Tech audiences love IT gaffs, and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=VMware+Inc.">VMware Inc.</a> delivered one during a talk by <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Paul+Maritz">Paul Maritz</a>, the company's new CEO and president, when a dialog box popped up on one of the screens in this large cavernous hall, where thousands had gathered for his opening keynote.
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VMware expects 14,000 attendees at its annual user conference in Las Vegas this week, including workers from more than 200 trade-show exhibitors. That's a 30 percent increase over last year's attendance -- clear evidence of VMware's influence. But VMworld 2008 will also be the focal point for the gathering storm of competition that the virtualisation market leader faces.
Intel is expected to release its six-core Xeon 7400 chip Monday, just as VMware 's big annual show begins in Las Vegas. And the timing is no coincidence.
VMworld 2008, VMware Inc.'s annual user conference in Las Vegas next week, is expected be crowded with a total of 14,000 attendees, including workers from more than 200 trade-show exhibitors that are all fighting for a piece of the x86 virtualisation market.
VMware has upgraded a tool designed to help development teams work in virtual environments -- and it announced changes to the tool's pricing that could make deployments significantly cheaper.
Dell's trademark of the ubiquitous, commonly used term "cloud computing" is one of those eyebrow-raising events that immediately begs the question: How is that possible?
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS), is now expected to close sometime between mid-August and the end of September.
Standards wars, such as the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD battle, can keep many potential users on the sidelines until a winner is declared. Virtualization software vendors are trying to avoid just such a battle over the adoption of virtual appliances.
The ears of attendees at Hewlett-Packard's annual technical conference seemed to perk up last week when HP CIO Randy Mott said that many companies are spending too much to keep aging systems running.
Hewlett-Packard is making its NonStop fault-tolerant technology, the high-end, mission-critical systems widely used by banks, telecommunications providers and government emergency services for online transaction processing, available on a blade server. The company says the move will significantly lower the cost of using this technology.
Hewlett-Packard Co. has released a monitor aimed at animators, printers, game developers and other professionals who want to know that the colours they see on a screen will be the exact same colours that appear on a printer or movie screen.
IBM is releasing three new rack servers built on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s quad-core processors, all aimed at users who need large memory systems.
Moving into server virtualization is little like playing a video game: The first few rounds are easy, but as many companies advance in deployment, they are increasingly seeking more specialized help.
Hewlett-Packard is planning to deploy a new colour display technology it says can display one billion colours, making them far more vibrant and real, across its product lines.
Server makers have been moving to add Advanced Micro Devices 's quad-core chip to their product lines, despite what amounts to a six-month delay by AMD in getting the processor out the door.