Category Archive: VMware

Jul 01

Dan Mitchell – vExpert 2011 (really?)


I received an email this morning that started like so:

Dear Dan Mitchell,
We’re pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and beyond, and we’re delighted to

communicate more closely, to share resources, and to offer other opportunities for greater interaction throughout the year as we continue to grow

knowledge and success in the community of IT professionals. Welcome to the vExpert 2011 Program!

I knew I had been nominated, but never thought I would actually get it!

Special thanks to the folks who nominated me, and for all of you who have supported me by buying VMware vSphere for Dummies.


Dan Mitchell
vExpert 2011

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Aug 11

VMware vSphere For Dummies book

From the Wiley website:

Wiley::VMware vSphere For Dummies.

A plain-English guide to the market-leading virtualization and cloud computing technology

VMware vSphere for Dummies

With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical guide shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment.  You’ll find all the information you need to understand, design, and deploy one—without getting overwhelmed with technical detail. And once you’re up and running, this book is the perfect reference for maintenance and troubleshooting issues.

  • Introduces you to virtualization and VMware’s virtualization/cloud computing technology, the most recent version is VMware vSphere Shows you how to design a vSphere environment
  • Covers installation, deployment, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Provides what IT managers and system administrators need to roll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to get up to speed on VMware’s technology

Get up and running on the cloud with VMware vSphere For Dummies!

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Dec 07

VMware shops consider Hyper-V, XenServer migrations

“A survey conducted by market research firm TheInfoPro this fall found that 75% of respondents use VMware today, but that almost two-thirds of those had evaluated a competing virtualization platform. Of those, 27% said they intended to deploy an alternative, and another 20% said they are considering doing so.”

Could this have anything to do with the rising cost of VMware?? Probably…

VMware shops consider Hyper-V, XenServer migrations

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