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  • August 03, 2011 03 Aug'11

    VMware blinks on vSphere 5 licensing

    VMware has increased the vRAM licensing entitlements in its vSphere 5 licensing model. But some users hope the changes do not end there.

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Killers to play VMworld 2011 party

    The Killers will headline the VMworld 2011 party. Today's announcement of The Killers as the VMworld 2011 party band makes up for several years of lackluster musical guests at the virtualization ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Standing out in the market: How startups can fit in

    As virtualization and cloud vendors make more acquisitions (see: Citrix buying Cloud.com) and dive deeper into IT infrastructure (see: vSphere 5), are the small guys getting squeezed out? Smaller ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Netflix streaming, VMware licensing and the end of the world as we know it

    At its core, virtualization is the abstraction of data from the physical world. We tend to look at virtualization as the abstraction of operating systems and applications from servers and PCs, but ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    How VMware can fix the vSphere 5 licensing mess

    VMware really could have approached vSphere 5 licensing differently to make it less painful for existing customers. It's understood and accepted that VMware licensing had to change, but the company ...

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  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Finding the value in server application virtualization

    Some IT pros can see the potential in abstracting applications from server operating systems. For now, the technology is just getting off the ground.

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    VMware mum on vRAM changes

    A VMware spokesperson declined to confirm a blog report of imminent changes to the vSphere 5 licensing model Friday afternoon, but users should stay tuned. We’ve been told VMware is planning a ...

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Oracle’s Java virtualization support policy reignites controversy

    With Oracle’s new Java 7 virtualization support policy, users fear they won’t be able to run the popular programming language -- or its apps -- on VMware or Hyper-V.

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Virtualization Vendor Profile: Altaro

    SMB users of Hyper-V will soon get a new backup alternative. Altaro, which previously focused on desktop-level backups, plans to release software in August it says will be simpler and cheaper than ...

  • July 27, 2011 27 Jul'11

    Oracle database virtualization losing its stigma?

    A surprisingly high number of database administrators attended last week's New England VMware User Group meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Maybe they came for the free lobster bake, but more likely, ...

  • July 27, 2011 27 Jul'11

    VMware users suggest changes to vSphere 5 licensing model

    Upping the memory limits per licensing level or shifting to pure vRAM licensing SKUs are popular suggestions for making the new vSphere 5 licensing model more palatable for users.

  • July 26, 2011 26 Jul'11

    Who will use Zimbra?

    VMware is putting together its applications portfolio piece by piece, including Zimbra email and collaboration software. But who's going to use Zimbra? The most well known Zimbra customer is ...

  • July 25, 2011 25 Jul'11

    VMware shops search for savings on vSphere 5 licenses

    The new VMware model may be odious, but there are ways to minimize the financial hit that vSphere 5 licenses will bring to some shops.

  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    VMware highlights vCenter Operations at VMUG

    BRUNSWICK, Maine -- If vCloud Director is VMware's manager of managers, then vCenter Operations is its monitor of monitors. VMware attempted to clarify its sometimes-confusing virtualization ...

  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    Data virtualisation technology adoption: Low, but why?

    The adoption of data virtualisation technology is still very low, but many of the organisations that have embraced it are reaping the benefits. Data virtualisation is an approach to information ...

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