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September 12, 2007  7:34 AM

Storage comes on strong at VMworld

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TechTarget's Mark Schlack surveys the VMware-friendly storage products scene at VMworld and says it's a good thing.

September 12, 2007  7:32 AM

Abundant products at VMworld shows technology’s maturity

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Vendors are showing more advanced products for VMware environments at VMworld this year. That's a sure sign that the technology is maturing, says...


September 12, 2007  7:30 AM

Why it’s best to pre-register for VMworld

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Failing to pre-register for hands-on labs at VMworld can lead you in interesting directions.


September 12, 2007  7:28 AM

Virtualization products step beyond niches, Lowe says

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Before 2007, VMworld's booth held simple one-note products, but this year products has orchestral reach, says virtualization expert Scott Lowe.


September 12, 2007  7:27 AM

Sizing up key backup, storage trends at VMworld

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Steve Norall and Alex Barrett talk about backup and storage trends they spotted at VMworld today. Both covered the show today for...


September 12, 2007  7:23 AM

Automation a key theme at VMworld, Dugan says

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Tom Dugan explains why this VMworld is rich in automation tools for managing virtual environments.


September 12, 2007  7:21 AM

Beyond server consolidation at VMworld

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There's more to virtualization than server consolidation, says consultant Bernard Golden after a day canvassing products at VMworld.


September 11, 2007  10:43 AM

Standardized virtualization: DMTF accepts Open Virtual Machine Format proposal

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They may compete for customers, but virtualization rock stars Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and XenSource have settled their differences long enough to submit a draft proposing an industry standard format for portable virtual machines to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). The DMTF...


September 11, 2007  10:06 AM

Thin client technology advances with multimedia support

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Thin client computing, known as the ability to use use a thin client device to run the RDP or ICA protocols in order to connect to a remote computer, is forging its way back into the enterprise. A key advancement in the thin client technology is the new ability for the thin client device to...


September 10, 2007  8:53 PM

VMworld 2007: VMware users say, “Lower prices”

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At VMworld today, attendees said that VMware needs to lower prices now to defend its position as virtualization market leader. Jan Stafford of SearchServerVirtualization.com reports.