Thursday, January 14, 2010

VMware confirms strategy

Open source email and calendar solution provider Zimbra got acquired by VMware recently. While there's lots of angles to this story, it also confirms an important part of VMware's strategy: bigger and bigger hardware, running a powerful hypervisor, running thin and optimized OSes, running applications that perform business functions.
To enable perfect mobility and ease-of-use, the OS and application will be packaged into so-called Virtual Appliances or vApps.
Making the OS thinner is essential for this strategy, and goes against the core beliefs of competitor Microsoft. The succes of the vApp concept will be a deciding factor in the battle between these two giants.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

10% discount on VCP4 exam

VMware has announced a 6-month promotion, where students who participated in an official VMware training can get 10% off the regular price of the VCP4 exam, until the end of june 2010. If you plan on doing the VCP4 certification, contact your instructor as soon as possible. He'll give you a personal promotion code that you can use when registering for the VCP4 exam at Pearson Vue. (Yes, that instructor might be me ! ;-))