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January 27, 2017  4:30 PM

Virtualization divination: Which expert predictions came true in 2016?

Marissa Comeau Profile: Marissa Comeau

At the beginning of 2016, we asked our panel of experts on the SearchServerVirtualization Advisory Board to gaze into their crystal balls and offer predictions for virtualization trends in 2016. These predictions came hot on the heels of Dell announcing its acquisition of EMC, so it's no surprise...

December 19, 2016  4:01 PM

Virtualization product winners and losers of 2016

Ryann Burnett Ryann Burnett Profile: Ryann Burnett

This was a big year for virtualization products, but that doesn't mean all of them hit home with customers. There were some significant misses, with product limitations disappointing potential buyers before they'd even been released. That being said, those product deliveries that addressed key...


June 3, 2016  6:58 PM

Nobody told Citrix the hypervisor war is over

Ryan Lanigan Profile: Ryan Lanigan

In an attempt to close the gap in the race for hypervisor supremacy, Citrix rolled out XenServer 7 in May 2016. The company's latest hypervisor offering boasts new features and a unique security capability that makes it more comparable to VMware and Microsoft. The real question is, does it...


March 2, 2016  5:27 PM

Executive churn continues as VMware evolves and Dell-EMC deal looms

Nick Martin Nick Martin Profile: Nick Martin

The shakeup at VMware continues. The company confirmed this week that COO Carl Eschenbach is leaving for venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Eschenbach was VMware COO since April 2012 and a 14-year VMware veteran. While the departure of a COO would be a significant move for any company, it...


February 12, 2016  7:32 PM

VMware using VSAN to redefine hyper-convergence, but is it the right move?

Nick Martin Nick Martin Profile: Nick Martin

VMware unveiled the latest version of its Virtual SAN software this week, and while the release includes welcome improvements, VMware's marketing message is missing the mark. Virtual SAN 6.2 adds several upgrades that customers will appreciate, though the addition of in-line deduplication and...


August 28, 2012  1:33 PM

VMware vSphere licensing changes — decoded

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza

Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer -- As expected, VMware made a grand show of ending the much-reviled vRAM pricing program this week at VMworld 2012 in favor of per-CPU licensing...


June 25, 2012  5:04 PM

Bon Jovi, I’ll be there for you at VMworld 2012

KeithKessinger Keith Kessinger Profile: KeithKessinger

I've been Livin' on a Prayer that VMware would pick a respectable band for the upcoming VMworld 2012 conference. With INXS and Foreigner headlining previous shows, however, it was hard to


March 14, 2012  3:06 PM

Like many IT pros, Charles Barkley doesn’t understand the cloud

KeithKessinger Keith Kessinger Profile: KeithKessinger

This cloud computing commercial with Charles Barkley is very revealing on so many levels.

  1. We learn that the 1993 NBA Most Valuable Player and 1992 Olympic gold medalist doesn't understand the value of moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud. (In his defense, many CIOs and IT...


February 21, 2012  7:04 PM

Veeam users, prospects unfazed by Symantec litigation

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Symantec Corp. is locked in a court battle with virtual backup vendor Veeam Software over patent infringement, but Veeam customers don't expect the suit to affect them....


January 18, 2012  7:27 PM

Shoring up vCenter in Auto Deploy environments

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

One example of the growing criticality of vCenter comes with vSphere 5’s Auto Deploy feature. In certain disaster scenarios, its dependency on...


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