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Tuesday’s Keynote: Changing Role of the OS

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[Updated with more details] VMware co-founder and President Diane Greene headlined the opening keynote this morning at VMworld 2006. There were also panels on virtual appliances and industry perspectives. Some highlights: PG&E announced a credit program that pays $150-300 for every server you remove from your data center. In addition, we estimate that you save Read more...

Freedom from OS lock-in

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Background reading for today’s opening keynote at VMworld. There will be no quiz following the session, but there is a tectonic shift going on in IT — it pays to pay attention. Overview page: Freedom There is a significant change underway in systems infrastructure. The traditional infrastructure model of a single monolithic system running a Read more...

Another take on Partner Day

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Bob Roudebush of Double-Take posted his somewhat contrarian take on the Partner Day keynote.  I think what Bob is not taking into account is that VMware’s customers are the ones bringing us the new use cases. VDI started that way over the last year or two, and now the interest is everywhere — people are Read more...

Get Your Schwag On

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The VMware Company Store opened up today with the requisite shirts, bags, books, toys, usb drives, and the like. Inventory is moving fast, so I’d advise checking things off your shopping list early. Read more...

Partner Day begins

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Today is Partner Day at VMworld. One of VMware’s particular strengths is its ecosystem, and today over 1400 VMware technology and channel partners are meeting. The blogger at storageczar Rich Bocchinfuso at GotITSolutions.org is blogging on the scene, and of particular interest are his notes on this morning’s session on the Lab Manager and its Read more...