The Virtualization Room:

September, 2011

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September 28, 2011  2:06 PM

Announcing our new advisory board member



Posted by: Colin Steele

Please join me in welcoming Christian Mohn to the Server Virtualization Advisory Board! Mohn, an infrastructure consultant based in Norway, is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and co-host of the...

September 23, 2011  8:24 PM

OVA working to boost KVM exposure



Posted by: AlyssaWood
KVM, open source virtualization, open virtualization alliance

The Open Virtualization Alliance, founded in May to promote KVM, has grown to more than 200 members since its launch, seeing specific interest from cloud-focused...


September 22, 2011  1:32 PM

VMware networking R&D head jumps ship



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Networking, VMware

VMware’s director of networking research and development is now with a new company, Big Switch Networks. Howie Xu was with VMware for nine years...


September 15, 2011  2:03 PM

Cisco Nexus 1000V to support Hyper-V 3.0



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cisco, Hyper-V 3.0, Networking

Cisco Systems Inc. is preparing to support Windows Server 8 Hyper-V with its Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which previously only supported VMware. A newly extensible virtual switch was among the new 


September 8, 2011  2:28 PM

VMware teases vSphere roadmap at VMworld



Posted by: KeithKessinger
cloud computing, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld 2011, vSphere

In future vSphere releases, VMware will focus on optimizing for the cloud and improving how clusters work. These changes will further blur the line between a virtual data center and a cloud infrastructure, said Bogomil Balkansky, VMware’s vice president of product marketing. During an...


September 7, 2011  2:13 PM

VMware MVP: A good idea, but…



Posted by: KeithKessinger
VMware MVP, VMworld 2011

VMware highlighted its Mobile Virtualization Platform at VMworld 2011, but I left the show feeling like the technology is little more than a novelty. The concept itself is a good one, but the lack of Apple iOS support, VMware’s reliance on...


September 6, 2011  8:47 PM

VMware previews future SRM features



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
VMware, VMworld 2011

In the future, VMware Site Recovery Manager will offer policy-based, multi-tenant disaster recovery for vCloud Director. That’s according to VMware officials who previewed the Site Recovery Manager (SRM) roadmap during the VMworld 2011 conference...


September 6, 2011  5:51 PM

Wanted: Server Virtualization Advisory Board member



Posted by: Colin Steele

We have an open spot on our Server Virtualization Advisory Board. Would you like to fill the void? Our advisory board members are our go-to experts who keep us up to date on the latest news and trends in the server virtualization market. They share their insights with our readers by answering a...


September 6, 2011  2:47 PM

Red Hat has it both ways with Hybrid Mode



Posted by: KeithKessinger
Red Hat, RHEV, VMworld 2011

Red Hat revealed a future feature of KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Linux at VMworld 2011 that will allow native non-virtualized applications to run alongside virtual machines and virtual desktops on a host. Called Hybrid Mode, it will eliminate latency issues associated with running workloads inside...


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