- February 05, 2020
VMware moved its per-CPU licensing plan closer to competitors' per-core licensing plans by requiring one license for CPUs with 32 cores.
- August 27, 2019
VMware may be late to the Kubernetes party, but its plan to roll native support into vSphere could be a game changer.
- August 08, 2019
The latest version of VMware HCX was designed to simplify workload migration and includes non-vSphere to vSphere migration and large-scale bulk migration.
- April 29, 2019
VMware's new cloud service enables corporate users to deploy and manage on-premises environments in both their core data centers and edge locations.
- December 04, 2018
VMware acquisitions and partnerships led a year of VMware news, including the addition of CloudHealth and Heptio, as well as a relationship with Amazon that remains fruitful.
- February 19, 2018
Hybrid cloud is the top IT priority for users in 2018, with SaaS technology at a close second, according to a TechTarget survey. Let's see what VMware's doing in these markets.
- January 26, 2018
Drowning in debt from its 2013 leveraged buyout, Dell Technologies might get a life line if it once again becomes a public company. But for customers it may create waves of uncertainty.
- September 25, 2017
VMware talked the talk about open source, but now it's walking the walk. Dirk Hohndel, VMware's open source advocate, talks about VMware's embrace of the open source world.
- March 10, 2017
For the first time in years, VMware increased prices for its certifications -- and IT pros aren't thrilled with how much more they'll have to pay for the VCDX certification, in particular.
- September 01, 2016
LAS VEGAS — There have been some years at VMware's annual VMworld conference where the company sold more sizzle than steak when introducing new technologies and their associated roadmaps. At this ...
- April 26, 2016
With revenues from the product that put it atop of the virtualization heap under siege, VMware looks to its new offerings to propel it forward – the hybrid cloud.
- March 02, 2016
The shakeup at VMware continues, as the company confirmed this week that COO Carl Eschenbach is leaving for venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.
- February 17, 2016
The latest hyper-converged appliance from VMware and VCE is built around VMware software integration, while Nutanix gives users a way to easily move applications off VMware's hypervisor.
- February 12, 2016
VMware unveiled the latest version of its Virtual SAN software this week, and while the release includes welcome improvements, VMware's marketing message is missing the mark.
- January 26, 2016
The bloodletting at VMware has begun. Reports published over the past several days about VMware laying off as many as 900 of its 18,000 or so employees are proving correct.
- October 21, 2015
More than a week after its $67 billion acquisition of EMC and VMware, Dell fails to offer specifics on VMware's role in the combined company. Can this be a good thing?
- October 20, 2015
Two of the largest hardware vendors have agreed to merge, but where does that leave the biggest name in virtualization?
- September 15, 2015
VMware still hasn't allowed public access to a try-before-you-buy NSX evaluation, but a VMUG EVALExperience option is in the works.
- September 02, 2015
VMware NSX could be a game changer, but IT pros won't believe it – and won't invest in it – until they can test it for themselves.
- August 31, 2015
VMware EVO:RACK is still a work in progress that won't emerge for many months, but some details, including a new name, have been released.
- August 13, 2015
VMware CTO Kit Colbert discusses how the company’s Project Bonneville will fit containers into a vSphere infrastructure.
- May 15, 2015
VMware has made significant investments in network virtualization, end-user computing and the cloud. By the first-quarter results, those efforts are paying off.
- April 22, 2015
Criticized for proprietary lock-in, VMware's open source projects and container support may encourage developers to create cloud-native apps.
- April 03, 2015
VMware users are showing interest in EVO:RAIL, but competitive offerings and more complex decision making slows the purchasing process down.
- February 17, 2015
If VMware can't win over networking pros, its hyperconverged product family is the perfect way to sneak NSX through the back door.
- September 25, 2014
Now that VMware 2014 has come and gone, how much did you learn about new products and features? Take our quiz about all of the VMworld news.
- July 10, 2014
The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere.
- July 01, 2014
Attendees flock to San Francisco for one of the largest IT conferences focusing on virtualization, enterprise mobility and cloud computing.
- June 03, 2014
In this Q&A, VMware's former EUC CTO Scott Davis says why he left the virtualization giant for a CTO position with a virtualization storage startup.
- March 21, 2014
Server virtualization is a mature technology, but vendors say there are still new features to come.
- March 12, 2014
VMware Certified Professionals now have to recertify on the latest versions of VMware products every two years, giving some VCPs reason for concern.
- September 26, 2013
Another round of vSphere upgrades has uncovered more problems with vCenter Single Sign-On. Some users can't upgrade, and others can't authenticate.
- August 30, 2013
VMware’s big talk on network virtualization, software defined data centers and cloud doesn’t line up with what many IT pros manage on a daily basis.
- August 30, 2013
VMware aims to capture the networking virtualization market with NSX, but virtualization admins aren’t sold on the idea.
- August 27, 2013
VMware vSphere 5.5 became available this week with scalability and performance improvements to help virtualize mission-critical applications.
