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December, 2008


December 7, 2008  10:14 AM

NetApp and VMware

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I subscribe to Scott Lowe’s blog – he’s very strong on the relationships between VMware and NetApp. Here’s a cluster of his blogposts. Important Note Regarding VMware over...

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December 7, 2008  10:09 AM

Live Migrate Apples & Oranges – But is it a good idea?

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Recently Red Hat & AMD shows how they could do a “Live Migrate” of VM running an Intel server to an AMD server. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EuhU6jJjpAQ Mike DiPetrillo has a very good summary about this might not be a very good...


December 4, 2008  9:54 AM

Will Microsoft Sunset VMware…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, you know EVERY goddamn week this comes up as an informal topic discussed over the water-cooler on my training courses. You know if I had a dollar for everytime this got debated since I’ve been involved with VMware since 2003 – I would be very rich man. Massimo on his IT2.0 blog has...


December 4, 2008  9:44 AM

Storage vendors unanimously applaud SCVMM innovation

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

In very tongue-in-cheek blog post, Eric Gray on his VCritical blog has a satirical take on Microsoft SCVMM and how it handles ISO files. Don’t know about you – but every time I see SCVMM, it looks like SCUM…#


December 4, 2008  9:37 AM

What are the VDI Gotchas?

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Glenn on virtualizationinformation.com here has an interesting post about experiences of rolling out VDI in a large scale environment. There are some useful points for everyone here thinking of getting VDI. By the way, that’s not sexually transmitted infection!


December 4, 2008  9:30 AM

Myth Busting: Is it OK run Exchange on VMware…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’ve not got much to say about this – but to point my readers to a couple of blog posts – to say that is ENTIRELY resonable to virtualization Microsoft Exchange on the ESX platform. Check this out:


December 3, 2008  3:32 AM

and vCenter is new name for VirtualCenter…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

VMware has announced a whole series of product renames – to make it clear to everyone what their products are about. [Pause for laughing]. Of course VMware got the whole darn idea from RTFM. I’ve been saying vCenter for sometime. Once I even had my hand slapped by someone in VMware for calling...


December 3, 2008  3:23 AM

The 10% Factor: What goes up must come down…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, a couple of months ago VMware and many other US software vendor annouced a 10% price increase. Hey, that really helps to defeat the mistaken impression that products are “premium”, just for “enterprize business” and are “expensive”. Anyway, no soon had VMware and Citrix and others...


December 3, 2008  3:00 AM

Cloud Wars: Who will win? More Importantly: Does anyone care?

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, the post title says it all. After many software vendors have annouced the vapourware of our decade AKA Cloud Computing. Already the IT blogsphere/new-site are debating who will win the war of the clouds. You know I do get this cloud thang. You know I get the concept and all that jazz. And...


December 3, 2008  2:29 AM

Sell, Sell, Sell, Buy, Buy, Bye – Bye, Bye!!!

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, like me you probably watch the stock market a little bit – and maybe the currency markets too. This is because like me your masochistic and enjoy depressing rolling-finanical news, that reports next year we will be all fighting in the streets for apples, and carrying our devalued currencies...


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