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  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    Catbird not buying vShield App, vendors say

    Catbird Networks and VMware will announce plans next week to deliver VMware vShield controls into Catbird vSecurity. Catbird disclosed the OEM plans this afternoon in response to a report (since ...

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    RHEV 3.0 beta supports up to 2 TB of RAM per VM

    Red Hat is emphasizing KVM’s scale-up capabilities with today’s beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0. The updated KVM hypervisor supported with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization ...

  • August 15, 2011 15 Aug'11

    VCP, VCDX losing value, survey says

    VMware certifications may still look good on your resume, but the value of some has plummeted. The value of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) has decreased 12.5% in the past six months, and ...

  • August 04, 2011 04 Aug'11

    Citrix refocuses on cloud, turns to Microsoft with XenServer 6.0

    Now in beta, XenServer 6.0 sports improvements including a more integrated distributed virtual switch, but Citrix is handing enterprise virtualization management reins over to Microsoft.

  • August 03, 2011 03 Aug'11

    VMware blinks on vSphere 5 licensing

    VMware has increased the vRAM licensing entitlements in its vSphere 5 licensing model. But some users hope the changes do not end there.

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  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Killers to play VMworld 2011 party

    The Killers will headline the VMworld 2011 party. Today's announcement of The Killers as the VMworld 2011 party band makes up for several years of lackluster musical guests at the virtualization ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Standing out in the market: How startups can fit in

    As virtualization and cloud vendors make more acquisitions (see: Citrix buying Cloud.com) and dive deeper into IT infrastructure (see: vSphere 5), are the small guys getting squeezed out? Smaller ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Netflix streaming, VMware licensing and the end of the world as we know it

    At its core, virtualization is the abstraction of data from the physical world. We tend to look at virtualization as the abstraction of operating systems and applications from servers and PCs, but ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    How VMware can fix the vSphere 5 licensing mess

    VMware really could have approached vSphere 5 licensing differently to make it less painful for existing customers. It's understood and accepted that VMware licensing had to change, but the company ...

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Finding the value in server application virtualization

    Some IT pros can see the potential in abstracting applications from server operating systems. For now, the technology is just getting off the ground.

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    VMware mum on vRAM changes

    A VMware spokesperson declined to confirm a blog report of imminent changes to the vSphere 5 licensing model Friday afternoon, but users should stay tuned. We’ve been told VMware is planning a ...

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Oracle’s Java virtualization support policy reignites controversy

    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 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Virtualization Vendor Profile: Altaro

    SMB users of Hyper-V will soon get a new backup alternative. Altaro, which previously focused on desktop-level backups, plans to release software in August it says will be simpler and cheaper than ...

  • July 27, 2011 27 Jul'11

    Oracle database virtualization losing its stigma?

    A surprisingly high number of database administrators attended last week's New England VMware User Group meeting in Brunswick, Maine. Maybe they came for the free lobster bake, but more likely, ...

  • July 27, 2011 27 Jul'11

    VMware users suggest changes to vSphere 5 licensing model

    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.

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