The Virtualization Room:

February, 2007


February 28, 2007  6:55 PM

Blogs evaluate VMware’s attack on Microsoft virtualization licensing

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware

The brouhaha over VMware's attack on Microsoft's virtualization licensing has brewed up some good blogs. "I guess this marks the beginning of a crazy roller coaster ride," writes Andrew...

February 28, 2007  11:08 AM

Microsoft responds to VMware accusations — sort of

Posted by: Alex Barrett

Yesterday evening, Microsoft's PR team sent out a statement attributed to Mike Neil, its GM for virtualization, responding to the whitepaper posted by VMware last week:

February 27, 2007  1:25 PM

Is VMware picking on Microsoft unfairly?

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

VMware's whitepaper Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms has generated a flood of articles by the IT trade press, and is no exception (See '

February 26, 2007  8:01 PM

Virtualization security: The dark side of the force

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization security

Thomas Ptacek writes about two ways virtualization complicates life for systems security people in his blog entry, Dark Reading on Virtualization Security. First of all, he says, "you now face the spectre of...

February 22, 2007  9:09 PM

Database in the (virtual) machine

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Virtual machine, Virtualization strategies

This week, Microsoft revamped pricing for SQL Server 2005 whereby "Enterprise Edition" customers can run unlimited instances of SQL Server within virtual machines of any denomination -- VMware, Microsoft Virtual...


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