The Virtualization Room:

July, 2007


July 31, 2007  6:27 PM

Is virtualization where Linux will top Windows…perhaps stealthily?

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Virtual appliances, Xen

Virtualization is the theme of the LinuxWorld 2007 Conference & Expo this year, and that’s as it should be, according to industry veterans I’ve interviewed recently. Virtualization a big boon...

July 26, 2007  10:03 AM

Server virtualization pushes storage virtualization

Posted by: Ryan Shopp

We recently published a story by Alex Barrett about NetApp and VMware working together so that clients can get a consistent copy of a VMware virtual machine using...

July 24, 2007  3:24 PM

Virtualization Fashion Update: Thin is In!

Posted by: Marcia Savage
Anil Desai, VDI, Virtualization strategies

IT professionals may wear many hats in their organizations, but we tend not to be known for our fashion sense.  To assist in that area, I'd like to cover one of the latest styles in virtualization: The return of the thin client.  Case in point: see Alex Barrett's coverage of HP's acquisition...

July 23, 2007  7:19 PM

Server consolidation via virtualization: Advice on pitches, multi-purpose server conversion and P2V

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Chris Wolf, Servers, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf shared some good advice about consolidating servers with virtualization in our recent interview. Here are some quick tips gleaned from our conversation and some more-info...

July 23, 2007  3:16 PM

Is Xen ready for the data center? Is that the right question?

Posted by: Barney Beal
Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Xen, XenSource

Article after article and post after post have compared and contrasted Xen, VMWare, Veridian, and a host of other...

July 20, 2007  3:30 PM

Virtualization security advice: Hypervisors, switches are vulnerable

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtual machine, Virtualization security

Beware of hackers attacking virtual machines (VMs) via the hypervisor or virtual switch. These two avenues of attack will probably pose the most problems to IT security managers in virtualized data centers, Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf told me in a recent interview. Here are some quick takes...

July 20, 2007  3:02 PM

Virtualization is a real life game of RISK (A fun analogy)

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

I was crusing the Web just now, trying to find some interesting blogs that aren't chock-full of code that an associate editor simply does not understand. I clicked on Roudy Bob's blog (see our blogroll for his link) and low and behold, my boredom was alleviated! To read the following analogy of...


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