Yearly Archives: 2011

Has VMware won the Hypervisor war? … and who cares anyway… (Hyper-V 3 & SCVMM 2012, RHEV 3, XenServer)

I’ve made it a habit to kick off every larger presentation by asking the audience to indicate adoption of virtualization in their environment. Suffice to say that even just 2 -3 years back barely 10% would indicate any serious evaluation or large scale production use outwith the VMware realm. And when I talked enthusiastically about

VDI – Success or Failure? – or – Why “VDI-bashing” is popular….

I have to admit that it is slightly irritating to fly home from ‘yet another’ client meeting and stumble across ‘yet another’ discussion (OK, let’s call it rant) about VDI on twitter or blogs. Especially when the meeting was actually a positive one that included VDI – so yes – my opinion upfront – there is such

(IV) Rethinking my View of VMware’s End-User Capabilities – Is View 5 a Game Changer?

(This is Part 4 of the ‘Real-World VDI’ series – see Part 1 “Multi-Vendor Stack, Part 2 “High-End Graphics”, Part 3 “Cost” and Part 5 “Future of VDI”) The announcements at VMworld caused me to adjust my view of VMware’s end-user capabilities and vision. So what did VMware announce and why will it impact the current pattern

(II) Real-World VDI – Advanced Graphics: DirectX, OpenGL with HDX & PCoIP

(This is Part 2 of the ‘Real-World VDI’ series – see Part 1 “Multi-Vendor Stack, Part 3 “Cost”,  Part 4 “Recent Announcements” and Part 5 “Future of VDI”) While most clients initially enthusiastically agree to address first the “low hanging fruits” of VDI, almost without exception I had the “dreaded question” come up consistently in

vSphere 5 Announcement – The Aftermath – Or – Will Microsoft, Citrix and Red Hat be quietly smiling?

#### Update 29/07/11 – VMware is making changes the initial vRAM licensing allocations for vSphere 5 #### Summary of changes are: VMware vSphere 5 Essentials will give a 24GB vRAM entitlement VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus will give a 32GB vRAM entitlement Max vRAM in Essentials / Essentials Plus will be maxed at 192GB vRAM

Citrix announces XenServer 6 Beta – The ‘beginning of the end’ for XenCenter?

Citrix announced the public beta for their next version of XenServer 6.0. There are various changes and new features which you can review HERE but I have listed some of the relevant ones below. Some of the key changes are around Citrix’s cloud capabilities (as expected). What strikes me is the overwhelming ‘generosity’ of promoting

VMware or Red Hat to conquer the public cloud? – or – The balancing act of being “open”

Having just returned from the European Red Hat Partner summit and the VMware vForum where I presented, it took me a while to digest the “openness” of it all … The key messages conveyed in both events were (un?)surprisingly similar, considering that we have a major opens source software company on one side and a

SCVMM 2012 – closing the gap to vCenter (or squaring up to vCloud Director)?

I’m currently “beta testing” both vSphere 5 and SCVMM 2012, so I was actually looking forward to today’s “best of” Microsoft Management Summit 2011 down in London, basically a short version of the recent Vegas event… I mainly wanted to see whether the excitement I’ve sensed recently dealing with Microsoft is reflected at the event and

Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay

$25 gets you in a wetsuit, all the gear needed and into a stable, sit on top kayak. Just show up. You can bet he will spend a lot of time working on his short game this weekend.The 16th hole was still a party. It’s a stadium, without the retractable roof, so fans were soaked

Manchester police said the uncle, 25 year old Giobari Atura

told them he would stop by every couple of days to drop off food, but when police got involved in November, they found no edible food in the refrigerator and only ramen noodles in a cabinet.Atura was charged in December with one count of endangering the cheap china jerseys welfare of a child and was

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