VMworld 2010 news and blogs
Returning VMworld 2010 attendees sing show's praises Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 10 Sep 2010 | SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk The good mood from San Francisco's VMworld 2010 still lingers, as attendees return home to the UK raving about their experiences.
Virtualisation, 10 GbE meet at VMworld 2010 Alex Barrett, News Director | 02 Sep 2010 | SearchDataCenter.com At VMworld 2010, networking vendors showed off numerous 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) products. Will 10 GbE gain traction in virtualisation shops this year?
Users wrestle with virtualising tier 1 applications Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer | 02 Sep 2010 | SearchServerVirtualization.com Despite all the hoopla surrounding vCloud Director, IT admins have a more immediate problem to solve: virtualising tier 1 applications, such as Oracle and SQL databases. Previously, it was unheard of to virtualise these types of applications. But times have changed, and IT departments want to bestow server virtualisation's benefits onto these heavy-duty apps.
VMware presents its Project Horizon application delivery strategy Bridget Botelho, Senior News Writer | 01 Sep 2010 | SearchVirtualDesktop.com VMware is pushing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to diversify its product line-up beyond server virtualisation. After several delays to its View VDI platform, VMware has finally committed to a release date.
Best of VMworld 2010 Awards Bridget Botelho, Senior News Writer | 01 Sept 2010| SearchServerVirtualization.com Two hundred entrants competed for the Best of VMworld 2010 Awards in eight categories. Big winners this year included Symantec, VKernel, VMware, Veeam and more.
VMworld 2010 by the numbers Colin Steele, Senior Site Editor | 31 Aug 2010 | VMware's Rick Jackson began the VMworld 2010 keynote with several statistics. Some of the numbers may surprise you.
IT wary of vCloud Director Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer | 31 Aug 2010 | SearchServerVirtualization.com VMware's vCloud Director has generated buzz among IT pros. As it turns out, vCloud is not the simple cloud solution that many were hoping for; questions linger about its effectiveness, considering the personnel and technical overhead that's required.
VMware vCloud Director only part of the puzzle Carl Brooks, Technology Writer | 31 Aug 2010 | SearchCloudComputing.com The vCloud Director requirements are both strict and strange. Instead of being an all-encompassing cloud product, vCloud Director is a collection of disparate parts and third-party software that provides an IT shop with cloud functionality.
Hands-on impressions of vCloud Director Mike Laverick, Contributor | 31 Aug 2010 | SearchCloudComputing.com Expert Mike Laverick got a sneak peak of vCloud Director. In the first instalment of this three-part series, Laverick provides some background on vCloud Director and how it fits into the vSphere platform.
Citrix to acquire VMLogix Colin Steele, Senior Site Editor | 30 Aug 2010 | itknowledgeexchange Citrix Systems purchased virtualisation management vendor VMLogix. This acquisition follows Citrix's new focus on monetising management tools since XenServer became open source.
Virtual machine backup plays prominent role at VMworld 2010 Dave Raffo, Senior News Director | 30 Aug 2010 | SearchDataBackup.com Virtual machine backup products ruled day one of VMworld. Veeam, Neverfail and Zetta, for example, announced new products for high availability, backup and disaster recovery.
Users prefer third-party management tools over VMware management Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer | 27 Aug 2010 | SearchServerVirtualization.com For many VMware users, vCenter lacks important management capabilities. As a result, many VMware shops rely on third-party management tools to make up for vCenter's shortcomings.
Brian Madden's VMworld 2010 preview Brian Madden, Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger | 27 Aug 2010 | SearchServerVirtualization.com Brian Madden went to VMworld 2010 on a mission to review desktop virtualisation products and rub elbows with industry insiders. This blog post outlines what he expected to see at this year's conference.
'VFabric' revealed as vShield enhancements Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer | 19 Aug 2010 | SearchServerVirtualization.com VMware caused quite a stir with a recent YouTube teaser video. After much debate and speculation about the clip, VMware explained that the video was a preview for vShield Edge and vShield App -- both of which were demoed at VMware User Group meetings.
VMworld 2010 predictions Mike Laverick, Contributor | 12 Aug 2010 | SearchVMware.com Besides late-night parties and '80s bands, what can you expect at the VMworld 2010 conference? Expert Mike Laverick gazed into his crystal ball and came up with some predictions for this year's show -- especially around View 4.5 and vCloud Service Director.