The Virtualization Room:

November, 2007


November 20, 2007  2:51 PM

When VMware doesn’t cut it anymore: Virtualization Log

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

For most shops, VMware Inc.'s Virtual Infrastructure is plenty scalable -- but not for all. Managed service provider Mosso expects to outgrow VirtualCenter within the...

November 19, 2007  2:54 PM

The Little Xengine That Could

Alex Barrett Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

As reported in a number of other places, Virtual Iron has been making some great deals lately. They've picked up a new CEO, received a large sum (13m) in their most

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November 15, 2007  12:53 PM

VMware, Oracle redux: Virtualization Log

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

How "three times less overhead" became "three times better performance" is beyond me; but whatever the case, the issue of database performance in a VM is hot again, with...


November 14, 2007  12:23 PM

Return of the MAC

Alex Barrett Kutz Profile: Akutz

Chris Wolf and I were presenting Virtualization 101 in Seattle yesterday when something he said sparked an idea in my usually dormant brain. Okay, it's not usually dormant, but Seattle is so cold I think half of my synapses aren't firing! In the process of discussing virtual machines (VMs), Chris...


November 14, 2007  10:09 AM

VMware Server lives on: Virtualization Log

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

It may be free, but it's not forgotten -- or is it? VMware Server 2 is officially in beta, and while Yankee Group's Gary Chen took the release as a sign of continued...


November 13, 2007  6:27 PM

ESX 3i is rocking it on the skinny

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

ESX 3i is a great opportunity not only to reduce the local storage footprint requirement, but also provide additional RAM and CPU available to virtual machines.  ESX 3i is a small footprint, featuring a hardware integrated hypervisor that provides the VMWare ESX server on a small local footprint...


November 13, 2007  12:01 PM

Oracle crashes VMware’s party: Virtualization Log

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Does the world really need another hypervisor? Oracle clearly thinks so, and it announced Oracle VM, its version of the open source Xen hypervisor. The cool thing is...


November 7, 2007  11:10 AM

Gartner offers virtualization tips, predictions

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

At Gartner's Data Center Summit 2007 in London yesterday, analysts said virtualization will be the most significant factor in adding agility to data centers through 2012. I think we already figured that, since virtualization can...


November 6, 2007  10:10 PM

Don’t omit the VMware Tools!

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

So, you are very proud of yourself because you can roll out Windows virtual systems like popcorn, right? Well, don't forget to ensure that you are using the correct version of VMware tools. This is important because it provides an optimized inventory of hardware for the guest operating system. On a...


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