The Virtualization Room:

June, 2008

June 30, 2008  4:30 PM

Why (or why not) switch from VMware to Hyper-V?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, VMware

Now that Microsoft has finally delivered Hyper-V, everyone is waiting to see how many VMware shops will make the switch. Are there any compelling reasons for a company that already has a large investment in VMware products to switch to another product? Here are some...

June 30, 2008  4:04 PM

Protecting virtual disk files from nosy admins

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security

June 26, 2008  4:18 PM

Lab management streamlines asset allocation, saves costs

Posted by: Msant
Lab management, Virtualization, Virtualization management

Traditionally, developing and testing applications is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process that requires IT departments to create testing environments that mirror production environments. Once a testing environment is created—with production operating systems, network configurations and...

June 25, 2008  4:19 PM

Microsoft to ship Hyper-V … finally

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server, Uncategorized, Virtual machine, Virtualization, virtualization humor, VMware

Word has it that Microsoft is finally getting it together and releasing Hyper-V, putting the tech world on notice that it is now safe to exhale. Phew, we were all about to turn...

June 25, 2008  1:48 PM

Overheard on the blogosphere: VMware and Apple can whip Microsoft

Posted by: Jan Stafford

Chris Wolf  Overheard on the blogosphere:

"Together VMware and Apple could make a run at redefining the desktop (it's clear that...

June 25, 2008  10:24 AM

Getting to know Sun xVM VirtualBox snapshots

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Storage, Sun xVM, Virtual machine, VirtualBox, Virtualization management

Desktop virtualization packages rely on snapshots and virtual drive functionality. The de facto functionality standard here is found in VMware Workstation and VMware Server, but the tools in Sun's VirtualBox may be setting a new standard. Let's take a quick look at how snapshots and virtual drives...

June 25, 2008  10:11 AM

New virtualization management tools take on VM sprawl

Posted by: Msant
Product announcements, Virtualization, Virtualization management

As server virtualization technology makes its way from test environments into production, IT organizations are struggling to keep up with the inherent management challenges involved in dealing with virtual environments. The ease with which VMs are created makes it that much easier for VMs to be...

June 24, 2008  10:19 AM

VMware virtualization used to cut costs at 900 universities

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, virtualization costs, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

Attention, college students: your tuition may soon decrease! Well, maybe not. However, VMware Inc. reported today that 900 universities including top tier schools such as Harvard and Yale are saving big bucks using VMware Inc. virtualization. Many renowned...

June 19, 2008  9:05 AM

Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

In last week's blog, I wrote about my first experiences with

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June 18, 2008  4:53 PM

Red Hat announces new cross-platform VM management tools

Posted by: SAS70ExPERT

Today at Red Hat Summit in Boston, two of Red Hat’s emerging technology engineers, Dan Barrange and Richard Jones, presented the new tool sets that their team has developed for work with Xen virtual machines (VMs), including command line...

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