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July 5, 2011  6:11 PM

Microsoft, Citrix join VMware on ‘magic’ mountain

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

VMware still rules, but the top of the virtualization mountain is getting crowded. Gartner has added Microsoft and Citrix to the leaders section of its...

May 26, 2011  4:12 PM

Citrix’s frustrating XenServer strategy

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele

SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Synergy was chock full of news on desktop virtualization and

August 2, 2010  5:46 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Stratus Technologies

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, hardware

Welcome to the latest edition of the Virtualization Vendor Profile. Every once in a while I’ll talk with a smaller or lesser-known company, learn about their business, discuss some industry trends, and write up a recap. At the beginning of my recent phone call with

January 28, 2010  3:50 PM

Citrix profits skyrocket; is free XenServer strategy working?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, VMware

Citrix profits increased by 47% in the fourth quarter of 2009, driving profits for the year up 7% compared to 2008. Citrix attributed its record profits to an increased interest in desktop virtualization and the launch of XenDesktop 4. But its quarterly revenue grew by only 8% compared to Q4 in...

January 15, 2010  8:58 PM

Xen 4.0 Release Candidate available

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, KVM, Oracle VM, Xen posted the Xen 4.0 Release Candidate this week, and the new hypervisor code should be finalized by the end of next month. Xen 4.0...

July 17, 2009  6:40 PM

Burton Group: XenServer 5.5 is enterprise-ready

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, VMware

You may remember that back in February, the Burton Group released a hypervisor comparison report. And in that report, the only hypervisor to meet 100% of the firm's required criteria for...

June 10, 2009  7:23 PM

Mobile virtualization management: Valuable but not sexy

Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, iPhone, Microsoft Hyper-V, mobile phone virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware

There's been a lot of talk about mobile phone virtualization lately, thanks to the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) and the

October 8, 2008  10:50 AM

Still mulling over a Greene-less VMware

Posted by: Joe Foran
Citrix XenServer, Joseph Foran, Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Storage, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

It's been covered to death, but something about Diane Greene's ousting from VMware's top spot still doesn't sit right with me. Not the ousting itself but the chatter about why. There have been conversations about why she was let go, ranging from EMC's CEO

September 24, 2008  2:56 PM

Microsoft’s Hyper-V bundling with Windows Server 2008: Deja vu?

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtualization, VMware, Windows Server 2008

You may recall the 1998 anti-trust case in which Microsoft Corp. was sued by the U.S. for bundling

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September 24, 2008  8:28 AM

VMware defends its upcoming fault-tolerance feature

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Fault tolerance, High availability and virtualization, Marathon Technologies, Storage, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld 2008

During VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas last week, VMware Inc. announced its upcoming fault tolerance feature and gave a

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