Customer comment on the VMware pricing/licensing/terms dance

VMware is claiming they’re doing current vSphere 4 Advanced customers a *favor* by upgrading them for “free” to the Enterprise license when they upgrade to vSphere 5, since Advanced is no longer offered. Now, despite this claim of “free upgrade”, what VMware is not talking about is that going forward, they will be charging Advanced…

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WINDOWS SERVER 8 HYPER-V OVERVIEW

In case you see didn’t this blog post from Mike Neil. http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/11/windows-server-8-hyper-v-overview.aspx

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VMware issues recall on new vSphere 5.0 UNMAP feature

Another failure for VMware!!! Symptoms When performing a Storage vMotion or a Virtual Machine Snapshot you experience poor system performance. A Storage vMotion or Virtual Machine Snapshot fails or times out Purpose VMware introduced a new feature in vSphere 5.0 called Space Reclamation, as part of VAAI Block Thin Provisioning. Space reclamation is a garbage…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Launches in Gulf!

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is a free, virtual learning center that helps IT Professionals acquire the essential skills and gain credibility as a cloud computing expert in their organizations.  Through MVA, IT Pros can select a track, study a wide range of on-demand material and perform self-assessments to gauge their understanding.  Individuals that register from…

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Cisco Virtual Networking for Hyper-V

Please welcome Cisco Virtual Networking for Hyper-V http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1154/index.html http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/ns955/ns963/solution_overview_c22-687087.html

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Windows Server 8: Hyper-V 3.0 Evens the Odds with vSphere

Copied from “http://www.windowsitpro.com/content1/tabid/57/catpath/virtualization/topic/windows-server-8-hyperv-30-evens-odds-vsphere-140573” At the recent Windows Server Workshop at the Microsoft campus in Redmond Washington Jeff Woolsey, Principle Program Manager Lead for Windows Virtualization in the Windows Server and Cloud division presented the new features in the next version of their Hyper-V virtualization platform. In the introduction to the workshop Jeffery Snover, Distinguished Engineer…

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Windows Server 8: The Ultimate Cloud OS?

Amazing article about Windows Server 8 and how it will beat down VMware… Spare some time and read this article here Windows Server 8 ROCKS!

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Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC Available

We are excited to announce today that the release candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 is available at the Microsoft Download Center as a product download or a pre-configured VHD. VMM is a key component of System Center 2012, which provides a common management toolset for private and public cloud applications and…

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Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8”

Copied from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/07/bringing-hyper-v-to-windows-8.aspx In this post we talk about how we will support virtualization on the Windows "client" OS. Originally released for Windows Server where the technology has proven very popular and successful, we wanted to bring virtualization to a core set of scenarios for professionals using Windows. The two most common scenarios we focused…

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