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July, 2008


July 8, 2008  2:14 PM

Six reasons Hyper-V will surpass VMware within five years

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

Clabby Analytics analyst Joe Clabby is 100% convinced that Microsoft's Hyper-V will take over VMware in market share over the next three to five years, and makes some strong points for this in his recent report,

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July 7, 2008  12:39 PM

Test virtual environments make for better server upgrades

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Given that virtual environments for x86 servers are relatively new, most lack direct experience in performing major in-place upgrades. While there are many ways to approach a key upgrade to a virtual environment, we'll take a look at one example of a server virtualization upgrade: VMware ESX 3.5...


July 2, 2008  12:09 PM

Dissecting bridged-network functionality on Sun xVM VirtualBox for Windows

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

If you have not noticed, I have been on a Sun xVM VirtualBox kick recently. I think it is beneficial to virtualization administrators and managers to be familiar with at least two hypervisors -- so why not learn more about xVM? VirtualBox has a smooth interface for a version 1 release, but the one...


July 1, 2008  12:05 PM

Importing VMDK disk files into Sun xVM VirtualBox

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Sun xVM VirtualBox for Windows offers the capability to import VMware-based VMDK files into a virtual machine (VM), making a migration or cross-platform deployment quite...


July 1, 2008  9:01 AM

QLogic and Microsoft taken to task for “benchmarketing” by Chris Wolf

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Anyone with five minutes of IT experience knows that vendors sometimes publish bogus “benchmarks” that portray their products in the best of all possible lights. Virtualization guru and Burton Group analyst

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