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  • VMware acquires Mozy from EMC

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 04 Apr 2011
  • VMware acquired Mozy, the hosted backup service, from its parent company EMC today. At first glance, VMware's Mozy acquisition seems like another one of its cloud pick-ups -- see: SpringSource, ...

  • VMware CTO Herrod interviews Chewbacca

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 Apr 2011
  • 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 VMware Partner Exchange conference, ...

  • OEMs plug in to vCenter, turn the volume to 11

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 31 Mar 2011
  • By Mike Laverick, Author, Instructor and Blogger VMware's master plan is starting to bear fruit. When VMware introduced Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3), the company started to allow third parties to ...

  • Microsoft touts Target, launches System Center 2012

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Mar 2011
  • Microsoft Corp. revealed its new beta of System Center 2012 today. At the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, the company said System Center 2012 will "enable IT managers to deliver ...

  • Storage for virtualization: New vendors, new protocols

    Alyssa Provazza - Senior Managing Editor 18 Mar 2011
  • Virtualization pros can make their lives easier by consolidating their storage vendors and considering Fibre Channel alternatives. That's according to a recent report from Forrester analyst Andrew ...

  • High availability tops virtualization concerns

    Alyssa Provazza - Senior Managing Editor 17 Mar 2011
  • Last week's IDC Directions 2011 Boston conference was all about cloud, cloud, cloud. But if you haven't made the move "to the cloud" yet, you're probably chipping away at virtualization -- a ...

  • VMware vCenter iPad client on the way

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Mar 2011
  • The long-awaited VMware vCenter iPad client should soon be available in the App Store. Macworld reports that VMware has submitted the vCenter iPad client to Apple and is just waiting for approval. ...

  • EMC to sell VMware? Keep dreaming!

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 16 Mar 2011
  • At this month's New England VMware User Group meeting, an attendee told me about a conversation he'd had with an EMC higher-up. The topic turned to VMware, and the EMC executive said something ...

  • Ex-VMware execs join Abiquo

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 15 Mar 2011
  • Wendy Perilli, VMware's former director of cloud computing product marketing, has joined Abiquo. The Redwood City, Calif.-based cloud management startup announced the hire today. Perilli joined ...

  • VMware's iPad app: A lesson in contradiction?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 Mar 2011
  • News of the VMware View iPad client was all the rage yesterday. The constant discussion got so bad at one point that I had to close my Twitter client and take a breather (but not before I posted a ...

  • VMware View iPad client screenshots

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 09 Mar 2011
  • The VMware View Client for iPad hit Apple's App Store today. The VMware View iPad client lets users access their virtual desktops on their tablets using PC-over-IP on either WiFi or 3G networks. It ...

  • VMware goes back to basics at New England VMUG

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 04 Mar 2011
  • VMware's approach to management is still a problem for users. Several attendees at yesterday's New England VMware User Group meeting in Newport, R.I. said the company has too many management ...

  • Is it worth virtualizing unified communications servers?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 01 Mar 2011
  • There are few technical barriers standing the way of virtualizing unified communications environments, but there also doesn’t seem to be much market interest in doing so at the moment. Users today ...

  • VMware changes its Hyper-V tune

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 25 Feb 2011
  • We learned yesterday that VMware will offer Hyper-V management with a new experimental vCenter plug-in, XVP Manager. This release contradicts everything VMware has said about multi-hypervisor ...

  • VMware manages Hyper-V with new XVP 'fling'

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Feb 2011
  • 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 VMware ...

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