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  • 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.

  • July 26, 2011 26 Jul'11

    Who will use Zimbra?

    VMware is putting together its applications portfolio piece by piece, including Zimbra email and collaboration software. But who's going to use Zimbra? The most well known Zimbra customer is ...

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  • July 25, 2011 25 Jul'11

    VMware shops search for savings on vSphere 5 licenses

    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 22 Jul'11

    VMware highlights vCenter Operations at VMUG

    BRUNSWICK, Maine -- If vCloud Director is VMware's manager of managers, then vCenter Operations is its monitor of monitors. VMware attempted to clarify its sometimes-confusing virtualization ...

  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    Data virtualisation technology adoption: Low, but why?

    The adoption of data virtualisation technology is still very low, but many of the organisations that have embraced it are reaping the benefits. Data virtualisation is an approach to information ...

  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    Veeam, Quest gain virtual backup customers: News in brief

    Two virtualization management companies boast customer growth, plus: VKernel launches new API, VMTurbo releases Cloud Operations Manager and other virtualization news.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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