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October, 2007

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October 31, 2007  11:39 AM

More fuel on the NFS-for-VMware fire

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Last week I wrote an article on IT environments that chose Network File System (NFS) for their shared VMware storage, and at least one large IT shop corroborates my...

October 25, 2007  8:32 PM

Does virtualization subvert security?

Alex Barrett Kutz Profile: Akutz

A recent discussion on the OpenBSD mailing list led to the assertion that virtualization decreases security. For those interested, a summary of the discussion is available on Kernel Trap. But proponents on both sides of the...


October 23, 2007  9:15 PM

Blogging live from Data Center Decisions 2007

Alex Barrett Kutz Profile: Akutz

What do you do when you are giving a session on virtualization migrations, and no one shows up? You sit down and blog about how you are giving a session on virtualization migrations and no one showed up! In all fairness, TechTarget is giving away a Mercedes-Benz right now, so I think people are...


October 17, 2007  9:38 AM

Real Life ROI

Alex Barrett Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Return on Investment... the holy grail of IT. Simply put, ROI is defined as the "ratio of money gained or lost on an investment relative to the amount of money invested". One formula used to determine ROI is "net income plus interest divided by the book value of assets equals Return On...


October 12, 2007  11:33 AM

The Value of the VCP (VMware Certified Professional)

Alex Barrett Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

The VMware Certified Professional exam isn't the easiest exam in the world, nor the hardest (many diverge on whether Red Hat, Citrix, or Cisco win that title for their premier certification levels), but it's rapidly...


October 10, 2007  2:39 PM

Linux Kernel 2.6.23 = Win for Xen and KVM and a loss for VMware

Alex Barrett Kutz Profile: Akutz

How many of you believe that Apple's 1.1.1 iPhone update accidentally bricked modded iPhones? Personally, I try to air on the side of optimism, but there are certainly many people out there that think Apple intentionally went after those individuals who took it upon themselves to jailbreak and...


October 9, 2007  3:27 PM

Microsoft support for VMware: wishful thinking?

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Last week, I wrote a story about Sun's upcoming xVM virtualization offerings, and in that story, I quoted Sun director of Solaris marketing Dan Roberts as saying that...


October 8, 2007  1:34 PM

Scaling Up or Scaling Out, Revisited

Alex Barrett Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Some time back, before I was invited on as a blogger for SSV, I was interviewed by the always-fun-to-work-with Adam Trujillo about Virtualization in the Data Center, and, like all good...


October 2, 2007  12:27 PM

Call for entries-SearchServerVirtualization.com’s Product of the Year

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

SearchServerVirtualization.com is now soliciting nominations for its Products of the Year awards. We invite you to nominate your favorite product or your company's product by using the form at the entry...


October 1, 2007  8:47 AM

Hiring Questions in the Virtualization Age

Ryan Shopp Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

The need to hire qualified staff to design, implement and manage virtualized environments is growing, and that means hiring managers are having to shift focus towards this distruptive technology and be ready with good interview questions for their prospective hires. 1. Do you have experience...


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