In praise of VMware Server: 5 Tips

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I asked another VMware employee recently if VMware Server could run on a certain piece of hardware, and he replied: "If you could load Linux on a toaster, it would run VMware Server." While that’s glossing over some details (system requirements are on page 5 of the VMware Server Admin Manual (pdf)), the fact is Read more...

VDI roundup

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Brian Madden wrote a previous paper on VDI (VMware Desktop Infrastructure — using virtual desktops on virtual infrastructure) and SBC (server-based computing, using a terminal server or Citrix Presentation Server), where he laid out nicely the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches. He also has the clearest explanation of the Citrix Ardence vDisk and streaming Read more...

Bad benchmark reality-checked by Slashdot readers

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[Updated: see below] There are some good reasons that VMware wants pre-publishing review of benchmarks using our software. There are also good reasons not to like this policy, and my personal view is that it probably should be phased out at some point. However, we see problems with virtual performance testing over and over again. Read more...

VMworld 2007 Call for Presentations

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It’s time once again for VMworld – the leading virtualization industry event! This year’s event will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on September 11-13, and is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees from across the industry. Submit Your Proposals Today. The deadline for submissions is April 27, 2007. Read more...

Join VMware for a full day of virtualization

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A full day of virtualization in your city: Please click to enlarge or register Atlanta June 12, 2007 Chicago May 31, 2007 Dallas June 19, 2007 Toronto June 14, 2007 Washington D.C. June 06, 2007 » Register Now Welcome to  VMware Symposia 2007 Discover why over 20,000 IT organizations use VMware virtualization products to address Read more...