The Virtualization Room

July 2009

  • VMware: Amazon, Google and Azure aren't real clouds

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Jul 2009
  • VMware is going to be a cloud company. A real cloud company. That was the message at Thursday's New England VMware User Group summer meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Mike DiPetrillo, VMware's global ...

  • VMware finally warming up to EMC

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 24 Jul 2009
  • EMC has owned VMware since 2004, but for the most part, the two companies have continued to operate separately. Very separately. That may be changing. I was at the New England VMware User Group ...

  • Microsoft releases Hyper-V R2 to manufacturing

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Jul 2009
  • Microsoft released Hyper-V R2 to manufacturing today, along with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. The release to manufacturing (RTM) means the final code is available for partners to test and ...

  • Is Microsoft giving up on Windows?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Jul 2009
  • You probably read the above headline and had a question of your own. Something along the lines of, "Colin, what have you been smoking?" I know, it seems ridonklulous to think that Microsoft would ...

  • Burton Group: XenServer 5.5 is enterprise-ready

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Jul 2009
  • You may remember that back in February, the Burton Group released a hypervisor comparison report. And in that report, the only hypervisor to meet 100% of the firm's required criteria for enterprise ...

  • Why does VMware care about Virtual Iron customers?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 07 Jul 2009
  • Good news, Virtual Iron customers: In the words of Tom Petty, you don't have to live like a refugee. VMware is reaching out to Virtual Iron users, following Oracle's decision to kill off the ...

  • Will Oracle kill Sun virtualization too?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 Jul 2009
  • Oracle has stopped selling Virtual Iron products, terminated its Virtual Iron reseller agreements and seen the departures of two top Virtual Iron execs. We still don't know what Oracle's plans are ...

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