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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...

November 17, 2008  4:20 PM

Virtualization tool bundles assist older OSes



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

Virtualization administrators are in a unique situation where older operating systems (OSes) can potentially "live forever" in the virtual world. While we may not wish to enable older OSes to remain in our environments indefinitely as virtual machines (VMs), situations arise where we need to do...


November 13, 2008  10:52 AM

Virtual machine security threat levels; don’t believe the hype



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
SunGuard Availability Services, Virtual machine, virtual machine security, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware

I received an email the other day from Wayne, Pa.-based SunGard Availability Services outlining some "essential" steps for addressing virtualization security challenges. In their email, the company urges users take certain...


October 16, 2008  2:06 PM

SolarWinds offers free virtual machine and network monitoring tool



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
network, Product announcements, SolarWinds, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware

Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds, a provider of downloadable network management software, has released a free tool to monitor the performance of VMware Inc. virtual environments. The new tool,


September 29, 2008  11:29 AM

ThinLaunch not all that impressive



Posted by: Joe Foran
Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Microsoft, Uncategorized, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMworld, VMworld 2008

At the New Innovators both at VMworld 2008 was an interesting small booth from ThinLaunch, which was manned by three of the four people in the company. I had a short pow-wow with two of the folks there and came away with mixed feelings. The product, for which the company is named, appears to...


September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

EsXpress: A good idea come ’round again



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Open source, Servers, Uncategorized, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

I had the opportunity to spend a little time at the esXPress booth at VMworld 2008 this year, and I could kick myself. Hard. To go to the start of why ... a long time ago, back when my office primarily used VMware GSX3 for virtulization at the server level, I had a real need to do backups of the...


September 24, 2008  8:28 AM

VMware defends its upcoming fault-tolerance feature



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Fault tolerance, High availability and virtualization, Marathon Technologies, Storage, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld 2008

During VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas last week, VMware Inc. announced its upcoming fault tolerance feature and gave a


September 15, 2008  8:51 AM

GlassHouse Technologies offers Managed Services for Virtual Environments



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
GlassHouse Technologies, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies, VMworld 2008

Today, Framingham, Mass.-based GlassHouse Technologies, an IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, launched Managed Services for Virtual Environments offerings. The new services are delivered through a management interface that...


September 9, 2008  11:34 AM

Bigger and bolder? VMworld 2008



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware Inc. expects a record 14,000 attendees at VMworld 2008, the company's fifth annual virtualization conference being held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas starting Sept. 15....


September 3, 2008  8:17 AM

BMC intros slew of virtualization management products



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
BMC, Citrix XenServer, Hyperic, Inc, Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Product announcements, Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization security, vKernel, VMware

Houston-based BMC Software introduced several new virtualization management products today, including nine new integrated offerings designed to eliminate the risk and operational expenses associated with management of virtualized data centers. BMC's...


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