VMware had a bittersweet time in the headlines this week. While it was trumpeting its new relationship with Google, VMware's virtual desktop infrastructure platform was dogged by an analyst firm. This edition of VMware at a glance also features a Q&A with VMware CTO Steve Herrod and how value-added resellers (VARs) are guiding customers to virtualization platforms.
Do not implement a virtual desktop infrastructure with VMware View 4 or Citrix XenDesktop 4, according to a Burton Group report. Both products were evaluated on enterprise-necessary features, and each fell short in critical areas. More specifically, View 4 has scalability issues and uses the PCoIP standard, which has difficulties in low-bandwidth environments.
A new partnership between Google and VMware will allow Java developers to build applications on the Google App Engine. Even though this agreement gives developers more deployment options, it's also clear that Google and VMware are in an arms race with Microsoft for cloud computing supremacy.
Hyper-V vs. VMware: VARs guide customer choice
VARs are often asked, "Which is better: VMware or Hyper-V?" As time goes on, that question is becoming more difficult answer. Here's a look at how VARs approach this situation as they steer customers toward a specific virtualization platform.
CTO Steve Herrod talks cloud computing: A Q&A
VMware is more than just a virtualization vendor, and the company has made a concerted effort to shake that categorization. With that in mind, CTO Steve Herrod discusses VMware's strategic direction, problems with cloud computing and what happens if the cloud computing movement doesn't catch on.
bolsters VMware reporting
Veeam 4.0 -- a virtualization management platform -- has several new features, such as enhanced troubleshooting capabilities, change management and capacity planning for VMware environments. For more information about its new features and pricing, check out this SearchServerVirtualization.com story.
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