• March 08, 2011 08 Mar'11

    VMware shops intrigued by vCenter Operations

    Beta testers are impressed with VMware’s new automated root-cause analysis tool, but some are still waiting to test and get pricing information on the Advanced and Enterprise editions.

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    VMware goes back to basics at New England VMUG

    VMware's approach to management is still a problem for users. Several attendees at yesterday's New England VMware User Group meeting in Newport, R.I. said the company has too many management ...

  • March 03, 2011 03 Mar'11

    Microsoft, Citrix, Red Hat still lag VMware in features

    XenServer, Hyper-V and KVM users still await feature parity with VMware’s vSphere while others work through integration issues.

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    VMware shops grapple with VM stall

    Users report that ongoing VM stall in vSphere environments mainly arises from interoperability glitches with underlying infrastructure and finger-pointing among vendors.

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Is it worth virtualizing unified communications servers?

    There are few technical barriers standing the way of virtualizing unified communications environments, but there also doesn’t seem to be much market interest in doing so at the moment. Users today ...

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  • February 25, 2011 25 Feb'11

    VMware changes its Hyper-V tune

    We learned yesterday that VMware will offer Hyper-V management with a new experimental vCenter plug-in, XVP Manager. This release contradicts everything VMware has said about multi-hypervisor ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    VMware manages Hyper-V with new XVP 'fling'

    Speculation that VMware will support Hyper-V has become reality. A so-called "fling" that lets vCenter manage Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines (VMs) is now available for download on the VMware ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Virtualization certs valuable, others not so much

    Virtualization skills are in high demand, and their value is only going to increase. Foote Partners' IT Skills and Certifications Hot Lists Forecast report indicates that only 29 out of 225 ...

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    VCloud Director no shoo-in for VMware Lab Manager shops

    VCloud Director has been positioned as a replacement for VMware’s test and development offering, Lab Manager. But experts say VMware has cut bait on lab management and set out for a larger catch in the cloud.

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    Antivirus for virtualization: Coming out of the Dark Ages?

    Even though server virtualization continues to evolve, it seems like antivirus software for virtual infrastructures is stuck in the past. Traditionally, to protect against malware and viruses, ...

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    VMware realizes cloud talk is cheap

    VMware is making the switch from a virtualization company to a cloud company, and they want customers to come along for the ride. New products and services are finally making that a possibility. ...

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Virtualization grows despite management hurdles

    Organizations are virtualizing more mission-critical applications and using more tools to manage their infrastructures. That's according to the results of Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG)'s 2010 x86 ...

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Navigating the converged infrastructure hype cycle

    Does the reality of converged infrastructure products, such as the Vblock and FlexPod, live up to the hype? Our columnist shares his hands-on experiences.

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    Infoblox connects IP address management with vCenter

    A new product called IPAM Insight pulls in information from vCenter to give users a unified view of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks in virtualized environments.

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    Sharing the love for virtualization

    Congratulations to Dave Claussen, winner of our Valentine's Day virtualization poetry contest. Here's his winning entry: Roses are red I like iced tea How long before They virtualize me? We also ...