The Virtualization Room

April 2011

  • VMware: Microsoft for the 21st century?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 29 Apr 2011
  • "Deep down, Maritz and his colleagues know the traditional operating system isn't going anywhere anytime soon." I wrote that sentence last month, when I argued that VMware's iPad app actually ...

  • PXE Manager for vCenter: VMware's latest fling

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 25 Apr 2011
  • VMware has released PXE Manager for vCenter, a new tool that supports automatic PXE boot and patch management for ESXi hosts. PXE Manager for vCenter also lets users automate ESXi host provisioning ...

  • Are you a memory add-ministrator?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 20 Apr 2011
  • The trend toward more memory-packed VMs is now affecting hardware. The amount of RAM installed on new servers is going through the roof, according to the preliminary results of ...

  • VMware credits mega-deals, international sales for record Q1

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Apr 2011
  • Five mega transactions worth $10 million or more each powered VMware revenue for its first quarter, the company said Tuesday night. Wall Street analysts closely questioned VMware CEO Paul Maritz ...

  • Virtualization management not quite there yet

    Keith Kessinger - TechTarget 15 Apr 2011
  • Virtualization has always posed management problems for IT departments. And as more IT shops deploy multiple hypervisors, the problems are getting worse. In companies that deploy both VMware ...

  • VMware Fusion 4 beta testing begins

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 14 Apr 2011
  • VMware Fusion 4 is now in private beta. Some VMware users received Fusion 4 beta invitations this week, and screenshots are already online. There's no official word if the VMware Fusion 4 beta will ...

  • VMware responds to VCDX certification concerns

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Apr 2011
  • Some virtualization pros have been griping about how VMware awards its advanced VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification, saying the scoring process is not transparent enough. Last week, ...

  • 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, ...