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VMworld 2008

September 22, 2008  5:12 PM

VMworld first-timer: My take on the show

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

I have anticipated VMworld 2008 for months, and now that it is over, I look back favorably on the week. For me, attending this show from a learning perspective was not tied to any specific objective. It's important to align your expectations with the real deliverables. VMworld is not a week-long...

September 17, 2008  2:58 PM

Virtual Desktops: Lose the Desktop Already!

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

Aside from all of the non-product announcements, the biggest disappointment to me so far has been the unsatisfied requirement with all virtual desktop platforms. From VMware Desktop Manager, to Desktone, to WebOS, I still need a desktop in order to first access my virtual or hosted desktop! Now,...

September 17, 2008  1:07 AM

Next-gen virtual desktops: VClient’s not the only game in town

Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VMworld 2008

Although in theory, virtual desktop technology is a good idea, in practice it's been less than stellar to date. There are a few reasons for the historical...

September 16, 2008  11:57 PM

VMworld 2008: Looking Back At Day 1

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

VMworld 2008 so far has been characterized by a few things:

  • The smell of smoke, the crowds, the scented casino floors (Please take this convention back to the Bay!)
  • The promises of features - I'm still looking for a feature announcement that is accompanied by an "Available...

September 16, 2008  12:29 AM

My VMworld Journal: Day 1 (Sunday) – Welcome to VMworld

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

I arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon for VMworld, having not been here in about nine years my first impression is how much the strip has grown and how crowded it has become. It’s also very hot here; it was 99 degrees on Sunday making you want to stay inside the air-conditioned hotel. After...

September 16, 2008  12:26 AM

VMworld 2008 product announcement: VAlign for VMware

Posted by: Rhianajay13
Virtualization, VMworld 2008

VAlign Software has announced it's new VAlign for VMware product at VMworld in Las Vegas. VAlign for VMware contains tools that will allow companies utilizing a VMware Infrastructure solution the ability to more efficiently manage the financial implications of a virtualized...

September 16, 2008  12:24 AM

VDC-OS: Deja Vu?

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VDC-OS, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

I've been thinking about VDC-OS all morning, trying to figure out that nagging feeling in the back of my mind. Something feels so familiar about this new, seemingly fantastic, initiative from VMware. And then it hit me -- VDC-OS is an initiative! IT professionals expecting an...

September 16, 2008  12:19 AM

Introducing Virtual Data Center OS (VDC-OS)

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

Today at VMworld 2008 those industrious developers working for a small technology company you may or may not have heard of, VMware, announced their most ambitious product to date, the Virtual Data Center...

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 11, 2008  3:50 PM

What to do at VMworld

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

VMworld is one week away and if you’re attending there will be no shortage of things to keep you busy while you're there. With over 200 sessions, labs, breakout sessions, 200+ vendors, parties, thousands of users and much more to cram into four days, one can quickly be overwhelmed by all there is...

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