- February 13, 2013
VMware pros welcome the move to bundle vCenter Operations Manager with vSphere and charge per CPU, echoing pricing changes for vRAM and vCloud Suite.
- January 21, 2013
No one anticipated a VMware future without Steve Herrod, but now that the reality has sunk in, IT pros see the company at a crossroads.
- January 17, 2013
VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s departure has customers, partners and analysts wondering what will come next for the company.
- October 16, 2012
VMware customers have encountered numerous problems with vSphere 5.1's Single Sign-On feature, and that's holding some shops back from upgrading.
- October 11, 2012
VMware vCloud updates, as well as plans for enterprise-wide storage virtualization, have sparked only lukewarm reactions from the IT community.
- October 08, 2012
The Nexus 1000V virtual switch debuted to great fanfare in 2008, but now is being offered in a free version following relatively anemic demand.
- August 30, 2012
Many IT pros commended the technical improvements in vSphere 5.1, saying they were just as important as the move away from vRAM licensing.
- August 22, 2012
From the death of vRAM to VMware’s cloud eval service, everyone in the virtualization community has something to say. Read their two cents here.
- August 21, 2012
VMware experts cheer on reports from sources who say VMware will do away with its vRAM licensing at VMworld next week.
- August 08, 2012
VMware hasn’t disclosed what it’s going to do with Log Insight, but IT pros hope to see it integrated in the vCenter Operations management suite.
- July 27, 2012
VMware has the virtualization world – skeptics and hopefuls alike – buzzing with news of potential platform-agnostic support and vSphere 5.1 features.
- July 17, 2012
VMware CEO Paul Maritz will reportedly be replaced by an EMC exec and some VMware watchers say a change in leadership is just what the company needs to bring focus back to its core virtualization business.
- July 12, 2012
Microsoft's Hyper-V growth rate in units shipped outstripped VMware's vSphere as of the first quarter of 2012, according to IDC data. But do these numbers tell the whole story?
- June 22, 2012
This week, users chimed in on the VMware vs. Microsoft pricing and licensing war and critics questioned VMware’s Hadoop-on-vSphere strategy.
- June 19, 2012
Is cost savings on Hyper-V licenses enough to justify ripping and replacing the underpinnings of an entire VMware virtual infrastructure?
- June 19, 2012
For an accurate view of the competition between these industry titans, it’s best to look at the big picture in private and public cloud, experts say.
- June 19, 2012
Comparing vSphere and Hyper-V list prices to determine which is cheaper often doesn’t translate into real-world costs for organizations.
- June 19, 2012
They’re time-honored questions: Is Hyper-V cheaper than vSphere? Does vSphere still have more advanced features? The answers may surprise you.
- June 12, 2012
IT silos are relics from days of managing physical infrastructures. Smart IT shops will tear down these barriers to improve data center efficiency.
- May 23, 2012
The Best of VMworld 2012 awards will take place on the show floor at VMworld 2012. For the deadlines, categories and rules, see our nomination form.
- May 10, 2012
VMware customers hope that vSphere virtualization products will soon have more automation and integration.
- April 25, 2012
VMware pushes deeper into the application space with the purchase of Cetas Software, a big data analytics startup, that could have tie-ins with several of its products.
- April 10, 2012
For newly mixed hypervisor shops, HotLink SuperVISOR lets operations teams use the VMware vCenter management stack they already know and love.
- February 03, 2012
VMware pros, who are under pressure to complete their VCP 5 exam before Feb. 29 to avoid additional requirements, yearn for Microsoft-style exams.
- January 26, 2012
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0 gives customers advanced features, but the price tag has some customers eyeing less expensive options from VKernel and Microsoft.
- January 19, 2012
Microsoft may gain some ground against VMware this year. The company simplified System Center 2012 licensing and continues to support unlimited virtualization management per host.
- January 18, 2012
Many VMware vSphere features rely on vCenter Server, prompting some experts to speculate on ways its availability could be improved. Some say federation is also on the way.
- January 13, 2012
Security software giant McAfee is one of a growing number of enterprises running VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and XenServer together. Here’s how it manages multiple hypervisors.
- January 11, 2012
The new My VMware centralizes vSphere license management and support, possibly putting an end to VMware customer licensing problems.
- January 04, 2012
Virtualization management tools will increasingly support heterogeneous hypervisors, and there will be a number of acquisitions in this space next year, IT pros and experts predict.
- January 03, 2012
If Hyper-V 3 comes to market as expected by the end of this year, users say it will give VMware’s vSphere 5 a run for its money -- literally.
- December 20, 2011
Part two of our top 10 server virtualization news stories of 2011 covers the release of VMware vSphere 5, the vSphere 5 licensing controversy and Linux support for Xen.
- December 16, 2011
Red Hat says the new oVirt project to develop its RHEV-M will result in sophisticated open source virtualization management tools, but so far it’s being met with a lukewarm response.
