The Virtualization Room:

November, 2008


November 21, 2008  4:31 PM

Some remaining thoughts on VDI

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

There's a lot of virtual desktop news these days, and before too much time passes, I want to share some tidbits on VDI that I picked up this week and that had never occurred to me before.

  1. VDI can save you money on software licenses. At least, that's what I hear from...

November 20, 2008  12:04 PM

Where regular desktops fear to tread

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Have you ever marveled at how fast desktops and laptops start breaking down, even under normal working conditions? Try putting a desktop on the floor of a plastics manufacturing facility. You’ll be lucky if you get a week out of the desktop before something fails, said Kunal Patel, IT director at...


November 17, 2008  5:27 PM

Adding virtualization to the PCI standard

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert


November 17, 2008  4:20 PM

Virtualization tool bundles assist older OSes

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Virtualization administrators are in a unique situation where older operating systems (OSes) can potentially "live forever" in the virtual world. While we may not wish to enable older OSes to remain in our environments indefinitely as virtual machines (VMs), situations arise where we need to do...


November 14, 2008  12:47 PM

Move over, Minitel; here come virtual desktops

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Le minitel, VDI's precursor I was just a teenager visiting family in France when I saw my first Minitel, France...


November 13, 2008  10:52 AM

Virtual machine security threat levels; don’t believe the hype

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

I received an email the other day from Wayne, Pa.-based SunGard Availability Services outlining some "essential" steps for addressing virtualization security challenges. In their email, the company urges users take certain...


November 12, 2008  10:16 AM

Key concepts of Hyper-V Integration Services

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Integration Services is Microsoft Hyper-V's installation interface on guest virtual machines that is designed to optimize the drivers of the virtual environments and provide the best experience. Here is a rundown of what you want to know about Integration Services when getting started with...


November 10, 2008  6:19 PM

VMware MVP does not equal Windows XP on your phone

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Today, as I read coverage of the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform, or MVP, on the virtualization.info blog, I noticed a...


November 7, 2008  1:18 PM

PCI Data Security Standard updated, but still does not address virtualization

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert


November 7, 2008  1:17 PM

Getting Started with Hyper-V Manager

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Every good virtualization administrator owes it to themselves to survey the field. In today's virtualization climate, this includes looking at Microsoft's Hyper-V. Various Hyper-V configurations,...


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