Top vBlog Voting is Live!

Hello readers, I can’t write this post without first acknowledging that this is a shameless plug for my blog vDestination.com.  Each year Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land.com puts together an amazing engine that allows readers to vote for their favorite blogs related to virtualization.  I’ve done ok in years past, and this year I’ve really…

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Do You Have CloudCred?

This week I discovered something that’s been going on at VMware for almost a full month already, CloudCred. CloudCred or CloudCredibility is just that, a game you play to prove your credibility in the cloud. Does it really prove you have credibility with cloud related content? No probably not, but it does create a fun…

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The Virtual Boardroom: Nexenta CEO Evan Powell

This is Greg Stuart with vDestination and today we are in the Virtual Boardroom with a special guest, Nexenta CEO Evan Powell. Evan took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with me in the Virtual Boardroom and discuss Nexenta, how they pair with VMware, their hot software and where they are going…

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2012: The Year of …

It seems like every year VMworld comes along with the tagline “The Year of…” Last year, or the last 2 it seems, has been the year of desktop virtualization. What’s it going to be this year? If I had to guess, I would say the tagline would be “The Year of the Cloud”. That’s seems…

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Need a pulse check? Get VMware Alive VM for free!

Just when you think VMware has come out with a really cool product that would be hard to top, they follow it with another product that is just as amazing and more. With the release of VMware Alive VM, this is that product. Have you ever heard of Alive VM? I hadn’t either until I…

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Citrix vs. VMware, who comes out on top?

There is an ongoing battle for dominance in the virtualization field, and lines are being drawn. Whose side are you on? Myself, being a VMware evangelist, I obviously side with VMware. That being said, I don’t feel as if I am offering a biased opinion. I’ve been to Citrix’s Maryland headquarters in Bethesda, and they…

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My trip to VMworld, part 2: Schwag Report

VMworld 2010 was a blast, and probably my most favorite part of the conference was the Solutions Exchange. There were around 200 vendors and for the most part they all had some really nice products to demo and really good schwag. It seemed every booth you walked by was trying to lure you in with…

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My trip to VMworld, part 1

I’m back from VMworld 2010 and to say it was awesome would be a huge understatement. Actually to give a synopsis of my whole trip and all the highlights could not possibly fit in just one post, so I’ll break it up into several parts. My most favorite part of VMworld 2010 was absolutely hanging…

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Xsigo=Xcitement!

Today I had the pleasure of being invited to the Xsigo product launch at 11:30 this morning. The room was packed with some of the top IT companies (ie. Dell, HP, Salesforce.com), along with some of the industry’s top bloggers, Stephen Foskett, Jason Boche, Scott Lowe, Craig Stewart (my UK counterpart) and Luigi Danakos. As…

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VMworld 2010 Underway!

VMworld 2010 is off to a wild start. This being my first VMworld, I’m highly distracted from free food, VMware Company Store, the bloggers lounge and the sheer size of the Moscone Center. I’ve got a few sessions today and then going to hit the Solutions Exchange pretty hard, and will hopefully meet up with…

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