VMworld Europe 2011: All the news from the VMware show

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VMworld Europe 2011: All the news from the VMware show

Alex Scroxton

vmworld2011_logo - for Scope (2).jpgRead all the news from VMworld Europe 2011 and find out what took place at the Copenhagen-based VMware show.

VMworld Europe 2011 saw over 7,200 delegates spill through its doors at the Bella Center in Copenhagen this month.

The VMware show covered all aspects of virtualisation and the TechTarget team were on the ground to cover the conference.

Let this be your one-stop-shop for news, tips, features and blogs from VMworld Europe 2011

VMworld Europe channel news

Hyper-V cheaper than VMware installation, according to Microsoft at VMworld Europe

Microsoft used VMworld Europe in Copenhagen to publish data on its Hyper-V product being significantly cheaper than its equivalent VMware installation. The software vendor used the VMware show as an opportunity to high light price differences in licensing costs and software charges.

Channel partners in good position to exploit SMB cloud shift, with VMware technology

VMware partners are in a with a chance of making "significant money" by helping their SMB customers with their move towards the cloud Matt Piercey, VMware vice president for Northern EMEA, tells Microscope at VMworld Europe why SMBs can gain even greater benefits than enterprises.

Colt on the hunt for cloud distributors

On the lookout for distribution partners, or cloud aggregators, infrastructure provider Colt is on the scout for partners to carry its newly unveiled Enterprise Cloud. The new service is a datacentre package that was launched in the summer.

VMware encourages resellers to make the virtualisation of business software applications a priority

VMware used its summit in Copenhagen to tell partners to put virtualisation of business software applications front and centre. The vendor encouraged the move, to encourage users to migrate from a basic virtualised environment to true cloud infrastructure.

VMworld Europe cloud news and features

VMware takes on CIO management and IT operations issues with new cloud suite release

The recent VMware show, in Copenhagen, was used as a springboard to reveal new versions of the vendor's vSphere 5.0 management suite. VMware claims the new suite will add businesses in managing their virtual data centres.

Pharmaceuticals CTO claims regulators don't understand what the cloud is about

The CTO at Charles River Labs has said he would like to be put in a position where the company would IT in the cloud. Speirs has been a VMware customer for three years and shared his experiences during a panel session at VMworld Europe.

VMworld Europe services, features and licensing updates

VMware's licensing fees and management tools defended by Maritz

VMware licensing is put under the spotlight again, as the vendor's CEO defends its pricing. VMworld Europe saw Microsoft publish data showing how its Hyper-V is cheaper than VMware's hypervisor setup.

Kaiser Permanente re-engineers IT service delivery to support helpdesk

Electronic patient record supplier, Kaiser Permanente, has split is service into high availability and performance. The move is aimed at streamlining helpdesk support in addition to maintaining critical medical systems.

VMware's licensing to change to a consumption model

A Q&A session with Paul Maritz at VMworld Europe saw the CEO comment on the recent, unpopular change to the vendor's licensing.

Users still shun ESXi for ESX

IT shops are wary of shift towards ESXi, as VMware announces vSphere updates and the phasing out of the ESX architecture. Find out users' opinions from VMware's European show in Copenhagen.

What did Paul Maritz share in his VMworld Europe keynote?

Find out what Paul Maritz said in his closing keynote at VMware's show in Copenhagen recently.

Case studies from VMworld Europe

Trend Micro Deep Security for VDI deployed at Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters decided to tell VMworld Europe that it was using Trend Micro's Deep Security product as part of its VDI strategy. Speaking at in Copenhagen at the VMware show, Thomson Reuter's virtualisation architect, Andrew Haschka, said the firm previously used Trend Micro's Office product for a small-scale deployment.

Oxford University shares demo of its VMware-based database

During VMworld Europe Oxford University gave a demo of its VMware-based database as a shared service. Find out what Oxford University's IT manager explained during a panel session at the VMware show.

vCenter unblocks storage bottleneck at Tui

Christian Rudolph, infrastructure architect at Tui Infotec tells of his work with Tui and vCenter. During a presentation at VMworld Europe Rudolph showed how the VMware software supplements information from Tui's additional systems and management tools.

VMware Capital Markets Community cloud is switch on at the NYSE

Ken Barnes, NYSE Technologies senior vice president, tells VMworld Europe how it's the company's goal "to marry infrastructure and services and a private network solution to help customers increase revenue."

Best of VMworld Europe 2011 User Awards winners announced

Find out who won the Best of VMworld Europe 2011 user awards and how they made several cost savings through innovative uses of IT.

Best of VMworld Europe 2011: Take a look at the winners

View the pictures from the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards 2011 at VMware's show and find out which technologies saved the winners significant amounts of money.

Blogs from VMworld Europe

VMware Horizon Mobile Service arrives, but not without concerns

Users at VMworld Europe 2011 found out that VMware's Horizon Mobile Service will soon be available to access on Verizon smartphones. However, the announcement has come with some concerns about 'bring-your-own-device' issues.

Storage hole in VMware's cloud vision

Cloud was a big theme at VMworld Europe, but no plans have yet to be revealed for a cloud storage strategy.

Neverfail and VMware's pilot fish

Read how Neverfail developed a range of tools to compliment VMware.

Backup is stretched in a virtual world, says Acronis

Find out why Acronis believes the backup game is stretch in virtual world.

News and analysis from VMware's show in The Virtualization Room

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VMware tweaks vSphere 5 licence Ts&Cs after VAR outcry.

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All the coverage from VMworld US 2011

In addition to covering all the news from VMworld Europe 2011, the TechTarget team were also at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Find out what announcements were made at the US show with these features, news, tips, podcasts, videos, blogs and more.


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