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  • Can't we all just get along? Um, no

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 20 Aug 2009
  • Eric Siebert should be commended for the blog he wrote today, calling on the major virtualization vendors to "stop bickering with each other ... and work towards the betterment of virtualization." ...

  • Microsoft still harping on last year's VMware ESX bug

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 18 Aug 2009
  • Imagine seeing a car commercial where the announcer said, "Sure, the car doesn't have air conditioning, a radio or a trunk, but at least it doesn't spontaneously explode!" Would that make you want ...

  • Foreigner to play VMworld Party 2009

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 11 Aug 2009
  • It's now less than three weeks away, and I am really getting excited for VMworld 1979. Oh, I'm sorry. I mean VMworld 2009. You'll have to excuse my confusion. It's just that, ever since VMware ...

  • VMware: Amazon, Google and Azure aren't real clouds

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Jul 2009
  • VMware is going to be a cloud company. A real cloud company. That was the message at Thursday's New England VMware User Group summer meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Mike DiPetrillo, VMware's global ...

  • VMware finally warming up to EMC

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 24 Jul 2009
  • EMC has owned VMware since 2004, but for the most part, the two companies have continued to operate separately. Very separately. That may be changing. I was at the New England VMware User Group ...

  • Microsoft releases Hyper-V R2 to manufacturing

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Jul 2009
  • Microsoft released Hyper-V R2 to manufacturing today, along with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. The release to manufacturing (RTM) means the final code is available for partners to test and ...

  • Is Microsoft giving up on Windows?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Jul 2009
  • You probably read the above headline and had a question of your own. Something along the lines of, "Colin, what have you been smoking?" I know, it seems ridonklulous to think that Microsoft would ...

  • Burton Group: XenServer 5.5 is enterprise-ready

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 Jul 2009
  • You may remember that back in February, the Burton Group released a hypervisor comparison report. And in that report, the only hypervisor to meet 100% of the firm's required criteria for enterprise ...

  • Why does VMware care about Virtual Iron customers?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 07 Jul 2009
  • Good news, Virtual Iron customers: In the words of Tom Petty, you don't have to live like a refugee. VMware is reaching out to Virtual Iron users, following Oracle's decision to kill off the ...

  • Will Oracle kill Sun virtualization too?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 Jul 2009
  • Oracle has stopped selling Virtual Iron products, terminated its Virtual Iron reseller agreements and seen the departures of two top Virtual Iron execs. We still don't know what Oracle's plans are ...

  • Red Hat turning VMworld into KVMworld?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Jun 2009
  • VMworld 2009 is still two months away, but at least one virtualization competitor is already planning to steal some thunder at the show. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) suite will hit ...

  • Know your acronyms!

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 23 Jun 2009
  • Next time you tell someone, "I'm a VCP and VMUG member who runs a next-generation COS and uses NPIV to offer a virtual HBA," it better not be B.S. Acronym overload is an unfortunate part of life in ...