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December 4, 2008  7:43 PM

VMware View Composer and vCenter architecture



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, Rick Vanover, Storage, vCenter Server, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware View, Windows Computing

With the recent release of VMware View, one of the hottest components of the desktop virtualization component is the linked clone technology. In planning how VMware View works, it is important to understand the critical component - VMware View Composer. VMware View Composer is simply a Windows...

December 2, 2008  6:23 PM

VMware product name changes: vCenter, View



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VirtualCenter, VMFS, VMware, VMware Converter, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX

VMware has just announced that they are changing the names of their current products to the new product names that were announced at VMworld. The biggest changes are that VirtualCenter is now being referred to as vCenter Server and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is now being referred to as...


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...


July 23, 2008  8:48 PM

Performance tips from the summer New England VMUG; attendees sound off



Posted by: HannahDrake
Virtualization, VMotion, VMUG, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX

425 IT geeks invaded Brunswick, Maine last Thursday for the New England VMware Users Group summer meeting at Brunswick High School. The event, which started at 10 AM with...


July 10, 2008  6:10 PM

VMware Workstation 6.5 and ACE 2.5 both available in Beta 2



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, Windows Computing

VMware has just announced the availability of VMware Workstation 6.5 Beta 2 and VMware ACE 2.5 Beta 2 through their new Beta Portal. VMware Workstation 6 makes it...


July 3, 2008  4:01 PM

Virtualization virtual tradeshow offers VMware networking opportunities



Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Trade shows are great – if you have time to attend, have staff to cover while you’re away learning about a new technology, can avoid summons back to the office during the show, can find a show in your local area or can get budget approval to attend a show that requires flight or hotel...


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 13, 2008  2:45 PM

Desktop virtualization is still a mixed bag



Posted by: Atrujillo
Desktop virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure

During a session on desktop virtualization at the VMware virtualization forum in New York last week it became clear that many hurdles still hinder adoption of what Gartner called in 2004 the...


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