The Virtualization Room:

August, 2007


August 21, 2007  8:57 AM

Citrix’s Acquisition of XenSource – Chris Wolf sounds off



Posted by: cwolf
Application virtualization, Chris Wolf, Desktop virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Red Hat, VDI, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Chris Wolf, Burton Group senior analyst, analyzed Citrix's acquisition of XenSource in a recent Burton Group blog post. He sizes up the situation, saying:

"While having the technology is one thing, bringing it to market is an entirely separate issue. This is where the Citrix acquisition...

August 21, 2007  8:56 AM

Citrix and Xen – the Fruity Flavored Path to Nirvana



Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Xen, XenSource

XenSource is now going to be a part of Citrix, an interesting move that answers a question that a lot of Citrix...


August 15, 2007  12:58 PM

Linux kernel 2.6.22+ and VMware



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Linux and virtualization, VMware

Alas, another kernel release and another VMware breakage. Sadly, staying on the cutting edge of kernels bites you sometimes. This is one of those times. As detailed here: No Internet on VMware WS w/ Linux 2.6.22...

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August 14, 2007  7:59 PM

Linux has virtualization ups and downs, power user says



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Virtualization platforms, Xen

Linux can match and outshine Windows in data center -- thanks to its strong security, reliability, and long term usability -- but it has upsides and downsides on the virtualization side, according to software engineer and Linux and VMware Server technologist Chris Berg. In this excerpt of our...


August 14, 2007  12:21 PM

VMware is public — now what?



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware

VMware finally staged its initial public offering (IPO) today, with EMC selling 10% of its stake in the company, or 33 million shares, and raising almost a $1 billion in the process. The shares were priced at $29 – higher than expected just last week – but by midday had shot up to over $50 per...


August 9, 2007  12:50 PM

64-bit agentless backup for virtual servers



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Virtualization, Virtualization management

Check out the Enterprise Linux Log for news about Asigra's new 64-bit agentless backup for virtual servers.


August 9, 2007  10:05 AM

Video: Virtualization, iSCSI and blade servers



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Blade servers, Virtual Iron

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/H5I5TAGZ-1w" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Virtual Iron's Mike Grandinetti provides insights about the synergies between virtualization, blades, server consolidation and iSCSI in this...


August 9, 2007  9:57 AM

Video: Virtualization management



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Uncategorized

Bernard Golden discusses some take aways from Tony Iam's session at the Next Generation Data Center conference in San Francisco.

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August 9, 2007  9:50 AM

Video: KVM, Xen, other virtualization platforms not interoperable



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Virtualization

In this video, senior site editor Jan Stafford discusses the fact that KVM, Xen and other virtualization platforms are not interoperable, a subject that troubles users and was given short shrift by vendors at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center Conference 2007 sessions. [kml_flashembed...


August 8, 2007  3:38 PM

LinuxWorld: Expert reviews Microsoft’s mixed messages, Novell’s virtualization news



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

Xen expert Bernard Golden sounds off on Microsoft's presentation at LinuxWorld 2007 and the impact of Novell's new Linux SUSE and virtualization products. Golden is a systems integrator, SearchServerVirtualization.com expert and author of the upcoming book, "Virtualization for...


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