The Virtualization Room

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  • VMware previews cloud-based customer lab at NEVMUG

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Jan 2012
  • VMware officials unveiled a new offering designed to help IT pros run proof-of-concepts in the cloud at yesterday's well-attended New England VMware User Group Winter Warmer at Gillette Stadium. ...

  • Shoring up vCenter in Auto Deploy environments

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Jan 2012
  • One example of the growing criticality of vCenter comes with vSphere 5’s Auto Deploy feature. In certain disaster scenarios, its dependency on vCenter can send users down a ‘rabbit hole’ of ...

  • Whither VXLAN?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Jan 2012
  • I’ve been looking more deeply into the proposed IETF standard VXLAN of late, but my reading has left me with more questions than answers. VXLAN, or Virtual eXtensible LAN, submitted to IETF last ...

  • Virtualization in 2012: Automation on the horizon

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Jan 2012
  • The following is an expansion on our 2012 predictions piece on virtualization management, which ran on last week. As server virtualization becomes mainstream, vendors ...

  • VKernel throws down automation gauntlet for VMware

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2011
  • With today’s release of version 4.5 of its vOps management software, Quest subsidiary VKernel is challenging VMware to an infrastructure automation duel. “[Paul] Maritz from VMware has been ...

  • VMware sneaks out vCenter Chargeback 2.0

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 07 Dec 2011
  • With little fanfare, VMware introduced version 2.0 of its chargeback tool last week, and the release notes include more “known issues” than new features. vCenter Chargeback has been renamed ...

  • VMware gets in on Puppet show

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Nov 2011
  • VMware has joined Google and Cisco as a new investor in Puppet Labs, according to a press release issued today. VMware was one of the investors that contributed to an $8.5 million round of funding ...

  • VMware patches iSCSI bug in vSphere 5

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Nov 2011
  • The first patch for vSphere 5 has been issued, a fix for a bug that was causing long boot times for virtual machines attached to iSCSI storage systems. The issue affected vSphere 5 virtual machines ...

  • VMware sees growth in management tools, plans updates

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Oct 2011
  • Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vCenter Operations are seeing strong sales, VMware executives said on the company's earnings call last night. VMware reported total revenue for the third ...

  • Flash virtualization all the rage among startups

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Oct 2011
  • As the virtualization market matures, functionality that used to live in the underlying infrastructure is steadily being absorbed into virtual machines. One of the hotter areas for emerging ...