- December 05, 2011
The VMware Certified Professional is still a must-have virtualization certification, but with so many VCPs out there, IT pros say experience matters more than ever.
- December 02, 2011
Many users are waiting until the first quarter of 2012 to make the upgrade to vSphere 5, despite the fact that the release has been out since August.
- December 01, 2011
Updates to the vSphere file system and host-based replication are the unsung heroes of vSphere 5, experts say.
- November 28, 2011
SMBs should read the fine print before deploying VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance, according to some who have kicked the tires on the product.
- November 22, 2011
Doing a long-distance live migration these days is a Herculean effort, but F5 Networks says it’s time is coming for mere mortals.
- October 21, 2011
Neverfail offers extension to VMware SRM; CA and Trend Micro partner with HyTrust; Quest releases vRanger 5.3; Veeam updates VMware management pack.
- October 18, 2011
Users are glad to see VMware knitting together products from various acquisitions with new virtualization management tools, though the tools remain works in progress.
- October 11, 2011
Respondents in our 2011 Virtualization Decisions survey gave Citrix XenServer and Red Hat KVM a new look.
- October 11, 2011
As the search for cost savings leads more VMware shops to Hyper-V and XenServer, IT pros learn that multi-hypervisor management is a tough nut to crack.
- October 07, 2011
The virtualization market is more competitive, with Hyper-V gaining on VMware and XenServer doubling its market share, according to a recent survey.
- September 23, 2011
The OVA has grown to more than 200 members, NASA adopts Vblock, VMware Labs presents a new fling called VPT, and more news in brief.
- September 13, 2011
VMware keeps making acquisitions, but some users wish the company would get back to developing the hypervisor and virtualization management tools.
- September 12, 2011
VMware has its work cut out for it integrating PacketMotion's hardware-based security appliances. Some virtualization pros say user access management isn’t on their radar yet.
- September 01, 2011
When it comes to HA between sites, IT pros often think of disaster recovery, but building stretched clusters for DR today brings numerous challenges.
- August 29, 2011
VMware is kicking off its annual conference by shipping out its latest release; F5 supports Metro vMotion; VKernel rolls out vOperations Suite 4; VCE adds new Vblock for VDI.
- August 03, 2011
VMware has increased the vRAM licensing entitlements in its vSphere 5 licensing model. But some users hope the changes do not end there.
- July 29, 2011
With Oracle’s new Java 7 virtualization support policy, users fear they won’t be able to run the popular programming language -- or its apps -- on VMware or Hyper-V.
- July 27, 2011
Upping the memory limits per licensing level or shifting to pure vRAM licensing SKUs are popular suggestions for making the new vSphere 5 licensing model more palatable for users.
- July 25, 2011
The new VMware model may be odious, but there are ways to minimize the financial hit that vSphere 5 licenses will bring to some shops.
- July 22, 2011
Most users now realize that the new VMware vSphere 5 licensing model will be about the same price-wise, but it will affect how they use some beneficial features in vSphere.
- July 20, 2011
After a security breach in 2008, New Mexico’s Human Services Department turned to tools from Juniper and HyTrust to harden its virtual server environment.
- July 13, 2011
Some VMware users are up in arms about the new vSphere 5 licensing and pricing, which is based on the amount of memory assigned to VMs.
- July 12, 2011
In vSphere 5, VMware added several new storage features and made major changes to VMware High Availability, Site Recovery Manager and vCloud Director.
- July 06, 2011
Users aren’t sold that the Open Virtualization Alliance can promote KVM over VMware, the "safe” virtualization choice.
- June 24, 2011
Netuitive adds Hyper-V support; Syncsort offers 10 minute P2V through NetApp; Oracle releases Oracle VM for x86 version 2.2.2; HP adds VAAI support to entry-level disk array.
- June 22, 2011
New plug-ins will give users and ISVs more options for integrating third-party and homegrown apps into VMware’s orchestration tool.
- June 14, 2011
VMware's latest acquisition, reportedly worth $85 million, will bolster chargeback and service-level reporting within VMware’s portfolio, the company claims.
- June 10, 2011
The new version of vCenter Converter Standalone will optimize disk partition alignment, Virsto snares $12 million in funding, and VMware partners with Hitachi on cloud services.
- May 18, 2011
Now that Microsoft Hyper-V sports Dynamic Memory and Live Migration, cost comparison with VMware’s ESX has gotten even more compelling.
- May 17, 2011
Microsoft will finally support Exchange 2010 DAG failover with VMware High Availability. The company announced the new Exchange 2010 VMware support policy at TechEd.
- May 04, 2011
Once again, Oracle’s licensing for VMware virtual environments has irked users. This time the roadblock concerns VMware’s latest features, DRS Host Affinity and CPU pinning.
- May 02, 2011
PacketMotion's new virtual appliance can detect events and anomalies at the transaction level and stop rogue transactions as they happen, the vendor says.