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VMworld 2013: Will VMware Regain its Voice?

by Chris Wolf  |  August 19, 2013

Think of one of your favorite bands. Odds are that when they first hit the scene they were brash, unapologetic, and reached stardom at an unthinkable pace. Then what happened?...

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Heterogeneous Virtualization Trends at Gartner Data Center

by Chris Wolf  |  December 11, 2012

Heterogeneous virtualization has been a hot topic among clients and last week at the Gartner Data Center conference in Las Vegas I presented a session on the subject. During the...

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Standardization ADD: We are all Hypocrites

by Chris Wolf  |  June 21, 2012

Standardization Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or (SADD): (n) A condition in which one professes to support standardization, yet can’t help but be distracted by the newest, shiniest object – Opex...

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Hyper-V 3: A Windows Server 2003 Remix?

by Chris Wolf  |  September 20, 2011

Remember the days of Windows NT Server? I was among the many who mocked it as a serious data center server operating system. Then came Windows 2000 Server, and perceptions...

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VMworld 2011: If Amazon is the Benchmark…

by Chris Wolf  |  September 8, 2011

In a recent Gartner field search study, two early internal IaaS cloud adopters noted that if Amazon was the benchmark by which they are measured in terms of cost, then...

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Is VMware a Provider or Enabler?

by Chris Wolf  |  April 12, 2011

Today VMware announced the launch of Cloud Foundry – a cloud service that makes it easy for developers to get started with VMware’s Open Platform-as-a-Service (Open PaaS) offerings. VMware CTO...

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Hybrid Cloud Mobility: Converting the VM is the Easy Part

by Chris Wolf  |  December 21, 2010

This week Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been in the news for offering a tool that imports VMware VMs to the Amazon cloud. You can read the announcement on the...

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Oracle Broadens x86 Virtualization Support, but Work Remains

by Chris Wolf  |  November 10, 2010

Today EMC’s Chad Sakac blogged about a significant update to Oracle’s support policy for VMware ESX environments – Oracle no longer explicitly excludes Oracle RAC from being virtualized. It should...

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VMware – Novell SUSE Acquisition Rumors: Why it Makes Sense

by Chris Wolf  |  September 16, 2010

Today the Wall Street Journal reported “VMware in Talks to Buy Novell Unit.” The rumor likely comes as no surprise to those who have followed the recent VMware/Novell OEM agreement....

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My VMworld North America Sessions

by Chris Wolf  |  August 11, 2010

I have three sessions at this year’s VMworld North America conference and thought I would post them here in the event you’re interested in attending one of them. Each session...

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