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September 16, 2010  6:41 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: UShareSoft

Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, private cloud, Virtual appliances

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. There were lots of first-timers at

January 16, 2009  4:07 PM

How do your virtual machines compare with your peers’? Find out

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, vKernel

A small virtual appliance company in Portsmouth, N.H. called vKernel first grabbed my attention last year with its virtualization management software, and they have it...

September 4, 2008  9:09 AM

VKernel SearchMyVM appliance delivers VI3 information in a browser search

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Virtual appliances, Virtualization management

Portsmouth, N.H.-based VKernel has released a beta of the SearchMyVM appliance to allow administrators to make queries of their VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) virtual environment through a browser search-style interface. The SearchMyVM appliance keeps VKernel's tradition of delivering very...

May 20, 2008  9:26 AM

Using virtual appliances with VMware

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, VMware

VMware’s Virtual Appliance Marketplace has over 800 appliances available for download over a wide range of categories that can be used in your VMware environment. For those who may not be familiar,...

May 16, 2008  9:28 AM

Virtual environment architecting requires network zone placement

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Clusters, hardware, Lab management, Networking, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtual appliances, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

Almost every virtualization admin that I interact with has materially changed their strategy at some point with their first generation of server virtualization before the entire project is complete. Among the strategy changes are those related to network zoning, which will become a more...

April 15, 2008  12:37 PM

VKernel Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer for ESX virtualization available

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Networking, Virtual appliances, VMware

Portsmouth, NH-based VKernel announced availability of its Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer Virtual Appliance, which allows system administrators to see capacity issues in VMware ESX Server-based...

March 3, 2008  1:22 PM

Chris Wolf: VMsafe is cool because …

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Chris Wolf, Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMworld

VMsafe, the new security technology created by VMware Inc., gives virtualization users the ability to monitor and secure virtual machine resources in ways...

December 19, 2007  10:15 AM

Thoughts on the ‘top five’ trends in virtualization

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
AMD, Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Networking, VDI, Virtual appliances, Virtualization

I recently received a press release from London-based TechNavio, the creator of a Web-based information and research tool, that outlines the top five virtualization trends. Here they are, along with my own thoughts on these trends: 1. Business process...

September 13, 2007  9:28 PM

VMworld Awards: Printing for the virtual computing age

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Application virtualization, Video, Virtual appliances, VMworld

Good-bye to pesky print drivers, hello to virtual printing. ThinPrint's VDI-focused printing approach won recognition in the VMworld Awards' Utilities category. [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425"...

July 31, 2007  6:27 PM

Is virtualization where Linux will top Windows…perhaps stealthily?

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Virtual appliances, Xen

Virtualization is the theme of the LinuxWorld 2007 Conference & Expo this year, and that’s as it should be, according to industry veterans I’ve interviewed recently. Virtualization a big boon...


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