brambley, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Will VMware eventually lose it's market leadership position among hypervisor vendors? Several articles I have read recently speculate that, with offerings from


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