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October 1, 2010  5:07 PM

The Blog Formerly Known as SearchServerVirtualization Blog?

Posted by: Colin Steele
server virtualization

It took us...

September 10, 2010  9:23 PM

Justin Bieber on Twitter: A selling point for virtualization?

Posted by: Colin Steele
capacity planning, cloud computing, Justin Bieber, server virtualization

By Alyssa Wood, Assistant Site Editor It has come to this: the Justin Bieber Twitter page accounts for 3% of the entire Twitter server infrastructure. Considering...

April 9, 2010  7:55 PM

Branch office virtualization: Formula 1 in a grocery-shopping world

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VM6, VMware

Feedback from my recent article on server virtualization in branch offices suggests that virtualization still has a long way to go in those settings. FBL Insurance in West Des Moines,...

March 9, 2010  8:40 PM

Virtualization ain’t goin’ out like that

Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, Colin Steele, server virtualization, VMware

It seems like every virtualization insider I talk to these days -- vendor, analyst, admin, you name it -- says the same thing. “The hypervisor is commoditized.” “The cloud is the future.” “I’m on a...

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May 5, 2009  7:38 PM

Get virtual with Sid Smith

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Xen

Looking for another expert perspective on server virtualization? Sid Smith, who runs the Daily Hypervisor, now has a new blog here on IT Knowledge Exchange.

May 5, 2009  2:52 PM

Microsoft: With vSphere, now we’re even cheaper than VMware!

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VMware, VMware User Group, vSphere

Microsoft is nothing if not persistent. The folks up in Redmond have fired yet ANOTHER salvo against VMware. This time it's in the form of a blog post by Edwin Yuen, the senior technical product manager for Microsoft's integrated virtualization team. (You may know him as "Laughing Guy" from the...

April 27, 2009  6:34 PM

Open source hypervisors face an uphill battle

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, Open source, Oracle, server virtualization, Sun Microsystems, VMware

VMware vs. Microsoft is the hot debate in virtualization these days, but what about proprietary vs. open source hypervisors? Forrester Research has an interesting take on that topic. The...

April 20, 2009  3:36 PM

Oracle-Sun: A threat to VMware?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Oracle VM, server virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Sun xVM

You may have heard this morning that Oracle acquired Sun...

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March 4, 2009  7:57 PM

Oracle beefs up virtualization offering with management capabilities

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle VM, server virtualization, VMware, Xen

I have to admit that I have been less than kind when it comes to Oracle's virtualization software and licensing policies; I've written articles about their stubborn

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