The Virtualization Room:

June, 2007

June 29, 2007  5:31 PM

New open source business models based on Xen

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtualization, Xen

Editor: This is a post by Simon Crosby, Xen Project leader. In the first sentences he refers to a previous blog posting on this site. I wanted to re-phrase some key points from my blog posting of this (which I have withdrawn) because I failed to tease out and succinctly articulate the...

June 26, 2007  3:24 PM

Virtualization Today and Tomorrow

Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?, Xen

A couple of weeks ago I spoke with Alex Barrett regarding what I though was a talk on the direction of the server virtualization landscape. Our conversation resulted in her article "Xen...

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June 20, 2007  12:41 PM

Virtualization on your iPhone?

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization

No, Apple hasn't made any announcements about virtualization for the iPhone, but all this reporting about VMware ESX Lite jogged my memory of a conversation I had...

June 20, 2007  10:31 AM

Why the eGenera Patent is Dangerous

Posted by: Joe Foran
Links we like, Virtual Iron, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware, Gridtoday, the eGenera...

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June 20, 2007  10:29 AM

The End of the Appliance As We Know It, And I Feel Fine

Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Joseph Foran, Virtual machine, Why choose server virtualization?

I am writing this little op-ed piece in lieu of a full-blown obituary. Why? the market speaketh, and it declared hardware-based appliances dead. Like dinosaur-dead, dead. Sure, some of the specialists may...

June 19, 2007  2:54 PM

Get a VMware job and increase your salary by 115%

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Virtualization, VMware

Alessandro Perilli, contributor and owner of, has a fantastic virtualization-related jobs section on his site. At the time of this post

June 18, 2007  2:34 PM

Linux users: Xen, VMware, or Virtual Server?

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Servers, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

In Monday's newsletter column, I included a question to our Linux users: Do you prefer Xen, VMware or Virtual Server, and why? It's only Monday afternoon, but I've gotten some interesting responses. Chris, the CIO for Oxford Archaeology: Explorying the Human Journey, wrote:


June 18, 2007  11:06 AM

Virtualization community responds to ESX Lite rumor

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

In case you missed it, reported last week that VMware is developing an embedded "ESX Lite" hypervisor. And while VMware may have opted not to comment about...

June 14, 2007  4:26 PM

Nat Friedman: Swing toward desktop virtualization favors Linux

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Desktop virtualization, Microsoft, Virtualization

In the past six months, every single IT exec or manager who discusses Linux desktops in a corporate setting with Nat Friedman asks about thin-client enviroments. That's why Friedman -- co-creator of the open source Ximian desktop and open source strategies CTO for Novell -- predicts that...

June 14, 2007  3:52 PM

Virtualization and next-generation grids: What’s really NG? What’s just a fad?

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtualization, Virtualization strategies

Does a grid by any other name smell as sweet? In years of covering grid computing technologies, I've seen the definition of "grid" changed to fit vendors' products or the computing flavor of the month. In general, I see the most basic function of grids is creating virtual communities of servers,...

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