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Virsto – VMworld 2012 – Best of Show: Storage Management

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Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) 2012 awards go to companies that have clearly understood and internalized the ideas behind the software defined or programmable datacenter. The following five vendors enable customers to more efficiently take advantage of their previous, current, and future IT investments.  While the term “Software Defined Datacenter” was coined by VMware’s CTO Steve […]

VMworld 2012 – Best of Show: Virtualization Management

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Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) 2012 awards go to companies that have clearly understood and internalized the ideas behind the software defined or programmable datacenter. The following five vendors enable customers to more efficiently take advantage of their previous, current, and future IT investments.  While the term “Software Defined Datacenter” was coined by VMware’s CTO Steve […]

Can VMware Become a Major Partner in Enterprise Software?

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It’s always great to see an underdog win. The IT industry boats a long list of innovators who created breakthrough technology and propelled themselves to market leadership against much bigger and well-established competitors. VMware (NYSE: VMW) certainly fits that bill. But with the breadth of its current product portfolio and its aims to create the […]

VMware vFabric: 3 Points from the VMworld Opening Keynotes

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On Monday morning, I had the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the opening keynotes with Paul Maritz, Pat Gelsinger, and Steven Herrod at VMworld 2012.  Since my efforts focus on the vFabric product line, I was quite excited to see how our executive leadership team announced the company’s vision and hit on where vFabric […]

VMware Seeks to Virtualize the Entire Data Center with vCloud Suite 5.1

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In an aggressive bid to rule the emerging software-defined data center (SDDC), VMware unveiled at VMworld today its vCloud Suite 5.1, which is aimed at extending virtualization beyond servers and storage to the network. The vCloud Suite 5.1 software bundle comprises the latest versions of vCloud Director and vSphere (and more), equipping admins with a single GUI […]

Software-defined Storage is a ‘Must Have’ for a Software-defined Data Center; Movement Driven by Need to Optimize Tier 1 Business Applications

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I expect a lot of buzz at VMworld and afterwards around ‘Software-defined Data Centers’ and it makes me chuckle to think of all the different ways we have found to state the obvious ‘Software is what matters.’  The software model and business applications have redefined the foundation of architectures from being ‘static’ to ‘dynamic’; software […]

Adding an SSD Storage Device to Citrix XenServer

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In the process of creating Virtual Machines (VMs) for labs for a customer, I needed to have 10VMs running at the same time. My XenServer host uses a 1.5TB local SATA drive for VM storage and an iSCSI storage server. I can’t use the storage server for these VMs as I will be taking my lab XenServer […]

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