The Virtualization Room:

September, 2007


September 11, 2007  10:06 AM

Thin client technology advances with multimedia support

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

Thin client computing, known as the ability to use use a thin client device to run the RDP or ICA protocols in order to connect to a remote computer, is forging its way back into the enterprise.

A key advancement in the thin client technology is the new ability for the thin client device to...

September 11, 2007  8:36 AM

Microsoft and Citrix play the VHD card

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

At a press event on Monday, Sept. 10, Microsoft Corp. told reporters that Citrix has agreed to use its Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format as the basis of its virtualization products, including its...


September 10, 2007  8:53 PM

VMworld 2007: VMware users say, “Lower prices”

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

At VMworld today, attendees said that VMware needs to lower prices now to defend its position as virtualization market leader. Jan Stafford of SearchServerVirtualization.com reports.  [kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/Xew3aO5IDYg" width="425" height="350"...


September 10, 2007  8:48 PM

VMworld 2007: ESX price is not the problem

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

[kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/Bh8dAhjpQPE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] It's not the VMware ESX cost that's holding back virtualization, it's the high cost of networked SAN storage.


September 10, 2007  8:43 PM

VMworld 2007: Embedded ESX a can of worms

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

VMware's embedded ESX Server 3i marks a change for virtualization, but how it will impact users is an open question. VMware's embedded ESX Server 3i marks a change for virtualization, but how it will impact users is an open question.[kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/Tn37JI7BM-M"...


September 10, 2007  7:50 AM

Heads up: Vizioncore dumps ‘esx’ prefix from product names

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Virtualization users' beloved esxRanger from Vizioncore is no longer; it's now vRanger. Similarly, esxCharter is vCharter, esxReplicator is vReplicator, esxMigrator is vMigrator and so on. In fact, the Vizioncore suite is no longer limited to those four afore-mentioned products. Vizioncore is...


September 7, 2007  2:49 PM

Best of VMworld Awards – The finalists

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

We just published a list of the finalists for this year's Best of VMworld Awards. Hurry over to the VMworld Award landing page to see if your favorite virtualization software...


September 7, 2007  2:47 PM

The Embedded Hypervisor Club – Now Accepting Members

Ryan Shopp cwolf Profile: cwolf

Today, XenSource became the first vendor to officially announce support of an embedded hypervisor.  Specific independent hardware vendors (IHVs) are not mentioned in the announcement, but I expect that we will all hear more...


September 6, 2007  9:36 AM

On the eve of VMworld, XenSource announces embedded hypervisor

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Rumors of an embedded VMware ESX have been circulating for some time, but yesterday, XenSource Inc. beat VMware to the punch with the announcement of an embedded version...


September 5, 2007  9:59 AM

Virtugo adds chargeback, capacity planning and VDI modules to management suite

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Virtugo, the company formerly known as UXcomm and pronounced Vertigo, has announced VirtualSuite 6.0, which includes adds modules targeted at capacity planning, chargeback, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to its flagship Optimize and Perform performance monitoring packages. The suite will...


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