Latest Posts

Watch Tuesday’s keynote online

posted

Video for Tuesday’s VMworld keynote is now available at http://www.vmworld.com/webcast. Just register if you haven’t already, click on Day One General Session, and voila. You will need RealPlayer to watch the video. Same thing will happen tomorrow — live webcast at 8:30 am Pacific time, with the recorded version appearing later in the day. Up Read more...

More reaction to Tuesday’s keynote

posted

Rich Bocchinfuso: Wow!!!! A representative from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) just walked out on stage during the general session at VMWorld 2006 to announce a program where PG&E customers will see a 300 to 600 dollar energy credit for every physical server they remove from their compute environment by leveraging virtualization. This is truly Read more...

Feedback on new Virtual Appliances Marketplace, Certification Program

posted

Kimbro Staken of Virtualization Daily is the CTO of the newly unveiled virtual appliance startup JumpBox, posted some thoughts on the new Virtual Appliance Marketplace. While it is true we compare the VAM to iTunes,  I think it was the concept of integrated ease-of-use rather than the iTunes feature set we were invoking — see Read more...

Virtual Appliances – maintaining the OS?

posted

Patrick Grey is here at VMworld and wonders if the vendors of virtual appliances will maintain and patch their OS, and if the ease of use of creating virtual appliances will lead to a spate of amateur, unmaintained appliances. I’m not sure this is any different than hardware appliances — the vendor simply has to Read more...

Book signing Thursday noon

posted

Al Muller, author of Scripting Vmware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration, will be at the VMware Company Store at VMworld on Thursday, Nov 9, at noon, to sign his books. Read more...