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  • VMware adds Hadoop support to vSphere

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 26 Jun 2013
  • VMware will offer a commercial version of Project Serengeti, its open source initiative to run Hadoop workloads in virtual infrastructures. The new Big Data Extensions plug into vSphere and allow ...

  • VMware to cut jobs, realign products in 2013

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Jan 2013
  • VMware will cut 900 jobs as it rationalizes its product portfolio in the course of the coming year, executives said on the company’s earnings call Monday night. VMware has added 6700 employees in ...

  • VMware to further integrate management tools with Puppet

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2013
  • VMware has made a $30 million investment in IT automation software maker Puppet Labs, the better to develop new integration between Puppet and its virtualization and cloud management software. ...

  • VMware admits Hyper-V is cheaper in some cases -- Updated

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Nov 2012
  • A new online calculator says VMware's server virtualization software is more expensive than Microsoft’s. The surprising source behind the calculator is VMware. The new calculator’s results, ...

  • VMware pros unamused as vSphere 5.1 patches keep on coming

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Oct 2012
  • VMware has issued yet another patch – the fourth in the last week -- to correct problems in vSphere 5.1. This time, it's for vSphere Replication. The fix in vSphere Replication 5.1.0.1 is twofold, ...

  • VMware issues SSO patch, new SSL documentation

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Oct 2012
  • VMware has released a software update to vCenter Server and a new package of documentation meant to address widespread problems with single sign on and SSL certificates uncovered by users of ...

  • Top 9 VMworld Instagrams

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Aug 2012
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- If this whole virtualization thing doesn't work out, several VMworld 2012 attendees will have photography careers to fall back on. People at VMware's annual conference this week ...

  • VMworld, oversubscribed

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Aug 2012
  • VMworld seems to get bigger every year, and with each leap in growth comes some overcrowding. Some years, it’s been long lines to get into first-come, first-serve sessions, for example. And ...

  • VMware HA to add Virtual Machine Component Protection

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Aug 2012
  • Virtualization users look forward to VMware’s annual confab because that’s when solutions to their biggest problems are announced – though not always. This year is no exception. VMware shops will ...

  • VMware vSphere licensing changes -- decoded

    Alyssa Provazza - Executive Editor 28 Aug 2012
  • Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer -- As expected, VMware made a grand show of ending the much-reviled vRAM pricing program this week at VMworld 2012 in favor of per-CPU licensing and bundled up its ...

  • VMware's growth under Paul Maritz

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Aug 2012
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- During his final VMworld keynote this morning, outgoing VMware  CEO Paul Maritz shared these figures showing how much VMware and its community grew under his four-year tenure from ...

  • Why VMware shouldn't give up on new licensing

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Aug 2012
  • A little more than a year ago, VMware ignited a firestorm by overhauling its vSphere pricing and licensing. Next week, the company will reportedly go back to the old way of doing things, in the ...

  • A VMUG Game of Thrones

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 Aug 2012
  • For years, the independent New England VMware User Group has held large quarterly events for the VMware community in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire. Next month, the global ...

  • Bon Jovi, I’ll be there for you at VMworld 2012

    Keith Kessinger - TechTarget 25 Jun 2012
  • I've been Livin' on a Prayer that VMware would pick a respectable band for the upcoming VMworld 2012 conference. With INXS and Foreigner headlining previous shows, however, it was hard to Keep the ...

  • The rates are too damn high…for VMworld 2012 hotels

    Keith Kessinger - TechTarget 21 Jun 2012
  • If you haven't booked your hotel room for VMworld 2012, prepared to be gouged. I haven't seen prices this marked up since I tried buying milk and bread before Hurricane Irene. After seeing some ...

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