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VMware provides foundation for enterprise hybrid cloud

VMware‘s key message this week at its annual VMworld conference is making the shift to the hybrid cloud. The company announced new and enhanced products around helping customers migrate to hybrid cloud environments so they can get all the benefits associated with such an operating platform. The new products are being introduced to meet the…

HP introduces VirtualSystem for VMware vSphere 5

HP is extending the Microsoft– and Citrix-based VirtualSystems announced at HP Discover to VMware’s upcoming vSphere 5, the company announced at VMworld in Las Vegas. VirtualSystem for vSphere 5 is shipping in three versions, one aimed at mid-sized businesses that will be mostly sold through the channel, a higher tier product for businesses with a…

Liveblog: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Day 2

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft’s 2011 edition of its Worldwide Partner Conference gets underway Tuesday morning with keynotes from some of the heads of Microsoft’s business units. After getting the grand vision from the top with CEO Steve Ballmer on Monday morning, the company promises a closer eye on opportunities with Tuesday morning’s presentations, focusing on…

Liveblog: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Day One

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference gets underway Monday morning with keynotes expected from CEO Steve Ballmer, worldwide channel chief Jon Roskill and other top executives. It’s been a year since last year’s “all in” WPC, when Microsoft proclaimed itself a cloud company. What does the company have in store for channel partners a…