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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...


August 1, 2011  9:10 PM

Killers to play VMworld 2011 party

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

The Killers will headline the VMworld 2011 party. Today's announcement of The Killers as the VMworld 2011 party band makes up for several years of lackluster...


July 28, 2011  2:08 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Altaro

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

SMB users of Hyper-V will soon get a new backup alternative. Altaro, which previously focused on desktop-level backups, plans to release software in August it says will be simpler and cheaper than other offerings on the market for Microsoft’s hypervisor. The product,


May 9, 2011  3:47 PM

IBM addresses KVM memory overcommit with trial tool

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 2.2 offer some options for memory overcommit, but these features can interfere with one another in some scenarios, according to IBM engineers.


April 25, 2011  12:13 PM

PXE Manager for vCenter: VMware’s latest fling

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

VMware has released PXE Manager for vCenter, a new tool that supports automatic PXE boot and patch management for ESXi hosts. PXE Manager for vCenter also lets users automate ESXi host provisioning (both stateless and...


April 5, 2011  6:33 PM

VMware responds to VCDX certification concerns

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Some virtualization pros have been griping about how VMware awards its advanced VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification, saying the scoring process is not...


April 1, 2011  2:08 PM

VMware CTO Herrod interviews Chewbacca

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

If this whole CTO-of-VMware thing doesn't work out, Stephen Herrod just might have a future in comedy. Fresh off the heels of his Microsoft Hyper-V joke at the...


March 17, 2011  12:23 PM

VMware vCenter iPad client on the way

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

The...


February 24, 2011  8:53 PM

VMware manages Hyper-V with new XVP ‘fling’

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Speculation that VMware will support Hyper-V has become reality. A so-called "fling" that lets vCenter manage Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines (VMs) is now available for download on the...


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