Release: VMware Fusion 5.0

Today VMware released version 5.0 of its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. This release is obviously designed to integrate with the last Apple OS,Mountain Lion, introducing the support for AirPlay Mirroring andNotification Center. The press release claims more than 70 new features, more relevant are the support for OS X Mountain Lion in a virtual machine and the optimization for the brand new Microsoft Windows 8. Other features that can be summarized are: Support Read more [...]

Comparison: vSphere 5 versus Hyper-V 3.0

While both Microsoft and VMware are working hard to convince existing and potential customers on why they should buy their products, it’s hard to find non-biased comparisons nowadays comparing the features of the current VMware hypervisor vSphere 5 and the just released Hyper-V 3.0 part of Windows Server 2012. Marcel van den Berg has written a series of blog post making that comparison. And we recommend people who want to make the comparison to read these series of articles in order to get Read more [...]

VMware plans to abandon vRAM Licensing

Yesterday CRN reported that, according to their sources “familiar with VMware’s plans“, VMware is going to discontinue vRAM licensing program with the introduction of vSphere 5.1. Abandoning the vRAM entitlement (that proved to be very unpopular among the community) for its previous CPU-based licensing model, VMware will keep vSphere competitive against the new release of Hyper-V 3 enriched with several enterprise-class features. A lot of customers feel like they are being nickel-and-dimed Read more [...]

VMware Offers vCloud “Test-Drive” with New Evaluation Service

On August 15th, vCloud, the cloud computing initiative from VMware announced to offer a vCloud Service Evaluation which allows customers to “test-drive” a cloud built on the VMware platform. The idea of VMware is that the vCloud Service Evaluation would give to potential VMware customers the chances to “test drive” a cloud built on the VMware vCloud platform and to existing clients to evaluate vCloud features, as well as support for apps and virtual machines that VMware customers already Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b

Yesterday VMware announced the availability of a new update for vCenter Server 5.0 just about a month after the release of the update 1a. This is mainly a patch release to solve some bugs that have been documented in the past versions. Version 1b basically replaces the previous one and then the improvements introduced in this update are nearly the same: vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b introduces support for the following vCenter Database: Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard Read more [...]

VMware acquires Log Insight

Yesterday Pattern Insight, a company located in Mountain View, CA and specialized in data mining and search platforms, announced to have reached an agreement with VMware to sell its Log Insight product together with its team and technology. Log Insight is an analytics and log management platform that has the ability to analyze large amounts of machine-generated data in real time. It is used for operational analytics in traditional data center and cloud environments. It has the ability to discover Read more [...]

Teradici Firmware Version 4 and Certificates

After upgrading to VMware View Version 5.1 it has become apparent that certificate configurations are a huge part of getting the environment functioning at all. The VIEW Installation guides are good resources just read carefully. This post is relative to the teradici thin clients like the Wyse P20's or Samsun All in One monitors. I have seen a lot of posts in the communities on this certificate topic and what certificates are required to be stored on the Teradici based devices. First we need to Read more [...]

VMware announces Q2 2012 earnings

Yesterday VMware announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Total revenue for the Q2 was $1.12 billion, an increase of 22% compared to Q2 2011 and 7% from Q1 2012. Looking at the financials we can see how the growing trend of license revenue and software maintenance still holds with respectively 11% and 34% growths. Closes the services revenue the professional services, up to 23% from Q2 2011.   We are very pleased with our second quarter results.  Despite the tough Read more [...]

VMware acquires DynamicOps

On July 2nd, VMware announced the acquisition of DynamicOps, Inc. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, DynamicOps is a company that works in the emerging market for cloud automation solutions that enable provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments. DynamicOps products help enterprises to accelerate the creation and the benefit of private and hybrid cloud adoption. From the start of 2012, VMWare’s main focus was to help customers realize the benefit of virtualization, Read more [...]

Release: VMware WSX July Tech Preview

In June we covered an interesting experimental feature included in the VMware Workstation Technology Preview: WSX Server. Today, the lead developer Christian Hammond, announced through his twitter account a new release of WSX July Tech Preview, with many technical improvements, some of them specially addressed to iPad users, bug fixes and known problems.   They can be resumed as: Improved Home Page Improved Server Page “Big Honkin’” Power Button Better Touch Input Mouse wheels Better Read more [...]