What’s in a name?

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The eagle-eyed amongst us may notice a few changes on the VMware.com site today. And no, I’m not talking about the general availability of VMware Lifecycle Manager or even the release of VMware Server Beta 2. Care to guess? I will send one "I <3 VMware" sticker to the first person who gets it in Read more...

Best practices for securing virtual networks

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Hezi Moore, co-founder and CTO of Reflex Security, has a nice 3-part primer on how to start thinking about your virtual networks as a guest post on VMblog. While Hezi does mention virtual appliances, he avoids turning this into an ad for Reflex. Best Practices for Securing Virtual Networks – Part One of Three  However, Read more...

Virtualization is Easy Enough for an 11 Year Old

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From Mike D. Link: From the VMware Field: Mike D’s Virtualization Blog: Virtualization is Easy Enough for an 11 Year Old. This is a story about perhaps our youngest customer to date at VMware. The story really doesn’t talk much about Jon’s experience with VMware until the very end but it does show how VMware Read more...

The philosophy of clustering vs HA

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IBM’s Massimo Re Ferre’ with another long thought-piece on the philosophical differences between traditional custering (application- and OS-dependent, complicated) with approaches like VI3’s High Availability (HA) (treats workload as a virtual appliance, simpler). Massimo works directly with customers, so although he recognizes that paradigms are changing, he looks at the strength and weaknesses of both Read more...

Raghu Raghuram on the hypervisor and the next big opportunity

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VMware VP Raghu Raghuram at Redmond Magazine. Link: Redmond | Redmond Report Article: Driving VMware. Redmond: What are the major differences between VMware and Microsoft in how each company views hypervisors? Raghuram: There are some stark differences. Our view is that the core virtualization layer belongs in the hardware. It also has to be much Read more...