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March 3, 2008  1:22 PM

Chris Wolf: VMsafe is cool because …



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Chris Wolf, Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMworld

VMsafe, the new security technology created by VMware Inc., gives virtualization users the ability to monitor and secure virtual machine resources in ways...

January 14, 2008  4:44 PM

SearchServerVirtualization.com Products of the Year – Not without their share of snubs



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, High availability and virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Fortunately for me, my job never requires me to determine vendor awards. However, Alex Barrett and the SearchServerVirtualization.com staff aren't so lucky. While it's great to have the power to name Products of the Year, it also means that you're stuck hearing complaints from everyone that...


January 2, 2008  4:49 PM

VMware goes on the offensive



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Virtual Iron, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Note: Reposted with the author's permission from Burton Group's Data Center Strategies blog. If you haven't seen


September 28, 2007  11:17 AM

VMware clarifies stance on virtual switch security



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware

Following the launch of the article "VMware dispels virtualization myths (sort of)," VMware emailed me to correct some issues about virtual machine security. According to...


September 7, 2007  2:47 PM

The Embedded Hypervisor Club – Now Accepting Members



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Product announcements, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

Today, XenSource became the first vendor to officially announce support of an embedded hypervisor.  Specific independent hardware vendors (IHVs) are not mentioned in the announcement, but I expect that we will all hear more...


August 21, 2007  8:57 AM

Citrix’s Acquisition of XenSource – Chris Wolf sounds off



Posted by: cwolf
Application virtualization, Chris Wolf, Desktop virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Red Hat, VDI, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Chris Wolf, Burton Group senior analyst, analyzed Citrix's acquisition of XenSource in a recent Burton Group blog post. He sizes up the situation, saying:

"While having the technology is one thing, bringing it to market is an entirely separate issue. This is where the Citrix acquisition...


August 8, 2007  3:30 PM

XenSource’s Bold Storage Play



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen, XenSource

XenSource recently announced a partnership with Symantec that paves the way for Veritas Storage Foundation to be embedded in XenEnterprise 4.0, expected to ship Q307. Note that the OEM includes a fully licensed, unrestricted version of Storage Foundation. The majority of enterprises today rely on...


July 23, 2007  7:19 PM

Server consolidation via virtualization: Advice on pitches, multi-purpose server conversion and P2V



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Chris Wolf, Servers, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf shared some good advice about consolidating servers with virtualization in our recent interview. Here are some quick tips gleaned from our conversation and some more-info...


June 26, 2007  3:24 PM

Virtualization Today and Tomorrow



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?, Xen

A couple of weeks ago I spoke with Alex Barrett regarding what I though was a talk on the direction of the server virtualization landscape. Our conversation resulted in her article "Xen...

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April 5, 2007  9:05 AM

Virtual Iron Offers up Performance Benchmark



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, VMware, XenSource

Following Simon Crosby's release of a XenSource performance benchmark, I began to needle...


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