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  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    VMware kills cloud's promise, Red Hat says

    BOSTON -- Your choice of hypervisor is a vote for the future of IT. And to choose VMware is to vote against the promise of cloud computing. That's been the message from Red Hat executives here at ...

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    Oracle licensing for vSphere 4.1 irks VMware pros

    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 02 May'11

    PacketMotion claims alternative to virtual firewalls

    PacketMotion's new virtual appliance can detect events and anomalies at the transaction level and stop rogue transactions as they happen, the vendor says.

  • April 29, 2011 29 Apr'11

    VMware: Microsoft for the 21st century?

    "Deep down, Maritz and his colleagues know the traditional operating system isn't going anywhere anytime soon." I wrote that sentence last month, when I argued that VMware's iPad app actually ...

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    VMware users hope PXE Manager isn't just a fling

    Users say large environments could benefit from a centralized means of updating ESXi hosts, but there are some network security concerns with the PXE Manager fling.

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  • April 25, 2011 25 Apr'11

    PXE Manager for vCenter: VMware's latest fling

    VMware has released PXE Manager for vCenter, a new tool that supports automatic PXE boot and patch management for ESXi hosts. PXE Manager for vCenter also lets users automate ESXi host provisioning ...

  • April 25, 2011 25 Apr'11

    Veeam readies capacity planning for virtualization management battle

    Experts say the release of VMware vCenter Operations means the race is on in the virtualization management market to deliver the most comprehensive products at the best price.

  • April 21, 2011 21 Apr'11

    VMware users eye changes to Update Manager

    No one’s heartbroken that VMware Update Manager won’t patch guest OSes after vSphere 4.1, but some users have suggestions for the product’s continued development.

  • April 20, 2011 20 Apr'11

    Are you a memory add-ministrator?

    The trend toward more memory-packed VMs is now affecting hardware. The amount of RAM installed on new servers is going through the roof, according to the preliminary results of ...

  • April 19, 2011 19 Apr'11

    VMware credits mega-deals, international sales for record Q1

    Five mega transactions worth $10 million or more each powered VMware revenue for its first quarter, the company said Tuesday night. Wall Street analysts closely questioned VMware CEO Paul Maritz ...

  • April 18, 2011 18 Apr'11

    Successful virtualization strategies learned from the airline industry

    This is your captain speaking: Successful strategies from the airline industry can work just as well in virtual infrastructures.

  • April 15, 2011 15 Apr'11

    Virtualization management not quite there yet

    Virtualization has always posed management problems for IT departments. And as more IT shops deploy multiple hypervisors, the problems are getting worse. In companies that deploy both VMware ...

  • April 15, 2011 15 Apr'11

    VMware launches PaaS offering Cloud Foundry: News in brief

    McAfee taps Reflex for virtual security; NTT America builds vCloud; BlueCat IPAM supports Hyper-V; Decision Lens deploys NetEx virtual appliance and other news in brief.

  • April 15, 2011 15 Apr'11

    KVM reignites Type 1 vs. Type 2 hypervisor debate

    An IBM distinguished engineer says there are major misconceptions about whether KVM is a Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisor. IT pros, meanwhile, worry about support and compatibility.

  • April 14, 2011 14 Apr'11

    VMware Fusion 4 beta testing begins

    VMware Fusion 4 is now in private beta. Some VMware users received Fusion 4 beta invitations this week, and screenshots are already online. There's no official word if the VMware Fusion 4 beta will ...

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