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October 2, 2008  9:45 AM

On the other side of VMworld ‘08

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

I'll keep it short: It was a great conference, but mostly for the networking and meetings. I'll take the negative nelly role here and say outright that when it came to the products, I wasn't too impressed, wasn't too wowed and wasn't too giddy. I've seen a lot of great announcements, heard a lot of...

September 30, 2008  10:05 AM

VDI planning primer on DHCP scope options

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Fellow virtualization expert Andrew Kutz has argued that future virtual...

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September 29, 2008  11:29 AM

ThinLaunch not all that impressive

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

At the New Innovators both at VMworld 2008 was an interesting small booth from ThinLaunch, which was manned by three of the four people in the company. I had a short pow-wow with two of the folks there and came away with mixed feelings. The product, for which the company is named, appears to...


September 29, 2008  11:00 AM

Embotics V-Scout VM population trending is a hidden jewel

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Virtualization administrators are quite aware of the risk of virtual machine sprawl. How your virtual environment will grow or shrink will vary based on many factors. For new implementations, there is a generally a large front-loading of virtual machines from conversions or migrations from older...


September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

EsXpress: A good idea come ’round again

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

I had the opportunity to spend a little time at the esXPress booth at VMworld 2008 this year, and I could kick myself. Hard. To go to the start of why ... a long time ago, back when my office primarily used VMware GSX3 for virtulization at the server level, I had a real need to do backups of the...


September 23, 2008  5:00 AM

Server virtualization in the age of mergers and acquisitions

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Last week at VMworld ’08, while living in the glitz of Vegas for a week of product news, press releases, interviews and judging the Best of VMworld entires with my TechTarget colleagues, my constantly buzzing BlackBerry delivered the latest financial news -- the collapse of Lehman, the fall of...


September 22, 2008  12:49 PM

Managing the virtual machine lifecycle with an expiration date

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Having a virtual machine expiration date is an important procedural step in successfully managing a virtual environment. Managing the expiration date in VMware environments is challenging without adding pricey tools such Lifecycle Manager or other commercial management products. In this video blog,...


September 17, 2008  12:03 PM

vmSight releases version 4.0

Rhianajay13 Rhiana Ruiz Profile: Rhianajay13

This post was written by Keith Kessinger, Editorial Assistant. Alpharetta, Ga.-based vmSight has released the latest version of its virtualization management platform, vmSight 4.0. The new offering gives...


September 17, 2008  11:02 AM

Verizon Business to offer new virtualization services

Rhianajay13 Rhiana Ruiz Profile: Rhianajay13

Verizon Business has announced that it will begin offering services to enterprises seeking to virtualize their data centers. In a statement released this morning at VMworld 2008, Verizon...


September 16, 2008  8:40 PM

VMworld is packed! Good God … who’s manning the servers?

Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

When you walk up to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas this week, it is obvious something big is happening, and it sure as hell isn't me winning the jackpot on those God forsaken slot machines. When VMware Inc. announced there would be 14,000 people attending 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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