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Tom Howarth
Tom HowarthTom Howarth is an IT Veteran of over 20 years experience and is the owner of PlanetVM.Net Ltd, Tom is a moderator of the VMware Communities forum. He is a contributing author on VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment, and the forthcoming vSphere a Quick Guide. He regularly does huge virtualization projects for enterprises in the U.K. and elsewhere in EMEA. Tom was Elected vExpert for 2009 and each subsequent year thereafter.

How Will VMware’s Distributed Storage Change their Relationships?

October 15, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

At VMworld 2012, VMware presented a Tech Preview of one of their latest ideas, which they termed “Distributed Storage”. So what exactly is this new technology? It is basically locally attached storage.

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vCloud Suite: Why is VMware Turning its Back on VM-based Licensing?

October 8, 2012
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CloudComputing

Why is VMware turning its back on per-VM licensing with the release of the vCloud Suite bundles?

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The Consolidation Continues: VMworld 2010

October 1, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Continuing the trip down memory lane with the Class of VMworld 2010

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The Consolidation Continues: VMworld 2009

September 26, 2012
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Continuing the journey down memory lane with the Class of VMworld 2009.

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VMworld, The Consolidation Continues. What has happened to the Class of 2008

September 17, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

A trip up memory lane on finding a 2008 VMworld Session guide. A path of consolidation, but what will be the end result for the Buyers

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Looking from the outside in at VMworld

September 10, 2012
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VMworld2012150x27

This year due to circumstances beyond my control I could not make it to VMworld - San Fran. So as the title suggests here is my view from the outside looking in like the rain soaked man wishing he was in the restaurant, a cliché from so many 30’s films.

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VMware and Public Cloud Computing – A Discussion

CloudComputing

Microsoft is offering public cloud, service provider, and on-premise versions of Azure. Will VMware follow suite with a vSphere based Public Cloud Computing offering?

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Can the Vendors Eat Their Own Dog Food on Cloud Billing?

May 17, 2011
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I keep hearing we are now in a Cloud based world, I keep hearing that to “Do Cloud” properly you need to bill like a utility company, small standing charge and then a price per unit used cost.

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Quest Buys RemoteScan

May 11, 2011
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Now I have to admit I have always had a bit of a soft spot for RemoteScan, it is one of those venerable SBC add-ons that always made a Citrix deployment easier especially in the Legal market space. That said, I was under the impression that they had disappeared as their marketing machine had been…

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