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All the news from VMworld 2010

For those of us stuck in Europe whilst VMware's VMworld 2010 took place in San Francisco, here's TechTarget's full show coverage.

VMworld 2010 photos and videos

Best of VMworld 2010 Awards
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Scenes from VMworld
With more than 17,000 attendees and hundreds of sponsors, there was a lot of action on the VMworld 2010 floor. This slideshow captures many of the conference's highlights, from its keynotes to its parties.

VMworld 2010 photo album
Beth Pariseau | 03 Sept 2010
Sometimes, words just aren't enough. Take a look at all our pictures from the show.

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.

VMworld Europe: Nominate your IT project
Nominate your virtualisation project for this year's VMworld Europe user awards. We will announce the winners at VMworld Europe 2010 in Copenhagen Oct. 12-14. Find out how to enter here.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.

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