Hilarious series of polygraph videos with Microsoft employee under interrogation.
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Microsoft exec responds to VMware Hybrid Cloud. Heavily.
The length of the short list of Microsoft partners offering a huge Azure "appliance" is approaching zero.
Latest edition of Veeam Backup & Replication allows vSphere administrators to back up to a public cloud.
Will a future version of the tepid Microsoft Surface tablet run a resurrected version of Windows NT?
Both vSphere and Hyper-V offer a capability to move running virtual machines and storage in a single operation, but virtual disks on local storage cannot be protected by HA.
New book on vSphere 5 covers a variety of technical aspects needed for effective virtual infrastructure design and administration.
Working together with Intel and Dell, VMware demonstrated vMotion with SR-IOV on ESX in 2009.
VMware removed vRAM entitlements from vSphere licensing; applies to existing 5.0 as well as 5.1 environments.
Fault tolerant virtual machines can protect key elements of an infrastructure today, while Windows Hyper-V offers only criticism, press releases, and vaporware.
Why should Hyper-V have all the fun?
With the launch of vSphere 5.1, VMware is neutralizing the controversial vRAM-based licensing model and reverting to the former per-socket arrangement. Tad is busy updating his sales and marketing collateral.
Microsoft tried to compare storage performance results from the upcoming Windows Hyper-V 3 with experiments from a year-old vSphere whitepaper that used completely different configurations -- see what happens when similar configurations are used.
The next version of Hyper-V, part of Windows Server 2012, purportedly performs "unlimited" concurrent live migrations.
It takes a lot more than a 16GB flash drive full of management products to deliver a production cloud.
Microsoft System Center private cloud campaign claims "Ready now." Is it?
In what can only be regarded as a breakthrough in hypervisor performance technology, it is now possible to run tier-1 applications on minimal resources and without regard for high-availability of any kind!
Join the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Products team in this exciting network/security role.
The "hosted private clouds" on display at MMS 2012 were based on shared infrastructure, making them public clouds in reality.
According to NIST, hybrid cloud infrastructures enable data and application portability - not typically a point of compatibility between PaaS and IaaS clouds.
Microsoft tipped their hand by announcing a plethora of beta products in 2011, left with little to announce this year at Microsoft Management Summit 2012.
How is a tricked-out bicycle like a System Center 2012 private cloud?
Todd and Sreekanth from the VMware Performance Team talk about vMotion, with a guest appearance by Eric Gray.
New book on vCenter Orchestrator from Cody Bunch shows how to automate vSphere tasks. WIN one of ten copies!
Exciting new opportunity to join the VMware cloud infrastructure competitive lab team.
System Center 2012 RTM planned for "2H CY11" -- can you feel the excitement?
Two iPhone apps to help keep up with podcasts and RSS feeds.
Virtualizing vSphere enables many possibilites for learning and experimenting. What you *you* doing with nested virtualization?
Side-by-side tests show that VMware vMotion is over 5 times faster than Hyper-V Live Migration. Plus, vMotion is more reliable and protects application SLAs much better than Hyper-V.
The Microsoft Cloud Power billboard on Highway 101 is obscured by a construction project. See who won last week's caption contest.
Win a copy of the new VMware Workstation 8 by providing the best caption for a photo of the Microsoft Cloud Power billboard construction site.
Independent tests show VMware vSphere 5 outperforms Hyper-V R2 SP1 in overall performance, resource management, and scalability.
VMware vSphere 5 introduces a new license report for vRAM. Unfortunately, the report does not display properly when using the Linux-based vCenter Server Virtual Appliance until a small workaround is executed.
Citrix CFO downplays XenServer during Q2 2011 earnings call, shifting focus to Microsoft Hyper-V.
In a recent blog post filled with FUD and misinformation, the Microsoft virtualization team makes a surprising commitment to maintain Windows pricing.
VMware vSphere 5 adds the ability to perform a scripted installation of VMware ESXi 5 to a USB flash drive or SD card. Hyper-V? Not so much.
VMware ESXi 5 media can be used for interactive PXE installs without creating the image.tgz file that ESXi 4.1 required. A "prefix" directive for boot.cfg also makes it easier to organize various versions of the install media into subdirectories.
VMware vSphere 5 makes it even easier to virtualize ESXi, and can now run nested 64-bit guests.
Be sure to sign up for the major VMware event happening July 12, 2011 at 9 a.m.
PXE is arguably the best way to install VMware ESXi or Linux and it also enables various Linux-based utilities. See how to configure Windows Deployment Services to coexist with a Linux PXE server.
A recent article on a popular technology media outlet includes misinformed claims about Hyper-V Dynamic Memory advantages over VMware vSphere.
Learn Microsoft's trick behind the claim that VMware vSphere costs as much as five times more than Hyper-V.
When using the VMware vSphere Distributed Switch, ephemeral port groups offer a capability not found in the other two binding options.
Network teaming provides load balancing and fault tolerance to your virtual infrastructure. VMware vSphere provides powerful, elegant solutions to meet the most demanding requirements. The Hyper-V platform continues to rely on unsupported legacy technologies.
Some newcomers to virtualization don't know that VMware vSphere is the combination of VMware ESXi and vCenter Server. By launching a complete virtualization infrastructure platform, VMware can offer more advanced capabilities than the staggered Hyper-V releases from Microsoft.
Latest InfoWorld comparison of all major virtualization platforms puts VMware vSphere on top!
See the two-step process used to export a VM from the OpSource Cloud in OVF format for use with a vSphere private cloud.
Learn some of the details behind the OpSource Cloud network topology and performance.
Learn about connection options, such as SSL VPN and NAT, for workloads running on the OpSource Cloud.
OpSource Cloud is a public IaaS cloud built on VMware vSphere 4.1. Take a look at some of the features in this multi-part series.