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April 19, 2013
VMware customers can use the emergence of Hyper-V and other competitors to get better deals. If not, adopting these platforms is now a viable option.
September 26, 2012
While Microsoft and VMware offer fixes to soothe unhappy users, Red Hat hopes to break into the storage market, and the virtualization industry has plenty to say.
September 13, 2012
Twitter seems to be the IT admin’s venue of choice to vent virtualization frustrations about everything from vSphere and VMware View to Windows VMs.
August 21, 2012
VMware experts cheer on reports from sources who say VMware will do away with its vRAM licensing at VMworld next week.
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