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September 12, 2008  7:28 PM

What’s that noise? Predictions for VMworld 2008



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Rich Brambley, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX, VMware Workstation, VMworld 2008

By Monday morning, the buzz surrounding the world’s largest virtualization conference, VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, should be so deafening that it will make you virtually insane. The pun was intended. The topics on news, finance, technical analysis and blog sites will be overflowing with...

September 8, 2008  2:42 PM

Bring an extra bag for the VMworld 2008 swag



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Rich Brambley, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

What is swag, or as it also is referred to, schwag? I've heard the term explained as an acronym for "Stuff We All Get," but Wikipedia offers a more official...

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September 4, 2008  5:09 PM

VMware achieves Microsoft SVVP validation – New reason to upgrade to ESX 3.5 Update 2



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

Now there is added incentive to upgrade your VMware hosts to ESX version 3.5 Update 2 (ESX 3.5 U2). Today VMware announced that they are the first hypervisor to be validated by Microsoft in the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). This means that VMware...


August 18, 2008  8:10 PM

Splitting up clustered applications to virtualize certain apps



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Rich Brambley, Virtualization

How many administrators believe today that applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Citrix and Microsoft SQL are not good virtualization candidates?

More times than not, administrators that are reluctant...


August 18, 2008  8:06 PM

Speaking of VMware license expirations – Workstation 6.5 development



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

While the topic of VMware licenses expiring is fresh on everyone's minds, the VMware Workstation 6.5 development process is an example of how product expirations are normally used to ensure customers are working from the latest supported product builds.


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 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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