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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 17, 2007  1:24 PM

Microsoft licensing – helpful links

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft, Virtual machine

Thanks to Tim for suggesting these links for our readers:

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April 17, 2007  10:53 AM

More on Microsoft’s delay

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Andrew Kutz, Microsoft

After reading Alex Barrett's post Microsoft being Microsoft, I was curious what our virtualization experts thought of the whole ordeal. Here's what they said.

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...

March 24, 2007  5:42 PM

Good News from Novell – Update from BrainShare 2007

Posted by: cwolf
Microsoft, SUSE/Novell, Virtual machine, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

I just returned from the Novell BrainShare 2007 conference in Salt Lake City, and I have to say that I was very excited about the amount of attention that virtualization received at the conference. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Novell and Microsoft partnership - both Microsoft and...

March 7, 2007  12:51 AM

Something else fishy about that MS/Novell Deal

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Microsoft, SUSE/Novell, Uncategorized

The huge cash infusion, the keeping-mum on a lot of deeper details... I think there's something else going on aside from just a move by MS to set itself up for IP Power-Plays against Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linspire, etc. etc. I'd have to really re-read the fine print, well, ok, what little there is,...

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