The Virtualization Room:

March, 2008


March 19, 2008  1:19 PM

Sun adds a connection broker to VDI offering

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced this week it has added new features to its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software, originally released at VMworld in September 2007, including Sun's

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March 18, 2008  12:43 PM

Will VMware be around for the long haul?

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

I chatted with server-based computing expert Brian Madden the other day, and we got on the topic of VMware Inc.'s long-term viability as a company. Unlike VMware's stock holders, Madden believes that the company won't always be...


March 18, 2008  12:33 PM

Virtual machine creation in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

We continue our first look at Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 . While Windows Server 2008 has been released, Hyper-V is still in pre-release form. Hyper-V is scheduled to...


March 14, 2008  10:36 AM

Bundling support services with hardware purchases?

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Just about every large hardware vendor can bundle support services for virtualization platforms with your equipment and software purchases. This may seem like a good idea, but let us take a moment to identify the mechanics of the support services that you are expecting. The types of support...


March 14, 2008  10:32 AM

First look – Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V installation

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I have been evaluating Windows Server 2008 since the recent release of the base product to retail sale. The highly anticipated virtualization hypervisor or Hyper-V is not part of the commercial product...


March 10, 2008  12:42 AM

VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant servers: Ballyhoo or big idea?

Rick Vanover Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

IT pros are split on the potential impact of VMware ESX Server 3i and on the importance of new bells and whistles, such as Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plug-and-play deployment capabilities and support from other major hardware vendors. Last week, VMware and HP announced that at the end of March,

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March 7, 2008  11:31 AM

VMware user on Oracle VM: Hell no, we won’t go!

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Abbie wouldn't have switched to Oracle VM eitherOracle doesn't officially support its products running on VMware, but it will happily support you if you virtualize on its Xen variant,

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March 3, 2008  5:30 PM

OEM + old machine + P2V migration = Murphy’s law

Alex Barrett Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

OK, I had a foul up in my last post about my physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration journey. I used Vizioncore's vConverter in my file server P2V migration, and it...


March 3, 2008  1:22 PM

Chris Wolf: VMsafe is cool because …

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

VMsafe, the new security technology created by VMware Inc., gives virtualization users the ability to monitor and secure virtual machine resources in ways...


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