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Is Everyone but You Deploying a Multi-Hypervisor Data Center?

Multi-hypervisor data centers are on the decline, despite what you may be hearing from motivated challengers to the market leader.

How Steve Ballmer Uses Evernote to Manage Executives

What would it be like to see Steve Ballmer's MacBook Pro, where he uses Evernote to devise his latest Microsoft executive transition plans.

Gartner: Hyper-V Under-performing, Not Grabbing Share

Gartner says Hyper-V not meeting expectations even in midmarket, VMware doing pretty well.

Which 50% will you virtualize?

Bob Kelley, a Microsoft VP, recently made the claim that only 50 percent of all workloads will be virtualized. The rest of the industry clearly disagrees.

140 vSpheres/hour

Even in the face of a tough economy and "free" competing hypervisors, VMware continues to acquire customers.

Hyper-V Market Share Lies

So now it’s okay to just make up market share numbers? Last week Microsoft COO Kevin Turner made a shocking proclamation in this Dow Jones article: “We launched our first product in October of this past year. from then till now, we gained 24 points of market share against a very, very formidable competitor,” Turner […]

Humble… but dishonest

Windows Server 2008 automatically downloads the non-beta Hyper-V patch after installation. If Microsoft is using this metric for Hyper-V deployments, they are not being honest.

Hyper-V deployments suddenly drop to zero

Microsoft Virtualization was counting Hyper-V downloads -- requried for every Windows Server 2008 system -- and using that metric to imply Hyper-V adoption.

The Million Hypervisor March

Hyper-V is often downloaded to Windows Server systems that will never be used to run virtual machines. Making this an irrelevant metric for Hyper-V installed base figures.

Two thousand?

Gartner recently published a report with some interesting details on System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).  One of the three key findings: Operations Manager 2007’s value diminishes when managing non-Microsoft IT elements, whether management is provided by Microsoft or a third party. Sort of reminds me of the value of SCVMM-VirtualCenter integration, but that’s another topic.

Have you seen “the IDC report”?

If you are following the virtualization industry, you have most certainly seen one of the many articles about the IDC Virtualization Tracker report that was just released. Folks, this report has some big problems.  According to the IDC Fact Sheet, “IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker consists of independent, unbiased data, updated quarterly.”  I’m not […]