VMworld Day 2

Yesterday afternoon, the Solutions Exchange area opened. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen more people and more vendors/booths in a single event. Walking around, it seems that everyone hires professional EmCees (masters of ceremony) to work their booths. Magicians and gimmicks are at a high level. The Blue Cat booth is doing the same thing…

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Dan Anderson is my hero! (VMworld update)

If you’re at VMworld 2010, and you haven’t been to session ALT2004 – Building the VMworld Lab Cloud Infrastructure, I recommend you put that one on your schedule.  Dan Anderson (VMware Principal Architect) is a great presenter, and hearing him describe in detail how he architected and built this year’s lab environment is mind-boggling. This…

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VMworld 2010 Sunday/Monday update

Well, my first VMworld experience started with a bang!  After some seemingly too-long flights and an interesting shuttle ride from the airport to the hotel, I made it!  I dropped off my stuff at the hotel  and went to register.  Thankfully, by 5:30, there was no one in line and the process was very quick. …

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Life as a VMware Virtual Machine

  Introduction I was talking with a local customer the other day that was inquiring about the differences between Microsoft virtualization (Hyper-V) and VMware virtualization solutions.  This customer was hung up on putting the two vendors into a cage match and making them go at each other to see who won.  I used to work…

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Is VMware the Novell of Virtualization?

I think VMware is currently well positioned to become the Novell of virtualization.  Consider the similarities:  technical superiority, “career-safe” choice, large vested corporate user base, complex pricing models, arbitrary price increases in a captive market, Microsoft buying market share with free and nearly-free product.  http://www.networkworld.com/community/tech-debate-microsoft-vmware Recently, the above comment was made by Guy Chapman on…

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