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VMworld 2008 and Partner Day coverage

VMworld 2008 welcomes 2,000 VMware partners and 14,000 attendees to the Venetian Las Vegas Hotel Casino from Sept. 15-18. Here you can find all of the VMworld 2008 and Partner Day news, blogs and podcasts from SearchITChannel.com and its sister sites.

News

  • VMware partners reap benefits of virtualization support products
    VMware license sales are driving significantly more sales of servers and storage, according to solution providers at VMworld 2008.

  • Virtual Data Center OS promotes complete virtualization solutions
    VMware partners aren't sure if the company's vision will end the era of the traditional operating system, as CEO Paul Maritz said at VMworld.

  • Microsoft amps up virtualization push
    One week before VMworld 2008, Microsoft hosts its own Get Virtual Now event.

    Blogs

  • Maritz flattered by Microsoft's guerrilla marketing
    VMware's chief executive says Microsoft's poker chip campaign is an act of desperation.

  • Maritz: Greene and Rosenblum made 'incredible contributions'
    New VMware CEO Paul Maritz briefly recognizes the company's co-founders during his VMworld 2008 keynote speech.

  • Microsoft attacks VMware with poker chips
    Microsoft gives VMworld attendees poker chips with the message, "Looking for your best bet? You won't find it with VMware."

  • VMware execs push partner perks at VMworld 2008
    To kick off Partner Day, VMware encouraged partners to take advantage of its channel programs, promising margins as high as 29% in some cases.

  • Big-name vendors join VMware affiliate program
    IBM, Cisco, HP, Symantec and others team up with VMware to offer channel partners additional benefits.

  • NYT: Tucci fired Greene in front of her husband, offered her seat to him
    Just what VMware needs in the run-up to VMworld 2008: An explosive story about former CEO Diane Greene's ugly firing at the hands of chairman Joe Tucci.

    Multimedia

  • Partner News Podcast: Microsoft vs. VMware at VMworld 2008
    The Microsoft vs. VMware battle heated up at VMworld 2008, as VMware said the traditional OS is a thing of the past and Microsoft countered with a guerrilla marketing campaign.

  • Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov talks desktop virtualization at VMworld 2008
    Serguei Beloussov discusses VMware's and Parallels' desktop virtualization strategies, and what the VMware vs. Microsoft fight means for Parallels and its partners.

  • NEC looks to resellers for North American growth
    NEC channel director Steve DeBonis says partners will play a big part in making North American customers more aware of the Japanese tech giant.

  • Partner News Podcast: VMworld 2008 preview
    Ben Matheson, VMware's senior director of marketing, tells VMware partners what they can expect to learn at VMworld 2008 and Partner Day.

    Additional coverage

  • VMworld 2008 conference coverage
    News, blogs and videos of VMworld 2008 from SearchServerVirtualization.com.

  • VMware sets sights on storage expansion for 2009
    VMware plans to pack a punch in 2009 with storage products that will support thin-provisioned datastores, iSCSI performance enhancements and storage resource management.

  • Cisco brings virtualization to Fibre Channel and Ethernet
    Cisco launches a new Ethernet switch, upgrades its Fibre Channel MDS directors and prepares to deliver virtual desktops over the WAN -- all with VMware in mind.

  • IT shops shaping 'internal clouds'
    VMware and Microsoft are getting some IT shops thinking about building internal software services, or "clouds." For others, the concept of cloud computing is still ethereal.

  • IBM reduces virtual desktop data on any storage system
    An algorithm developed by IBM Research and delivered in a virtual appliance will reduce the amount of space consumed by virtual desktop deployments, regardless of storage system.

  • VMworld kicks off with address from new CEO Paul Maritz
    Maritz kicks off his first VMworld touting new features for cloud computing, desktop virtualization and the Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS).

  • VMware's Maritz shoots back at Microsoft
    At VMworld 2008, the CEO can no longer ignore Microsoft.

  • VMware counters Microsoft with its own dynamic vision
    With the hypervisor wars now in the past, VMware turns its attention to the Virtual Datacenter Operating System.


    This was first published in September 2008

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