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  • 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 ...

  • Virtualization certs valuable, others not so much

    Alyssa Provazza - Editorial Director 24 Feb 2011
  • Virtualization skills are in high demand, and their value is only going to increase. Foote Partners' IT Skills and Certifications Hot Lists Forecast report indicates that only 29 out of 225 ...

  • Antivirus for virtualization: Coming out of the Dark Ages?

    Keith Kessinger - TechTarget 21 Feb 2011
  • Even though server virtualization continues to evolve, it seems like antivirus software for virtual infrastructures is stuck in the past. Traditionally, to protect against malware and viruses, ...

  • VMware realizes cloud talk is cheap

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Feb 2011
  • VMware is making the switch from a virtualization company to a cloud company, and they want customers to come along for the ride. New products and services are finally making that a possibility. ...

  • Virtualization grows despite management hurdles

    Alyssa Provazza - Editorial Director 17 Feb 2011
  • Organizations are virtualizing more mission-critical applications and using more tools to manage their infrastructures. That's according to the results of Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG)'s 2010 x86 ...

  • Sharing the love for virtualization

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 14 Feb 2011
  • Congratulations to Dave Claussen, winner of our Valentine's Day virtualization poetry contest. Here's his winning entry: Roses are red I like iced tea How long before They virtualize me? We also ...

  • VMware killing Lab Manager

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 11 Feb 2011
  • As many users have predicted, VMware is indeed phasing out its Lab Manager product. VMware has not officially announced Lab Manager's end of life, but sources within the company said this week that ...

  • What do Hyper-V and the VMware CTO's dog have in common?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 09 Feb 2011
  • ORLANDO -- VMware CTO Steve Herrod was just on stage at Partner Exchange 2011, showing a demo of a pet clinic application running on VMware's Spring platform. Herrod ended the demo by showing a ...

  • More on VMware vCloud Connector

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 08 Feb 2011
  • This morning we got the official announcement of VMware vCloud Connector, a new, free vSphere plug-in that I wrote about last week on VCloud Connector lets users view VMs ...

  • NIST issues virtualization security guidelines

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 04 Feb 2011
  • Sure, server virtualization has been around for a while and is very popular in IT. But you know a technology has really hit the big time when it gets its own national standards. The National ...

  • VMware names co-presidents, Maritz still CEO

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 02 Feb 2011
  • Paul Maritz is no longer VMware's president. The company has named four other executives as co-presidents: Carl Eschenbach, Richard McAniff, Tod Nielsen and Mark Peek. They will all report to ...

  • Contest: How much do you love virtualization?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 Feb 2011
  • Today's the first day of February, and that means Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Valentine's Day is a time to express your love for the things that matter most in your life. And ...