Scott Drummonds on Virtualization

Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to vSphere 5


I was recently re-watching the classic cultural assessment of our friends down under, Bart vs. Australia. Among the other completely accurate portrayals of our Aussie friends, you will see MPs slopping pigs, the Prime Minister drinking beer from an inner-tube on a lake, and of course The Boot. All of this got me thinking of the Melbourne stop in EMC’s five-city Pre-sales Conference Roadshow that finished a week ago. VMware partially sponsored this event and its fantastic SE and one of my good friends, Pete Marfatia, gave an electrifying presentation on the top 10 reasons to upgrade to vSphere 5.

In this entry I want to share with you VMware’s top 10 list that Pete presented with Tim Hartman. I have provided a PDF version of their presentation on my blog in case you want more detail. Feel free to contact me, your local VMware SE, or a vSpecialist if you want more information. Now, on to the top 10!

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Chargeback Resistance (with Survey Results)


A few weeks ago I posted a survey asking for your thoughts on chargeback in virtual infrastructures.  The results I received confirmed my observations of the scarce use of chargeback policies among VMware’s customers.  I have written before that I think this is a mistake.  And by bundling VMware Chargeback with the recently announced vCloud Director it appears that VMware agrees with me.

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