The Virtualization Room:

August, 2007


August 8, 2007  3:30 PM

XenSource’s Bold Storage Play



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen, XenSource

XenSource recently announced a partnership with Symantec that paves the way for Veritas Storage Foundation to be embedded in XenEnterprise 4.0, expected to ship Q307. Note that the OEM includes a fully licensed, unrestricted version of Storage Foundation. The majority of enterprises today rely on...

August 8, 2007  2:36 PM

Xen vs. KVM, the pros and cons, from LinuxWorld 2007



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Xen

Software engineers Jeremy Fitzhardinge of XenSource Inc. and Avi Kivity of Qumranet Technologies laid out the pros and cons of Xen and KVM in a LinuxWorld 2007 session, titled “Xen and KVM: Separating fact from fiction” just a few minutes ago. Panelists also included moderator Sunil Saxena and...


August 7, 2007  9:16 PM

Virtuozzo 4.0 at LinuxWorld



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Virtuozzo

LinuxWorld vendor news SWsoft is previewing Virtuozzo 4.0 at LinuxWorld. The new version, slated for release later this year, has a new, customizable interface and includes additional management tools (management tools trend, anyone?). Virtuozzo 4.0 can perform cross-platform backups...


August 7, 2007  8:45 PM

Novell announces new data center management solution: ZENworks Orchestrator 1.1



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
SUSE/Novell, Virtualization management, Xen

LinuxWorld vendor news The cry for better virtualization management tools has not gone unheard -- at least not by Novell. Today at LinuxWorld, Novell announced a new release of its data center management solution: ZENworks Orchestrator 1.1. Not only does it improve management for a data...


August 7, 2007  8:15 PM

Some Common Sense Ideas When Designing a Virtualization Environment



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies, VMware

This is my attempt at putting together something that every sysadmin and supervisor should have when they look at whether to take the next step in virtualization - a Common Sense (tm, patent-pending, sm, r) guide to putting virtualization in place. Truth be told, it works with any server...


August 7, 2007  9:59 AM

Confirmed: VMware and NetApp sitting in a tree



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized

Not to brag, but my recent story, 'VMware and NetApp in cahoots?' has been corroborated this morning by a

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August 2, 2007  1:22 PM

The case for chargeback and virtual appliances



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized

One of the nice things about covering a hot topic like virtualization is that you get to talk to people who are really enthusiastic. Yesterday, Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of a new company called V-Kernel came to my office, and he was as fired up about the virtualization...


August 1, 2007  1:50 PM

Virtualization and the Singularity



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization

I'm waxing philosophical for a bit here... What is the future of virtualization? What role will it play in the unfolding technological evolution of our society? Is the Technological Singularity really coming, and...


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