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May 29, 2008  8:18 AM

Virtualization performance benchmarks needed ASAP, vendors say

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, Application virtualization, hardware, Intel, Networking, Red Hat, Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware, Xen

Big players in the virtualization world griped about the absence of performance benchmarks for virtual machines on CIO Talk Radio yesterday and discussed some of the issues surrounding virtualization standards.

Guests on the show included: Simon...

April 28, 2008  2:16 PM

Is hypervisor-based virtualization doomed?

Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
Application virtualization, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Virtualization

The following is a guest blog written by Schorschi Decker, an IT professional specializing in virtualization and enterprise-level management with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Operating system isolation or hypervisor-based virtualization remains popular, but are we settling...

April 24, 2008  10:13 AM

Choosing your next virtualization project

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, High availability and virtualization, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management

For organizations with an established server virtualization environment, future virtualization projects are looming on the horizon. Whether it is desktop or application virtualization, much deliberating will undoubtly be given to the best product for the new virtualization endeavor -- as it...

April 18, 2008  11:05 AM

Virtualization of Citrix Presentation Server in VMware calculations

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, High availability and virtualization, Joseph Foran, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

In following with Joe Foran's recent blog about virtualizing Citrix Presentation Server (PS) systems, I too have had success with this practice. I took...

February 27, 2008  10:41 AM

VMware’s “rookie” Seminar too lightweight

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies, VMware, XenSource

With virtualization adoption teetering on mainstream, I am sure it is difficult for VMware to find the balance between what to explain about the technology and what is considered common knowledge. Judging by a show of hands, a lot of what the 40-or so IT admins who attended

February 22, 2008  5:59 PM

Upgrades, virtualization, and a tantalizing glimpse of the future

Posted by: mschlack
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Servers

I've recently been through a number of operating system upgrade experiences on the small network I maintain to learn about new technologies, and it's really made me hunger for an all-virtual future. I just installed Windows Server 2008 in a VM (VMware Server) and contrasting that with the pain of...

January 30, 2008  10:18 PM

Technosium 2008: FastScale Composer’s cool virtual server deployment

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMware

Today at the Technosium Global Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., I saw a cool demonstration of FastScale Composer at work deploying virtual (and physical) servers. FastScale Technologies...

January 18, 2008  4:29 PM

Thinstall acquired, will PortableApps be next?

Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran

Considering the recent acquisition of Thinstall by VMware, I have to wonder: Is PortableApps next on the list of to-be-acquired companies? The two...

December 19, 2007  10:15 AM

Thoughts on the ‘top five’ trends in virtualization

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
AMD, Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Networking, VDI, Virtual appliances, Virtualization

I recently received a press release from London-based TechNavio, the creator of a Web-based information and research tool, that outlines the top five virtualization trends. Here they are, along with my own thoughts on these trends: 1. Business process...

September 13, 2007  9:28 PM

VMworld Awards: Printing for the virtual computing age

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Application virtualization, Video, Virtual appliances, VMworld

Good-bye to pesky print drivers, hello to virtual printing. ThinPrint's VDI-focused printing approach won recognition in the VMworld Awards' Utilities category. [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425"...

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