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  • VMware adopts per-VM licensing, pricing

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 13 Jul 2010
  • VMware released vSphere 4.1 today, but that wasn’t the only news out of Palo Alto. VMware is also introducing a per-VM licensing and pricing model for most of its management portfolio. Customers ...

  • vSphere vs. Azure: The real battle

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 13 Jul 2010
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hyper-V vs. vSphere is SO last year. Cloud computing is the main theme at this week's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and Hyper-V has taken a backseat to Windows Azure. ...

  • Virtualization Vendor Profile: enStratus

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 Jul 2010
  • Welcome to the debut of a new feature here on the SearchServerVirtualization Blog, called the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I'll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, ...

  • VMware: The Papa Tomato of virtualization

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Jun 2010
  • You know that old joke about the family of tomatoes and the baby that falls behind? You don't? OK then, I'll let Uma Thurman tell it: Sometimes IT customers can feel like Baby Tomato, lagging ...

  • Oracle VM machine targets Cisco, HP

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 29 Jun 2010
  • Appliances like Cisco's Unified Computing System are designed to help you kick-start a virtualization deployment. Now, Oracle is banking on an appliance to do the same for its lagging ...

  • Red Hat KVM: A bold vision

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 24 Jun 2010
  • BOSTON -- Is Red Hat's move to KVM bold and forward-thinking, or does it show a lack of strategic vision? That's the question our virtualization columnist Mark Vaughn asked me on Twitter yesterday ...

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 includes Xen converter

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 23 Jun 2010
  • BOSTON -- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 is out today, and it includes a couple of enhancements for server virtualization. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 guest OSes will support up to ...

  • That's stall, folks: When bureaucracy impedes virtualization

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 21 Jun 2010
  • My recent article on ISV stall struck a chord with some readers -- mostly because they'd never heard the term "ISV stall" before. Basically, ISV stall is a roadblock to virtualization that occurs ...

  • Is Red Hat's virtualization strategy backfiring?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Jun 2010
  • VMware and Novell made big news last week with their announcement that VMware will distribute SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and push all its virtual appliances onto that OS. One of the big ...

  • Vizioncore, Veeam get vicious

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 Jun 2010
  • When it comes to virtualization feuds, VMware vs. Microsoft grabs all the headlines. But that doesn't mean it's the only game in town. Two leading third-party management vendors -- Veeam and ...

  • Best of VMworld Awards: Now accepting nominations!

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 Jun 2010
  • VMworld 2010 will be here before you know it, and so will one of our biggest events of the year: the Best of VMworld Awards. For those of you who don't know, sponsors ...

  • Microsoft patch prevents vSphere Client logins

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 Jun 2010
  • Several VMware users reported yesterday that Microsoft's latest .NET patch was locking them out of the vSphere Client. Users on the VMware Communities forum and other message boards said the patch ...

  • Top 4 virtualization security gotchas

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 07 Jun 2010
  • Not surprisingly, cloud computing was the big theme at last week's VMware Virtualization Forum in Boston. For the most part, VMware and the other vendors there focused on the nuts and bolts of the ...

  • VMware: Adopt private cloud – or else!

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 04 Jun 2010
  • I attended the VMware Virtualization Forum, a scaled-down, traveling VMworld that floored in Boston yesterday. Bogomil Balkansky, VMware vice president of product marketing, gave the keynote, and ...

  • So, VMware, is Google a real cloud now?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 20 May 2010
  • "The more things change, the more they stay the same." That old saying sure doesn't apply to the cloud computing market. Just last summer, VMware came out and said Google wasn't a real cloud ...