ThinApp – Licensing Issues – Ethics do not ship with the code

June 10, 2009
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The recent VMware Communities Podcast had ThinApp engineers on the call. Their mantra when presented with questions on licensing was "Ethics do not ship with the code." In other words, applications that could end up as ThinApps could violate your End User License Agreements (EULA).

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VMware Forcing Third Parties to NOT Sell Products for Free ESXi

June 9, 2009
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Veeam has posted a blog of their own trying to explain why they are no longer selling Veeam Backup 3.x for the Free version of VMware ESXi. It is perfectly understandable that Veeam would comply with VMware's requests in this matter as Veeam as a company depends upon their relationship with VMware to further their…

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Quorum BC-V: Disaster Recovery for the SMB

June 6, 2009
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One of the major benefits of virtualization for enterprises has been that through virtualization disaster recovery (DR) has become much easier and more cost effective to implement. This occurs because virtualization allows the entire environment for a server to be containerized in a VM which is nothing but a file that can easily be copied…

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Cloud Computing and the End Run around IT – Here We Go Again

June 6, 2009
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Instead of shifting workloads from internal IT clouds to external clouds via "cloud-bursting", the most likely use case for cloud computing this year will be the import of tactical workloads from external clouds to the data center. This will create the next great end-run around IT and IT management processes.

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Managing the I/O Performance Aspects of Your Virtual Environment

June 6, 2009
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There are a wide variety of problems that can occur the SAN and physical strorage layers of the virtual insfrastructure, all of which can create serious performance problems for applications and users. Tools from Akorri and Virtual Instruments can address these issues in a variety of ways.

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EMC Announces Acquisition of Configuresoft

June 1, 2009
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EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Configuresoft, Inc.– a leading provider of server configuration, change and compliance management software.

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