Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
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User Rank: Apprentice
7/24/2013 | 8:11:38 PM
re: Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
I have to agree that VMware has taken its eye off the ball and is star-gazing into the cloud. Instead of coming out with vSphere 6.0 in a couple of months, they are only releasing 5.5 with what is, by rumor, only a few minor updates. At VMworld last year, they were talking about some really cool ideas for new storage features, kernel based SSD local cache for instance. But it sounds like we are not likely to see any real new innovation for another year. Now that is disappointing. VMware, get your head back in the game!
User Rank: Author
7/23/2013 | 4:31:11 PM
re: Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
zman makes a good point. At a time when VMware seemed to be concerned about Microsoft and Microsoft/Citrix, InformationWeek posted this colum in Sept. 2011: "VMware Should Worry More About Red Hat." KVM with a Red Hat management environment posed a viable alternative in virtualized servers.But Red Hat isn't trying to produce the software-defined data center. Charlie Babcock
User Rank: Strategist
7/22/2013 | 7:05:35 PM
re: Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
VMware does have some very attractive products, but the various components price and license restrictions, woa!

I have been using Linux/KVM and just loving it. Rock solid, reliable, manageable, secure, and easy in oh so many ways. Verrry flexible also. Maybe not all of the bells and whistles VMware has, but it provides everything I need and is completely unrestricted at any scale I desire.

For desktop access to VM guests I use KVM/SPICE. Spice totally rocks and provides "machine level" access to KVM VM guests, multiple displays, video acceleration, USB forwarding, etc.
User Rank: Author
7/22/2013 | 5:02:55 PM
re: Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
"It seems possible to me (customers) will convert some of
their compute resources to Microsoft Hyper-V or open source KVM, then
ask VMware to manage them as well." Let's hear from some of you on this topic. Has VMware's management tools lead been understated by its critics?

Laurianne McLaughlin

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