RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix

Oct 31 2011   11:41AM GMT

TechTarget & VMworld

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, it feels like Copenhagen was many weeks ago – so much can be happen in a single week! With that said its only two weeks ago that I was checking into my hotel near the Bella wondering where the hell I left my iPhone. :-(

I want to draw your attention to some TechTarget content out there which maybe of interest to folks who attended or didn’t for that matter. Some of it is pre-VMworld build up content – other stuff is post-VMworld analysis. I’ve edit this down somewhat to what I think might be of top interest:

IT shops stick to ESX for now
It’s likely that the bigger corporates will need anywhere from 9-18 months to get on to the new vSphere5 distro. I guess that’s why many folks are sticking with ESX “Classic” for now. This article delves a little deeper.

TechTarget announces Best of VMworld Europe 2011 winners
I was a judge this year of the “User Awards” along with David Davis and Gabe Van Zanten. The User Awards all about recognizing customers and what they do with products – which is something I have a lot of time for, given that most awards are for vendors & products.

Best of VMworld Europe 2011: Winners’ slideshow
Check out the pictures of the winners of Best of VMworld Europe 2011 user awards announced at this year’s conference in Copenhagen last week.

Microsoft data purports its Hyper-V as cheaper than an equivalent VMware set-up
As ever Microsoft takes the “VMware cost way too much stance”. I find it kind of odd, given that a lot of people are actually saying quite nice things about HyperV 3 in terms of new functionality. Perhaps its time for MS stop selling HyperV as the “donkey” of virtualization.

VMware mobile virtualisation arrives, but with baggage
At VMworld Europe 2011, users learnt that VMware Horizon Mobile service will soon be available on Verizon smartphones. But does VMware’s mobile virtualisation plans allay users’ bring-your-own-device concerns?

Will VMware change its licensing model again? ‘Who knows…’ says Martiz
When VMware chief executive Paul Martiz was asked about VMware’s recent licensing structure furore, he admitted that the industry will have to move to a consumption based model.

VMware’s cloud vision has little on storage
A single most important focus of VMworld Europe 2011 conference was the cloud. But VMware may not have any plans yet to effect the cloud delivery of storage.

Is VMware focusing all its attention only on cloud and mobile virtualisation?
At VMworld Europe 2011, VMware expanded its management tools for vSphere5, outlined its roadmap for the cloud and showcased the tools for mobile virtualisation. Has desktop virtualisation taken a backseat?

Best of VMworld Europe 2011 User Awards podcast
Listen to me & Gabe yack on about the User Award process. Warning: PR folks we can spot you a mile!

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