The Virtualization Room

July 2011

  • VMware mum on vRAM changes

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Jul 2011
  • 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 ...

  • Virtualization Vendor Profile: Altaro

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Jul 2011
  • 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 ...

  • Oracle database virtualization losing its stigma?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Jul 2011
  • 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, ...

  • Who will use Zimbra?

    Alyssa Provazza - Editorial Director 26 Jul 2011
  • 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 ...

  • VMware highlights vCenter Operations at VMUG

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Jul 2011
  • 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 ...

  • Data virtualisation technology adoption: Low, but why?

    Archana Venkatraman - Datacentre Editor 22 Jul 2011
  • 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 ...

  • VMware will shop ‘til they drop

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Jul 2011
  • VMware intends to keep making acquisitions and hiring new employees at its newly expanded campus in Palo Alto, Calif. That was the word from officials during VMware’s quarterly earnings results ...

  • VSphere 5 licensing: VMware also considered...

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 14 Jul 2011
  • PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware had several vSphere 5 licensing options on the table before deciding on the new virtual RAM model. In an interview on the VMware campus yesterday, product marketing ...

  • Where will VMware draw the line?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Jul 2011
  • With the launch of vSphere 5, VMware’s ESXi hypervisor has absorbed a number of functions that previously were the sole purview of IT infrastructure partners, especially in data storage. During ...

  • VMware: No demand for Hyper-V management

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 13 Jul 2011
  • PALO ALTO, Calif. -- At its Worldwide Partner Conference down in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft pushed Hyper-V and its cross-platform management capabilities. The message was clear, if ...

  • VMware CEO: no plans for multi-hypervisor management

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Jul 2011
  • Despite hints in recent months that VMware may follow its competitors into multi-hypervisor management, VMware CEO Paul Maritz said at the vSphere 5 launch event in San Francisco yesterday that the ...

  • Microsoft warns of VMware 'vTax'

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 12 Jul 2011
  • LOS ANGELES -- The debut of VMware's controversial new licensing model in vSphere 5 didn't go unnoticed here at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference. "They are dangerously close to announcing ...

  • Ballmer talks Hyper-V, cloud at WPC

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 11 Jul 2011
  • LOS ANGELES -- Hyper-V got a couple of quick shout-outs during this morning's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote. CEO Steve Ballmer cited Hyper-V's role in Microsoft's overall cloud ...

  • Virtualization Vendor Profile: Zerto

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jul 2011
  • A new virtualization replication company called Zerto claims to have built a better mousetrap for disaster recovery. Zerto left stealth mode last month and is already generating some buzz, because ...

  • A look at VMware's lobbying efforts

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 07 Jul 2011
  • VMware always gets IT people talking, but on Capitol Hill, the company is pretty quiet. Today I stumbled across a Hewlett-Packard blog post about how much money certain IT vendors spent on federal ...