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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 1, 2008  10:59 AM

A first look at Hyper-V’s Virtual Machine Manager

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

Continuing our review of Hyper-V, the recently released Microsoft virtualization product for Windows Server 2008, we focus on the management aspect of the hypervisor. In two other recent blogs, I took a quick look at the

March 18, 2008  12:33 PM

Virtual machine creation in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

We continue our first look at Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 . While Windows Server 2008 has been released, Hyper-V is still in pre-release form. Hyper-V is scheduled to...

March 14, 2008  10:32 AM

First look – Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V installation

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization

I have been evaluating Windows Server 2008 since the recent release of the base product to retail sale. The highly anticipated virtualization hypervisor or Hyper-V is not part of the commercial product...

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 14, 2008  4:44 PM 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 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

December 13, 2007  12:28 PM

VMware competition nears; Microsoft ships Hyper-V beta

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Virtualization

VMware, are you listening? Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor, formerly known as Viridian, is available for public beta, the company announced today. It can be obtained by downloading Windows Server...

October 9, 2007  3:27 PM

Microsoft support for VMware: wishful thinking?

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, VMware

Last week, I wrote a story about Sun's upcoming xVM virtualization offerings, and in that story, I quoted Sun director of Solaris marketing Dan Roberts as saying that...

September 11, 2007  10:43 AM

Standardized virtualization: DMTF accepts Open Virtual Machine Format proposal

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware, Xen

They may compete for customers, but virtualization rock stars Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and XenSource have settled their differences long enough to submit a draft proposing an industry standard format for portable virtual machines to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). The DMTF...

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