Microsoft’s Virtualization ROI/TCO Calculator gets a failing grade

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From our Virtual Reality blog. Link: Microsoft’s Virtualization ROI/TCO Calculator: Our Take | VMware: Virtual Reality. We Reviewed Microsoft’s ROI/TCO Model Some of you may have seen Microsoft’s recently released virtualization ROI/TCO calculator. Briefly, the model purports to offer an accurate cost/benefit comparison between Microsoft’s Hyper-V offering and a “Competitive Server Virtualization Solution” – gee Read more...

PowerShell toolkit anticipation builds

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Well, once Carter spilled the beans, everybody is now waiting with bated breath for VMware to release the beta of our new curiously-named VI Toolkit (for Windows). The toolkit is powered by Windows PowerShell, a shell/scripting technology that Microsoft appears to have gotten very right indeed. The VI SDK, while extremely powerful, is not for Read more...

SVMotion GUI and VC plug-in from VMware Community

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Dave Marshall at the InfoWorld Virtualization Report sums up the last two weeks’ advances in the state of the art of Storage VMotion: Link: VMware Community Spices Up VMware Storage VMotion One of the things I like about being in the IT industry is the sense of community. And as both VMware and virtualization in Read more...

VMjuggler – pong for your virtualization demos

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Contrary to what some virtualization vendors have said, zero-downtime migration is a business-critical feature that can completely change your IT processes and enable completely new capabilities — look at DRS and the new Distributed Power Management. VMware’s VMotion is also rock solid. Richard Garsthagen recently released a little demo app called VMJuggler that demonstrates this Read more...

vm4all.com: The VMware Tools Repository

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Great new site from Eric Sloof (soon to be appearing on the right-hand blogroll as soon as I get a moment), vm4all.com. The tagline is "The VMware Tools Repository," and it lists both freeware and commercial utilities you can use with VMware Infrastructure. It has an RSS feed so you can keep up with changes Read more...