It's always a sad day when the founders of a company leave. This sends quite a few mixed signals.
Stories by Edward L. Haletky
One of the hot topics on the <a href="http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa">VMware Forums</a> lately has been about the advisability of using virtual firewalls within the <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/439018/subject/VMware+Infrastructure">VMware Virtual Infrastructure</a>. The main question is whether it's a good idea.
One of the more frequent questions that comes up on the <a href="http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa">VMware Communities forums</a> is how <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/185903/Software_Vendors_Slammed_For_License_Abuse">application licensing models</a> are supported under <a href="http://cio.com/topic/168354/Virtualization">virtualization</a>. Some <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/387563/subject/Microsoft+Corporation">Microsoft</a> customers, in particular, <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/373063">are frustrated right now</a> with licensing terms related to virtualization.
According to polls I've conducted on <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/366563/subject/VMware+Inc.">VMware</a> Communities, 80 percent of the people using <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/366563/subject/VMware+Infrastructure">VMware Virtual Infrastructure</a> trust the security model VMware has used. Yet more than 70 percent are integrating VMware ESX into Active Directory; only a few are augmenting their security with access controls other than - or in addition to - AD.