vKernel Has Added vRAM Check to Its CapacityView Product

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Now you can check what your vRAM usgae is, to be compliant on the new vSphere licening, with this FREE tool! http://www.vkernel.com/pages/vram-capacity-view "VMware announced today that vSphere will essentially be sold based on the amount of virtual RAM assigned all the VMs in a vCenter-managed cluster. VMware has shifted from a physical CPU based model to a model where each physical CPU is entitled to an amount of virtual RAM that can be pooled across all vCenters. Economically, increasing core densities by Intel and AMD drove this move to recoup more of the value that vSphere provides from customers deploying on high core count or high memory density machines. This pricing change will impact how customers purchase equipment and operate their virtual environments. Customer Impact From a capacity management perspective,…
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VMware View for Android Client Released

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And it has PCoIP too! Being an Android kind of guy, this is big news to me! Android Tablets Now Have an Awesome View, VMware View "We are excited to announce the availability of VMware View™ Client for Android on the Android Market today and Cisco AppHQ (quick update as of 7/15 -- Our Cisco Cius client is ready to go and will be available at time of the Cius launch) as a VMware tech preview. Like our popular View Client for iPad, our free Android client enables people to access their virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from anywhere. The focus of our mobile client strategy is to deliver simple, usable, and powerful applications that help people embrace a new way to work. The growing popularity of tablets in…
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VirtZine Netcast #10 – Audio – “VMware vSphere 5.0 and Licensing”

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Microsoft pays the University of Nebraska to use Office 365, Amazon just upped the ante in the cloud music wars, VMware vSphere 5 is out, and customers are confused about the new licensing. New vSphere licensing model based on vRam. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYpaKirRgJk
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VirtZine Netcast #10 – Video – “VMware vSphere 5.0 and Licensing”

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Microsoft pays the University of Nebraska to use Office 365, Amazon just upped the ante in the cloud music wars, VMware vSphere 5 is out, and customers are confused about the new licensing. New vSphere licensing model based on vRam. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYpaKirRgJk
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VMware Changes Licensing With V5.0

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vSphere V5.0 is changing licensing terms. And it is causing some concern among VMware customers! VMware vSphere 5 licensing sets virtual RAM limits "VMware’s new vSphere 5 licensing and pricing scheme is causing a kerfuffle among users, who fear they’ll have to pay more and lose flexibility. Instead of being based on physical CPUs and physical RAM per server, vSphere 5 will go to per-CPU licensing, with a maximum amount of virtual RAM (vRAM) per license, based on the specific vSphere edition. 'It’s going to impact different people different ways,' said Eric Siebert, senior systems administrator for Boston Market Corp. 'For larger companies that have big hosts, it’s going to cost them a considerable amount of money to be able to upgrade their licenses. … I think it’s going to…
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vSphere 5.0 is Out!

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Big, new features! What’s New with VMware vSphere 5 "What’s New with VMware vSphere 5 VMware® vSphere® is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. It enables users to run business-critical applications with confidence and respond to business needs faster. vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters and underpins compatible public cloud offerings, forming the foundation for the industry’s only hybrid cloud model. Infrastructure Services — Compute, Storage, and Network Compute vSphere ESXi™ convergence—vSphere 5 is converging on the ESXi hypervisor architecture. ESXi—the gold standard in hypervisors— enables vSphere users to leverage a thinner architecture, a more secure footprint, and a streamlined patching and setup model. For more information visit the ESXi and ESX info center at: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-and-esx/faqs.html. vSphere Auto Deploy—Auto Deploy is a new deployment…
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Amazon Ups the Ante On Cloud Music!

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A pretty good deal! Amazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Music Storage for $20 per Year Amazon just upped the ante in the cloud music wars (oh yes, that's a thing now) by announcing some enticing new offers and features for its Cloud Drive service. Cloud Drive, you'll remember, is Amazon's version of iTunes. You pay your fee and get to keep all your music on Amazon's servers. Listening to stuff is as easy as clicking a play button in a web browser. When it first launched, there were grumblings of iDiscontent because the player wasn't officially supported on Apple's mobile devices, but that's one of the things Amazon's just fixed. From now on, the Cloud Player works just fine on an iPad. The other slice of new is a time-limited special…
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Need Customers for Your Product? Pay Them to Use It!

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That's what Microsoft is doing for it's new Office365 "Cloud Software Service!" Microsoft pays University of Nebraska $250,000 to use Office 365 "If you really are in need of some high profile clients, you can always pay them. That's exactly what Microsoft has done with the University of Nebraska. The university will receive $250,000 in incentives from Microsoft to migrate its email and calendaring system to the recently announced Office365 platform. The school had been using IBM's Lotus Notes for these services, however that system had begun to age -- having been in use since 1997. IBM had pitched its cloud-based version of Notes to the school, but could not come close to Microsoft's offer. Google was also said to be in the running but probably lost out for much…
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