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July 20, 2007  3:02 PM

Virtualization is a real life game of RISK (A fun analogy)

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

I was crusing the Web just now, trying to find some interesting blogs that aren't chock-full of code that an associate editor simply does not understand. I clicked on Roudy Bob's blog (see our blogroll for his link) and low and behold, my boredom was alleviated! To read the following analogy of...

June 18, 2007  2:34 PM

Linux users: Xen, VMware, or Virtual Server?

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Servers, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

In Monday's newsletter column, I included a question to our Linux users: Do you prefer Xen, VMware or Virtual Server, and why? It's only Monday afternoon, but I've gotten some interesting responses. Chris, the CIO for Oxford Archaeology: Explorying the Human Journey, wrote:


June 4, 2007  4:41 PM

VMware ESX configuration, cost problems spur user’s switch to Microsoft Virtual Server

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Improved configuration and lower costs are on John E Quigley II's wish list for VMware ESX. In the meantime, Quigley is moving ESX to the back burner. Today, Quigley -- a senior network engineer -- told me that his firm, Total Quality Logistics, LLC, will be migrating over to Microsoft Virtual...

May 27, 2007  9:43 PM

Who’s using Microsoft Virtual Server and not VMware?

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware

"Who's using Microsoft Virtual Server or any Microsoft platform for virtualization?" That question has been asked in at least one session of the many conferences I've covered this year, and every time one lone user has raised his hand. I've talked to those users, and every one only uses Microsoft...

May 10, 2007  11:32 AM

Server virtualization: Three top methods, plus pros and cons

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Currently, there are three main styles of server virtualization, and each has its benefits and drawbacks, according to open source consultant and author Bernard Golden, a presenter at the Red Hat Summit, happening right now in San Diego. His lowdown on the three ways to virtualize provides a handy...

April 12, 2007  5:34 PM

Viridian – Better Late than… Early?

Posted by: Marcia Savage
Anil Desai, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Servers, Virtualization platforms

The big news today is that the Hypervisor for Windows Server Longhorn (codenamed Viridian) is being delayed.  See the Windows Server Division Blog for the main...

April 12, 2007  1:39 PM

Microsoft being Microsoft

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Uncategorized

A couple of months ago at IDC's Virtualization Forum in New York City, I chatted over lunch with Al Gillen, who posited that not only would Microsoft probably not be late with Viridian, code name for Windows Server Virtualization that will ship with Longhorn, but that Microsoft might actually be...

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...

April 3, 2007  12:38 PM

Virtual machine back up licensing challenges

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual machine, Virtualization management

Recently, I chatted with a sys admin about his experience with VM migrations and management challenges. His primary goal right now is creating backup copies of his VMs as part of his disaster recovery plan. The biggest hurdle? Licensing. Or rather, the cost of licensing, because he wants...

February 28, 2007  6:55 PM

Blogs evaluate VMware’s attack on Microsoft virtualization licensing

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware

The brouhaha over VMware's attack on Microsoft's virtualization licensing has brewed up some good blogs. "I guess this marks the beginning of a crazy roller coaster ride," writes Andrew...

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