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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.

What Will the Fallout Be as IBM Leaves the x86 Market?

February 3, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

With the sale of its x86 server division for $2.3B, IBM exits the marketplace it started in the early 1980s. Some have argued that this is a good move for IBM and tolls the death knell for the x86 server marketplace. “Well, if IBM is closing shop, surely the end is nigh. What with all…

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Nexenta: The Next Steps

January 27, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

What do you do with a problem like Nexenta? Nexenta. Some of you will remember this company from two years ago. It was the darling of Silicon Valley, the fastest growing storage start-up since NetApp. It could boast double and triple-digit year-on-year growth. And so on. So, what happened?

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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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