The Virtualization Room

August 2010

  • VMware acquires Integrien

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 31 Aug 2010
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware is acquiring Integrien, an infrastructure management vendor. CTO Steve Herrod just made the announcement during his VMworld 2010 keynote. He didn't say much about the ...

  • VCloud Director unveiled at VMworld 2010

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 31 Aug 2010
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- The market's worst-kept secret is a secret no longer. VMware officially announced vCloud Director at this morning's VMworld 2010 keynote. VCloud Director lets you manage multiple ...

  • VMworld 2010 by the numbers

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 31 Aug 2010
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Rick Jackson, VMware's chief marketing officer, kicked off today's VMworld 2010 keynote and shared some interesting numbers about the show and its history: 17,021: Registered ...

  • Embotics to support Hyper-V

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Aug 2010
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- In IT, a trend isn't really a trend until vendors get behind it. Case in point: mixed virtual environments. We've done a lot of talking about organizations running VMware and ...

  • Distributed Virtual Network: The future of VMware networking

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Aug 2010
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware is working on a new platform designed to improve network virtualization. We got a glimpse of the company's long-term strategy at this morning's VMworld 2010 session called ...

  • Citrix to acquire VMLogix

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Aug 2010
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Systems is acquiring VMLogix. Citrix made the VMLogix acquisition announcement today, the first day of the VMworld 2010 conference. The acquisition is expected to close ...

  • SAP/Red Hat deal: Adios, KVM?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 24 Aug 2010
  • Hot on the heels of the Intel/McAfee deal and the Dell/HP/3PAR bidding war comes more possible acquisition news: Rumor has it that SAP will acquire Red Hat. Local Tech Wire, an IT blog based in Red ...

  • VMworld Europe already upon us?

    Lauren Horwitz - former Executive Editor 23 Aug 2010
  • Even with VMworld U.S. upon us, we have already started turning our attention to VMworld Europe, which takes place Oct. 12-14 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As Mike Laverick noted recently, VMworld Europe ...

  • Virtualization Vendor Profile: Netuitive

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 20 Aug 2010
  • Welcome to the latest edition of the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I’ll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, learn about their business, discuss some industry trends, ...

  • VMworld 2010 backpacks and swag: Much ado about the wrong thing?

    Lauren Horwitz - former Executive Editor 19 Aug 2010
  • VMware is known for some attention to detail in pulling off its annual confab, VMworld. And the company’s swag is no exception. VMware prides itself on doling out some quality loot for attendees ...

  • Dell, 3PAR, and VMware's tangled partnership web

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Aug 2010
  • Dell made waves this week with its announcement that it will acquire 3PAR, makers of high-end virtualized disk arrays. Waves in the storage industry, anyway -- though I found myself wondering what ...

  • Citrix joins VMware partner program

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Aug 2010
  • Just when you thought virtualization vendor relationships couldn't get any more complicated, Citrix has signed up as a VMware technology alliance partner. Is this the dawn of a new era between ...

  • Some refreshing honesty on vendor relationships

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Aug 2010
  • As you know, vendor relationships in the virtualization market are extremely complicated. (See: Oracle, Dell and Hewlett-Packard; VMware and server OEMs.) Making matters worse is the jargon these ...

  • VMworld 2010 band: INXS

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 09 Aug 2010
  • VMware has once again dug into the vaults for its VMworld band. This year's headliners will be '80s rockers INXS. I had some fun with VMware last year after the company tagged Foreigner as the ...

  • Virtualization Vendor Profile: Stratus Technologies

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 02 Aug 2010
  • Welcome to the latest edition of the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I’ll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, learn about their business, discuss some industry trends, ...

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