More VMworld reactions and commentary

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The conference has ended, and everybody is traveling home. Before we get to the wrap-up commentary, here’s what’s already been posted by attendees and analysts about VMworld: Adam Baum: My life in Day Two My first session of the day was on the topic of VM in gov’t and education.  The big takeway on this Read more...

Video contest winners; new VMworld video contest announced

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The Virtual Famous video contest winners were announced Wednesday. A new video contest — VMworld Rocked My World — with a grand prize of a fully-loaded Alienware laptop — is kicking off, with a submission deadline of October 14. Did VMworld rock your world? But back to the subject at hand — our winners who Read more...

VMworld in the news

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San Jose Mercury News: VMworld moves into the mainstream "You’re virtually there," punned a sign by the escalator. A company offered bumper stickers: "I brake for virtualization." Such are the gimmicks at VMworld, a three-day conference that opened Tuesday at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. Think of it as the Burning Man of "virtualization," an Read more...

Too much schwag?

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The Solutions Exchange room was much larger this year — as you’d expect for a much larger conference. But with that size came a much more commercial-feeling exhibit floor. It didn’t quite rise (descend?) to the level of dot-com craziness, but there seems to be a lot of marketing dollars available to hire booth babes Read more...

VMware OnDemand streaming technology

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During Mendel’s keynote we showcased a really amazing feature, VMware OnDemand streaming technology. It really is the next generation OS streaming done the right way. They showed the new yet-to-be-published browser appliance being executed directly from VMTN. Using prefetch technology VMware Player can prefetch the blocks that matter to start executing the VM. The application Read more...