Sep2016

My Collective Thoughts about VMworld 2016

It has now been a couple of weeks since VMworld 2016 came to a close in Las Vegas, Nevada. That has given me some time to ponder about what I saw, as well as what I heard, during that week in Vegas and I have to say my biggest take away was that VMworld 2016 was the year that seemed to really have more of a vibe about network and storage virtualization.

Sep2016

It’s the Lead-Up to VMworld Barcelona

VMworld Las Vegas 2016 could not have come at a worse time for California-based VMware, just before the September 7 nuptials of its New England parent, EMC, and the Texan Dell. Many are saying, as usual, that the writing is on the wall for …
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Sep2016

Dell EMC: The Big Day

Yesterday, after many worries—some regulatory (Would the EU sanction the deal? Would China sanction the deal?), some legal (Were the financial instruments being used to finance the deal unlawful under the US tax code?)—the biggest IT merger ever in terms of monetary value finally …
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Mar2016

Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, Part 2a

In part one of Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, we discussed the basic software costs for a virtualized data center based on VMware vSphere 6.0, Citrix XenServer 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016, and Red Hat. …
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