The Virtualization Room:

April, 2007


April 27, 2007  11:50 AM

Are blade servers still too hot to handle?



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Blade servers

As seen by most IT managers, blade servers are hot little power-suckers. Cooling hassles and power costs are the main reasons why IT managers don’t buy blade servers, according to the new TechTarget Data Center Group survey of over 250 IT professionals. In fact, most of the respondents' companies...

April 26, 2007  10:19 AM

VMware to file for $100 million IPO



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized

Reuters is reporting that VMware has filed with U.S. securities regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. As expected, EMC will retain approximately 90%...


April 24, 2007  10:18 AM

BladeLogic sees virtual environments



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization management

I chatted with Vance Loiselle, the vice president of marketing at BladeLogic yesterday, who told me about BladeLogic's new Virtualization Manager module for its Operations Manager suite, a configuration management tool. Talking with him gave me a little bit...


April 24, 2007  10:01 AM

SWsoft Virtuozzo starter pack



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo

There's word from SWsoft of a starter pack for its Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software. Designed for new users, the $1,198 bundle includes a license for single or dual-processor system, management tools, and a year of Silver level...


April 19, 2007  4:31 PM

Burned by blade servers, or just getting on board?



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Uncategorized

Early adopters of blade servers, in general, didn't give blades rave reviews. As happens with many new technologies, stories about users getting burned -- in this case almost literally, as early blades ran hot, hot, hot -- have circulated and made some IT directors shy away from buying them. Well,...


April 17, 2007  1:24 PM

Microsoft licensing – helpful links



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft, Virtual machine

Thanks to Tim for suggesting these links for our readers:

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April 17, 2007  10:53 AM

More on Microsoft’s delay



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Andrew Kutz, Microsoft

After reading Alex Barrett's post Microsoft being Microsoft, I was curious what our virtualization experts thought of the whole ordeal. Here's what they said.


April 16, 2007  11:19 AM

Yet more VDI news



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, VDI, Virtual Iron

Unwilling to cede the market to VMware, Virtual Iron is getting in to the VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure ) game by partnering with Provision Networks, maker of Virtual Access Suite (VAS) connection broker...


April 12, 2007  5:34 PM

Viridian – Better Late than… Early?



Posted by: Marcia Savage
Anil Desai, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Servers, Virtualization platforms

The big news today is that the Hypervisor for Windows Server Longhorn (codenamed Viridian) is being delayed.  See the Windows Server Division Blog for the main...


April 12, 2007  1:39 PM

Microsoft being Microsoft



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Uncategorized

A couple of months ago at IDC's Virtualization Forum in New York City, I chatted over lunch with Al Gillen, who posited that not only would Microsoft probably not be late with Viridian, code name for Windows Server Virtualization that will ship with Longhorn, but that Microsoft might actually be...


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