Virtualisation

Are VMware Workstation & Fusion Dead?

February 1, 2016 // 5 Comments

There’s lots of bad news coming out of VMware lately. The kings of enterprise virtualization (by percentage of incumbent business only) have clung to the past, anticipating the private cloud was the only way forward, and did too little/too late with public cloud. Meanwhile Amazon, Google, and [...]

vSphere Doesn’t Need Any Security or Bug Fixes

April 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

So it seems that the vFanboys are chuckling to themselves today because they saw some bug fixes being released for Windows Server 2012 & Hyper-V.  I hate to burst your vBubble, but it seems that VMware also releases fixes. For you IT pro wanabees out there, pretty much any decent amount of [...]

It’s Easy To See That VMware Is Scared Of Hyper-V

August 23, 2012 // 5 Comments

Not only are they reversing the virtual RAM vTax that “would have no effect” on customers and help them to “right-size their clouds” but now their marketing mouthpiece is saying that concurrent live migrations are bad. LMFAO I love that he tries to make a point that the default maximum live [...]

In Other VMware News …

August 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

Other than ESXi/vSphere having a fundamental breakout (the worst thing that can happen to virtualisation) security flaw, CRN reported that VMware is concerned about the competition.  The memory vTax that they announced at VMword 2011 is allegedly going to be dumped next week with the vSphere [...]

Serious Break-Out Security Flaw Found in VMware Cloud

August 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

A cloud is typically a “multi-tenant” hosting infrastructure where the owners of the virtual machines in the IaaS are customers of the hosting provider. This might be a private implementation in a corporation, government agency, or university.  It might be a hosting company (such as [...]

Have We Reached A Turning Point In The VMware/Hyper-V War?

July 17, 2012 // 7 Comments

A few of us proclaimed it last September: Windows Server 2012 is to VMware as Windows 2000 was to Novell.  Evidence that others agree? Gigaom reports that: VMware left its core business exposed, they say, first by announcing heavy-handed vSphere price hikes last year that, in the words of one [...]

VMware Cheaper To Manage? Ow! Must … Stop … Laughing

June 4, 2012 // 3 Comments

A study that VMware paid for claims that managing their virtualisation is cheaper than managing Hyper-V.  OK class, calm down.  You at the back … stop laughing before your head falls off!  Yes, and a study I paid for says that VMware are getting desperate … as in Novell in the [...]

VMware Cloud Management Stuck In The 1990s

May 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Credit to Dave Northey (DPE, MSFT IE) for blogging this one.  VMware’s CTO, Dr. Stephen Herrod says: VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite is really more of a marketing term. Those of you know our products deeply know that they don’t fit this well together as they need to. Some of them have [...]
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