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The big news this morning is VMware’s announcement of the upgraded vSphere 5.1 and the introduction of the new vCloud Suite licensing model.  As the world’s most advanced converged infrastructure, Vblock Systems are going to naturally take the lead in support and availability for this powerful new [...]

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With the announcement of vSphere 5, and more importantly it seems, with the change in the way that enterprise licenses are sold and managed, there has been a lot of talk (here and elsewhere) about how the cost of virtualizing, especially in a dense fashion got more expensive.  I [...]

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So right up front, I’ll tell you there’s no way I’m offering an opinion on this topic. There’s no upside, and I’ve learned my lesson the hard way. For all of you who have sent me a DM, e-mail, etc.. asking if I was going to put up a [...]

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Microsoft has reached out to my company to invite us to participate in a series of interviews and surveys around System Center, specifically targeted at the Service Provder space.  Here's the request we got:

We are conducting research to help shape future releases and pricing models for Systems Center.   As you are aware, System [...]

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Does anyone out there, especially if you are a service provider with a multi-tenant model, have any experiences with or feedback on your VMware VSPP experience?  We have a proposal we are working through now, and I'd like to hear from anyone out there as to how you feel it works (or doesn't) for your [...]

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From both a personal and professional standpoint I'm a big fan of VMware as a company and a partner.  My company enjoys a significant partnership with Microsoft as well (which I think most hosting/service providers almost have to have these days, don't they?) but VMware has managed to stay ahead of the curve on the [...]

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