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  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    VSphere 5 licensing furor calms down, but problems remain

    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 20 Jul'11

    VMware will shop ‘til they drop

    VMware intends to keep making acquisitions and hiring new employees at its newly expanded campus in Palo Alto, Calif. That was the word from officials during VMware’s quarterly earnings results ...

  • July 20, 2011 20 Jul'11

    Virtualization security helps state agency recover from breach

    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 14, 2011 14 Jul'11

    VSphere 5 licensing: VMware also considered...

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware had several vSphere 5 licensing options on the table before deciding on the new virtual RAM model. In an interview on the VMware campus yesterday, product marketing ...

  • July 14, 2011 14 Jul'11

    Where will VMware draw the line?

    With the launch of vSphere 5, VMware’s ESXi hypervisor has absorbed a number of functions that previously were the sole purview of IT infrastructure partners, especially in data storage. During ...

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  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    VMware: No demand for Hyper-V management

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- At its Worldwide Partner Conference down in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft pushed Hyper-V and its cross-platform management capabilities. The message was clear, if ...

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    VMware CEO: no plans for multi-hypervisor management

    Despite hints in recent months that VMware may follow its competitors into multi-hypervisor management, VMware CEO Paul Maritz said at the vSphere 5 launch event in San Francisco yesterday that the ...

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    VMware vSphere 5 licensing sets virtual RAM limits

    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 12 Jul'11

    Microsoft warns of VMware 'vTax'

    LOS ANGELES -- The debut of VMware's controversial new licensing model in vSphere 5 didn't go unnoticed here at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference. "They are dangerously close to announcing ...

  • July 12, 2011 12 Jul'11

    VMware vSphere 5 digs deep into infrastructure pie

    In vSphere 5, VMware added several new storage features and made major changes to VMware High Availability, Site Recovery Manager and vCloud Director.

  • July 11, 2011 11 Jul'11

    Ballmer talks Hyper-V, cloud at WPC

    LOS ANGELES -- Hyper-V got a couple of quick shout-outs during this morning's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote. CEO Steve Ballmer cited Hyper-V's role in Microsoft's overall cloud ...

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    Virtualization Vendor Profile: Zerto

    A new virtualization replication company called Zerto claims to have built a better mousetrap for disaster recovery. Zerto left stealth mode last month and is already generating some buzz, because ...

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    XenServer 6.0 beta out: Virtualization news in brief

    XenServer 6.0 adds support for cross-platform management with Microsoft and VMware; VMTurbo unveils free virtualization management tool; VMware Labs simplifies client application.

  • July 07, 2011 07 Jul'11

    A look at VMware's lobbying efforts

    VMware always gets IT people talking, but on Capitol Hill, the company is pretty quiet. Today I stumbled across a Hewlett-Packard blog post about how much money certain IT vendors spent on federal ...

  • July 06, 2011 06 Jul'11

    Open Virtualization Alliance unlikely to unseat VMware

    Users aren’t sold that the Open Virtualization Alliance can promote KVM over VMware, the "safe” virtualization choice.

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