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Users find VMware management tools subpar

This roundup provides reactions to VMware's management tools and how many use third-party tools to fill in the gaps. There are also testimonials on the value of VMworld networking.

This edition of VMware at a glance provides user reactions to VMware's management tools (re: they are subpar). Additionally, there are expert opinions on the value of VMworld social events and information on new product releases

Users prefer third-party management tools over VMware management
Many users believe that VMware vCenter doesn't cut it. As a result, numerous IT shops prefer third-party management tools to VMware's offerings.

VMware community takes center stage at VMworld 2010
Many VMworld attendees find the networking and social events to be the best part of the conference. These experts weigh-in on the benefits of socializing with peers at VMworld. adds support for VMware services's CloudStack now supports VMware services, such as vSphere, vCenter and the upcoming vCloud application programming interfaces. It's still unknown if's free "community edition" will support these VMware products.

FalconStor uses solid-state drives, data protection to tackle VDI bottlenecks
The FalconStor Storage Server (NSS) SAN Accelerator for VMware View combines data protection capabilities with solid-state drives. FalconStor contends that the addition of SSD performance alleviates I/O bottlenecks that cause boot storms.

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