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Waiting for the shuttle

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This morning waiting for the shuttle I met: A gentleman from a financial services company excited by the performance of initial pilots of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with SunRay thin clients connecting to a Sun x4600. The AMD guys beside him were happy to hear about it. (See also this similar lab setup.) A Latin American Read more...

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...

VMware Lab Manager coming to a QA dept near you

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Today we announced the public beta of VMware Lab Manager 2.4 (formerly known as Akimbi Slingshot). Lab Manager is part of the VMware Software Lifecycle Automation (VSLA) solutions group. Great things will emerge from this group; first out is Lab Manager. I’ve been working on the closed beta for a premier beta costumer, and this Read more...